Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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.

This reports covers the period 27 November 2019 to 29 November 2019.

Accessed on 29 November 2019, 1725 UTC, Post 1220.


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News for Friday 29 November

Ofcom: Spectrum Assurance analysis of BT Openreach VDSL
BT Openreach VDSL has caused pollution of the RF spectrum ruining many peoples enjoyment of radio. A new report by Ofcom has just been released

Belgium UBA – The OR0YAL Award
At the occasion of the 18th birthday of HRH Princess Elisabeth, the UBA is offering a commemorative Award for working special event stations aired between October 25th and 25th December 2019. The OR0YAL Award is offered in four classes

Ofcom statement on Peace TV Urdu
Ofcom issued a draft notice to suspend the broadcasting licence of Club TV Limited, after its channel Peace TV Urdu repeatedly rebroadcast material that we had previously found incited murder

The Space Weather Woman
A Coronal Hole in the Strike Zone and A Meteor Explodes Over Wisconsin – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Cyprus special event update
Alan, 5B4AHJ, reports that the following message was issued to members of the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society by CARS President, Nestoras Jacovides, 5B4AHZ


News for Thursday 28 November

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Conditions were dreadful all week. The CW contest at the weekend did not help much really as it normally does. Note, Tuesday not a single station was spotted 3 times. Best of the rest: TX7T (Marquesas Is), ZD7W (St Helena), PS2T (Brazil) and 6W7PCT (Senegal)

UK Practical Assessments Requirements document
The RSGB has released the document – Requirements for the Practical Assessments for the Amateur Radio examinations

Amateur radio operators provide assistance to police
When Blaine’s annual Christmas tree lighting takes place on Saturday, December 7, a team of amateur radio operators will be working quietly in the background, assisting the Blaine Police Department

ISWL callsigns for December 2019
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of December 2019

Norfolk Island operation
Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as VK9NK from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between January 12th and April 12th

HamSCI founder wins $1.3 million grant
Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, now a University of Scranton physics and electrical engineering professor, has won a $1.3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study weather effects in the ionosphere by leveraging a network of amateur radio stations

NASA to broadcast next space station resupply launch
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 12:51 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 19th resupply mission to the International Space Station under contract with the agency. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Tuesday, Dec. 3, with prelaunch events

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


News for Wednesday 27 November

ARRL to oppose proposal to eliminate 3.3 – 3.5 GHz amateur allocation
At its December 12 open meeting, the FCC will consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to remove the amateur radio 9-centimeter allocation at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz

Five megs for the Falklands
Major changes to the Falklands Islands Communications Laws have been announced by the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator

EURAO Party – Winter 2019: Catching Christmas stations
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘catching Christmas stations’

Press report on Cayman Islands radio hams
The Cayman Compass reports amateur radio operators competed for two days straight on the weekend of November 23/2

Intermediate Exam and/or Assessment opportunity in London E4 in December
Loughton and Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society ( LEFARS ) will be running a one-day Intermediate Practical Assessment Course (2019 Syllabus) only followed by an optional IL Exam on Saturday 14th of December at the alternative LEFARS exam centre in Chingford, London E4 (Overground nearby). Two places are still available

Recollections of early ham radio in Poland requested
In 2020, the Polish Amateur Radio Union PZK celebrates its 90th anniversary. To celebrate this anniversary, the SP Old Timers Club announces a competition for memories of amateur radio

AMSAT at Superstition Superfest hamfest
AMSAT will be at the Superstition Amateur Radio Club’s ‘Superstition Superfest‘ hamfest on the morning of Saturday, 7 December 2019

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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