Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amteur 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 15 June 2021, 2329 UTC, Post 2088.


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ews for Tuesday 15 June

3Y0J Bouvet Island Dxpedition
The global pandemic has impacted the expedition charter vessel business very hard; this includes the venerable RV Braveheart which has provided outstanding safety and service to many DXpeditions. As you know, we had signed a contract with Braveheart for 3Y0J

Amateur Radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS
ARISS report there will be an ‘Amateur Radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS’ Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event from June 21-26. Transmissions from the International Space Station will be on 145.800 MHz FM using PD120

Navajo Code Talkers special event
Look for Special Event Station (SES) N7C to be active between August 10-14th

ARISS contact with school in La Norville, France
An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Thomas Pesquet KG5FYG with students at College Albert Camus, La Norville, France and Universite Paris-Saclay, Saint Aubin, France

Wirral radio amateur and UFO’s
Tom Slemen writes in the Wirral Globe about a radio amateur who investigated Unidentified Flying Objects

Ham radio operator helps watch over community
The Roswell Daily Record interviews Jim Tucker KB0QNW who is Skywarn coordinator for amateur radio in Chaves County, New Mexico

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th June, through Sunday, 13th June there were 215 countries active

Research on vulnerable customers’ experiences of contacting telecoms providers
Ofcom has today published qualitative research on the customer service some vulnerable people have experienced when getting in touch with their phone, broadband or pay-TV provider recently

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #68
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’


News for Monday 14 June

MIR-SAT1 to deploy from ISS
The first amateur radio CubeSat from Mauritius is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station on June 22

Transatlantic Tests 100 Centenary
On the 12th December 1921, Paul Godley, 2ZE, received the first complete and verified amateur radio short wave transatlantic message ever sent, from a station based in Greenwich, Connecticut ‘1BCG’

Ofcom release amateur radio callsign database
In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request Ofcom have released the database of 147,877 Amateur Radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies for May 2021

HAREC Examination
The following statement was issued by the IRTS Examination Board on Saturday June 12th

CHIME telescope detects more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation
Observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types: one-offs and repeaters

Voortrekkers using special event call sign
In celebration of the Voortrekker Movement’s 90th anniversary, a special event call sign, ZS90VTK, has been issued. The call sign will be activated on 16 June 2021, Youth Day, from the roof of the Voortrekker Monument

Two international speakers at AMSAT SA Space Symposium
AMSAT SA has announced that the 2021 Space Symposium will be held from 10:00 – 15:00 CAT on Saturday 10 July 2021 on the BlueJeans platform

IRTS 40 Metre News
Propagation conditions on Sunday mornings around 11 o’clock do not currently favour inter-EI communications and this is a problem for the IRTS news broadcast on 7.123MHz at 1100 local time

Pride Radio Group
The Pride Radio Group is working to take the financial sting out of becoming a ham. The group is making free kits with basic equipment available to Pride members who qualify for the assistance and live in Australia. Pride is also providing tutorials on how to get started with the kits

Shortwave Listener Award – The Ian Morris Memorial Trophy
The South Dublin Radio Club, in honour of the late Ian Morris EI6U, donated this perpetual trophy to the Irish Radio Transmitters Society. Ian was a member of the committee of the Society for many years and was a very proficient CW, Field Day and contest operator

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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