Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 10 May 2020, 1415 UTC, Post 1434.


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News for Sunday 10 May

Get Your Foundation Licence FAQ!
The CORONA virus outbreak, country-wide lockdown and the RSGB’s introduction of ‘Remote Exam Invigilation’ seems to have sparked a lot of interest in the UK’s Foundation Licence

World Amateur Radio Day Certificates
World Amateur Radio Day Award Certificates are now ready for download for those who successfully contacted a RAC official station as described below

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Rick Dubbs – WW9JD
Rick Dubbs, WW9JD, spent four years at sea in US nuclear submarines, retired as a teacher of junior high school kids, flies drones professionally as a part of his small business, and now has time for his ham radio projects

Amateur Satellite Workshop on YouTube May 27
IARU Region 2 will be holding a Satellites for Beginners Workshop at 2300 GMT on Wednesday, May 27, and you can participate via YouTube

AMSAT-EA English language newsletter available
Spain’s AMSAT organisation AMSAT-EA has released the English language version of their May newsletter

Coronavirus: The rise and rise of Amateur Radio during lockdown
Bournemouth’s The Breaker reports the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have experienced a threefold increase of people wanting to sit licensing exams since the government rules on lockdown

South Africa appoints new Assistant RAE Manager
SARL (South African Radio League) reports plans to hold the paper-based Radio Amateur Exam on June 27 are still going ahead and a new Assistant RAE Manager has been appointed

Results of the SARL Electronic Voting
The Electronic Voting for the four financial motions was completed at 23:59 CAT on Wednesday 6th May 2020

Tenth YOTA postponed to 2021
The 10th edition of the Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp, to be hosted by the Croatian Amateur Radio Association (HRS) between 8th and 15th August has been cancelled and postponed to 2021

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


News for Saturday 9 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How much is a bit worth?
During the week I finally made the decision to purchase my first software defined transmit capable radio. It wasn’t an easy choice for me, given that the range of options vary in price from “not much” to “more than my car is worth” and an infinite number of choices between those

Radio amateurs gather to support the Hamburger Factory
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Poway Amateur Radio Society rallied to support the Hamburger Factory restaurant on Saturday, May 2, holding a take-out food rally in the parking lot

France: REF makes April and May magazines available
France’s national amateur radio society REF has made both the April and May editions of its magazine Radio-REF available for free download as convenient PDF’s

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest, your Amateur Radio News for the VK6 call area and beyond, on Sunday 10th May 2020, Mothers Day

Glasgow Times features Amateur Radio
The Glasgow Times newspaper features an article about visually-impaired radio amateur Terry Robinson GM3WUX

Hack-a-Sat call for participation
I’ve put out the call for participation for the Hack-a-Sat competition in the past, and would like to bring you all up to date on the developments and opportunities that have developed since

Belarus Special Event
Look for the following special event stations from Belarus to be active between May 1-10th, to celebrate 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (June 22, 1941 – May 9, 1945)

Contest University news
Go to the Contest University Web site to register for the free CTU online via Zoom webinar bridge

Indian special event
Members of the Indian Institute of Hams, Bangalore Club (IIH) [VU2IIH], will be active as AT2GOK until July 26th, providing assistance in fighting COVID-19

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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