Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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

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

Accessed on 04 July 2021, 1334 UTC, Post 2117.


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News for Sunday 4 July

First X-flare in 4 years
A new sunspot emerged during the early hours of July 3rd and promptly exploded, producing the first X-class solar flare since Sept. 2017

Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)
On Wednesday 30 June 2021, the SARL Secretary sent out two SARL Communications about the Protection of Personal Information Act that came into effect on Thursday 1 July 2021

Bitcoin to the Moon? LABRE interview
Brazil’s national Amateur Radio society LABRE was interviewed by Tecnoblog about regulatory issues that arise from the alleged sending of Bitcoin via ham radio Moonbounce (EME)

The ZS Sprint this afternoon
The ZS Sprint will be run from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC (16:00 to 17:00 CAT) this afternoon Sunday 4 July 2021 with CW and phone activity on 40 metres

23 new Technician class radio amateurs graduate
The Searchlight website reports that twenty three new radio amateurs were on Monday June 28, added to the Ham radio fraternity in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)

SARL Next Generation Beacon Fund now R20 400
The SARL beacon fund increased this week to R20 400. The fund was started by AMSAT SA as a crowd funding project to generate enough funds to construct and install a SARL next generation beacon in the Karoo and the Western Cape

Pandemic special event
Bill, VE3ES, is now active as VE3VACCINE from Windsor, ON, until July 15th

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

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 Saturday 3 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What mode is that? – The hobby of amateur radio is about communication. When you go on-air and make noise, you initiate a communications channel, sending information out into the world and hoping for another station to receive and decode what you sent. The channel itself can be used in an infinite number of ways and each one is called a modulation mode, or mode for short. The popular ones come with most radios, CW, AM, SSB and FM

Ham radio helping lifelong hobbyists stay mentally fit in old age
Australia’s ABC News has an excellent article on the benefits of amateur radio in old age

ARRL EC Minutes record President’s deep displeasure with FCC
ARRL President Rick Roderick K5UR has expressed his deep personal displeasure with the lack of action by the FCC on Amateur matters

EMF Licence Regulation – RSGB Webinar
At 8pm (1900 GMT) on Monday, July 5, EMC Committee Chair John Rogers M0JAV will explain how to assess your station against ICNIRP EMF levels. It will be streamed live on YouTube

NASA scientists available for interviews on hurricanes, tropical storms
The center of Hurricane Elsa has formed to the east of the Windward and southern Leeward islands and is expected to bring heavy rainfall to those areas over the weekend, according to an update Friday from the National Hurricane Center

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity is strong! Average daily sunspot number rose from 14 to 34.7, and average daily solar flux increased from 79.3 to 86.9. Both figures represent a dramatic increase in solar activity

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Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

The next Big Island Amateur Radio Club meeting is set for Saturday, 10 July 2021 via the ZOOM conference protocol.  The BIARC Executive Board Meeting begins at 1200 HST, while the general membership meeting starts at 1400 HST.

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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