Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by the 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 23 June 2021, 2200 UTC, Post 2,100.


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News for Wednesday 23 June

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Another good week with lots of activity. I didn’t work anything special. 5T5PA from Mauritania is still about on 10m.

The 2020 Intrepid Spirit Award goes to DXer Johannes Hafkenscheid 5T5PA, who was very active while living and working in Mauritania throughout 2020

HAM RADIO World online event on June 25 – 27
HAM RADIO 2021 will take place as an online event on June 25-27. The official opening will be on Friday, June 25th at 18:30 CEST

New version of WSJT-X
A new version of WSJT-X, the software suite that includes FT8 and other digital protocols, has introduced a new mode, Q 65

‘Woodpecker’ is now a cultural heritage site
From the 1970’s until the Chernobyl nuclear disaster the Soviet’s Over the Horizon Radar ‘Woodpecker’ caused severe interference in the amateur radio bands

Cuban radio hams will celebrate 55th anniversary of FRC
Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) will celebrate its 55th anniversary on July 15, 2021

NASA to air third spacewalk to install new station solar arrays
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, June 25, for a third spacewalk to continue power system upgrades that are already increasing output and proving the technology that will enable NASA’s future Gateway lunar outpost

ARRL announces partnership with Maglite
ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio® and Mag Instrument, the US manufacturer of the MAGLITE® Flashlight have announced they have formed a partnership based on common interests in equipping people to be prepared for emergencies and to serve their communities in extreme situations such as natural disasters

Guinea Bissau
The Italian DXpedition Team’s next activity will be from Bubaque Island (AF-020) between October 7-19th, using the callsigns J5T (CW-SSB-RTTY) and J5HKT (FT8)

The Peel Amateur Radio Group’s June Slow CW Contest
Following the success of the first Peel Amateur Radio Group Slow CW Contest, the club has organized another event, from 1900 to 2100hrs Western Standard Time, on Saturday 26 June. Lock the date and time in your calendar now, so you don’t miss it

Ham radio operators on the air for nationwide event June 26-27
San Luis Valley Amateur Radio Association (SARA), operating under the club call sign K0SLV, will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, until 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 27

HAREC Examination in Ireland
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society Examination Licence Board report that discussions are ongoing with the Communications Regulator in an effort to get a HAREC examination date finalised

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #70
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 Tuesday 22 June

SSTV from space station now active
The ‘Amateur Radio on Shuttle, Mir and ISS’ Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event started June 21 and will continue until 18:30 UTC on June 26. Transmissions are on 145.800 MHz FM using PD120

Ofcom correct Revoked ham radio licences figure
Ofcom have confirmed that the replies they gave to two recent Freedom of Information requests contained incorrect information for the number of Amateur Radio licences Revoked in December 2015

Friedrichshafen Ham Radio event on-line
The annual Friedrichshafen Ham Radio World event due to be held this weekend was cancelled due the covid pandemic. However, you can avail yourself of an online replacement of Ham Radio World running from this Friday until Sunday

What to Expect During the Rising Years of Solar Cycle 25?
From a Potomac Valley Radio Club (PVRC) online meeting, Frank Donovan, W3LPL, gives a fascinating review of propagation modes, metrics and characteristics, as well as what to expect while we are on the upswing (rising) years of solar cycle 25

MIR-SAT1 CubeSat expected to deploy from the ISS on June 22
MIR-SAT1 (Mauritius Imagery and Radiotelecommunication Satellite 1), the first amateur radio CubeSat from the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, is expected to be deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on June 22

Field Day is this weekend
Tim Watson KB1HNZ is ready to take part in a national amateur radio field day exercise taking place in Scarborough this weekend June 26-27, and everything he needs can fit into a series of bags in his trunk with plenty of room to spare

Register now for free Foundation Online Amateur Radio Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on July 4 – Register Now

2021 W1AW Field Day Bulletin Schedule
W1AW will operate on its regularly published frequencies

SARL Contest Working Group 2022
The HF Manager wants to convene a Contest Working Group to manage SARL (South African Radio League) contesting from 2022 onwards

BBC Midwinter Broadcast
The British Antarctic Survey has just published a story about yesterday’s midwinter celebrations

North Pole Contest Group in Alaska
A team of operators from the (KL7RA) will activate W1AW/KL7 from Alaska between July 9-13th

Radio Caroline North June – The return to Ross Revenge!
Tune in for more nostalgia courtesy of the latest Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 26th-27th June – and at last we are back on-board our radio ship Ross Revenge!

A major outbreak of noctilucent clouds
Over the weekend, noctilucent clouds (NLCs) broke free of the Arctic Circle and spread across most of Europe

Your daily Amateur Radio and Communications website

Don’t forget ARRL Field Day this weekend, 26-27 June 2021.

Two groups of Hawaii Island radio amateurs will be active at these sites:

A remote site on Maunakea, just off the Mana Road.  For details, contact Roy Kunishige (WH6FYF) at

A second site located at Laupahoehoe Point.  An amateur-related Hamfest will be co-located with the ARRL Field Day site.  Talk-in on 442.550 MHz, PLL 110.9 Hz.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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