Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

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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 11 November 2019, 1645 UTC, Post 1199.


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News for Monday 11 November

WRC-19 Day 9 and 10: Satellites, 50 MHz and 1240-1300 MHz
The RSGB have released a report on days 9 and 10 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019

Image:RSGB Spectrum Forum Chair Murray G6JYB talking to delegates at WRC-19

IARU release week 2 WRC-19 report
IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA reports the WRC-19 week 2 report is now available on the IARU website

ICQPodcast – Pocket Electronic Workshop
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Pocket Electronic Workshop

Ham radio reaching ‘an Inflection Point’
IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA has told national amateur radio societies that they are failing to keep up with changes in the hobby

Hackaday: Just how simple can a Transceiver be?
Writing on Hackaday Jenny List G7CKF describes a simple low cost amateur radio transceiver for the 7 MHz band

Major donation for Club Log
CDXC, the UK DX Foundation, has announced a donation of $2,600 to Club Log for significant hardware upgrades. The grant is in addition to the $650 CDXC donates each year to support the site

The SARL Newbie Party
South Africa’s Newbie Party is a fun activity to encourage all the newly licensed radio amateurs to become active and is on the air from 08:00 to 20:00 UTC on 23 November 2019

BARTG GB60ATG special event
Members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) are active as GB60ATG until June 2020

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd November, through Sunday, 10th November there were 210 countries active

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


News for Sunday 10 November

Practical Wireless highlights Beginners licence proposal
The editor of Practical Wireless magazine Don Field G3XTT reports on the proposal by the RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX for a new Beginner’s licence in the UK

Russian OTH Radar Contayner now everywhere
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Russian Over-The-Horizon Radar Contayner has been active in the 7, 10, 14 and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations

QSO Today – Bob Logan – NZ5A
Bob Logan, NZ5A, enjoys the simple pleasures of exploring new modes as well as mastering old modes, as well as ultra-low frequency bands

ARISS school contact web streamed
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at two Italian schools on 11 November 2019. The downlink signals will not be audible in Europe but the event will be web streamed

Australian Foundation Licence Manual – Supplement released following updated licence conditions
Hello, this is Phil Wait VK2ASD with some important information for Foundation Licence candidates and, the clubs that provide Foundation Licence training

IARU Region 1 – December is YOTA Month
December is YOTA Month, when several youngsters from Member Societies will become active on the air with YOTA as suffix in the call signs

That time the U.S. military launched a half a billion needles to space for reasons…
In the early 1960s, international communications were limited to transmissions through undersea cables or occasionally unreliable radio signals bounced off of the ionosphere

Technical clarification to Ofcom’s ‘calling line identification’ guidelines
Ofcom is consulting on a technical clarification to its ‘calling line identification’ guidelines

RAC welcomes Directors for 2020
Each year, the terms of office of roughly half of our Directors end – four in even-numbered years and three in odd-numbered years

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


News for Saturday 9 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Where is North?
The other day we were aligning an antenna for a contest. It had slipped on the rotator pole during a recent storm and when the rotator was set to zero it was pointing somewhere south east. Not ideal if you want to point your antenna at a particular station

Annual Open Day
Sunday 17th November sees the return of the joint NEVADA and Waters & Stanton open day from 10am to 4pm at our Portsmouth Warehouse

CW Activity Week starts Monday Nov 11
The CW activity week organised by the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club (ECWARC) starts on Monday, November 11 and continues until the end of Sunday, November 17

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for 10th November 2019 is the Amateur Radio history edition, mostly Western Australian or at least Australian.

We’re looking at items in the Amateur Radio Magazine in November 1939 and 1949

Ham radio 600W broadband HF amplifier
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about a 600W broadband HF amplifier using affordable LDMOS devices

UK University Amateur Radio
A new group has been formed to promote Amateur Radio and wireless activities in universities across the United Kingdom



CEPT ECC report on WRC-19
The CEPT ECC have released their report on the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference which after 2 weeks has reached its halfway point

Propagation de K7RA
Two new sunspot groups appeared this week, on two consecutive days, each lasting for only a day, with a daily sunspot number of 11 and 13 on Friday and Saturday of last week, just in time for ARRL CW Sweepstakes. Both sunspot groups had a magnetic polarity signature indicating Solar Cycle 25, and appeared after 4 weeks of no sunspots


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The ARRL Pacific Division Members Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1730 HST, at the KMC Cafeteria.  Our guest speaker will be Jim Tiemstra (K6JAT), the ARRL Pacific Division Director.  He will be discussing several issues of critical importance for Hawaii Island radio amateur.  For details, contact Bob (AH6J) at 808-345-6390.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section