Welcome to the latest edition of the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” 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 18 November 2019, 0445 UTC, Post 1207.



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News for Sunday 17 November

ICASA responds to SARL request on type approval relief
SARL News reports the CEO of ICASA (communications regulator), Dr Mdimoeng has responded to the SARL’s request for relief on the type approval requirements for commercial amateur radio equipment

RSGB report on WRC-19 Days 13 and 14
The RSGB have released a report on days 13 and 14 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019

QSO Today – Kate Hutton – K6HTN
Kate Hutton, K6HTN, a retired Seismologist at CalTech in Pasadena, California, discovered CW, CWOPS, and passing traffic through the National Traffic System

Australian bushfires
As bushfires consumed more than 4 thousand square miles in New South Wales alone, officials were bracing for the lates rash of blazes that they said could lead to the most dangerous bushfire week in the nation’s history

Future Radio Amateurs
On Saturday, October 19, the strategy conference of the USKA on the topic “Future Radio Amateurs” took place in Bern, Switzerland

IARU update regarding Amateur Satellite allocations
The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference reports on the status of two issues affecting the amateur satellite service

Happy 45th birthday AMSAT-OSCAR 7!
At 17:11 UTC on November 15, 1974 a Delta-2310 rocket lifted off from SLC-2W at Vandenberg Air Force Base, sending AO-7 into orbit along with NOAA-4 and Intasat

Republic of Panama special event
Look for special station 3E1FP to be active until November 30th, to celebrate the 116th anniversary of the Republic of Panama

ITU WRC-19 Bingo
To relieve the tedium of boring meetings in WRC-19 Working Groups one delegate has created WRC-19 Bingo


News for Saturday 16 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Putting a radio in a car
As you might recall, most of my radio activity is done away from my shack. I tend to operate portable, camping, sitting on a jetty or using a picnic table while a BBQ is going nearby  

AU2JCB – Special event call operation
AU2JCB is a special event call-sign to commemorate the birth date (30 NOV) and to pay homage and to to tell about the great INDIAN scientist Acharya JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE who is recognized as the “Father of Wireless Communication” by the scientific community of our world

ARISS school contact planned for West Point, USA
An ARISS school contact is planned for Drew Morgan KI5AAA with Lakeside Elementary School, West Point, UT, USA
The telebridge contact will operated by IK1SLD in northern Italy

France: 60m band a step closer
French regulator ARCEP has issued a decision that will lead to radio amateurs getting secondary access to the 60m band 5351.50-5366.50 kHz agreed at WRC-15

The Space Weather Woman
Space Weather for TMRO Space News – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

ARRL release Executive Committee minutes for October
The minutes of the Executive Committee of the ARRL Board of Directors for the meeting held on Saturday October 12, 2019 can now be freely downloaded from the ARRL site

VK6WIA NewsWest
In NewsWest today we spend time welcoming newcomers to the hobby, and acknowledging those who have recently passed Amateur Radio exams or gained a new license
Glenn, the president of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia, talks about how the ACMA wants to deal with Amateur Radio peak bodies

RSGB release Board Proceedings for August
The RSGB Board Proceedings for the August 2019 meeting have been released but the Proceedings for July are not yet available

POTA Mega Activation
Today, Saturday, November 16, 2019, Mega POTA Activation from PUERTO RICO, Maricao State Forest K-4678

Propagation de K7RA
Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8


News for Friday 15 November

First UK demo of the SDRPlay RSPdx receiver
Jon Hudson and Andy Carpenter from SDR PLAY will be at the joint Nevada, Waters & Stanton open day, to give the first UK demonstration of their NEW RSPdx SDR receiver

It has been eagerly awaited with first deliveries scheduled for the end of November

YOTA summer camp in the Americas
Taking a cue from IARU Region 1’s Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air committee in IARU Region 2 has announced the first camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas next June

Bushvalley success in UK Club of the Year Competition
Derry Now reports the Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club (ARC) based in Limavady were the 2019 UK Club of the Year Region 8 winners

RAC attends Canadian CubeSat meeting
On October 7, 8 and 9, 2019, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and CubeSat NB hosted the first of three Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meetings for the Canadian CubeSat Project initiated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

Radio Amateurs of Canada was present because many of the CubeSat projects are proposing to use Amateur Radio frequencies

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section