Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


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

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

Accessed on 22 July 2021, 1329 UTC, Post 2145.

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News for Thursday 22 July

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Not a bad week on Ten Metres. I worked quite a few Europeans on FT8. There is surprisingly little FT4 on Ten.
The standout station of the week is R7AB/P. He was top on 4 days of the week. I’m not sure why he was /P. However just look at his 2m antenna, wow!

DARC publish results of amateur radio survey
Germany’s DARC has published the results of the amateur radio survey they conducted for the IARU, they had 550 respondents. In the UK the RSGB’s survey had over 1,000 replies

ARRL release 2020 annual report
In the report ARRL President Rick Roderick K5UR says radio amateurs must embrace the changing landscape and accept the ever-changing technologies in our hobby today

DXpedition to Willis Island cancelled
After months of negotiations with the new Coral Island Management Authority, DXPedition leader Tommy Horozakis VK2IR has had to cancel the Willis Island DXPedition that was planned for November of this year

Mapping directional MW transmitters in USA-Canada
If you listen for MW/AM radio stations in the the USA or Canada then you will surely know that many of them broadcast with directional antennas

23cm band: Amateur radio coexistence with Sat-Nav
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports on the meeting of the ITU-R Working Party 4C (WP4C) July 5-13 which discussed the amateur radio 1240 MHz band

UK Advanced distance Learning
The Strangford High Frequency Enthusiasts Group can announce that it’s distance learning packages for the full licence have been extremely successful

Nevada appointed Factory Direct dealer for LDG tuners
We are delighted to be appointed FACTORY DIRECT Dealers for the LDG range of Auto Tuners from the USA, including the new LDG Z-100A 125W Auto Tuner for Icom radios

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #78
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 The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’


News for Wednesday 21 July

Volunteer Amateur Radio operators to the rescue in Belgian floods
Emily Hough writes in the Crisis Response Journal about the 30 radio amateurs who were deployed in the provinces of Brabant Wallon and Hainaut following the flooding in Belgium

AO-109 transponder available for use by efficient modes like FT4
AMSAT has announced the transponder on the amateur satellite AO-109 (Fox-1E) is avialble for use by efficient modes such as FT4 or CW

Morse code used by police
The Indian Express newspaper reports Police in Pune are keeping Morse code as a robust stand-by communications mode

Register now for Free Online Amateur Radio Training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on August 1 – Register Now

FCC investigating whether Cuban Government is jamming ham radio
HAM radio operators in Florida have said that Cuba is jamming radio frequencies that prevent them from communicating with operators in the country since anti-government protests began last week. Now, the Federal Communications Commission says it has started an investigation into the issue

Building Out a Ham Radio Trailer
Building Out a Ham Radio Trailer will be presented by George Zafiropoulos KJ6VU at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Ofcom report shines light on new technologies shaping the future of the internet
Ofcom has today published the latest report from its Emerging Technology programme – shining a light on the technological advances that could shape the Internet of the future

Iceland adventure
Laurent, HB9HKE, will be active as TF/HB9HKE from Iceland between July 22nd and August 7th

The Woodpecker becomes a national heritage site
Many of us can still recall the shortwave QRM resembling a hammering woodpecker. Until the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant in 1986, the ‘woodpecker’ was a daily nuisance on HF

FT8DMC anniversary activity weeks 2021
To commemorate the 4th anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club, eight special event stations will be on air during the ‘FT8DMC Activity Days’ between August 2-15th. All stations will bear the FTDMC or FTDM suffix

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

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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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