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 provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 17 July 2021, 1321 UTC, Post 2137.


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News for Saturday 17 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Share if you care…
When you explore the landscape of amateur radio you’ll discover an endless array of innovation. There’s websites with photos and descriptions of activities, places discovered and lessons learnt. If you watch the growing collection of YouTube channels you’ll discover videos describing what people have been up to, commenting on videos they’ve seen and you’ll start to notice that people all over the community are pinging off each other. Social media does the same

The Summer 2021 AM QSO Party is on Now!
Hello Everyone. The Summer 2021 AM QSO Party is on now! Friday 16th 18:00 UTC until Sunday 18th July 17:59 UTC

ARRL HQ reopens after pandemic
The Bristol Press reports on the re-opening of the ARRL headquarters building in Newington, Connecticut

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 18th July 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, where we look back into Amateur Radio history, back about seventy years

NewsWest is compiled and published by WA Amateur Radio News, and is heard on air, online and on demand

Ofcom respond to Call Sign Policy FoI
Ofcom say ‘If an applicant does not request a particular call sign, they will be assigned a previously unissued call sign or one that was last used more than 10 years ago’

RSGB releases results of Amateur Radio survey
In May 2021 the RSGB asked UK radio amateurs to give their views of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for amateur radio both currently and in the future

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity declined this week, by a lot, but 6 and 2 meters yielded exceptional openings. Average daily sunspot number changed from 55.6 to 21.3, and average daily solar flux dropped from 88.9 to 72.9. Geomagnetic indicators were about the same, with average daily planetary A index at 6.6, although the daily value increased to 14 on Wednesday due to increasing solar wind

Southgate Vibes Podcast #77
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 16 July

Repeater troublemaker caught red-handed!
Switzerland’s national amateur radio society USKA reports on action to tackle the problem of repeater abuse

MOTA – Mines On The Air
Most people are familiar with IOTA, SOTA, POTA, etc. Less well known, however, is MOTA or Mines On The Air

Cuba: IARU Region 2 congratulates FRC on 55th anniversary
IARU-R2 has sent its congratulations to Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba on its 55th anniversary

Introduction to Antenna Modeling using EZNEC
Introduction to Antenna Modeling using EZNEC will be presented by Greg Algieri WA1JXR at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Farside explosion touches Earth
Something just exploded on the farside of the sun. The blast was so potent, it peppered Earth with energetic particles even though the body of the sun was blocking the blast site

Youth on the Air campers enjoy successful ISS contact, busy with other activities
The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas wraps up on Friday in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, the campers have been operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting and from the camp hotel

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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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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