Southgate Amateur Radio Club 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 01 November 2020, 1500 UTC, Post 1704.


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News for Sunday 1 November

QSO Today – Ria Jairam – N2RJ

Ria Jairam, N2RJ, discovered amateur radio on her native Caribbean Island of Trinidad/Tobago back in the 90s

As an immigrant to the United States, Ria pursued a degree in Electronic Engineering and learned from great ham radio mentors

N2RJ tells her story and the ham radio issues that interest her in this QSO Today

Ham College 70
Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 8. E2B Television practices: fast scan television standards and techniques, slow scan television standards and techniques

SolderSmoke Podcast 226 available
Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released a new edition of the amateur radio SolderSmoke podcast

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 1st November 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we invited Amateur Radio clubs to provide news of what they have been up to, or are intending to get up to

NewsWest is produced by WA AR News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand

The Draft 2021 SARL Blue Book
Thank you to the Clubs and Groups who responded with updates, comments and suggestions for the 2021 Blue Book

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

NEW! We now have a short news podcast called ‘Southgate Vibes’
Click here to listen to our third edition



News for Saturday 31 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The excitement is palpable …
I’m looking at components. Not looking for, looking at. I have them sitting on the bench in front of me. A collection of six variable capacitors and six inductors. There’s also a germanium diode, a breadboard, some connecting wires and two connectors  

Understanding Radio Receiver Dynamic Range
The dynamic range of a radio receiver is probably more important than pure sensitivity. If the radio cannot handle strong signals, then these strong signals can have the effect of masking weak signals that need to be received. It is no use having great sensitivity, if the receiver cannot work under the conditions it is likely to encounter in real situations

IARU Region 2 appoints new Emergency Coordinator
The Executive Committee has appointed Dr. Carlos A. Santamaria CO2JC as the new R2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR)

Available/Reserved UK amateur radio callsigns
Ofcom were asked in a Freedom of Information request to provide a list of Available / Reserved amateur radio callsigns

Historic radio books
Iulian Rosu YO3DAC / VA3IUL has made available some PDFs of radio books from the 1920s, 30s and 40’s

Programme Contents – Our second ‘Global Request Show’! One hour of songs selected by Radio Emma Toc listeners!

Just a note for our Hawaii subscribers:  You can find out if your 2020 mail-in ballots have been received by going here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section