Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by 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 04 February 2021, 1952 UTC, Post 1860.


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News for Thursday 4 February

An introduction to SOTA
A video of the talk ‘Getting started with Summits on The Air (SOTA)’ given by Michael Sansom G0POT is now available on YouTube

Online Amateur Radio Courses in the UK
Essex Ham</strong> have produced a useful page giving brief details and links for online amateur radio training courses for the Foundation, Intermediate and Full exams

Consultation on new ham radio licence for Australia
Australia’s communications regulator ACMA, is consulting on a new Class Licence that would mean amateurs would no longer have to pay charges and taxes for licence application and renewals

British Columbia QSO Party 2021 — UR invited!
There’s never been a better time to collect some nice wallpaper for the shack wall. Even if BCQP is not your target contest of the weekend, if you hear a BC station calling “CQ BCQP”, contact him/her, find more VE7/VA7s, keep track of the QSOs and send in a log

Fee free amateur radio licence proposed for VK
The Australian radio regulator (ACMA) released a consultation paper this week on proposed changes to the amateur radio service in Australia

Southgate Vibes podcast #30


News for Wednesday 3 February

An introduction to SOTA
A video of the talk ‘Getting started with Summits on The Air (SOTA)’ given by Michael Sansom G0POT is now available on YouTube

Tony’s 10m Band Report
What a strange week. Tuesday was full of stations but not for me. The rest of the week was fairly poor. I worked very little (on 10m)

New G0KSC website
After the previous site being live for more than 10 years, I have updated the G0KSC website to a new platform which is fully responsive so now works well on mobile and tablet devices

OFCOM update on VP8 amateur radio licences in British Antarctic Territory, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
You may be aware that there have recently been some amateur radio licencing difficulties experienced in the Falkland Islands due to new communications legislation being implemented

First QO-100 satellite contact from Indonesia
Indonesia’s national amateur radio society, ORARI, reports on the first contacts from Indonesia via the Qatar-Oscar-100 geostationary satellite transponder

IARU agrees the first preliminary IARU positions for WRC-23
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports the IARU has agreed the first preliminary IARU positions for WRC-23

Call for Proposals
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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