Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information from 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 Tuesday 16 March

Friedrichshafen June 25-27
Messe Friedrichshafen, organizers of the HAM RADIO event, are continuing with plans for an in-person event to be held June 25-27, in additional the DARC is planning a state-of-the-art online conference event

ISS Columbus ham radio station operational
ARRL reports the ARISS ham radio station in the International Space Station Columbus module is once again operational

National Hamfest 2021
The organisers of the UK’s National Hamfest, planned to take place at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground on September 24-25, will make a final decision in June

WIA explain their position on ACMA ham radio licencing proposal
WIA Directors Dale VK1DSH and Lee VK3GK, Board member Scott VK3KJ and Grant VK5GR of the WIA Spectrum Stategy Team appeared on YouTube to explain the WIA position on the ACMA’s licensing proposal

ARISS contact scheduled for students at Goodwood Primary School in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
This will be a telebridge contact via amateur radio and students will take turns asking their questions of Astronaut Victor Glover, amateur radio call sign KI5BKC. English is the language that will be used for this contact. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ

ICQPodcast – John Amodeo – Last Man Standing
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features is an Interview with John Amodeo from Last Man Standing by Ed Durrant DD5LP

IARUMS February newsletter now available
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports that Over The Horizon Radars (OTHR) continue to be the biggest source of interference in the HF amateur radio bands

Watch Out for STEVE!
High-latitude sky watchers are seeing the purple phenomenon, called “STEVE”, from their backyards now

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Southgate Vibes Podcast #42
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. There’s two new episodes every week – one on Tuesday and the other on Friday – so stay tuned!


News for Monday 15 March

German radio hams request online exams
Germany’s Amateur Radio Round Table (RTA) has asked communications regulator BNetzA to introduce online exams. While UK and USA have had online exams for almost a year they aren’t yet widely available elsewhere

IRTS Annual General Meeting
Due to the continuing and forecast Covid-9 pandemic restrictions, the 2021 IRTS Annual General Meeting will be held online on the Zoom platform on Saturday April 24th at 1100

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for January-February, 2021
Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for January-February, 2021 (23rd January to 22nd February, 2021) are as follows.
Monthly result in this period is 1,408 QSOs including 117 DX QSOs

SARL Contest News
The second Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint runs from 17:30 to 18:30 UTC (19:30 to 20:30 CAT) on Wednesday 17 March – St Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day activity
This Wednesday is St. Patrick’s Day and traditionally stations in EI and overseas stations with a connection to EI make a special effort to get on the air for the occasion

Inside the summit-obsessed world of ham radio
It was an arresting view, and the perfect backdrop for a summit selfie. But instead of reaching for his smartphone, Galchutt was absorbed by another device: a portable transceiver

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

DXCC Country/Entity report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th/March, through Sunday, 14th/March there were 216 countries active

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