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 06 May 2021, 1221 UTC, Post 2021.


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News for Thursday 6 May

RSGB launches new video: 2020 – a year like no other
2020 was a ‘year like no other’ for everyone around the world. In the UK, the Radio Society of Great Britain and radio amateurs rose to the challenge

German radio amateurs face 34 Euro charge for 2017/18
DARC reports in the next few weeks, the Federal Network Agency BNetzA will begin sending notifications of contributions to licensees in accordance with the Frequency Protection Contribution Ordinance

Full licence mock exam papers updated
The RSGB’s Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) has just updated the two Full licence mock exam papers

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A mega Sunday! Friday and Saturday weren’t too bad but Sunday! Back to the old days.
Normally I would have increased the number of reported contacts to cut down on the space used but I thought it looked good for comparison purposes.

FY5KE ( French Guiana) was top for 3 days with 3D2ZK (Fiji) for 2, EW1I (Belarus) and AM500MMM (Spain special) both top for 1 day.

This is Joanna, 3D2ZK. Check out her page!

Gothenburg celebrates 400 years with special callsign SE400G
Sweden’s SSA reports SE400G is on the air to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the city of Gothenburg

IARU-R1 addresses discriminatory wording in Constitution
IARU Region 1 has voted overwhelmingly to remove discriminatory language from its constitution and make it gender-neutral

ARISS contact with students in West Virginia
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Green Bank Elementary Middle School, WV and Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, amateur radio call sign KG5GNP

Ofcom announces latest small-scale DAB multiplex awards
Ofcom has today awarded small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences for five more areas in England, Scotland and Wales

Australia and Antarctica on QRP CW and building the trap dipole antenna that made it all possible
An enjoyable and highly informative presentation by John K3LO, chock full of technical details and home brew examples for those interested in operating at low power over long distances

Southgate Vibes Podcast #56
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 5 May

‘Stockport Radio Society, Celebrating 100 Years of Amateur Radio’ The Book
The year just gone for many was a year to forget, but for us 2020 was a momentous one with the society clocking up 100 years of existence

QSO Today – Roland Smith K7OJL
Roland Smith, K7OJL, entered ham radio almost 60 years ago after the launch of the Sputnik satellite

BBC looks at Chelmsford’s early radio history
In Series 12 episode 7 of BBC TV’s Great British Railway Journeys Michael Portillo visits Chelmsford, home of Marconi’s first wireless factory, and interviews Tim Wander G6GUX

Veteran radio amateur Ted Trowell G2HKU SK
Kent Online reports Ted Trowell G2HKU, one of the UK’s oldest and longest-serving radio amateurs, has died only weeks after celebrating his 98th birthday

Quakes led radio hams to form disaster relief network
The Ashi Shimbun reports Japan’s 2016 quakes lead to disaster relief network of amateur radio operators

Ham radio on Austrian TV
Austria’s DORF TV looks at how radio amateur Reinhard Kühn DK5LA from Sörup, Schleswig-Holstein, become a team member of the Chinese Longjiang-2 lunar mission?

DRCF response to DCMS on the future digital regulatory landscape
The Digital Regulatory Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has submitted its response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the future of the digital regulatory landscape and how to achieve coherence in regulatory approaches across digital services

IRTS Amateur Radio Survey
The IRTS, along with all the other member societies in Region 1 is being asked to carry out a Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threat (SWOT) analysis on the position of amateur radio in our modern environment

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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