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 Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 24 May 2021, 1211 UTC, Post 2054.


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News for Monday 24 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Streaming a dozen repeaters with an RTL-SDR dongle
A while ago as part of my ongoing exploration into all things radio I came across a utility called rtlsdr-airband. It’s a tool that uses a cheap software defined radio dongle to listen to a station frequency or channel and send it to a variety of different outputs

Changes to the RSGB 50MHz awards
The RSGB Awards Manager has reviewed the current 50MHz awards offered by the Society and concluded that the existing 50MHz 2-Way Countries and 50MHz DX Countries awards are significantly duplicating each other

ARISS contact with school in Valdivia, Chile
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Mark Vande Hei KG5GNP with students at Windsor School and Liceo Industrial de Valdivia High School, Valdivia, Chile

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 23rd May 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we turn our attention to new Amateurs by acknowledging those who have gained a new license, and by offering advice, information and resources to newcomers to Amateur Radio

County supervisors shine spotlight on Ramona radio hams
The Ramona Sentinel reports amateur radio operators in Ramona are being recognized for their dedication to emergency communications

Announcing: 2021 Inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio, Contesting and DX Halls of Fame
CQ magazine is pleased to announce its 2021 Hall of Fame inductees, including two new members each for the CQ DX Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, along with six inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. This year’s inductions are again being conducted online due to event cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

CubeSatSim PCB’s Version 1.0 available at AMSAT Store
The first release Version 1.0 of the AMSAT CubeSat Simulator printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now available for a donation at the AMSAT Store

Next Generation Beacon installed at Bethlehem
On Wednesday 19 May, Brian, ZS6YZ and Danie, ZR6AGB travelled to Bethlehem and with the assistance of Rickus, ZS4A, replaced the current CW beacon with the new generation beacon

Solar flare frenzy and CME
On Saturday, the sun produced a sequence of solar flares unlike anything we’ve seen in years

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 #61
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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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