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 03 August 2021, 1352 UTC, Post 2165.

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News for Tuesday 3 August

ISS SSTV Aug 6-7 145.800 MHz FM
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM using the SSTV mode PD-120

RFI from water
IRTS News report that devices called ‘Wassermatrix’, sold by a Swiss company by the same name have been identified as the source of interfences around 144.015 MHz across European countries

Amateur radio operator bags another award
The Hindu newspaper reports on the achievements of radio amateur M. Sanil Deep VU3SIO

LA2FDA and LB6RI cross the North Sea in a sailing vessel
These two radio amateurs are one of the passengers and one of the crew on the sailing vessel ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ as it is cruising from Northern Norway to the southern parts

The History and Current Values of Telegraph Keys
The History and Current Values of Telegraph Keys will be presented by Tom Perera W1TP at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th

Family of Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), receives Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award
Relatives of former IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM (SK), received the Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award on his behalf on July 17

Indian ILLW operation
Indian radio amateurs will be active as AT8KLH from the Kapu Light House ‘Kapu’ (ARLHS WLOL IND-091) during the 24th Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) between August 21-22nd (48 hours)

Defunct Caribbean prefix proposed
Due to an oversight in the new communications legislation recently introduced in the Falkland Islands, the VP8 prefix no longer applies to the former Falkland Islands Dependencies (Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetlands, South Orkneys, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands)

Holy Land DX Group in Rwanda
Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will operate from Rwanda signing 9X4X between November 24th and December 1st

Southgate Vibes Podcast #82
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 Monday 2 August

QSO Today – James Anderson, K8OS
James, ‘B’ Anderson, K8OS, will be presenting in the next QSO Today Virtual ham Expo, on August 14th and 15th on the topic of Vertical Yagi-Uda Array using Wire Elements – Stealth HF Gain on a Budget

70cm DVB-S1 DATV transmitted from ham radio balloon
On July 18 the Hämeenlinnan Radioamatöörit Amateur Radio Club OH3AA launched a high altitude balloon OH3VHH-1 carrying a 70cm DVB-S1 TV transmitter up to an altitude of 28.3 km

Radio show about Morse code features ham radio
Iceland’s IRA reports Amateur Radio features in a two-part show about Morse Code ‘Short Long Short’ (Stutt Langt Stutt) aired by broadcaster RÚV RÁS 1

Another online SDR now operational in Iceland
The KiwiSDR remote receiver at Bláfjöll in Iceland covers all the amateur HF bands from 160 to 10 metres

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Kyoto, Japan
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts.
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Notre Dame Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School, and Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, amateur radio call sign KG5FYG

ICQpodcast – QSO Today Summer Expo
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode, we feature the QSO Today Summer Expo

Between Dusk and Dawn – Exceptional propagation on 60 metres
Henk Schanssema, PA2S submitted this article to the New Zealand NZART Break-In magazine, of the investigations he had undertaken of day-to-day propagation on 5 MHz / 60 m together with several companions, looking for explanations for the signal strength peaks

Prosecution for possessing a prohibited radio
Recently, New Zealand’s Radio Spectrum Management successfully brought charges against Moko Turner who was found guilty of possessing an Unrestricted Two Way Radio. The prohibited radio was found in Mr Turner’s vehicle by police officers during a routine pull over

Moroccan special event
Look for some Moroccan operators to use the special prefixes ‘CN22’ until August 8th, and ‘5E’ between August 20-29th, for the celebration of the 22nd anniversary of the enthronement of ‘His Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI.’

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 25th July, through Sunday, 1st August there were 209 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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