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

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 11 April 2021, 1307 UTC, Post 1975.


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News for Sunday 11 April

South West’s Wessex Ham to close
Wessex Ham MX0WSX which aimed to provide a gateway to amateur radio, local clubs, activities and training in the South-West of England, is to close

NASA’s Mars helicopter to make first flight attempt today
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is just a few hours away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet

The SARL Virtual AGM next Saturday
Have you registered for the 2021 SARL Annual General Meeting which will be held next Saturday, Saturday 17 April, using the BlueJeans platform?

Amateur Radio Direction Finding
Radio direction finding has existed for nearly as long as radio itself (the late 19th century). The military uses it for practical reasons, utilizing it to ‘triangulate,’ or locate, hidden military bases, transmitters, and submarines that would otherwise be a secret

AMSAT SA call for papers
AMSAT SA has announced the date for the 2021 Space Symposium. In view of the continuing uncertainty about the Covid – 19 pandemic the conference will be a virtual event on the BlueJeans platform. The date is Saturday 10 July 2021 starting at 08:00 UTC

The ZS4 Sprint on 18 April
This is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in the Free State and radio amateurs in Southern African countries

Bolivia operation
Antonio, EA5RM, is once again be active as CP1XRM from Bolivia until April 27th, working as Solidaridad Medica and Radio amateurs Without Frontiers NGO volunteer

Czech Republic special event
Members of the Radioclub Chrudim will be active as OL75KCR from Chrudim to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Radioclub Chrudim

Southgate Vibes Podcast #49
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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is offering another free, online Technician License Preparation Class, beginning 21 April 2021.  The class will use the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, go here:

Also, Doug conducts a CERT Radio Check Net on the 1st Saturday of each month at 0900 HST. For details, contact Doug at the above email address.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section