Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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News for Sunday 4 April

Germany and Austria release new ham radio callbooks
The communications regulators in Germany and Austria have made new editions of their national amateur radio callbooks available for free download

Draft Type Approval regulations published
As reported in SARL News last Sunday, ICASA has published the draft Type Approval Regulations in Government Gazette no 44371 dated 31 March 2021

Reminder PACCdigi contest
Dear YL, OM , SWL We would like to invite you to take part in the first Dutch PACCdigi contest

QSO Today Episode 331 – Michelle Thompson W5NYV Written Transcription now available
QSO Today Episode 311 with Michelle Thompson W5NYV now has a written transcription of the interview between Eric 4Z1UG and Michelle thanks to Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ

Autumn QRP contest
In South Africa, the QRP contests are intended to be fun activities to promote QRP operation between radio amateurs

Last radio repair shop in Telangana
Arab News reports on two aging brothers in Hyderabad who run the last radio repair shop in southern Indian state

Email safety
The WIA report there has been a bit of a phising attack on some emails

Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club
Hello everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW wishing you all a Happy Easter and reminding you that Easter Monday is also the first Monday of month and time for the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australia’s April bulletin to go to air

West Rand Amateur Radio Club’s Open Day
All interested parties are invited to the West Rand Amateur Radio Club’s Open Day and Tech Talk on Saturday 10 April 2021 at the Club House in Kroton Street South, Weltevreden Park

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Southgate Vibes Podcast #47
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode

News for Saturday 3 April

Foundations of Amateur Radio
When you just have to try things …
A little while ago I was gifted a new radio, well, new to me. A Kenwood TS-480HX. It’s an all mode HF transceiver with 6m. Does 200 Watts, but you know me, I’m into QRP, low power, so I first had to figure out how to dial the transmitter down to 5 Watts and that was after figuring out how to feed the dual power supplies from one source and have the fuses work as expected

Talks given at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo available online
The keynote speech by David Minster, NA2AA, CEO of ARRL, along with other presentations given at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, March 13-14, are available online

Winmalee students to speak to astronauts
Winmalee Public will become ground control later this month when eight students talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 4th April 2021 is the Club Focus edition of NewsWest, and we’ve invited local clubs to strut their stuff and tell you what they are up to.
On behalf of the NewsWest team, I’d like to wish you all the very best for a happy and safe Easter

Radio Amateurs remember AM and CW on ANZAC Day, 25th April
The traditional AM and CW event organised by Mike ‘Banjo’ Patterson VK4MIK and the Tablelands Radio Group of Far North Queensland, will take to the air for the 10th year

ACMA seeks feedback on draft five-year spectrum outlook
WIA News reports Australia’s communications regulator, the ACMA, is requesting comments on its draft spectrum outlook 2021-2-25

NASA to host virtual viewing of Orion Spacecraft drop test
Engineers will drop an 14,000-pounds test version of the Orion spacecraft into the Hydro Impact Basin at NASA’s Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Virginia at 1:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 6

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