Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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Comment:  Here are some of the top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.  Views expressed in this radio amateur news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

This report covers news from 09 November 2018 through 11 November 2018.

News for Sunday 11 November

Today, 11 November is Remembrance Day
At approximately 05:00 on Sunday 11 November 1918, 100 years ago today, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of Marshall Foch’s special train located in the forest at Rethondes in France on the western front

OP0PPY commemorating end of WWI
Members of Opwijkse Radio Amateurs (ORA), together with the Royal Circle of Friends, will commemorate the end of the First World War in Opwijk

Remembrance Day in Australia
WIA Director Justin VK7TW, writing on this week’s WIA National News, says: Today is a significant historical day. The day one hundred years ago, that an Armistice was signed between the allies of World War I and Germany

Book now for Advanced Distance Learning course
This could be your last chance to do the Advanced Amateur Radio training under the current syllabus

QSO Today – Denny Berg – WB9MSM
Denny Berg, WB9MSM, has a fascination for old rigs, including the Swan 500 HF transceiver, ham shack software that enhances his on the air user experience, and a love for just getting on HF and operating

IARUMS reports Polish military in 40m ham radio band
IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports the Polish military has been using transmitting MIL-STD-188-110B daily on 7001.8 kHz in the Primary Amateur Radio 40m band

Amateur Radio Experimenters Group’s balloon success
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Australia’s Amateur Radio Experimenters Group released its 50th high altitude balloon carrying transmitters for APRS and SSTV, and a crossband FM repeater last Sunday

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels


News for Saturday 10 November

Fox-1Cliff currently scheduled for November 19 launch
AMSAT is counting down to the launch of the next Fox-1 satellite,Fox-1Cliff

Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite launches in a few days!
AMSAT-DL has said the Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite carrying amateur radio transponders should be launched in a few days

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for 11th November is on Remembrance Day. A century ago, at 0600, the representatives of the countries involved signed the declaration that would end the war five hours later at eleven am

NASA TV coverage of Cygnus launch to International Space Station
NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website

Space weather in wartime – a sunspot triggers naval mines
Researchers studying declassified Naval records have found evidence that a big sunspot may have caused dozens or perhaps even thousands of naval mines to explode off the coast of Vietnam in 1972

Ham radio Novice band differences across Europe
Almost every country in Europe has different frequency allocations for the CEPT Amateur Radio Novice licence which can be a problem when traveling. Fortunately DARC have produced a handy list for reference

Videos of AMSAT Symposium talks
Videos of the presentations given at the 2018 William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 2-3 are now available

RAC Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID SK
Radio Amateurs of Canada has received the sad news that RAC Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID, has become a Silent Key while in Indonesia

Expressions of interest in small-scale DAB
Ofcom has just published details of the responses to their call for expressions of interest for small-scale DAB


News for Friday 9 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio #179
Imagine a world where electronics are pervasive, a transceiver can be purchased for the price of two Big Macs, kits are designed and built using simple tools at home, software makes it possible to invent new methods of communication on an almost daily basis, where long distance contacts are made throughout the day using milliwatts while ionospheric propagation is at an all-time low…

Successful VHF QSO between ZS3 and ZD7
Kobus van der Merwe, ZS3JPY reports that between 19:45 and 21:45 UTC on Wednesday 7 November 2018, a QSO took place on 2 metres between St Helena Island and the West Coast of the Northern Cape. A distance of 2 740 km

IARU Region 2 ARDF Survey
To better understand the needs of enthusiasts in amateur radio direction finding, the IARU Region 2 ARDF Coordinator Ken Harker WM5R has opened an online survey about ARDF

Extending and enabling new licence exemptions for 57-71 GHz
Ofcom say more airwaves are being made available for industry to use without needing a licence, after new regulations relating to 57-71 GHz

Odessa Radio Club general meeting
The general meeting of the Public Organization ‘Regional Radio Club Odessa’ will be held on November 24, 2018

Santa’s Radio Club special event
You might wonder what is happening in Arctic Circle this year. Well, Santa’s Radio Club will be active December 1-8th, from the Arctic Circle as OH9S 

Albanian op
Henning, OZ1BII, will once again be active as ZA/OU2I from Golem between November 21-27th

INDEXA Newsletter
The Fall 2018 issue of the INDEXA newsletter is now available to read/download on the INDEXA Web site

Rosebud RadioFest
This is Andrew VK3CAH from Australia’s Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio
Club reminding readers that the Rosebud RadioFest will be held once again this year on Sunday, the 18th November

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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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