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 25 March 2021, 1320 UTC, Post 1945.


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for Thursday 25 March

Facing the future of amateur radio
IARU Region 1 has started preparations for a workshop to look at the future of amateur radio

HEMA Coming to South Germany
Expansion to the HEMA award scheme! April 5th 2021 marks the start of HEMA in Southern Germany

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a bad weekend. Even better to come this next weekend with the CQ WW WPX SSB contest. So whip out your latest prefix and wave it around
This week there was a fair bit of DX about. 7Z1WW (Saudi Arabia), A25RU (Botswana), FY5HB (French Guiana), VK9CE (Cocos Keeling Is), J28PJ (Djibouti) to name a few. I chased ZC4GR on 10m but only managed to work him on 15m, doh! Nice QSL card

Building A Simple Direct Conversion Receiver
This video is of a talk given to members of the Bury Radio Society and the Warrington Amateur Radio Club on building a direct conversion receiver

VE7BQH Antenna Tables
A short historical analysis with comparisons and comment by G4CQM including VE7BQH Tables Zoom Presentation Dec 10, 2020 on YouTube

UK Full Distance learning courses
A new cycle of UK Full Licence Distance learning courses are commencing hosted by the Strangford High Frequency Enthusiasts Group. This service is completely free

Cooperative effort under way to resolve potential 70-centimeter interference issue
ARRL, the FCC, and the US Department of Defense are cooperating in an effort to eliminate the possibility of amateur radio interference on 70 centimeters to critical systems at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico

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News for Wednesday 24 March

FCC not yet collecting $35 application fee
The ARRL report that FCC Part 97 rules establishing a new $35 amateur radio application fee go on the books on April 19, but the FCC won’t start collecting the fee ‘until the requisite notice has been provided to Congress, the FCC’s information technology systems and internal procedures have been updated, and the Commission publishes notice(s) in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of such rules.’

France: Amateur Radio License Statistics
In his editorial for March the President of the REF Jean-Louis Truquet F5DJL comments on the French amateur radio licence numbers

New RSGB EMF Calculator available
A new version of the RSGB/Ofcom EMF Calculator v0.1.2-rsgb9c is available for free download on the RSGB EMF page

Amateur satellites on Ham Radio Live!
Ham Radio Live Show 163 talks about how ham radio operators work satellites in space to make contacts! Even to the International Space Station!

SRAL celebrating its 100th anniversary
OH Boy! The Amateur Radio League of Finland (SRAL) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Finland is a small, modern Republic of 5 million inhabitants located on the very northern frontier of Europe

ICO and Ofcom publish joint action plan for tackling nuisance calls
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Ofcom have today outlined a joint plan for tackling nuisance and scam calls for 2021/2022

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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Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will begin another free online Technician License Prep class, beginning of 21 April 2021.  The course will use the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, contact Doug at

Also, Doug conducts a CERT Radio Check Net on the 1st Saturday of each month at 0900 HST.  Contact Doug for details at

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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