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 post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 02 May 2021, 2125 UTC, Post 2015.


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News for Sunday 2 May

Amateur Radio licensing in the Falkland Islands
After several months of protracted discussions, the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has provided a final opportunity for non-resident lifetime, VP8 licence owners to have their VP8 callsigns revalidated

Ofcom release database of issued UK amateur radio callsigns
On April 20, 2021, in response to a Freedom of Information request, Ofcom released a database of 96,776 issued amateur radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies

North American QSO parties to recognize young contester entries
To encourage young radiosport participants, National Contest Journal (NCJ) will recognize their entries in the North American QSO Party (NAQP), starting with the August 2021 NAQP CW and NAQP SSB events

RAC Canadian Portable Operations Challenge Award
Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to present a new Canadian Portable Operations Challenge Award for RAC members

AGCW-DL 50th Anniversary
The German AGCW-DL telegraphy club celebrates their 50th anniversary during the month of May

Chichijima Island, Ogasawara
Makoto, JI5RPT, will once again be active as JD1BLY from Chichijima Island (AS-031) between June 10-12th. The schedule may change depending on the status of COVID-19

Bulgarian special callsign/event
Members of the ‘School Radio Club and TV – Young Hams’ (LZ1KAK) will use the special callsign LZ1BOTEV to mark the 145th anniversary of the sacrifice of the revolutionary, poet, publicist, journalist, translator, thinker and literary critic – Hristo Botev

Shortwave Collective – Fencetenna
On Saturday, May 1, sound artist Hannah Kemp-Welch M7HKW and other members of the Shortwave Collective hooked their radios up to fences in a work-in-progress artistic performance – Fencetenna

ACMA have been busy and sending out updates, not only on their recent close to $650 Million windfall from spectrum sales but also with ICT Day

Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australia
Hello everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW reminding you that tomorrow, Monday, is also the first Monday of month and time for the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australias May bulletin to go to air

70th anniversary of Radio Free Europe
Radio Free Europe began its Czechoslovak service 70 years ago, offering news throughout the Cold War

Southgate Vibes Podcast #55
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 Saturday 1 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Ergonomics in your shack – In my day job I work in computing. For many years that consisted of going on-site and fixing stuff. Invariably this involved me fixing servers that were installed into a room the size of a broom closet with an optional air conditioner screaming in my ear

RSGB’s amateur radio survey
The RSGB is conducting a short survey of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that apply to amateur radio in the UK. The Society would like to hear the views of all UK radio amateurs as well as those who are unlicensed

8J17CALL closed
7-CALL Amateur Radio Club has finished all operations of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station on 22nd April, 2021

The special station has operated for a year from 23rd April, 2020 to 22nd April, 2021.

GB2RS News available on QO-100 satellite from this Sunday
The RSGB has announced that their popular GB2RS news broadcast will now be available on the QO-100 amateur radio transponder on the geostationary satellite Es’hail-2

ARRL Executive Committee nominates Joel Harrison, W5ZN, to be next IARU Secretary
At its April 5 meeting via Zoom, the ARRL Executive Committee (EC) nominated past ARRL President Joel Harrison, W5ZN, to become the next Secretary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). The incumbent Secretary, David Sumner, K1ZZ, has announced his intention to step down on July 1

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 2nd May 2021 is Club Focus time, where we throw the programme over to Clubs so that they can strut their stuff.
In today’s episode in the Club Focus series, I take a look at how Covid restrictions affect clubs and how we might develop resilience in clubs

The SARL addresses Type Approval issues
Last week the SARL facilitated a virtual meeting to receive input for the SARL response to ICASA on the draft Equipment Authorisation Regulations, colloquially referred to as the Type Approval Regulations. The final comment date is mid-May

A Timeline of Great Aurora Storms
New research shows that great aurora storms happen on average every 40 to 60 years–a lot more often than previously thought

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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