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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 20 May 2021, 1332 UTC, Post 2045.


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News for Thursday 20 May

Ofcom contact UK radio amateurs regarding EMF regulation
On Wednesday, May 19, Ofcom sent out an email to all the radio amateurs they have an email address for

RadCom Plus
RadCom Plus is the RSGB’s technical supplement for radio amateurs who want more in-depth information

The Marconi CR100 – an iconic radio from the past
The Marconi CR100 was one of the many communications receivers that appeared on the government surplus market in the 1950s and 1960s. The receiver was a single conversion superhet covering LF, MF, and HF bands

YOTA Contest on Saturday May 22
The YOTA Contest on Saturday May 22 is open to every amateur radio operator in the world, there is a special category for people aged 25 or under

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not too bad a week. Tuesday and Wednesday were a bit low but the rest of the week was OK with Sunday being excellent

Really popular were FY5KE (French Guiana with no FT8), 9G5FI (Ghana), OY1CT (Faroe Is), IQ1QQ/2 (Italy), IB2AS (Italy) and RT9K/2 (Arctic Russia)

Of course there were others and apologies to anyone who feels left out.

I worked stacks of Europeans mainly EAs, on FT4 and actually on 10m, fairly unusual.

Ofcom confirm Foundation operation in UK territorial waters
In their EMF announcement of May 18 Ofcom confirmed again that Foundation and Intermediate licence holders may operate from UK Territorial Waters

Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA discusses propagation and the forecast for Cycle 25
The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) continues its highly acclaimed series of monthly speaker programs with one of the experts in solar propagation giving us a look ahead to Cycle 25

Upcoming: YOTA Contest
The first YOTA Contest is coming closer and closer already. Only a few days left until Saturday 22nd May! Is your station ready and tested? Did you install the latest contest loggers to be prepared for the fun on the bands?

Ofcom wants to allow people to install more phone repeaters
Ofcom wants people to be allowed to buy and install themselves a licence-exempt mobile phone repeater

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 Wednesday 19 May

Ofcom issue new amateur radio licence Terms and Conditions
On Tuesday, May 18, Ofcom confirmed the new EMF licence condition for Radio Amateurs and most other licenced radio users

New 40 MHz propagation beacon now operational from the West of Ireland
A new 8-metre propagation beacon with the callsign EI1CAH is now operational from the west of Ireland and it transmits on a frequency of 40.016 MHz

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo call for speakers
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will return on August 14th and 15th, 2021

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Lycée Jean Moulin, Les Andelys, France
This will be a Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio between the ISS and students from Lycée Jean Moulin

60 Years Antarctic Treaty System
Volker DL8JDX, who visited the Antarctic numerous times, has suggested an event marking the date when the Antarctic Treaty System entered into force in 1961

Hawaiian special event
Amateur Radio Operators will activate special-event station K6K to celebrate King Kamehameha the Great and Hawaii’s rich history. K6K special event station will give HAMS a chance to add Hawaii to their logs to earn WAS or DCXX awards

Mariana Island
Jim, ND9M (aka VQ9JC), who has been active as ND9M/mm from wet grids in the Pacific, is now anchored in Saipan (OC-086), and plans to go ashore and be active as ND9M/KH0

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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