Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

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

Views expressed in the Amateur/Ham Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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Accessed on 27 June 2021, 1146 UTC, Post 2,106.

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News for Sunday 27 June

QSO Today with Greg Algieri WA1JXR
Greg Algieri, WA1JXR, began his ham radio journey by asking his dad for a Gillette Blue Razor Blade to make this first receiver, leading to amateur radio licenses, higher electronics education, and an entire career with Raytheon, where he worked in radio and antenna design

FCC looking at amateur 420 MHz and 5 GHz allocations
The FCC is looking at the proposed use by commercial space entities of parts of the USA’s amateur radio allocations 420-430 MHz and 5650-5925 MHz

SolderSmoke Podcast 231 available
Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released a new edition of the amateur radio SolderSmoke podcast

The AMSAT-SA Space symposium on 10 July
The programme for the 2021 AMSAT SA Space Symposium has been published on the SARL and AMSAT SA websites

Australian 2X1 Callsigns
Great news for the Australian Amateur Radio Cohort after the WIAs affirmative call to action results in 2×1 Callsign announcement, after delays in the implementation of the 2X1 Callsigns for a substantial period of time of around 18 months

A contest for the new radio amateurs
The SARL Newbie Party is a fun activity to encourage all new radio amateurs to become active

Never give up the ship
Last week on Australia’s WIA News, Jason VK2LAW brought us news of the Bouvet Island cancellation

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Propagation de K7RA
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Average daily sunspot number was 14 this reporting week (June 17 – 23), essentially unchanged from last week’s 13.9. Average daily solar flux increased from 75.2 to 79.3

Southgate Vibes Podcast #71
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’