Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Top Story:  The 12th “13 Colonies” event begins 01 July 2020.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Accessed on 30 June 2020, 2232 UTC, Post 1514.


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News for Tuesday 30 June

13 Colonies special event
Once again the annual (the 12th) ‘13 Colonies Special Event‘ will take place between 1300z, July 1st and 0400z July 7th

Times Radio launches with Boris Johnson and Malawi mix-up
Times Radio launched with a large budget, high-profile presenters and an exclusive interview with Boris Johnson

More on FT8 EME
There has been further work on trying FT8 for EME, this time on 1296

‘We’ve bought the wrong satellites’: UK tech gamble baffles experts
“The UK government’s plan to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in a satellite broadband company has been described as ‘nonsensical’ by experts, who say the company doesn’t even make the right type of satellite the country needs after Brexit,” reports The Guardian

12th Annual 13 Colonies special event
Speaking of 13 Colonies, I’ll be representing Virginia as K2B from FM18, and possibly FM19 or FM08 on 7/3 and 7/4 (TBD)

India: Amateur Radio license petition
Rohit Bokade, VU3OIR, has started a petition requesting a change to the Amateur Radio license in India to permit all grades of license to use the amateur radio satellites

Listen to the ISS
Amateurs and others around the world may listen in on contacts between amateurs operating in schools and allowing students to interact with astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station

JARL in HF World Championship Contest
Look for the following stations to represent the JARL during the IARU HF World Championship Contest (July 11-12th)



News for Monday 29 June

QO-100 S2S in SOTA
Andrew Holland G4VFL and Nick Gregory G0HIK successfully achieved a SOTA “S2S” (Summit-to-summit) QSO via the QO-100 Oscar 100 satellite

Register for Free Foundation Online Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on Sunday, July 5

Antennas for small gardens webinar
RSGB’s live webinar ‘Tonight @ 8’ taking place this evening, June 29, at 8pm BST (1900 GMT) features Steve Nichols G0KYA who will talk about Antennas for small gardens

Record numbers take UK amateur radio exams
On Friday June 26 the RSGB reported over 800 candidates had successfully completed their online Foundation amateur radio exam and over 650 exams were booked for future dates

Radio Emma Toc World Service – Schedule Summary – June 2020
Items on 2MT, SDR radios, Chelmsford Calling, Good Morning Vietnam, and hello to listeners

EURAO General Assembly 2020: held online
With a participation, in one way or another, of 80%, the General Assembly 2020 of EURAO was held last Saturday, June 27, via internet

RF Interference: Unintentional Emissions from devices
On June 18, Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) published Public Consultation 51 on the future update of the Spectrum Use Regulation (current Resolution 671 of November 3, 2016)

IARU Region 1 General Conference to be in two parts
The IARU Region 1 2020 General Conference will no longer be an in-person event. Instead an online conference will be held October 11-15 with an additional in-person event in 2021

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 21st June, through Sunday,28th June there were 201 countries active

Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news:

All radio amateurs are invited to the upcoming “Hawaiian Grid Madness” VHF/UHF simplex event on Sunday, 20 September 2020, from 1300 to 1700 HST.  For rules, suggestions, and log information, please go here:  The contest is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Repeater Club on Hawaii Island.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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