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Welcome to the “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 provided by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 01 September 2019, 1505 UTC, Post 1100.


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This report covers the period of 30 August 2019 to 01 September 2019.

News for Sunday 1 September

French ham radio societies to meet
A meeting of France’s national Amateur Radio Societies is planned for September 22, societies represented will include DR@F, Union of Radio Clubs, AMSAT-F and REF

Ham radio operators stand ready in case of disaster
British Columbia local news reports amateur radio may be the only communication left after a major calamity

SARL attended ATU APM19-4 meeting in East London
SARL News reports the fourth and final African Telecommunications Union WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting was held in East London (South Africa) from August 26-30, 2019

GB8NCI at Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution
The Exmouth Journal reports amateur radio enthusiasts across Europe learnt about the work of the National Coastwatch Institution thanks to an Exmouth station’s annual radio event on August 24-25

The Space Weather Woman
Hurricane Dorian & Smart Space Radiation Medicine – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Digicel makes donation to Amateur Radio Club
Dominica News reports Digicel recently donated 150 batteries to the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Inc

The September/October 2019 Communicator
Projects, News, Views and Reviews… Back after Summer break, here is the September / October SARC Communicator newsletter

G2-class geomagnetic storm in progress
A solar wind stream blowing faster than 700 km/s is lashing Earth’s magnetic field on Aug. 31st. This has sparked a G2-class (moderately strong) geomagnetic storm

The satellite phone you already own: From orbit, UbiquitiLink will look like a cell tower
For anyone that’s ever been broken down along a remote stretch of highway and desperately searched for a cell signal, knowing that a constellation of communications satellites is zipping by overhead is cold comfort indeed

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


News for Saturday 31 August

CEPT CPG decides position on 144, 50 and 1240-1300 MHz
At the insistence of the European Commission, a WRC-23 agenda item was considered necessary to address the world-wide protection of Regional Navigational Satellite Systems from amateur emissions in the band 1240-1300 MHz

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Gate-keeping, special people and bullies
One of the recurring topics in my experience of amateur radio is that associated with people who use the hobby as an excuse to sow discontent. That comes in many forms, at the extreme end it’s harassment, but it also comes in the form of gatekeepers and nay-sayers 

RSGB release Mock Exam papers
The RSGB has released 2019 syllabus mock papers for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full amateur radio exams

160th anniversary of the Carrington Event
Michael Marcus N3JMM reports that Sunday, September 1 is the 160th anniversary of the Carrington Event – the largest documented solar storm and the beginning of understanding how it affects terrestrial systems

Celebrating 90 years of Baldock Radio Station
In 1929, Baldock Radio Station opened its doors for the first time. That was the start of a nine-decade journey (and counting) that would see it evolve from a radio receiving station to the home of Ofcom’s work on managing the airwaves

Chance of Aurora Saturday evening
The British Geological Survey has issued a Space Weather Alert. A high speed solar wind stream is expected to arrive today, August 31, Aurora possible in the evening

Packet Radio (Post Apocalyptic Internet?) – Computerphile
Prehistoric WiFi? Converting bits into audio and broadcasting them via radio – Dr Aaron Jackson demos packet radio

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 1st September is the Club Focus edition.  In this edition we  give over as much space as is needed so that clubs can promote themselves and what they do

Propagation de K7RA
The current stretch of spotless days is now over three weeks, according to The continuing quiet seems eerie.


News for Friday 30 August

New ham radio youth group in Spain
The president of Spain’s national society URE has accepted an offer to take over the URE Youth leadership

VDSL: PTA imposes restrictions on Radio Amateur
Iceland’s national society, the IRA, reports on a case of a VDSL system allegedly failing in the presence of an amateur radio signal

Telford Hamfest at new venue
This Sunday is Telford HamFest and it is at a new venue, the Harper Adams University Telford TF10 8NB

Amateur Radio Alliance Web
The Amateur Radio Alliance Inc. invites all hams to visit our web page. There is nice information and software to download and many other tools to be used by radio operators around the world

Eddie De Young, AE7AA, named CQ Awards Editor
Eddie De Young, AE7AA, of Clearwater, Florida, has been named Awards Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine, Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. His first Awards column appears in the September 2019 issue

RSGB release Board Proceedings for June
The RSGB Board Proceedings for the June 2019 meeting have been released but the Proceeding for May are not yet available

Geomagnetic storm warning
A large hole in the sun’s atmosphere is facing Earth, spewing a stream of solar wind in our direction

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

“Grid Madness 2019”, the Hawaii Island-based VHF/UHF Simplex Contest, is set for Sunday, 15 September 2019, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  You can download the revised contest package here:

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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