Welcome to “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” update 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 24 May 2019, 0625 UTC, Post 980.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org

Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.  This post covers the period 21 May 2019 through 23 May 2019.

News for Thursday 23 May

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a bad week at all. Still the Spanish AM70 stations are dominating things. I’m up to 65 th in the UK, still needing AM70L and AM70P on ten metres (on FT8 of course). A couple of weeks to go yet. Just got my Gold certificate, some way to go for the Platinum!

Moonraker becomes MFJ distributor
Moonraker is pleased to announce that it has secured an agreement with MFJ Enterprises to distribute its products in the UK and Europe

Rothammel’s Antenna Book available in English
At the 2019 Hamvention, DARC announced the availability of the wonderful Rothammel’s Antenna Book into English

Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes
Around the Arctic Circle, VHF radio signals are starting to echo from Earth’s upper atmosphere–a phenomenon called ‘Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes.’

Ham radio emergency communications in Odisha
The Hindu reports members of Amateur Radio Society of Odisha (ARSO) want the state government to promote amateur radio

ARISS school contact with Costa Rica web streamed
The contact will be a telebridge between OR4ISS and IK1SLD, located in northern Italy. The contact will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz. Moreover, the event will be web streamed by the telebridge station

175th Anniversary of Morse Code
Newsweek reports Morse Code is 175 years old and still as useful as ever


News for Wednesday 22 May

ARISS school contact planned for Northern Territories, Canada
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYIwith participants at Mildred Hall School, Yellowknife, NT, Canada on Monday 27 May, 2019

Ham Fest friendships, traditions continue
The Fairborn Daily Herald reports that for many amateur radio operators, Hamvention is a reunion

ARISS school contact planned for Costa Rica
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYIwith participants at Pacific Coast Schools, Los Suenos, Costa Rica on Monday 27 May, 2019

EURAO Party on Meteor Scatter
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ” Meteor Scatter on 6m”

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

News for Tuesday 21 May

Photos from the 2019 Hamvention
Once again this year we took well over 300 photos of both the inside exhibitors and the flea market areas of the 2019 Hamvention held at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio

ICQPodcast – The Big Three Announcements from Hamvention 2019
In this special edition of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast, we interview the breaking hardware announcements from Dayton Hamvention, Yaesu’s FT-3DR Handheld, FlexRadio Multiplex Software and Elecraft K4

50 MHz activity needed – 13 June 2019
This year the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference(WRC-19) starts on 28 October and will last four weeks

Ham radio operator sports ‘hairtenna’
The Xenia Daily Gazette reports on the ‘hairtenna’ worn by Kristen Andrews KB3OQV at Hamvention®

ARISS at Hamvention shares excitement of space exploration and Amateur Radio
ARISS featured a display at their booth, shared with AMSAT, of the next generation hardware systems in development now

88th IRTS AGM hosted by SEARG
Reminder that the South Eastern Amateur Radio GroupEI2WRC will be hosting the 88th Annual Irish Radio Transmitters Society AGM over the weekend of the 18th and 19th April 2020, in The Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

WIA AGM this weekend
The AGM is this weekend, so hurry up and buy your tickets and I hope to see you there!

Is Jupiter’s great red spot unraveling?
Amateur astronomers are reporting a strange phenomenon on the verge of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) has just started his next free Technician License Class in Waimea.  The next Technician License training class is set for 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island.  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

Hawaii Island radio amateurs are encouraged to register for the new ARRL EMCOMM Course (EC-001).  The first class is set for June 2019.  To sign up, please contact Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), Clem Jung (KH7HO) at kh7ho@arrl.net.

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 Russ (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section