Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the latest edition of the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club News” for 25-26 January 2020.

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 26 January 2355 UTC, Post 1294.


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News for Sunday 26 January

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Michael Foerster – W0IH
Michael, Mike, Foerster, W0IH, loves to ragchew with his friends on 80 meters in the evening

WIA looking for new board members
Wireless Institute of Australia News reminds members that nominations for Board are needed and says it would be good to have some female directors

In Our Time: Solar Wind
Last Thursday’s ‘In Our Time‘ on BBC Radio 4 had a useful discussion on the Solar Wind which radio amateurs might find interesting

South Orkney Islands DXpedition VP8PJ
Landing and camping at South Orkney requires permission from several government agencies. This multi step process takes months to complete. We recently received our final approval, the “Antarctic Conservation Act Permit” from the National Science Foundation

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 17th January, through Friday, 24th January there were 205 countries active

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

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


News for Saturday 25 January

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Is this frequency in use and other lies we tell ourselves
When you switch your radio on to start a radio fishing expedition you join all the other spectrum users across the planet. To be fair, you’ll likely only become aware of some of those for the time that your radio is switched on, even if there are thousands around  

ARRL to argue for continued access to 3-GHz spectrum
ARRL report at its January meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors instructed the League’s FCC counsel to prepare a strong response to protect amateur access to spectrum in the 3 GHz range

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 26th of January falls on Australia Day.

Today, Australia marks our National Day, and regardless of how and when we might wish to celebrate it, we’re a country worth celebrating. As the Tony Bennett song goes“with all your faults I love you still”

Ham radio: A hobby still alive and thriving
The Boston University News Service talks to Alan Lewis K1ALL and Jim Wilber about amateur radio

British Columbia QSO Party 2020
Presented by the Orca DX and Contest Club – 1600z Feb 1 to 0359z Feb 2 and 1600z to 2359z Feb 2

Propagation de K7RA
No sunspots appeared over this reporting week (January 16-22) and on January 22 reported currently the consecutive period of spotless days is 11. But all recent sunspots have had Solar Cycle 25 polarity


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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Coordinator.

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section. (breaking amateur/ham radio news)

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