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 10 July 2021, 1246 UTC, Post 2127.


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ews for Saturday 10 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What Open Source means to our hobby and why it’s important
For much of the past month I’ve been attempting to articulate what Open Source Software is, why it’s important, how it’s relevant to our hobby, how it works, how software is different from hardware and why you should consider if the equipment you buy comes with source code or not. I’m finding it difficult to separate out the issues since they all hang together in a cohesive clump of ideas and concepts

MacLoggerDX Version 6.34 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.34 of MacLoggerDX has been released

BARC Virtual Monthly Meeting
Bangalore Amateur Radio Club – Virtual Monthly Meeting – July 2021

ZD7GB may be on QO-100 from St Helena
Gerry Bulger G3WIP / ZD7GB hopes to operate on the QO-100 geostationary satellite amateur transponder from Jamestown, St Helena

Ofcom Annual Report and Accounts 2020/21
Ofcom has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the period April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Galway Digital Radio Group
The Galway Digital Radio Group are currently working on a D-Star Repeater kindly donated by the West Tyrone Repeater Group in Northern Ireland and ICOM UK

The Amsat-SA Space Symposium – Today!
The Space symposium will be held today, Saturday 10 July 2021 starting at 10:00 CAT on the BlueJeans platform. Registration for SARL and AMSAT SA members is free

US Postal Service issues space stamps
The US Postal Service is issuing a set of stamps bearing images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Southgate Vibes Podcast #75
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 Friday 9 July

Announcing the Summer 2021 AM QSO Party
Amplitude Modulation Amateur Radio Society and the AM Amateur Radio Europe Facebook group are pleased to announce the Summer 2021 AM QSO Party

Radio hams combine High-tech with Low-tech
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports amateur radio operators find creative ways to communicate when all else fails

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest on Sunday 11th July 2021 is all about contesting, and there’s a good swag of contesting coming up in the next month or two, including some new information about the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge. There are reminders about PerthTech and the raffle that supports it

Finland’s countrywide amateur radio carnivals
Celebrating many events such as the half time mark of the SRAL centennial and the start of new relaxed COVID domestic regulations, the entire OH population is overjoyed and is taking full advantage of the current tropical temperatures all over their homeland, with their beautiful lakes and rivers, now at their best

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

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Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will meet today, Saturday, 10 July 2021 via the ZOOM conference protocol.  The BIARC Executive Board meets at 1200 HST, while the general membership meeting begins at 1400 HST.

The 8th Annual Hawaiian Island Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is set for Sunday, 19 September 2021, 1300-1700 HST. For more information, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section