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

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

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 30 May 2021, 2106 UTC, Post 2061.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Sunday 30 May

QSO Today – Peter ODell – WB2D
For Peter ODell, WB2D, amateur radio morphed into a professional life at the ARRL during the time of Spaceshuttle STS-9 and the introduction of the first amateur radio broadcast from the Shuttle

Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan join IARU
The IARU member-societies have voted to admit the Bahrain Amateur Radio Society (BARS) and the Amateur Radio Union of the Kyrgyz Republic (ARUKR) to membership

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Since the last Expo, I had an opportunity to take the CWops, CW Academy Basic Class, to improve my CW skills. Truthfully, I have not been on CW since 1974. I am a little rusty, but like riding a bicycle, you don’t forget the code

Applications open for Community Radio Fund 2021-22 – Round 1
Applications are now open for Ofcom-licensed community radio stations to apply for Government funding to help them meet their core costs

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd May, through Friday, 27th May there were 208 countries active

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #63
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 29 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Bringing chaos into order – One of the questions you’re faced with when you start your amateur journey is around connectors. You quickly discover that every piece of equipment with an RF socket has a different one fit for purpose for that particular device

RSGB amateur radio survey
The RSGB’s amateur radio survey has now closed. Over 1,000 people took the time to reply and the Society is very grateful for their responses

GB0UTA Special Event
The GB0UTA Special Event station will be active from 6th – 28th June, operated on behalf of the University of the Third Age in Honiton Devon. The intention is to raise awareness of the u3a among the amateur radio community

UK EMF regulation video
Leslie Butterfields G0CIB gave a talk – How to perform an RF assessment – to the Sutton and Cheam Radio Society on May 20, 2021, the video is now available

GB2RS web updates and new video
Some of the RSGB’s GB2RS web pages have been updated recently and the Society has launched a video to explain more about the news service

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 30th May 2021 is the Club Focus edition, where we’ve given space to Amateur Radio clubs to strut their stuff
And a discussion on why we need the Wireless Institute of Australia, or something like it

EURAO General Assembly 2021: on June 26, virtual again
EURAO will hold its General Assembly on the scheduled date: Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 17:00 CEST, virtual for the second time

EDXC Conference postponed, again
Sadly, we will need to postpone the EDXC (European DX Council) conference that was due to take place in September 2021

Will chip shortage hit ham radios ?
Glenn O’Donnell K3PP of Forrester Research notes the chip shortage may have a more serious impact than first thought and gives Amateur Radio rigs as an example of what might be affected

SRAL hold webinar for young people
Findland’s SRAL recognizes the importance of attracting young people to amateur radio, as part of their promotional work on June 10 SRAL are holding a webinar on Finnish youth activities

Otley amateur radio club meets in field
The Bradford Telegraph and Argus reports the Otley Amateur Radio Society welcomed back its members at Clifton Village Hall on Tuesday, May 18

The Bravehertz
The Bangalore Mirror newspaper reports radio amateurs have been working out of the command centre in Hebbal to ensure that there are no glitches in crematoria for covid patients