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.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 14 July 2021, 1303 UTC, Post 2132.


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News for Wednesday 14 July

List of CEPT ham radio allocations
The DARC has made available a comprehensive list of the amateur radio allocations for the CEPT Class 1 and CEPT Novice licences in all the CEPT signatory countries

Tidworth veteran’s radio mast refused
Wiltshire Council have rejected a request for planning permission submitted by Bob Coleman G0WYD for a retractable mast that had been installed six years ago

Kit building at Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp
A video of the first full day of Youth on the Air Camp Americas 2021 has been released, featuring Kit Building and Contesting

Cosmic ray update: Atmospheric radiation is changing
Something is happening to the air above our heads

ARISS contact scheduled for Youth on The Air Camp (YOTA) 2021
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts

Ofcom proposes cell-phone mast power increase
UK regulator Ofcom plans to double the power used by cell-phone masts in the 800 MHz band. Permitted power will increase from 1259 watts/(5 MHz) to 2512 watts/(5 MHz) EIRP

Fun with HF QRP pedestrian mobile
Fun with HF QRP pedestrian mobile will be presented by Peter Parker VK3YE at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Dominica formalizing Amateur Radio Guidelines and Standards
The ARRL reports on the consultation being held in Commonwealth member Dominica about new amateur radio rules. The regulator NTRC has studied existing regulations in Australia, Canada, Saint Lucia and USA

Youth On The Air 2021 Jeri Ellsworth
I was asked to share why ham radio had a major impact on my life

Southgate Vibes Podcast #76
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 Tuesday 13 July

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is a month away, Live from August 14-15, 2021 and then on-demand for 30 days. It’s a great experience for those that want to improve their amateur radio knowledge and get exposed to new ideas, cutting edge ham radio technology, and practical techniques

Special CW Event
To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the international group ‘The Slow Morse Club’ on Facebook, the special callsigns TM1SMC (operated by Jeff/F4IIQ) for France, GB1SMC (operated by Ray/G0OKR) for England and EI1SMC (operated by John/EI3HQB and Keith/EI5KJ) for Ireland will be active between July 17-25th

The ZS2 Sprint
The ZS2 Sprint on 18 July. This is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in the Eastern Cape and radio amateurs in Southern African countries

The RV Braveheart for sale
The RV Braveheart, is well known to most serious DXers, and it has been chartered by numerous DXpedition teams over the years, is now up for sale. The asking price is 250,000 New Zealand Dollars or approximately 145,600 Euro

A History of Amateur Radio in Newfoundland
The Muse reports amateur or ‘ham’ radio has a rich history in Newfoundland and Labrador

NASA launches Entrepreneurs Challenge to identify innovative ideas
NASA is announcing its 2021 Entrepreneurs Challenge to invite fresh ideas and new participants that will lead to new instruments and technologies with the potential to advance the agency’s science mission goals

Old QSL Collection
Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 19,100 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries

National Short Wave Listeners Club
Ireland’s IRTS News report that meetings of the National Shortwave Club on Sunday evenings at 2000 on the Zoom platform will continue over the Summer months and they continue to attract around half of the membership of almost 120 most weeks

The Winter QRP Contest
The QRP contests are intended to be fun activities to promote QRP operation between radio amateurs. Using home-built equipment or operating as a portable/field station and using temporary antennas is encouraged but is not a requirement

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News for Monday 12 July

QSO Today with Andreas Spiess HB9BLA
Andreas Spiess, HB9BLA, is a well known YouTube personality from Switzerland with over 330 thousand subscribers, over 30 million views, and focused on sensors, microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi programming, and projects that use this technology applied to amateur radio

‘Red’ Skelton special event
Special event station K9R is now active until July 18th. Activity is to celebrate the 108th birthday of one of America’s most beloved comedic talents, Mr. Richard ‘Red’ Skelton

Slow Morse Club EI1SMC 17th to the 25th July
Starting next Saturday, July17th and running for 9 consecutive days until Sunday July 25th special event stations EI1SMCGB1SMC and TM1SMC will celebrating the ‘Slow Morse Club’s’ first year of operation

IRTS Committee Meeting July 17th
The next meeting of the IRTS committee will be held on the Zoom platform on Saturday next July 17th at 1100

OH2BH Book now available online for free
Marti Lane OH2BH is one of the world’s best known DXers and his book ‘Where Do We Go Next’ published in 1991 has gone on to be a classic with over 12,000 copies published in four languages

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Islands
Brian, GW4DVB, will once again be active as J88PI from Palm Island (aka Prune Island, WW Loc. FK92HO, IOTA NA-025), in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Island group, between July 24th and August 1st

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The 8th Annual Hawaiian Islands 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


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