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 19 August 2021, 2052 UTC.

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News for Thursday 19 August

ACMA assessment of amateur radio regulation
In response to a number of representations made by radio amateurs, Australia’s communications regulator, the ACMA, undertook an assessment of their regulation of amateur radio


Antarctica: DP0GVN antenna destroyed, rebuild planned for 2022
AMSAT-DL reports the antenna used by DP0GVN in Antarctica for the QO-100 geostationary satellite amateur radio transponder is completely destroyed


HFDXARC at Spurn Point for ILLW
Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club, will be on the air this weekend for ILLW, from Spun Point, East Yorkshire,UK


Tony’s 10m Band Report

A mega poor week except for Sunday.

There was some DX about eg 8B1FTDM (Indonesia, plus other FTDMs), RM90FA (Russia special), TM17FFF (France Special)

Me , I’m still playing with software.


Perseid meteor outburst
28 years ago, the Perseid meteor shower killed a satellite


Spiffy summer project sources solar sounds from scraps
[Gijs Gieskes] has a long history of producing electronic art and sound contraptions, and his Zonneliedjes (sunsongs) project is certainly an entertaining perpetuation of his sonic creations


Coolest Raspberry Pi amateur radio projects in 2021
Hands down, the Raspberry Pi is an amazing open-source device. Technology hobbyists implement it in many projects from sending instant messages to making retro video games. Now, it’s being used for projects for a hobby that may be unfamiliar to some: amateur (ham) radio

Southgate Vibes Podcast #86
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 Wednesday 18 August

FCC application fees unlikely to go into effect until 2022
The ARRL report that the schedule of FCC amateur radio application fees likely will not go into effect before 2022


SP0PILKON – Pilski convention of games and fantasy
The Scout Communication Club in Piła SP3ZBY has obtain the special event call sign SP0PILKON to mark the Pilski convention of games and fantasy August 27-29


Museum holds exhibition of home-constructed ham radio equipment
It started with a spark – the exhibition 100 Years of Finnish Amateur Radio Construction presents equipment built by radio amateurs themselves


Vintage Radio: The Radio Hat
The Rare Historical Photos site carries the story of the 1949 Radio Hat


Today, I learned
TV station WQEX, a PBS station in Pittsburgh, was the last tv station in North America to broadcast only in black-and-white, in 1985


Blue lightning in the stratosphere
A storm chaser in Arizona has recorded one of the best-ever videos of ‘blue jet’ lightning in the stratosphere


Blackhead Lighthouse on-the-air for ILLW
Members of Co. Antrim DX Group (Northern Ireland) will be active from Blackhead Lighthouse, Grid IO74DS, during I.L.L.W. using GB5BL on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd August 2021


IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

The 2021 Hawaii QSO Party will run between 0400 UTC-28 August 2021 and 0359 UTC, 30 August 2021.

The 8th Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is set for Sunday, 19 September 2021, 1300-1700 HST.  For more information, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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