Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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News for Sunday 25 April

Update on new Ofcom EMF regulations
As part of the RSGB AGM held on April 24, John Rogers M0JAV provided an update on the new Ofcom EMF licence regulations, the video is now available on YouTube

MacLoggerDX Version 6.33 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.33 of MacLoggerDX has been released

RSGB awards Louis Varney Cup to Dave Crump G8GKQ
At the RSGB AGM held on Saturday, April 24, the Society awarded the Louis Varney Cup for advances in space communications to Dave Crump G8GKQ

ARISS contact with school in Glebe, Australia
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Victor Glover KI5BKC with students at St Scholastica’s College, Glebe, NSW, Australia

QSO Today – Peter Shilton, VE7PS
Peter Shilton, VE7PS, became a lifelong chaser of meteor scatter and EME contacts because of a very early acquisition of a Drake receiver and a transverter, at the beginning of his ham radio career

Electronic voting for the 2021 SARL AGM Motions
The voting for the 2021 AGM Motions opened at 00:01 CAT yesterday Saturday 24 April 2021 and will close at 23:59 CAT on Monday 3 May 2021

Apathy voting RSGB AGM
MARTIN G3ZXZ writes: There are over 22000 members of the RSGB, just over 600 members bothered to vote for the new President, that’s approximately 2.7% yes 2.7%

Antique Wireless Association Valve QSO Party on 1 and 2 May
The aim of South Africa’s AWA Valve QSO Party is to create activity on the 40 and 80 metre bands. It is a phone only contest using AM and SSB. Preferably, valve radios or radios with valves in them may be used. No linear amplifiers may be used

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #53
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 24 April

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How much bandwidth is there?
Have you ever taken a moment to consider the available bandwidth on the various amateur bands?

The RSGB 2021 AGM
The RSGB is holding its 94th AGM at 12 noon (11:00UTC) today, Saturday 24 April. The formal business of the AGM will include the results of the RSGB elections

Overseas amateurs visiting Australia
While the WIA has been focused on the main class licence submission, it seems the team has also been monitoring the ACMA consultation pages for other issues that may affect the amateur service due to ammendments

EMF: RSGB release Pre-assessed Configuration for half-wave dipole
The RSGB has released the first in a series of Pre-assessed Configurations (PAC) which, if required, amateurs may choose to use to assist with the new EMF regulation

IARU R3 Disaster Management Coordinator role
The WIA report that the role of IARU Region 3 DM Coordinator has become vacant

Vhf-propagation-monitoring via AIS-RXing
Derek, V51DM from Swakopmund / Namibia is now often visible on the VHF propagation-monitor ‘DXMaps’

PW and Radio User on Pressreader
Did you know Warner Brothers have put Practical Wireless and Radio User on the Pressreader website

Consultation on future regulation of telephone numbers
Ofcom has proposed amendments to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK

Danny Weil – A Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took Amateur Radio on the Trip of a Lifetime
The Board of Directors of the Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the release of “Danny Weil – A Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took Amateur Radio on the Trip of a Lifetime” by Martti Laine, OH2BH, AH3D, and VP2VB

Workshop 2021 : pre-work meeting
The IARU Region 1 2021 Workshop delegates gathered virtually on April 21st to officially start the pre-work which will lead the MS to the next October workshop programme addressing the future of amateur radio

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