Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here’s the “Southgate Amateur Radio News” update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham News summar are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 22 March 2019, 1938 UTC, Post 918.


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This post covers the period 20 March 2019 through 22 March 2019.

News for Friday 22 March

Commemoration of the 900 years of Knights Templar in Portugal
In order commemorate the 9 centuries’ of the Templars presence in Portugal a diploma will be granted to all the Ham radio stations who made contact with, at least, 4 of the castles on the air, next weekend, on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March 2019

Two thousandth KNH Round
Members of the Netherlands national amateur radio societies VERON and VRZA will be taking part in the 2,000th KNH Round on 145.225 MHz FM

Canadian artist to use HAARP to transmit SSTV
Concordia transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie will use the world’s most capable high-power, high-frequency transmitter HAARP in Alaska to send art around the world and into outer space using Slow Scan TV

Special event call EI-100-YXQ marks 100th Anniversary of first voice transmission across the Altantic
On Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, the Marconi ‘100 Years Celebrations’ in Ballybunion marked the 100th anniversary of the first voice radio transmission across the Atlantic

New HackSpace magazine available for download
Issue 17 of the free magazine HackSpace features Long-range radio communications made easy with LoRa

Geomagnetic storm warning for March 23
NOAA forecasters say that moderate G2-class geomagnetic storms are possible on March 23 when a coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field

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


News for Thursday 21 March

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Well obviously Saturday and Sunday were the best days with the rest of the days nowhere. Star of the week without a doubt 5X3C (Uganda) along with KP3Z (Puerto Rico). There have been some spoof stations about. I can’t find TI/2KC2MXH but it looks wrong. If anyone knows better, let me know

Disaster Relief Department appoints amateur radio consultants
Frank Brinkmann, DO1FRK, and Andreas Kleiner, DG4OAE, have been nominated by the Hannover Region as amateur radio consultants in the disaster relief department of the Hannover Region

The Space Weather Woman
The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov

Greece: Interference from LED Lighting
The Greek national amateur radio society RAAG report on the problem of radio interference from polluting LED lighting

New 47 GHz and 122 GHz records set
WIA Records Keeper John Martin VK3KM has announced that there have been two new microwave records set in Australia

FCC cites amateur service rule violations
ARRL reports on further developments regarding the case of alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz

Earth-directed solar flare
A new and rapidly growing sunspot, AR2736, announced itself this morning with a C4-class solar flare


News for Wednesday 20 March

Low-bands with the upcoming Bouvet Island Expedition
Now that the 3Y0I team is on their way for their true adventure, it is time to look at some of the elements of their upcoming activity, specifically on low-bands

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada responds to petition about interference
On June 6, 2018, Martin Bérubé of Louiseville, Quebec initiated a petition involving a radio station that was ‘generating interference on purpose’. The petition attracted 1,135 signatures and was presented to the House of Commons on January 30, 2019

AMSAT-DL QO-100 Up and Downconverter kit modifications announcement
AMSAT-DL has recommended a modification to their QO-100 Upconverter and Downconverter kits which were shipped prior to March 1 to improve performance of the uplink SSB transmit signal and address reduced gain of the downlink wide-band DATV reception

Ham radio geostationary satellite transponders on Hackaday
The popular Hacker and Maker site Hackaday has an article by Dan Maloney KC1DJT about the new Es’hail-2 / QO-100 amateur radio geostationary satellite transponders

Club hosts ‘Ham License in a Day’ classes
Holland Amateur Radio Club members Bob Broene K8RJB and Tom Bosscher K8TB are looking for people who want to spend a Saturday afternoon studying for a ham-radio license

The unseen world of ham radio
The Dispatch reports on a vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators using old and new technology to communicate globally

Ham Radio: Socialising via airwaves
Hailed as the first true social networking medium, ham radio continues to thrive even in this age of Twitter, Skype, Facebook and smartphones

Building a magnetic loop antenna
Antennas come in many shapes and sizes, with a variety of characteristics making them more or less suitable for various applications. The average hacker with only a middling exposure to RF may be familiar with trace antennas, yagis and dipoles, but there’s a whole load more out there

NASA mission reveals asteroid has big surprises
A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface

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Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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