Southgate Amateur Radio News, 23 September 2018


Accessed on 23 September 2018, 2336 UTC, Post #703.


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Comment:  Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news and events compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

News for Sunday 23 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio #172
Antenna Polarisation and you 
The first time I came across the concept of antenna polarisation was a decade before I became a radio amateur. To connect to the internet while driving around Australia I became the proud owner of a portable satellite dish. Portable in the broadest sense of the word, 150 kilos with a dish that’s 2.4m high, 1.8m wide, steel base, electronics, power and patience to erect and point

Minnesota’s last ham radio store to close
Fox TV news report on the closure of Radio City the last amateur radio store in Minnesota

Ten new BATC videos
Ten videos of interest to amateur television and satellite enthusiasts have been uploaded to the British Amateur Television Club‘s (BATC) YouTube channel

dogparkSDR Version 1.13 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 1.13 of dogparkSDR has been released

QSO Today – Ray Poularas – VK2GRP
In addition to his many hobbies and interests, Ray Poularas, VK2GRP, restores vintage military surplus radios back to new condition by carefully tearing down the chassis to the bare metal and rebuilding, sometimes re-manufacturing the parts by casting, milling, or 3-D printing

Japanese robots land on near-Earth asteroid
Yesterday, the Japanese space agency made history by landing a pair of robots on diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

2018 CQ WW RTTY Contest next weekend
The 2018 CQ WW RTTY Contest starts at 00:00 UTC on 29 September and ends at 23:59 UTC on 30 September with activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres

VK6WIA NewsWest
In this week’s Contesting edition of NewsWest, we promote contests that are coming up next month, including the non-contest JOTA.

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:

Don’t forget the upcoming 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on Saturday, 13 October 2018, from 0900 to 1200 HST.  For details, visit

The final round of free Amateur Radio Technician License prep classes begins on 01 November 2018 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau (Hawaii Island).  The VE-administered exam will be given on 06 December 2018.  A test fee of $15.00 in exact cash will be collected prior to the exam.  For details, contact Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) at

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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