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Accessed on 12 September 2019, 1540 UTC, Post 1113.



This report covers the period of 09 September 2019 to 12 September 2019.  Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Thursday 12 September
ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA (SK)
ARRL and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia, died on September 10

9 US schools moved forward in ARISS selection process
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the first half of 2020

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Poor during the week but perking up for the SSB Field Day but not as much as I’d expect. Best DX VP8LP (Falklands), 5T5PA (Mauritania), EG2SDC (Asturias Spain), on his own on Wednesday, with some others during the week. F4CXO top spotter except Thursday and Friday.

Glasgow PocketQube Workshop hears about EASAT-2
Spain’s national amateur radio society, URE, reports on the presentation on EASAT-2 given to the PocketQube Workshop in Glasgow

Bulgarian radio hams gain limited access to 50 MHz
IARU Region 1 reports radio amateurs in Bulgaria have obtained temporary access to the digital portion of 50 MHz band

Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)
Former ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone, Iowa, died on September 2. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77

Reprieve for RTÉ Longwave ?
Campaigner Enda O’Kane, who used to work for RTÉ and its transmission network pointed out that RTÉ 252 LW is unlistenable in the south and south-east of England because of interference from Radio Algeria beside it on the dial

North Korea tests DRM on amateur radio band
Radio World reports North Korea has returned to digital radio broadcasting after an absence of nearly two years

We’re taking a short break
Southgate News will be taking a short break from Monday, 16 September

We’ll be back again on Friday, 20th of September. I hope to see you all again then.
Thanks – Richard g4tut


News for Wednesday 11 September

Countdown to WRC-19
The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) will be held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019.
Our delegate, Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, the RAC Special Advisor at World Radiocommunication Conferences, regularly keeps us all up to date – through articles in The Canadian Amateur magazine and on the RAC website – on the issues and processes that ultimately determine Amateur Radio frequencies around the world

Raspberry Pi for Ham Radio
An article by Karl-Heinz Krawczyk DL1GKK describes how to install amateur radio software on the Raspberry Pi to provide the popular data modes, SSTV, satellite tracking, SDR, rig control and logbook

Mysterious signals from West Africa on 28 MHz
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports mysterious signals from West Africa on 28250.6 kHz AM with a rising carrier and dots every 76 seconds

Greece: RAAG meet regulator regarding Antennas
On Thursday, August 29, 2019, a delegation from the Greek amateur radio society RAAG held a briefing at the Ministry of Digital Governance with the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Communications, Mr. Antonis Georgzakakis, on the draft Law on Antennas

St. Pierre & Miquelon
Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 24th and October 8th. This is his 13th trip to the island

Seychelles DXpedition
Lance, W7GJ, will be active as S79GJ from La Digue Island (AF-024, WW Loc. LI75vp), Seychelles, between September 20th and October 5th

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


News for Tuesday 10 September

European DX Council conference featured on TV
The 2019 EDXC conference was held in Andorra during September 6-9 and featured in a news report on the country’s TV station

Radio hams to operate from St Cynllo’s
The Tivy-Side Advertiser reports St Cynllo’s Church at Coed-y-Bryn will be taking part in the annual Churches and Chapels On The Air (CHOTA) on Saturday, September 14 from 10am-4pm

2019 AMSAT Symposium early-bird registration ends September 15
An early-bird registration rate for the 37th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia, is available through September 15, 2019 per the following schedule

Meet the Amateur Radio Newsline Amateur Radio Club WA6ITF
After all the reporting we’ve done about amateur radio clubs around the world, we here at Newsline have a report about one that’s close to our home and our heart

Galway Digital Radio Group
The Galway Digital Radio Group will be holding a Lecture in the UCG Innovation Centre on the 26th of September at 8pm. All are welcomed to attend

IRTS Counties Contests
On Sunday next, 15th September, we have the IRTS 70 cms and 2 metres counties contests


News for Monday 9 September

Kenwood ham radios in Australia
In WIA News Geoff Emory VK4ZPP reports the JVC-Kenwood conglomerate has quietly discontinued sales of Kenwood amateur gear in Australia

RSGB release delayed Board Proceedings for May
The delayed RSGB Board Proceedings for the May 2019 meeting have now been released

ICQPodcast – Training, Licencing and Growing the Amateur Radio Hobby
In this episode, Colin Butler (M6BOY) discusses training, licencing and growing the amateur radio hobby with Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ), Chris Howard M0TCH and Dan Romanchik (KB6NU)

Ham radio in newspaper’s Bygones column
The Border Counties Advertizer’s Bygones column takes a look at an amateur radio picture from way back in 1996

Nauru DXpedition
Operators Yuris/YL2GM, Jack/YL2KA, Kaspars/ YL1ZF and Kristers/YL3JA will be active as C21WW (not C21W as first announced) from Nauru (OC-031) after their Western Kiribati operation (OPDX.1425) between September 16-25th

Comoros Island DXpedition
Members of the Mediterraneo Dx Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between October 21st and November 2nd

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st/September, through Sunday, 8th/September there were 217 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:

Hawaiian 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 at https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section