Here’s the latest Amateur Radio news compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

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

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Accessed on 16 May 2021, 1138 UTC, Post 2040.


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News for Sunday 16 May

IARUMS April newsletter now available
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) has been causing interference to radio amateurs

The great geomagnetic storm of May 1921
100 years ago today, the biggest solar storm of the 20th century struck Earth

Amateur radio on BBC Essex Breakfast Show
Dorothy M0LMR got some publicity for Amateur Radio on BBC Essex by phoning in to the Breakfast Show and talking about customised car registration numbers for ham radio

SARL response to Draft Equipment Authorisation Regulations
On Friday afternoon 14 May, the SARL submitted its response to the Draft Equipment Authorisation Regulations as published by ICASA on 30 March 2021

CANWARN Online Training 2021
Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that we have now partnered with the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre Team to provide CANWARN Training this spring

ZS3 Sprint this afternoon
The ZS3 Sprint is on the air this afternoon from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC (16:00 to 17:00 CAT) with CW and phone activity on 40 metres

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #59
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 Saturday 15 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Soldering Irons and Software – The activity of amateur radio revolves around experimentation. For over a century the amateur community has designed, sourced, scrounged and built experiments. Big or small, working or not, each of these is an expression of creativity, problem solving and experimentation

RAC Canada Day Contest: Celebrate Canada’s Birthday on the air!
The global pandemic continues and we want to make sure that all participants in the RAC Canada Day Contest on Thursday, July 1 help us to celebrate Canada’s birthday safely

Wooden satellite expected to launch end 2021
The ARRL reports the WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year

RCI English section: goodbye
Canada’s international broadcast service from the English language team of Radio Canada International has come to an end. RCI, (originally the International Service, CBC-IS) was initially created towards the end of the Second World War

Another satellite constellation prepares for launch, this one aimed at next-gen connectivity for IoT devices
Not keen on a 5G mast in your street? At least it’d be harder for crackpots to burn down ‘a flying cell tower in orbit’

Military Radio and the SAS
BAREC, Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club are holding their May meeting – ‘Military Radio and the SAS’ with John Trist VK2MOP. John served as an SAS patrol signaller and instructor and will provide a very informative presentation on military radio

China’s Mars rover touches down on the red planet
China’s space program took a major leap today when it successfully landed the Zhurong rover on Mars, marking the country’s first landing on another planet. Teams will now prepare to roll the rover off its landing platform and onto the dusty Martian surface to begin a mission to search for evidence of water and hints of past life

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

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