Amateur Radio News


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.

Accessed on 22 April 2021, 1315 UTC, Post 1995.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Thursday 22 April

Camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas is a go for this summer
The long-awaited inaugural Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America will go forward this July. The camp, set for July 11 – 16, will take place at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio, north of Cincinnati

Online amateur radio training in Germany
DARC reports training for the German amateur radio licenses is now available online

FCC issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio users again reminded not to use radios in crimes
On April 20, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a new Enforcement Advisory, repeating the admonishments contained in a January Advisory that no licensee or user of the Amateur or Personal Radio Services may use any radio equipment in connection with unlawful activities of any nature

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Monday to Wednesday were very poor but Friday into the weekend were excellent with lots of stations active.
I worked quite a lot of EAs on Ten Metres but no real DX

ARES to participate in earthquake drill May 1
Amateur radio operators across Illinois will be participating in a simulated earthquake training exercise on Saturday, May 1 that’s designed to hone their communication skills in the event a major earthquake hits the Illinois region, one that would damage or destroy its power and communications infrastructure

Clear frequencies requested for net providing 24/7 coverage of Saint Vincent volcanic eruption
The Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN) has been providing round-the-clock coverage during the La Soufriere volcanic eruption on the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Several neighboring islands are also being affected by the disaster

Amateur radio: It can be more than just a hobby
Yeap Ming Liong 9W2KYU got some good publicity about World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) in two Malaysian publications the Sun and the Star

Winmalee over the moon about close encounter
The 11-minute call was two years in the making after school science teacher Alison Broderick applied to NASA and ARISS International (Amateur Radio on the ISS) to be part of an amateur radio operators’ program that enables students around the globe to speak to an astronaut

Southgate Vibes Podcast #52
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 Wednesday 21 April

GB5UTA active in June for U3A event
GB5UTA will be on-the-air June 1-28 promoting Amateur Radio among the 450,000 strong University of the Third Age (U3A) an organisation that aims to help people learn, stay active and have fun in later life

South African 40 MHz beacon heard in Greece
John Desmond EI7GL reports the South African amateur radio beacon ZS6WAB on 40.675 MHz has been received in Greece

Radio amateur G3YJO on BBC Radio 4
Radio amateur Professor Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO, was the guest on the Radio 4 show The Life Scientific that was broadcast on Tuesday, April 20

Solar Flare and Radio Blackout
In a sign of increasing solar activity, the sun just produced an M-class solar flare–one of the strongest flares of new Solar Cycle 25

China and Huawei’s dystopian ‘New IP’ plan for 6G
Huawei’s plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls ‘New IP,’ designed to build ‘intrinsic security’ into the web.

MAGLITE celebrates World Amateur Radio Day by joining forces with ARRL
In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day on April 18, Maglite and ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®, have announced they have formed a partnership based on the common mission of helping people be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters

Somalia operation
Ali, EP3CQ, will once again be active as 6O1OO from Somalia starting sometime in May. He returns to Mogadishu on April 25th, and expects to be operational after his quarantine at the end of the month

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

News for Tuesday 20 April

A Simple WSPR Beacon
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about a simple beacon using the weak-signal mode WSPR

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo now ended
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, March 2021 Edition, ended on April 16th

NRRL’s Online Ham Radio Convention
Norway’s NRRL is holding an online amateur radio convention this week April 18-26, the presentations are available on YouTube

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter succeeds in historic first flight
Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.m. PDT)

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia postponed to 2022
The YOTA summer camp Croatia, which had already been postponed to 2021 last year, has to be postponed once again to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Samuel Morse special event
Members of the Hungary Radio Amateur Society (MRASZ) will activate the following callsigns in celebration of the 230th anniversary of the birth of Samuel F. B. Morse between now and April 27th

AMSAT’s GOLF-TEE cubeSat manifested for launch on ELaNa-46
GOLF-TEE is the first satellite in AMSAT’s ‘Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint’ or GOLF program. The goal of the GOLF program is to work by steps through a series of increasingly capable spacecraft to learn to develop systems and skills needed to achieve successful high orbit missions

Harmful coronavirus content on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules for third time
An Ofcom investigation has found that coronavirus coverage on the religious satellite television channel Loveworld breached broadcasting rules for a third time

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