Southgate 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 provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 19 February 2021, 1309 UTC, Post 1888.


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News for Friday 19 February

Friedrichshafen ham radio event still going ahead
Organisers of the popular Friedrichshafen ham radio event are still planning for the event to take place on June 25-27

Register now for free ham radio Foundation Online course
A free Foundation Online amateur radio training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts Sunday, Feb 21 – register now

Ofcom awards first small-scale DAB multiplex licences
Ofcom has announced its first ever awards of small-scale radio multiplex licences

VK6WIA NewsWest
In NewsWest for Sunday 21st February 2021, we delve into Amateur Radio History, looking at more than one period in a century of Amateur Radio in Australia

EURAO Party – Winter 2021: with a simple dipole
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘with a simple dipole’. Remember this is not a contest, it is just a radio meeting with a few simple ‘rules’, better to call them recommendations

Lemmings over a demographic cliff?
ICQ Podcast presenter Frank M. Howell K4FMH gives his view on the future of amateur radio – can we defuse the demographic time-bomb?

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 18 February

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Well what a silly week. Sweet FA really till Saturday and Sunday. Little bits of DX about. FG4SO (Guadeloupe), V51WH (Namibia), ZD7FT (St Helena), 9J2BS (Zambia) along with a pair of YVs (Venezuela), YV5NEA, and YV5IUA. Both the YV pages are worth a look for wonderful scenery

Direct entry to Full Licence: RSGB Consultation
The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee (ESC) has just launched a consultation to ask for the views of the amateur radio community on a new, Direct to Full licence exam which would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system

ARRL to consider covering young members license fee
At its meeting on January 15-16 the ARRL Board considered a plan to pay the planned FCC license application fee for young radio amateurs

RSGB consulting on their new Direct-To-Full exam
The RSGB’s Examination Standards Committee has launched a consultation to ask for the views of the amateur radio community on a new, Direct to Full licence exam which would run in parallel with the existing three-tier system

AMSAT Ambassador and ARRL registered instructor Clint Bradford, K6LCS, is certainly keeping busy!
He reports these upcoming satellite presentation dates 02/17 –
St. George, Utah
02/23 – Franklin, Indiana
03/10 – Trenton, New Jersey
03/11 – Clearwater, Florida

CAPE-3 CubeSat launched
The University of Louisiana (UL) at Lafayette student-built CAPE-3 satellite was launched on January 17. A 1-U CubeSat, CAPE-3 includes a ‘digipeater and experimental UHF adaptive radio’

Southgate Vibes podcast #34
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes
There’s two new episodes every week – one on Tuesdays and the other on Fridays – so stay tuned!

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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