Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Welcome to the latest edition of the “Southgate Amateur Radio Club 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 05 May 2020, 1555 UTC, Post 1428.


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News for Tuesday 5 May

Changes at SOTABEAMS
Richard Newstead G3CWI has announced his retirement from his amateur radio company SOTABEAMS

Amateur Radio Exams ‘Al-fresco’
IARU Region 1 reports on how a club overcame the Coronavirus restrictions to hold an amateur radio exam in a country where online exams aren’t available

FT8/FT4 and ‘screen savers or power savers’
This is a short article which could explain a phenomena that you may have experienced. It affects FT8, FT4 and maybe other data modes

Ham radio operators reach out to people with critical illness
This Week reports amateurs radio operators have been scanning Kolkata round the clock during the ongoing lockdown to get medicines required by critically ill patients of West Bengal and outside

Denby Dale ARS talks available on Zoom
The Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society are organising a series of online presentations using Zoom starting this evening Tuesday, May 5

Coronavirus: How amateur radio is connecting people during lockdown
The BBC News website reports: Amateur radio use in the UK has seen a “significant” rise during the coronavirus lockdown as people seek new ways of staying connected. The national body that represents users – the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) – has said many people who formerly enjoyed the hobby are also returning to it

Thailand joins the STAYHOME family
News from Bangkok, Thailand and the world.

It was today when the Thai radio regulator, NBTC, granted a permit E2STAYHOME for Thailand to join the the COVID-19 movement as the country number 33 

Herb Schoenbohm KV4FZ SK
Herb Schoenbohm who, since his arrival on St. Croix in 1968, was a Republican activist, weather prognosticator, both a radio personality and radio installer and so much more died Wednesday, April 29, in his bed at home with his wife Monika on the east end of St. Croix. He was 84

Radio Caroline North – 9th-10th May
It’s nostalgia time again with another monthly Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 9th-10th May

People experiencing fewer nuisance calls, but more work to do
Landline and mobile customers are experiencing fewer nuisance calls than they were three years ago, according to latest research from Ofcom

Change to The 5 MHz Newsletter Archive URL
There’s been a change to The 5 MHz Newsletter Archive URL, as it was not originally in the Dropbox publicly-available section

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of April 29th.
The list contains 340 entities



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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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