Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here are today’s Amateur Radio News Headlines from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 07 May 2021, 1307 UTC, Post 2024.


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ews for Friday 7 May

Brazil’s radio hams campaign for tax exemption
Brazil’s national amateur radio society LABRE is campaigning for the abolition of taxes on amateur radio equipment

Webinar ‘RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies’
ARRL reports the IEEE COMAR committee has issued an invitation to its webinar, ‘RF Exposure in the Time of Conspiracies’

DX: One group’s post-pandemic travel plan: Get as far away as possible
Die-hard ham-radio operators brave storms, sharks, brutal temperatures to set up temporary transmitting stations in the most remote spots around the world

China’s new space station is visible from Earth
Sky watchers are reporting two new objects in the night sky: China’s new space station and an out-of-control booster rocket that helped launch it

Sky is NOT the limit: Radio club partners with Grovetown students for weather balloon launch
Augusta Chronicle reports: Tons of kids let go of balloons just to watch them float through the air, but those at Savannah River Academy did it Wednesday for science

AO#EU: Europe Day ‘on the air’ 2021
This year, 9 May is on Sunday, but we will be active from Friday 7 until Sunday 9, the whole weekend, with the special callsigns: AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU, AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU, to commemorate the creation of the EU in 1950

The Wight stuff: Marconi and the island, when working remotely on wireless comms meant something very different
Planning a post-lockdown trip to the isle off England’s south coast? Don’t miss the interesting bits

Bletchley Park: WW2 secret agent’s messages remembered
The BBC reports the first message sent back to Britain by a ‘trailblazing’ special agent in World War Two has been commemorated, 80 years on, by radio amateurs using GB1SOE

Ofcom fines Abu Dhabi Channel for breaking fairness and privacy rules
Ofcom has today fined Abu Dhabi Media Company PJSC (ADMC), a total of £250,000 for serious breaches of our fairness and privacy rules on its Abu Dhabi Channel service

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Southgate Vibes Podcast #57
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’

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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