Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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Accessed on 15 March 2020, 1620 UTC, Post 1350.  This post covers the period 14-15 March 2020.


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News for Sunday 15 March

AmateurLogic 141: The Great Toilet Paper Famine
RSPDUO Tone and DCS Decoding, Exploring RigPi Deeper, Coronavirus Hoarding, and more

Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club cancels April meeting
From Matt Tumbleson KM4MIF, GSARC President: Based on the declaration of a local state of emergency, the continued threat of viral illness to our membership and the potential need for activation of emergency operations – I would suggest at this point we cancel the April meeting

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Michael Rainey – AA1TJ
Michael Rainey, AA1TJ, is a master of building simple HF transmitters from the materials that he has on hand, including the parts from a compact fluorescent light bulb

38th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting announced
AMSAT is pleased to announce that the 38th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday, October 16th – Sunday, October 18th at the Crowne Plaza Suites: MSP Airport – Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota

SolderSmoke Podcast Special Coronavirus Edition
Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released another amateur radio Soldersmoke podcast, this special edition suggest projects to do during the Coronavirus outbreak

Activity days ‘The warriors of Vinnitsa’ 2020
20 – 23 of March 2020 will be activity days of the Club WW radio amateurs in Vinnitsa region of Ukraine

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


News for Saturday 14 March

Foundations of Amateur Radio
One of the things I love most about this hobby is the ability to randomly dart off into any related direction and learn new stuff. For example, the names Nikola, Guglielmo, Heinrich and Edwin emblazoned on a t-shirt sent to me by a very appreciative listener Jack KI4KEP, started an exploration into the deeds and misdeeds of the people behind those names

Announcement from American Radio Relay League headquarters
As part of the efforts underway to help protect the health and safety of ARRL Headquarters employees and volunteers from the impacts of the coronavirus, the American Radio Relay League, Inc. has decided to suspend all tours and guest visits to ARRL Headquarters and the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, effective Monday, March 16

Ofcom finalises rules for mobile airwaves auction
Ofcom has confirmed how they will release important airwaves to help improve mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G

Hamzilla and VERON Rosmalen rallies postponed
Just for info; The VERON Dutch rally at Rosmalen on 21st March was cancelled on 11th March

Cosmic rays are increasing at aviation altitudes
New high-altitude balloon measurements inside the Arctic Circle show that cosmic rays are increasing at aviation altitudes

WIA Board Comment
Good morning, this is Mike VK8MA, a director of the WIA. Today I would like to offer a comment on a subject that might not be fully understood. Even I have only had this clarified recently. It only impacts a few Amateurs and is not a major issue

Geoff Emery and the coronavirus
Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking.   I think we may be getting overwhelmed with all the stories concerning corona virus, I also think we must consider the tasks that are ahead for us as members of clubs and as individuals

Tuesday an international group set sail from New York to the British Virgin Islands to re-activate the VP2VB call sign of Yasme fame for 6 days, focusing on the low bands with two stations

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 15th March 2020 is the New Amateurs edition, and we will recognise newcomers to Amateur Radio in Western Australia, or who have upgraded

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