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 20 March 2021, 1314 UTC, Post 1939.


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News for Saturday 20 March

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The remote edge…
The landscape of remotely operated amateur radio is changing by the day. Once the territory of home brew DTMF decoders and remote controlled radio links, now more often than not it’s a Raspberry Pi with an internet connection, or some variation on that

Ofcom: New Draft UK Amateur Radio licence
The draft of the new Amateur Radio licence expected to take effect on May 18 is available on the Ofcom site, comments can be submitted up until April 18

5 MHz Exercise Blue Ham March 20-21
During this weekend March 20-21, the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC), CCF, ACF and SCC Callsigns look forward to operating on 5 MHz with as many Radio Amateur Stations as possible during Exercise Blue Ham

AH-705 HF/50 MHz Automatic Antenna Tuner for the IC-705, now available!

We are pleased to inform you that the Icom AH-705 automatic antenna tuner for the IC-705 is now available from Icom UK dealers

The AH-705 is a small portable antenna tuner that has been designed to work between the 1.8-50MHz bands

IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter
Edition 88 of the free IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter is now available for download

The Early Years of Amateur Radio
The Antique Wireless Assocition has released another vintage presentation from its collection

New CQ WPX Activity Map
Randy, K5ZD, CQ WPX Web Manager, posted the following: We are always looking for new and interesting ways to present the results of the CQ WPX Contest

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 21st March, 2021.
For starters it’s the John Moyle Field Day weekend, and depending on when you’re listening to the news, the contest would either be drawing to a close, or it’s all over red rover and you’re collapsed in a heap at home.

GB100, Wales
John, MW1CFN, will be active as GB1004FTS from Anglesey Island (EU-005), an island off the mainland’s northwest coast, between March 25th and April 8th

Ofcom invites applications for ‘limited coverage’ FM radio licences
Ofcom is inviting applications for ‘limited coverage’ FM restricted service radio licences as part of a new trial

Your daily Amateur Radio and Communications website
News for Friday 19 March

Free online Amateur Radio training course starts Sunday
This is the last chance to register for the free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham which starts on March 21

Radio Surfer Award
The RSGB has announced its new Radio Surfer Award aimed at young people but open to everyone regardless of age, there’s no need to be a RSGB member

How to Grow Ham Radio — PART 2: Attitude
Special guests John (NJ4Z) and Steve (W3SPC) join Ham Radio Perspectives for Part 2 (“Attitude”) on how to grow the hobby by cultivating positive attitudes on the air, online, and in clubs

Ham radio in a Tesla
In her latest amateur radio video Ria Jairam N2RJ looks at installing amateur radio in a Tesla Model S

ARISS contact with school in California
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at Oakwood School, Morgan Hill, CA, USA

4 meter IRTS News in the East Leinster region
The members of East Leinster Amateur Radio Club have proposed reading the IRTS (Irish Radio Transmitter Society) News on 4 metres as a Pilot for a couple of months

AMSAT-EA English language newsletter available
Spain’s amateur satellite organisation AMSAT-EA has released the English language PDF version of their newsletter for March 2021 for free download

Pillars of Amateur Radio
I am a member of a local club rebranding itself and trying to grow the hobby and the club at the same time, we developed a little short clip to promote what the hobby is about and that we as a club are involved in those aspects

Ramping up the rollout of full-fibre broadband
Millions of homes across the country are set be upgraded to faster, more reliable broadband, under new regulations announced today by Ofcom that will help shape the UK’s full-fibre future

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

Your daily Amateur Radio and Communications website

Southgate Vibes Podcast #43
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 Thursday 18 March

RSGB AGM and Elections 2021
Voting for the RSGB elections is now open. The Calling Notice, Resolutions, candidate statements and the voting process can be found on the Society’s AGM web pages

US broadcaster KHTS issues apology after Ham Radio / CB confusion
Broadcaster KHTS published a news item which confused Amateur Radio with CB radio, they have since apologized

Incumbent Section Managers begin new terms in April
Eight incumbent ARRL Section Managers who were unopposed for re-election in the winter election cycle will begin new terms on April 1

ARISS ham station in Columbus module is once again operational
Some 6 weeks after going silent following a spacewalk that installed new antenna cabling, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) ham station in the Columbus module is once again operational

Tony’s 10m Band Report
The weekend was huge with the ARRL SSB contest. The rest of the week was weak!! Best of the weak week were PQ213CFN (Brazil special), ZD7FT (St Helena), HZ1SK (Saudi Arabia), LS2D (Argentina) and VK3ZVE (Australia) top spotter on Sunday

EchoLink for Windows version 2.1 now available
After a 14-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that EchoLink for Windows version 2.1 is now available

Ofcom spectrum auction: principal stage results
Ofcom has announced the outcome of the principal stage of its auction to release more airwaves to improve mobile services and support 5G

Polls: Ham radio link for Sunderbans’ shadow zones
To bridge the gap of connectivity, the South 24-Parganas district administration is taking the help of ham radio in the shadow zones of Sunderbans. There are nearly 60 polling booths spanning across Patharpratima, Sagar, Ghoramara, Kakdwip and Gosaba area where connectivity including internet is a major challenge for the district administration

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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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Informtion Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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