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 Radio News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 09 August 2021, 1425 UTC.

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News for Monday 9 August

Ham radio provides emergency comms in Puerto Rico
The Miami Herald reports when Hurricane Maria cut off a Puerto Rican town, an amateur radio operator found a way out


HAREC Exam date announced
The IRTS examination board is pleased to advise that the next HAREC examination will be held in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght, Dublin 24 on Saturday the 11th of September


The Propagation Horoscope
Indian astronomers have found an explanation why the rotation profile of the Sun changes sharply in some latitudes. It has long been known that the sun’s equator spins faster than the poles


Get ready for the annual Perseid meteor shower
The average person looks for messages written in the stars, but when you are a radio amateur with next-level radio skills, you bounce radio signals off meteors to get your message from point A to B.


Morse Texting Video
The three girls, Milly, Alice and Caitlin, who are featured in the August issue of RadCom, have made a video about Morse Texting which will be shown at the QSO Today online conference


Adventures with Repeater Builder
Adventures with Repeater Builder will be presented by Michelle Thompson W5NYV at the next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming August 14th and 15th


European Russia Special Event
Look for the following special event stations to be active throughout the month of August


DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st August, through Sunday, 8th August there were 207 countries active


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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #83
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 8 August

QSO Today – George Dominick, W4UW
George Dominick, W4UW, focuses on the fundamentals of amateur radio including antenna design, building HF power amplifiers, and the simple fun of getting on the air


Hyderabad Hams develop low cost Transverter for QO-100 satellite
Radio amateurs in Hyderabad have developed low-cost equipment to communicate via the geostationary satellite QO-100 amateur transponder


Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
Due to current public health orders, the clubrooms are currently closed for access until at least Saturday the 28th of August. The club’s executive team continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon


The unsung lives of radio hams from Bengaluru
The Deccan Herald newspaper reports communication turns out to be a major challenge when natural calamities strike, and even a hobby can come in handy as a life-saving resource in such times


Second leg of the YL Sprint
The second leg of the YL Sprint is a fun activity to celebrate National Women’s Day and for amateurs to work as many YL stations as possible – YLs work everybody and OMs ONLY work YLs


QO-100 Up Converter
The first geostationary amateur radio transponder (P4-A) on Es’hail-2 is a joint project by the Qatar Satellite Company (Es’hailSat), the Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) and AMSAT Deutschland (AMSAT-DL)


Ofcom asked about PMR 446 prosecutions
In a reply to a Freedom of Information request Ofcom acknowledged they have never prosecuted a user of PMR 446


Peru operation
Alex, DD5ZZ, will be active as OA7/DD5ZZ from the Cusco region in Peru between now and September 17th


The SARL Youth Sprint
The second leg of the SARL Youth Sprint is a fun activity to celebrate International Youth Day (12 August each year) and for amateurs to work as many young radio amateurs as possible


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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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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