Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 27 April 2021, 1202 UTC, Post 2004.


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News for Tuesday 27 April

Norfolk radio hams contact more than 900 amateurs worldwide on International Marconi Day
Norfolk’s radio hams managed to contact 923 other radio amateurs in 71 countries on Saturday’s International Marconi Day.

The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) ran the all-day event

Announcing the formation of the Amplitude Modulation Amateur Radio Society
Do you like using various voice modes? Perhaps you like constructing your own equipment? Did you use AM in your early years as a radio amateur? Then perhaps our new society is for you! It gives us great pleasure to introduce the newly-formed Amplitude Modulation Amateur Radio Society

Amateur Radio related ETSI documents
The Ofcom document IR 2028 contains the requirements for the licensing and use of Amateur Radio and it references several ETSI documents

Panasonic wants to produce new powerline chips
Powerline (PLC) devices have been a problem for amateur radio for years due to the RF Pollution they can produce. Now DARC reports Panasonic is planning large-scale deployment of PLC

WRTC 2022 postponed until 2023
ARRL reports the World Radiosport Team Championship 2022 (WRTC 2022) has been postponed for 1 year until 2023

Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Test set for May 7-8
The US Department of Defense will host this year’s Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band Test, Friday and Saturday, May 7 – 8, in recognition of Armed Forces Day on May 15. The event is open to all radio amateurs

San Francisco sound engineer accidentally dosed with LSD while cleaning 1960s radio equipment
The synthesizer Eliot Curtis was cleaning was quite popular in the 1960s when LSD-friendly musicians were looking for new sounds. Unbeknownst to him, they left a few remnants behind

Israel update
The ‘Land of Craters’ program continues with the second activation from one of four craters in Israel located in the Negev Desert. The operation will use the callsign 4X0GDL between April 30th and May 1st

Off-grid solar charging on a SOTA adventure
A local SOTA activation offered a great opportunity to test out a newly purchased solar panel while having a little fun

Ofcom spectrum auction: final results announced
Ofcom has today announced the final results of the auction for spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands, following completion of the remaining stages

Southgate Vibes Podcast #54
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 Monday 26 April

NASA to air live coverage of SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts’ return to Earth
NASA will provide live coverage of the upcoming return activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, KF5LJG, Victor Glover, KI5BKC and Shannon Walker, KD5DXB and Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the International Space Station

Register now for Free Foundation Online Ham Radio Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on May 2 – Register Now

ARISS contact with school in Melbourne, Australia
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at St. Margaret’s School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

ICQPodcast – The Not So Simple Dipole
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in this episode we feature The not so simple Dipole

UKEICC 80m CW Contest on Wednesday next April 28th
The UKEI Contest Club run one hour 80 metre contests both on SSB and CW every month from September to April

A cultural crossover
In a time and age where there’s instant gratification, validation and criticism for everything we do, thanks to social media, imagine receiving a tangible form of communication through a letter or postcard from a stranger, from thousands of kilometres away

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 18th April, through Sunday, 25th April there were 210 countries active

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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