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.

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News for Monday 8 March

France: Ham radio exam changes
After 8 years of waiting a new amateur radio decree has finally been published in the French Government Official Journal

March QSO Expo: Can you help with speakers at the Expo?
I need your help, if you are willing. If you have already signed up as a Host or Co-Host, my thanks. You don’t have to keep reading

Unlocking amateur radio technology
The SARL (South African Radio League) technology symposium will be held on 27 March 2021 from 10:00 to 14:00 CAT

January 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report
The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service

New RSGB videos launch this week
As part of the RSGB ‘Get on the air to care’ campaign, and to link with British Science Week, the RSGB are launching a series of videos this week

First contact via UVSQ-Sat FM transponder
On Friday, March 5, 2021, the first contact was made via the FM transponder on the UVSQ-Sat CubeSat

HAREC Training Courses
Applications are still being accepted for the next HAREC on-line course starting on March 30th

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group news bulletins
The Tuesday evening broadcast of the IRTS radio news by Sean Byrne EI2HZB on behalf of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Society is getting great support from the amateur radio community all over the country and beyond

Help for CW Beginners
Newcomers to CW often have difficulty finding stations to work at slow speeds. To address that problem there is a small group of dedicated radio amateurs who regularly help beginners to take that ‘Giant Leap’ and use CW on air for the first time

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News for Sunday 7 March

Ham radio licensing issues in South Africa
The SARL interacted this week with a senior councillor of ICASA and expressed the League’s concern about the complicated license renewal process, long delays, and in many instances unfamiliar terminology used in the process leading to applications being rejected

Ham radio exams to resume in the Netherlands
VERON has announced that the first amateur radio exam to be held in 4 months will take place on March 17

QSO Today – Steve Hicks – N5AC
FlexRadio is the Platinum Sponsor at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. I wanted to bring back an interview that I had with Steve Hicks, N5AC, VP of Engineering at FlexRadio. Steve will be a speaker at the Expo

Malaysian radio hams in newspaper
The Star reports on the public service work carried out by members of the Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society

Bitcoin transfer via ham radio
A Bitcoin article describes how Rodolfo Novak VE3NAK and Sam Patterson KE8KRX used amateur radio to transfer Bitcoin using JS8call on 7.077 MHz

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
It’s almost ‘show time’ as the 2nd QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will go live next Friday evening 1800 PDT. I hope that you will come

Two YouTube channels – one common purpose
Using the power of simultaneous Livestream on both their YouTube channels, two amateur radio operators are raising public awareness on behalf of a Detroit area ham who has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure

Monster antenna system
Here’s a video of an extraordinary antenna. ZL3SV uses a 2x320mtr Dipole

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels. There are two sunspot regions with simple magnetic configurations visible. No solar flaring is expected

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News item:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins another online Technician License Preparation Course on 21 April 2021. The course will be conducted by the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, go here:

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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