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 supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 11 March 2021, 1330 UTC, Post 1921.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Thursday 11 March

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A good weekend, but mid-week was thin. Most sought after was ZD7FT (St Helena), YY1AQP (Venezuela), LU8DPM (Argentina) top both days at the weekend! This week’s most unusual call 3G2K, Chile, beautiful coast line. It’s a special contest call. I wonder if his house and antennas are in the picture?

HamSCI Workshop on Zoom March 19-20
Registration is now open for the 2021 HamSCI Workshop, Friday and Saturday, March 19 – 20. The theme of this year’s Free Zoom workshop is mid-latitude ionospheric science

100 years of Willis Island manned weather station
In November 1921 on Willis Island, surface observations began with descriptive reports of weather and cloud

Ofcom spectrum auction set to start this week
Mobile operators will begin bidding in the UK’s next spectrum auction from Friday 12 March, Ofcom has confirmed

In India popularity of ham radio is rising
The Bangalore Mirror newspaper reports all 41 candidates who did the amateur radio exam on January 18 passed, they were awarded their certificates on March 7

VK9HR DXpedition to Willis Island in November
I am glad to report on behalf of the group, that all is going well and all is on schedule for November

Video-sharing platforms – who needs to notify to Ofcom?
Ofcom has published guidance to help providers self-assess whether they need to notify to Ofcom as UK-established video-sharing platforms

Dutch inventor of the audio cassette tape dies aged 94
Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape and a CD pioneer died aged 94 at his home in Duizel in Brabant on Saturday, Dutch media report

 

News for Wednesday 10 March

ARISS press conference on Columbus ham radio system
The ARISS team will conduct a 45-minute press conference for media on Wednesday, March 10 at 1900 UTC (1400 EST). This press conference will focus on the ARISS Radio system mounted in the Columbus module

Belgium to resume ham radio exams
If the evolution of the Corona infections continues to proceed favorably, Belgium’s communication regulator BIPT, will resume amateur radio exams from April 26

87 Speakers, Prizes, Build-A-Thon, Exhibitors and more
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Radio Expo (Expo) scheduled for March 13-14, 2021 is coming up this weekend!

14 common phone mistakes in ham radio
Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) identify 14 common mistakes ham radio operators make on phone (FM, SSB, AM) — and what to do differently to maximize communication and boost intelligibility in amateur radio

Jerry Burke – SK
Some sad new to share, Jerry Burke author of the NEC code (Numerical Electromagnetic Code) has passed away

Reactions to the North America Adventure Frequency
While I did not originate the idea, I have been promoting the use of 146.58 MHz as the North America Adventure Frequency. (Rex/KE6MT and George/Kj6VU came up with the idea.) My previous blog post explained the thinking behind it, along with my own personal biases, I’m sure

Banks Road testing club celebrates 1 year
The Five County VE team celebrates 1 year operating from their new home location

First TF SOTA Mountain Goat
Congratulations to Einar Kjartansson, TF3EK, who has achieved the accolade of SOTA Mountain Goat. This is the principle award in the Summits on the Air scheme and marks passing through 1000 activator points

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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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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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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