Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to another edition of the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” from Big Island ARRL News.  Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 09 May 2019, 0755 UTC, Post 964.


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News for Wednesday 8 May

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Back to the ‘3 or more’ contacts to get into the list. I don’t know if the improvement in Ten Metres will last but let’s enjoy it while we can.

The Spanish AM70 stations were everywhere again, I worked a few myself even on 10m FT8.
Here’s a link for details URE. From here you can check which AM70s are on which band and see where you rate in the list

Intense solar radio bursts
Big sunspot AR2740 is turning toward Earth and emitting loud bursts of shortwave radio static

Free IARU Region 1 newsletter
The new IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/Microwave newsletter is now available, it contains a report on the key Vienna meeting of April 27-28

Sci-fi book features ham radio
SWLing Post report on a new book Equinox by D.M. Barrett N4ECW that blends sci-fi with amateur radio

Radio ham wins Red Hat Women in Open Source Award
Radio amateur Limor Fried AC2SN, founder of Adafruit Industries, was one of the winners of the 2019 Women in Open Source Awards

Slovak Republic Special Event
Members of the Slovak Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will activate special event stations OM83IHWC and OM2019IIHFduring the 83rd Ice Hockey World Championship (May 10-26th)

VOA Museum plans children’s STEM event as part of MidPointe Library System series
Children of all ages are invited to attend a “Ride the Radio Waves” STEM event on Wednesday, June 5 at MidPointe Library Liberty from 1 to 3 p.m.

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of May 5th. The list contains 340 entities

IOTA news from the DARC
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


News for Tuesday 7 May

Parachute Mobile Mission 35 set for May 25
Make a QSO with a Skydiver and get a one-of-a-kind QSL card

Hyderabad radio hams tune into Thai special event station
Telangana Today reports radio amateurs in Hyderabad contacted special event station HS10KING/MM set up to mark Thailand’s coronation

Car key fobs stop working
New York Times reports 315 MHz car fobs stopped working in North Olmsted, Ohio

ARISS event cancelled
An International Space Station school contact was planned with participants at Moriah Central School, Port Henry, NY on Tuesday 07 May

The Mystery of Geomagnetic Jerks
In the late 1970s, researchers realized something strange was happening to Earth’s magnetic field

AOxEU: Europe Day ‘on the air’ 2019
This year, 9 May is on Thursday, but we will be active from Saturday 4 until Sunday 12, the whole week, with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950

SARL 2m beacon programme taking shape
The SARL 2 metre beacon plan, which will see two new beacons, is taking shape

Radio Day
May 7 is Radio Day, an invention that changed the world, in general, and the world of communication, in particular. It is celebrated in a number of post-Soviet countries, including Armenia

Hamvention is nearly here
Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports: Getting close to Hamvention time — Only a little over 2 weeks before Contest University Dayton and Hamvention


News for Monday 6 May

REF report on IARU-R1 Vienna conference
France’s national amateur radio society REF sent four delegates, F6ETI, F6BEE, F6FHV and F4GKR, to the key IARU Region 1 meeting in Vienna on April 27-28

Radio Experiments by Colonel Dennis EI2B
IRTS reports Colonel Meade Dennis, who lived near Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, began experimenting with radio transmission in 1898, making him probably the first amateur radio experimenter in the world

Assembling Transistor Radios
A story on assembling TR-1 transistor radios, the first transistor radio made, in the 1950s at the Regency factory at Lawrence, Indiana

Experiments with an end-fed half-wave antenna
In his latest blog post Richard Corfield M0RJC describes how he developed an end-fed half-wave antenna for portable operation

DXCC Country/Entity Report 
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th-April, through Sunday, 5th-May there were 209 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) continues his free Technician License Classes on Hawaii Island.  Here are the two final sessions for this year:  23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA) and 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  For details, contact Doug at

Hawaii Island radio amateurs are encourage to sign up for the new ARRL EMCOMM Course (EC-001).  The course begins in June 2019.  To register, please contact the Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), Clem Jung (KH7HO) 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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