Here is the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Accessed on 02 August 2020, 2235 UTC, Post 1568.


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News for Sunday 2 August

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Carole Perry – WB2MGP
Carole Perry, WB2MGP, was my guest in episode 51, five years ago this week. Carole leads a Youth Forum at the major hamfests every year including Dayton and Huntsville

Ham College episode 67
Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 5
E1E Volunteer examiner program: definitions, qualifications, preparation and administration of exams, accreditation, question pools, documentation requirements

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

FT8 experiment on 40 MHz – 1st to 15th August 2020
Between the 1st and 15th of August 2020, LY2YR and S50B will be experimenting with the FT8 digital mode on the new 8-metre band


News for Saturday 1 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
First Digital DX contact!
The other day day I managed my first DX contact using a new mode, FT8.
It wasn’t very far away, all of 2600 km or so, but it evoked memories of my first ever on-air DX contact nearly a decade ago. I should say thank you to YD3YOG for my 15m contact, fitting because my first ever was also on 15m as I recall. Unfortunately I never did log my first

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for June-July, 2020 (23rd June to 22nd July, 2020) are as follows

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is the New Amateurs episode, where we welcome those who are new to the hobby, and provide information that new Hams may find useful


News for Friday 31 July

The Solar Minimum Superstorm of 1903
Don’t let Solar Minimum fool you. Superstorms are possible even during the “quiet” phase of the solar cycle

The Space Weather Woman
Two New Bright Regions and A Return to Mars – The latest space weather forecast
from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 30 July

End of the month, so – time for another Radio Emma Toc World Service programme!
Something slightly different this time – a one hour request show with music all chosen by our listeners, so a wide variety.

Sorry for the lack of articles.
I have had a bad fall and have damaged my right arm so trying to type or use the mouse is very painful at the moment – Richard g4tut

Don’t forget the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  The contest is sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club and will run from 1300 HST to 1700 HST. For event information, please go here:

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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