Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio 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.
Coaxial cables summary
All radio amateurs use coax and often quite a bit of it. Not only is it used for connecting between units in the shack, but it is also used, normally as the feeder of choice for taking the transmitter power to the antenna and conversely the received signals from the antenna to the receiver.
The QRPersNZ Group is alive and well, and operating a weekly net on Thursday nights at 0800 UTC on 3.690mHz
RAC Affiliated Club Insurance Program Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Amateur Radio clubs across the country for our Liability Insurance Program for 2020
Melbourne QRP by the Bay MelbourneQRP by the Bay is coming up next month – Saturday 2 November at 3pm. It’s an occasional gathering of homebrewers, QRPers and portable operators
News for Monday 7 October
ISS SSTV Oct 9 and 10
Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on October 9 and 10
GB3JV TV repeater for London
Justin, G8YTZ is delighted to announce that the from 14:50 on 6th October 2019 the GB3JV Amateur TV repeater is now on the air in beacon mode. The new repeater is located in Petts Wood, Kent, and transmits on 3404MHz
ICQPodcast – Rola Masts and Handheld Radio Programming Guide
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) reviews headphones from BHI Noise Cancelation Products, A Handheld Radio Programming Guide and we speak to Chris Taylor from Moonraker regarding Rola Masts, Network Radio and a Dual Band DMR Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity to any device
What time is it? Chris Tran GM3WOJ / ZL1CT wrote an article about getting accurate time on your PC for the GMDX Digest
The Spring QRP Sprint on 12 October
The last QRP Contest in South Africa for 2019 is on the air from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC on Saturday 12 October 2019 with CW and phone activity using 5 Watts or less
DX Féile 2019
The 20th and 21st September saw DX Féile 2019 in full swing again from Inishmore, Aran Islands
Amateur Station Licence Examination
The next Amateur Station Licence Examination will be held on Thursday 14th November in the ComReg Offices in Dublin and at other centres if warranted by the numbers
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th September, through Sunday, 6th October there were 214 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
News for Sunday 6 October
LAPAN-A2 satellite used during earthquake disaster Indonesia’s national amateur radio society ORARI reports Joko Santoso YC8NYJ was the first person to successfully communicate during the earthquake and tsunami disaster in Palu, Central Sulawesi in September 2018
Get ready for BACAR on Saturday, Oct 12
South Africa’s SARL reports on the amateur radio balloon flight planned for Saturday, October 12, that will carry two linear transponders, SSTV, APRS and LoRaWAN
FCC takes decisive action against deliberate interference
The ARRL report a New York Radio Amateur — Harold Guretzky, K6DPZ, of Richmond Hill — is facing a $17,000 fine imposed by the FCC. Guretzky was issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL) on October 3 for causing intentional interference on a local repeater and preventing other radio amateurs from using it.
Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering one more free Technician License Class this year. The next class begins on Thursday, 17 October 2019, at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island. Contact Doug at email@example.com.
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