Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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Accessed on 21 February 2021, 1237 UTC, Post 1891.

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ews for Sunday 21 February

German radio hams tackling RF noise pollution
DARC reports 35 Electrical Noise Area Monitoring Systems (ENAMS) have been delivered and another 20 locations are sought as part of the effort to monitor the interference from human-made noise on the HF bands

ARISS contact scheduled for students at John F. Kennedy High School, Denver, Colorado, USA
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS)

Derek G4CQM has carried out a major upgrade to his websites
Derek G4CQM has carried out a major upgrade to his websites to HTML5 standards compliance throughout. This enables viewing on PC, Tablet and Mobile devices and benefit from interactive features

Ham radio on BBC Radio Lincoln
The Lincoln Short Wave Club, hosts of the National Hamfest, celebrated their 100th anniversary in February and Steve Burke M5ZZZ / G6TVP was interviewed on BBC Radio Lincoln

Hamfest will bring together amateur radio enthusiasts from across the nation
Greg Williams says amateur radio is a hobby with something in it for all types of personalities

Minami Torishima
Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007)

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Saturday, 13th-February, through Friday, 19th-February there were212 countries active

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

Southgate Vibes podcast #35
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes
There’s are two new episodes every week – one on Tuesdays and the other on Fridays – so stay tuned!

 

News for Saturday 20 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
One of the things about amateur radio that I find intensely fascinating and to be honest sometimes just as frustrating, is that you don’t know what the outcome of an experiment might be at any one time. Not because you cannot control the experiment, or because you don’t know what you’re doing, but because the number of variables involved in most meaningful amateur radio experiments is pretty much infinite

Radio amateurs want to be of service when communications fail
Nashville Scene reports thousands of Nashvillians were affected by the cell and internet service outage that came after the Christmas Day bombing downtown – but it was exactly the type of situation amateur radio operators prepare for

Permission granted for 60 foot ham radio masts
Vermont radio amateur Zachary Manganello K1ZK has been granted planning permission for magnificent towers up to 60 feet high

Propagation de K7RA
A period of 0 sunspots ran from February 4-17, but Wednesday evening while viewing the STEREO spacecraft image I saw a very bright area on our Sun’s northeast horizon. Shortly after, Spaceweather.com reported, ‘A new active region is hiding just behind the Sun’s northeastern limb. It might be a sunspot.’

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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