Southgate ARC

Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world
  1. Spain's national amateur radio society URE has talked to their regulator and obtained permission for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the Coronavirus lockdown
  2. In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that it is introducing two new online Amateur Radio courses so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing
  3. Due to the state of emergency declared in Portugal due to Covid-19, the services of the Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (REP) association are physically closed, we keep the minimum services on telework
  4. Tom Morgan is using the call ZT1T for the period of the 'lockdown' in South Africa. This period also covered the recent SSB WPX Contest
  5. Our club has moved all it’s meetings to Zoom. Members are excited about our up coming meetings
  6. Hubnet are running a daily welfare net regarding the national emergency on the m0hoy-l echolink channel node number 973498
  7. The RSGB report they helped to set up a brief interview on Monday, March 30, with Tony Cobb, G0WJK – Chair of Hull and District ARS – on BBC Radio Humberside breakfast show
  8. Look for special event station GB5ST to be on the air to celebrate 54 years of the hit TV show Star Trek, spin off shows, many Star Trek movies and for the continuing new shows upcoming in the future
  9. The Dayton Hamvention for 2020 has been cancelled. The WWROF, in cooperation with the Hamvention organizers, wanted to create a fun way for people to celebrate the Hamvention experience over the air - the Hamvention QSO Party
  10. Hopefully by the time we get to August and the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2020, things will have returned to some kind of normality. Please rest assured that whatever the situation the ILLW will still be operational
  11. At the suggestion of Paul, ZL4TT, we applied to Radio Spectrum Management for, and have been granted, approval to treat the COVID-19 lockdown period as a “special event.”
  12. The Gardner News describes how radio amateurs responded to a request to provide 50 N95 masks for ICU physicians
  13. The EURAO President says: Dear members and friends, more than ever, we're witnessing an evolution of ham radio around the world. COVID-19 is just another catalyst that forces us to think wider than before, adaptive and think about changing seriously...
  14. The first RaDAR Challenge of 2020 takes place in South Africa from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 4th April 2020
  15. In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Why Coax Fails