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 supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 10 June 2021, 2038 UTC, Post 2078.


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News for Thursday 10 June

Tony’s 10m Band Report
It seems that every week is odd or special or exceptional lately. Plenty of activity, some days more than others. Best DX: FY5HB (French Guiana), RT9K/6 (Asiatic Russia), PR7AR (Brazil), R7AB/P (Russia), TM6KJS (Island of Sein Brittany) and others.

30 Years of Independence Award
The Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the country’s 30 years of Independence by issuing a special award. It will be eligible to all amateur radio enthusiasts all over the World

Iceland holds ham radio exam
The PTA examination for an amateur license took place in the IRA’s meeting room in Skeljanes on June 5, there were five candidates

Dominica: Regulator holds consultation on new amateur radio rules
The National Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (NTRC) is issuing a call for Amateur Radio Operators to participate in the consultation on the draft Amateur Radio Guidelines and Standards in Dominica

K6K to celebrate Kamehameha Day June 11
Hawaii’s Tribune-Herald reports radio amateurs will be operating special event station K6K on June 11 to celebrate Kamehameha Day

Radio hams get ready for Field Day event
Broadcaster WBIW reports radio amateurs will be participating in Field Day weekend on June 26-27

Ofcom release information about VDSL interference complaints
A recent Freedom of Information request to Ofcom sought to find out information about Ofcom’s handling of complaints of interference in particular that caused by the VDSL system used by internet providers like Openreach

Lost Cosmonaut Recordings – The Judica Cordiglia Brothers
Throughout the Space Race, amateur radio operators from all over the world attempted to eavesdrop on American and Soviet missions, creating their own equipment out of second-hand radios, used pipes, and even chicken wire. In contrast, official government equipment cost millions of dollars in construction and maintenance alone

Bopping through the wild blue, Amateur Radio Field Day makes a connection
The Kennebunk-based New England Radio Discussion Society facilitated a talk between Sea Road School students and an International Space Station in January

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Southgate Vibes Podcast #66
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
Or.. just ask Alexa to ‘Play Southgate Vibes Podcast’


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

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 more information, please go here:

Big Island Amateur Radio Club members will be activating two sites for the annual ARRL Field Day:

One group will operate from a remote site on Maunakea, just off the Mana Road.  Operations begin Saturday, 26 June 2021, 8 a.m. (HST). For more information, contact Roy Kunishige (

A second group will establish operations at Laupahoehoe Point, Saturday, 26 June 2021, beginning at 8 a.m. (HST).  In addition to Field Day activities, there will be a Hamfest at the same location, starting at 10 a.m. (HST).

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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