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 15 August 2021, 1325 UTC.

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News for Sunday 15 August

Bouvet Island DXpedition update
The 3Y0J team are delighted to inform about our continued effort to activate Bouvet Island. After cancellation of the previous attempt due to the ill-fated sale of the vessel Braveheart we decided to continue the effort and search for a suitable and affordable vessel

 

IARU Region 2 on alert after Haiti earthquake
Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, president of the Radio Club of Haiti, reports significant structural damage due the Haiti earthquake

 

HF Digital Contest this afternoon
The aim of the HF Digital Contest is for participants to contact as many radio amateurs in Southern Africa as possible on 20, 40 and 80 metres and from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC (16:00 to 19:00 CAT) this afternoon Sunday 15 August

 

IARU coordinates two new satellites
The IARU has coordinates frequencies for two new satellites planned for launch soon

 

Living with Secrets
Please join us on Saturday 18 September for a fascinating, international virtual event, Living with Secrets, which will explore the similarities and differences between life for the Bletchley Park Codebreakers, and Los Alamos researchers, during WW2

 

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

 
 
 
Southgate Vibes Podcast #85
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 Saturday 14 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Being an equipment custodian
A couple of weeks ago an amateur put out a call on the local email discussion list. The message was simple, it read: “I have a 606A HP Signal Generator with a copy of the Operating and Service Manual. It covers 50 kHz to 65 MHz. Free to a good home 🙂 “

 

The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo now open
The 3rd QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo opened just after 5:00 PM PDT (March 14, 00:05 UTC). We are in a new virtual location, with a new look and feel

 

July Volunteer Monitor Program report released
The July 2021 activity report of the Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program has been released. This program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service

 

RB DATV contest on 6m, 2m and 70cm August 21-22
A reduced bandwidth Digital Amateur Television (DATV) contest is taking place August 21-22 in the 50, 144 and 430 MHz bands

 

Algerian Radio Amateurs assisting fire response
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator Greg Mossop G0DUB reports on the Amateur Radio response to the forest fires in Algeria

 

CEPT looking at electronic amateur radio licence docs
The CEPT WGFM Radio Amateur Forum Group was tasked with scoping out a feasibility study for electronic amateur radio certificates and licence documents

 

Archive 1960 TV report on ham radio in Germany
On December 8, 1960, German TV broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) aired an 8 minute report about amateur radio

 

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity continues to be very weak, and the latest 45-day outlook seems to indicate more of the same

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section