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 31 July 2021, 2131 UTC, Post 2161.

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News for Saturday 31 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The diversity of our hobby is breathtaking
You’ve heard me say that amateur radio is a thousand hobbies in one. It’s not my idea, but it speaks to me in ways that are hard to articulate. Today I found a way that might give you an inkling just how vast this community is

Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, named 2021 Newsline Young Ham of the Year
Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z, of Palm Coast, Florida, has been selected as the 2021 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year

40 MHz experimental station now active in USA
ARRL reports Experimental Station WL2XUP is transmitting WSPR on 40.662 MHz in the 8-meter band

Video of talk on UK amateur radio exams
On July 28, Steve Hartley G0FUW gave a talk that covered the history of Amateur Radio Exams in the UK, the 2019 Exam Syllabus and prospects for the future

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 1st August 2021 is the Club Focus edition, where Clubs can promote themselves and what they are getting up to.

In the Club Focus series, we discuss the role of Clubs in gathering and nurturing new Amateurs

Radio ham in BBC TV’s University Challenge on Monday
RSGB report the Chair of the Cambridge University Wireless Society Nikolas Thatte M0IPY is part of the Emmanuel College team on the TV show University Challenge

Nuclear bombs can cause geomagnetic storms
59 years ago this month, rainbow-colored auroras appeared over Hawaii. A solar storm? No. It was a high altitude nuclear test

93 presentations now scheduled at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
We have scheduled the 93 presentations at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity slowed this week. Average daily sunspot number declined to 33.9 this week (July 22 to 28) from 48.9 in last week’s report. Wednesday July 28 had no sunspots at all

Southgate Vibes Podcast #81
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 Friday 30 July

Wanted – Enthusiastic Radio Amateurs to participate in Advanced Distance Learning
The Strangford High Frequency Enthusiasts Group are now inviting enrolments for the next Advanced training cycle which will be commencing with a Google Meet sessions on Monday 13th September

HS18IARU now active for IARU conference
The special event call sign HS18IARU is now active on all bands to promote the upcoming online IARU Region 3 conference

Brazil’s radio hams discuss online exams with regulator
LABRE met again with ANATEL on July 2, 2021, to discuss issues related to online amateur radio exams

Russian module mishap destabilises International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) was destabilised after engines of a newly-arrived Russian module inadvertently fired up, officials say.

The malfunction happened several hours after Nauka module docked with the ISS on Thursday, following an eight-day flight

Preserving a Piece of History: Voice of America, Delano Relay DL-8
Preserving a Piece of History: Voice of America, Delano Relay DL-8 will be presented by Dennis Kidder W6DQ at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Radioberry – HF SDR Transceiver PI Hat
Here we take a look at the Radioberry, a Radio PiHat for the Raspberry Pi design by Johan PA3GSB. The Radioberry is based on the successful Hermes Lite 2

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)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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