Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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

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

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Accessed on 29 April 2021, 2045 UTC, Post 2008.


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News for Thursday 29 April

The ZS SOTA autumn activity day on 1 May
This is a fun event to encourage radio amateurs to participate in the Summits on the Air (SOTA) programme. The activity day is open to all radio amateurs and runs from 00:00 to 23:59 CAT on Saturday 1 May 2021

CubeSat for under $1,000?
A post on Hackaday looks at building a low cost satellite – a CubeSat

Visalia DX Convention 2021
Many DXers have a visit to the Visalia DX Convention on their wish list. This year, the 72nd meeting of this famous International DX Convention, sponsored by the Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) will be held on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, via Zoom webinars

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Tuesday was a monster day, lots of stations and loads of DX. VP2EIH (Anguilla), VP8LP (Falklands), HZ1EARTH (Saudi Arabia) and more just for Tuesday.

As for the rest of the week, Thursday was dead, just D44PM (Cape Verde). Saturday and Sunday revived things somewhat with ZL3IO New Zealand, 4S7VG (Sri Lanka) and YW200BC/1 (Venezuela)

Europe Day – On The Air
Look for the following Spanish stations to be active between May 7-9th, to celebrate/commemorate ‘Europe Day – On The Air 2021’ which was created in 1950

GB0/GB1/GB2/GB4, England special event
The following stations are active in honor of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, passing on April 9th at the age of 99

Digital divide narrowed by pandemic, but around 1.5m homes remain offline
The UK’s digital divide narrowed during the coronavirus pandemic, as people have gone online to escape the lockdown, Ofcom research suggests

Prins Karls Forland Island
Operators Erwann LB1QI, Harald LB2HG, Ken LA7GIA, Peter LA7QIA and Christian LA8OM will be active as JW0W from Prins Karls Forland Island (EU-063), which is part of Spitsbergen’s Coastal Islands Group, between July 21-26th

YOTA Online: The end … but a new beginning Today!
The next Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Online takes place today, Thursday, April 29, at 1800 GMT (7pm BST). In this newest episode the team will present the main topic ‘The end … but a new beginning!’

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
Or.. just ask Alexa to ‘Play Southgate Vibes Podcast’


News for Wednesday 28 April

Bill introduced to designate April 18, 2022, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day
Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko has reintroduced a resolution with bipartisan support to designate April 18, 2022, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day

FCC auto-registration feature for exam applicants to be discontinued
The ARRL report that auto-registration in the FCC Commission Registration System (CORES) amateur radio exam for candidates using a Social Security number will be discontinued on May 20, 2021

Evil Crow is ready to cause some RF mayhem
There’s no doubt that the RTL-SDR project has made radio hacking more accessible than ever, but there’s only so far you can go with a repurposed TV tuner. Obviously the biggest shortcoming is the fact that you can only listen to signals, and not transmit them. If you’re ready to reach out and touch someone, but don’t necessarily want to spend the money on something like the HackRF, the Evil Crow RF might be your ideal next step

OS ham radio prefix in Belgium
Since April 18 Belgian radio amateurs have been using ‘OS’ as the prefix instead of the usual ‘ON’

Ham Radio Prep submits questions for next Technician class exam pool
Ham Radio Prep, the nation’s fastest growing amateur radio education program, has submitted 25 suggested questions to the National Conference of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators, for use on the upcoming revision of the amateur radio Technician class examination pool set to go into effect next year

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

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