Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur 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 supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 05 July 2021, 1306 UTC, Post 2119.


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News for Monday 5 July

QSO Today – Tom Perera, W1TP
Tom Perera, W1TP, has a collection of over 3000 Morse code keys and bugs going back to pre-American Civil War, perhaps the largest collection in the World. He displays these keys in his virtual, on-line museum

VOA video on portable ham radio and emergency communications
In this VOA Zimbabwe video Raisa R1BIG explains how due to the antenna limitations at her apartment she operates portable amateur radio

IARU Region 1 Vice President Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR SK
IARU is saddened to announce that IARU Region 1 Vice President Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR, died following a prolonged period of hospitalisation with COVID

The July-August Communicator
Read in over 130 countries now, we bring you Amateur Radio news from the SW corner of Canada and elsewhere

RSGB Award Stories
Award Stories is a showcase for people who have won a variety of amateur radio awards. Read what inspired them to gain awards as part of their amateur radio experience – maybe it will inspire you too!

ICQPodcast – 8 Watt Handie Talkie
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Ed Durrant (DD5LP) and Frank Howell (K4FMH) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature – 8 Watt Handie Talkie

ARRL’s DXCC Listings
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society say the DXCC programme is an ARRL award programme to provide recognition for amateur radio stations that have worked and confirmed at least 100 different DXCC entities

Beginners Guide to Ham Radio
What is Ham Radio? Ham radio is an amateur radio service that operates in the frequency range of 2. You can think of it as a walkie-talkie for the airwaves. There are over 784,000 licensed hams in the US. Each ham has a call sign and can communicate across hundreds of miles without cell phones or the internet. It’s like having a free long-distance service that connects you to people around the world!

South Dublin Radio Club in the ‘Dublin Maker’ STEM Promotion Festival
Last month South Dublin Radio Club participated in the ‘Dublin Maker’ STEM promotion festival, sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland

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 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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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