Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News compiled by the UK’s 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 02 July 2021, 2123 UTC, Post 2113.


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News for Friday 2 July

ORARI make ham radio magazine available as PDF
Indonesia’s amateur radio society ORARI has published the inaugural issue of ORARI Digital Magazine June 2021, available as a free PDF

France: New online directory of radio amateurs
On June 30 a new version of the directory of radio amateurs developed by the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) was made available online

JARL reports first membership increase for 27 years
The JARL reports that in the year to April 30, 2021, membership increased by 574 reversing 27 years of decline but the number of radio amateurs in Japan fell by 12,000

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 4th July is the Club Focus edition, and we’ve had a good response from clubs again. There’s news from the ACMA that should interest you, as well as from the Australian Maritime College, and we have commentary on last weekend’s WIA AGM, and more, on NewsWest Amateur Radio News

New Section Managers appointed in Orange and Eastern Washington
Carl Gardenias, WU6D, of Perris, California, is retiring as ARRL Orange Section Manager after serving in the position since 2003. His term of office had expired at the end of March, but he agreed to continue serving as SM until a successor was chosen

New Zealand Frequency Allocation Table
Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has recently published a new issue of ‘Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand (PIB 21)’ – Issue 11

The American Radio Relay League is planning a Rededication of Operations this July
‘We’re really rededicating the work we do in Newington coming out of covid; an organization that’s weathered two pandemics,’ Product Development Manager Bob Inderbitzen explained

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Southgate Vibes Podcast #73
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 Thursday 1 July

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a bad week by any means. The weekend was rubbish for the King of Spain SSB contest, especially Sunday morning. I worked 13 stations all told

New RSGB-Ofcom EMF Calculator available
The RSGB has announced on Twitter that an updated version of the EMF Calculator is now available for download

Nevada Radio are delighted to announce their appointment as exclusive UK Distributors and dealers for the new DISCOVERY TX-500 weatherproof 10W transceiver. Covering 160m through to 6m this Russian made, military style radio, is set to take portable operating by storm

Australia: Overseas Amateurs Class licence changes deferred
The WIA report the regulator ACMA has deferred changes to the Overseas Amateurs visiting Australia class licence

FCC reaffirms fine for marketing noncompliant RF equipment
The ARRL reports the FCC has reaffirmed a fine of nearly $3 Million for marketing unauthorized Drone transmitters

Last chance to register for Free Online Amateur Radio Training course
There is still time to register for the next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham that starts on July 4

RAC Canada Day Contest
Here is a chance to enjoy a contest event that is not on a weekend. Help Canada celebrate its birthday on the air during the RAC Canada Day Contest on Thursday, July 1st, the anniversary of Canada’s confederation

Interplanetary shock wave sparks midsummer auroras
A minor interplanetary shock wave jolted Earth’s magnetic field during the early hours of June 30th, sparking rare midsummer auroras over Canada and some northern-tier US states

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

The 8th Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness Event is set for Sunday, 19 September 2021, 1300-1700 HST.  For details, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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