Southgate Amateur Radio 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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 18 May 2021, 1400 UTC, Post 2043.

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News for Tuesday 18 May

IRTS Radio Amateur Exam closing date
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) Examination Board has announced 2 pm on Friday, May 21st, as the closing date for anyone wishing to sit the next Amateur Radio Station Examination

Netherlands: Repeaters and Beacons to be hit with 79 Euro charge
VERON reports an additional change of 79 Euros a year is being levied on amateur radio Repeaters and Beacons in a move that is detrimental to experimental radio research

Dare to Repair
Mark Miodownik examines why electronic gadgets and household goods don’t last and are hard to repair and what’s being done to fix the problem

EI0HQ in the 2021 IARU HF Championship
The IRTS contest manager is still looking for volunteers to operate EI0HQ on some single bands in the IARU HF Championships on July 10th and 11th

SARL-100 Working Group
The SARL-100 Working Group was created during the Council meeting on Tuesday 11 May 2021 with the aim to collect the history of the SARL

Discussion Point
Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking…

Direct QSLing to cost more from May 27th
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society say the cost of mailing QSL cards is going to get more expensive from May 27th when An Post increase postal rates

Bouvet Island DXpedition news
Ken, LA7GIA, 3Y0J Co-Leader, reported on the 3Y0J FaceBook page that the German DX Foundation (GDXF) confirms their record breaking donation of 8000 Euro/10,000 USDs to the 3Y0J DXpedition!!

Southgate Vibes Podcast #60
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 Monday 17 May

Online training course in the Philippines
A 3 hour online course was held on May 15 to prepare newcomers for the Philippines 25 question Rules and Regulations exam for the Entry Level 100 watt Class D Amateur Radio license

Radio watch group trains for disaster with repeater bypass exercise
Local radio watch groups continue to grow as they put the technology to use to provide an alternative communication source in the event of an emergency where phone lines or cell towers might be compromised

VERON member survey results
Netherlands amateur radio society VERON has released a summary of the results of its 2021 member survey

Online Talk: Effect of the Titanic disaster on radio
The Denby Dale ARS will be hosting an online talk on Zoom on the effect of the Titanic disaster on radio by Dr Fred Archibald VE1FA on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to join the meeting

‘Ham’ it up for hurricane season
Southwest Floridians are all too familiar with power loss during hurricanes and storms, but who’s there to communicate for us in a state of emergency?

A Spy in Every Embassy
‘The intelligence coup of the century’. The extraordinary story of the longest running and most successful secret intelligence operation of the 20th Century

YOTA Contest
The first round of the Youngsters on the Air contest will be taking place next weekend on 22nd of May, from 0800 to 1959 UTC, on bands 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, CW and SSB

INDEXA Spring Newsletter
The Spring 2021 Issue of the INDEXA Newsletter (Issue 132) is now available

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th May, through Sunday, 16th May there were 210 countries active

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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