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.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 13 May 2021, 1133 UTC, Post 2035.


News for Thursday 13 May

WSPR in the Daily Express
The Amateur Radio mode WSPR gets a mention in the Daily Express newspaper

Ham radio in Malaysia
News provider The Malaysian Reserve says now more and more women are beginning to use amateur radio

Radio Frequency Interference and the Radio Amateur (RFI Seminar)
ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, will be giving a talk on Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 GMT (4pm EDT)

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Another bumper week for activity with Friday to Sunday being very, very good.

Most sought after DX was FY5KE (French Guiana), 7V7V (Algeria special), D44PM (Cape Verde) and lots of other DX.

B3, B4, B8, B2 CRA are all Chinese Radio Amateur stations. My own favourite is B4CRA from Shanghai where our daughter lives

Results of voting for the 2021 SARL AGM motions
Voting on the 2021 AGM Motions closed at 23:59 CAT on Monday 3 May. Only 288 members out of 1 691 members cast their votes, giving a 17,03% vote

CME sparks strong geomagnetic storm
A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on May 12th, sparking the strongest geomagnetic storm of young Solar Cycle 25

Spanish special event
In celebration of the 156th anniversary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a group of Spanish radio amateurs together with Ure-Cullera Radio Club of Valencia (EA5RKX), and Les Bacores DX, will activate the special callsign AN5ITU until May 23rd

More than one in five UK homes can get full-fibre broadband
More than one in five UK homes can now access faster, full-fibre broadband, according to new figures published by Ofcom

Moroccan special event
This year, the Moroccan people celebrate the 65th anniversary of the creation of the ‘Royal Moroccan Armed Force’ on May 14th, and ‘National Security (DGSN)’ on May 16th

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #58
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 Wednesday 12 May

Essex CW Club Morse Boot Camp date announced
The annual CW Boot Camp will be held in Witham, Essex, on Saturday, October 16, 2021

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo – Call for Speakers
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will return on August 14th and 15th, 2021

The ever-shrinking radio spectrum
Our phones, the key-fobs that control our alarms, cars and other devices. TV broadcasts, wifi — in fact almost every aspect of electronics, right down to the humble light bulb, now has an element of radio-frequency communications built into it

Mobile strategy review terms of reference
Ofcom has today published the terms of reference for its upcoming mobile strategy review

Bouvet Island DXpedition
3Y0J will be a DXpedition with a focus on good, fast and accurate operating. QSO rates will be very high

Workshop for attorneys under consideration for 2022 ARRL National Convention in Orlando
The Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee (ARLDAC) is considering hosting a half-day workshop for attorneys at the ARRL 2022 National Convention in Orlando. This would be for attorneys only, and attendees would be eligible to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit in their respective states

Northern Ireland special event
Members of the North West Amateur Radio Club (MN0NWG) will be active as GB0AEL from Londonderry between May 15-23rd

The Senator was a ham – Barry Goldwater and amateur radio
Marilyn Murphy, Communication Manager for the Arizona Historical Society, announces that the Arizona Historical Society is hosting a virtual program looking at Arizona’s most famous amateur radio operator, Marilyn Murphy, Communication Manager for the Arizona Historical Society, announces that the Arizona Historical Society is hosting a virtual program looking at Arizona’s most famous amateur radio operator, Barry Goldwater

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K6K Special Event Station:

K6K, the King Kamehameha Celebration Special Event Station, will be on air, Friday, 11 June 2021, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (HST).  For details, please go here:

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