Southgatge Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news 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 13 February 2021, 1246 UTC, Post 1878.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Saturday 13 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Running out of things to do … So, there’s nothing on TV, the bands are dead, nobody is answering your CQ, you’re bored and it’s all too hard. You’ve run out of things to try, there’s only so many different ways to use the radio and it’s all too much

Special ham radio callsigns to celebrate Greek Revolution
In 2021, Greece is celebrating the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek Revolution after a period of 400 years of occupation by the Ottoman Turks

WIA considering ACMA consultation response
WIA Director and Secretary Peter Clee VK8ZZ reports on the ACMA amateur radio licence consulation

Ofcom fines KTV £50,000 for serious broadcasting breaches
Ofcom has today imposed fines totalling £50,000 on Khalsa Television Limited (KTV) for serious breaches of our broadcasting rules

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 14th February 2021 is the contesting edition, with news about contests coming up, and we give some particular attention to the John Moyle Memorial Field Day coming up in March

A new form of space weather: Earth Wind
There’s a new form of space weather–and it comes from our own planet. Electrified “Earth wind” is streaming through space, much like the solar wind but different

International Milk Tart Day
The first SARL 40 m Club Grid Square sprint for 2021 takes place from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC (14:00 to 15: CAT) on Saturday 27 February, which is also International Milk Tart Day

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels. There are currently no sunspot regions visible. No solar flaring is expected

Southgate Vibes podcast #33
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes

 

News for Friday 12 February

ARRL reject additional VEC’s
ARRL has told the FCC that no additional Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VEC) are needed to oversee the administration of amateur radio exams by Volunteer Examiners (VEs)

RSGB’s ‘Get on the air to care’ construction competition winners
The RSGB’s Get on the air to care construction competition was for projects made during the Autumn 2020 lockdown, the Christmas and New Year holiday period or the early 2021 lockdown

World Radio Day 2021 on BBC World Service
To mark World Radio Day on Saturday 13 February 2021, the BBC World Service has some special content to be broadcast over the weekend

Digital Modes with WSJT-X
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the WSJT-X software suite which supports the popular amateur radio digital mode FT8

German Special Event
Look for special event stations DR100JL and DQ100JL to be active from Dessau-Rosslau City between March 1st and May 31st, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Junkers Luft-verkehrs Aviation AG and Air Traffic

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

Fancy some authentic cold war radio gear?
Fancy some authentic cold war radio gear? Comes with some unique accessories! We are pleased to be offering a unique private collection of part restored V Bomber cockpits, along with many additional individual items from the collection

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

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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