Southgate Amateur Radio News


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

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 07 June 2020, 1435 UTC, Post 1473.


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News for Sunday 7 June

Online exam booking system proves popular
The RSGB report that 300 candidates booked a remotely-invigilated online Foundation exam in the first 5 days of the new booking system being live

ARISS-USA formed
In late May, the USA team of the ARISS International working group became an incorporated non-profit entity in the state of Maryland, officially becoming ARISS-USA.

Airwaves kept abuzz for 95 years
Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV got some good publicity for Amateur Radio by a sending a press release to the Bloemnuus newspaper

Longjiang-2: Journey to the Moon
A cartoon movie has been made that tells the story of the student-built spacecraft Longjiang-2 / Lunar-OSCAR-94 which went into lunar orbit and transmitted SSDV images back to radio amateurs on Earth

Get On The Air To Care montage
Essex radio amateurs have been thanking the NHS and supporting the RSGB Get On The Air To Care #GOTA2C campaign during the COVID-19 lockdown

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
With a number of public venues progressively reopening their doors, Unfortunately the club rooms as well as all other clubs are still closed for general use under mandated access restrictions

Yasme Foundation supporting grant to Open Research Institute
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has made a supporting grant to the Open Research Institute (ORI) to enable completion of ORI’s Phase 4 Ground Project

Technical writers still wanted
The NZART exam rewrite committee needs writers from among the amateur radio community to help make our exam more relevant for current times

NZART Memorial Contest
The NZ Memorial Contest will again be held over the first weekend in July (4th and 5th)

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


News for Saturday 6 June

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How to pick a field operating position?
Much of the operation that I’ve done as a radio amateur is conducted in the field. That is, I tend to either drive my car to a location, or go out with friends and set-up camp to play. After you do this for a while you start to notice the things that you look for in an operating position 

Ofcom EMF Consultation: Your response needed by Friday, June 12
Ofcom are proposing to impose onerous new licence conditions and mandatory guidance on all licensees (not just amateurs) who are able to transmit >10W EIRP, prompted by recent but unjustified 5G concerns etc

MacLoggerDX Version 6.29 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.29 of MacLoggerDX has been released

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest VK6 Amateur Radio News for Sunday 7th June 2020 is the New Amateurs edition.

Today we give our attention to New Amateurs, welcoming newcomers and those who have received new  callsigns in the last month 

History of amateur radio in Wallonia
The Regional Archives of Wallonia (Southern Belgium) has published a free 118 page book – Wallonia and amateur radio through the archives and writings of Pierre Stoffel ON4PS

EURAO Newsletter June 2020
EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website. Spread the word!

Propagation de K7RA
Two new sunspots emerged this week, with a one-day gap on Tuesday with no sunspots. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 0 last week to 3.3 in this week, May 28 through June 3

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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