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.

Accessed on 26 July 2021, 1250 UTC, Post 2152.

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News for Monday 26 July

Irish Radio Transmitters Society statement
Following the disclosure on Facebook that 5 people had resigned from the IRTS Committee and 2 from the Licence Examination Board the IRTS has issued a statement

IRA resolve 2.4 GHz TX issue and contact St Helena
Iceland’s national amateur radio society, the IRA, have resolved the issue with their 2.4 GHz transmitter and TF3IRA is now active on the QO-100 geostationary satellite

First Capitol Amateur Radio activation
In association with the August 2021 celebration of the Missouri State Bicentennial (, there will be a first-ever amateur radio activation of Missouri’s First Capitol State Historic Site on August 10th

Transatlantic Cable Anniversary
As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Transatlantic Cable on Tuesday 27th July, between Valentia Cable station and the Hearts Content Cable station in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the Kerry Amateur Radio Group EI1K will continue the tradition of making HF QSO’s with their friends at VO1TAC (TransAtlanticCable)

Ham radio to aid in cyclone relief in the Sunderbans
The Hindu newspaper reports local youth in the Sunderbans are being given amateur radio training to assist in disaster preparedness

160m – Activity in Brazil (PY) in the last two weekends of August
I would like to advise all hams around the world to an intense activity in all bands, 80 and 160 meters in particular, on the last two weekends of the month of August due to the CVA Contest

Ham radio station at American Legion’s yard sale
Al Sirois, N1MHC and NNA1AS will offer to send free National Traffic System messages to any USA, Canadian and some other countries on Saturday, Aug. 7 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at the American Legion Post 36, 25 Industrial Park Road, Boothbay

Southgate Vibes Podcast #79
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 Sunday 25 July

SOTA activator all at sea!
Tom Read M1EYP, a prominent SOTA – Summits on the Air activator from Macclesfield, Cheshire, is suddenly experiencing a significant change to his portable operating habits

IARU Monitoring Co-ordinatior to stand down
Peter Young VK3MV has been the IARU Monitoring Co-ordinatior for many years. He has given notice to the WIA Board that he wishes to relinquish that position. Peter has offered to assist the incoming coordinator to get established

Swiss radio amateurs study proposed legislation
Switzerland’s national amateur radio society the USKA is concerned about the impact on radio amateurs of proposed legislative changes

IARU-R1: COVID-19 situation and YOTA activities
The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group has issued an update on amateur radio youth activities planned for 2021

Olympic Games – JA1TOKYO is on the air
On July 16 JARL opened the special commemorative station ‘JA1 TOKYO’ in Nishitokyo City, Tokyo, to commemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held from July 23

The SARL HF Contests in August
The aim of the HF Contests is for participants to contact as many radio amateurs in Southern Africa as possible on the 20, 40 and 80 m bands. The contest takes place over three Sundays in August

Call for Internal Review over Ofcom’s handling of FoI
Ofcom were asked the date when they changed published policy on re-issuing Amateur Radio call signs but their answer was unsatisfactory and an internal review has been requested

EI0HQ in IARU Contest
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society report a team of 15 IRTS members operated the society’s headquarters station call sign EI0HQ in the International Amateur Radio Union HF World Championship last weekend

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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