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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 25 August 2021, 0656 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 24 August

Farnham WebSDR to shutdown
The popular amateur radio WebSDR at Farnham is to cease operation in a few weeks


6m DXpedition to Austral and Marquesas Islands
Lance, W7GJ, says: Hello Sixers! As Es season draws to a close, it is of course time to gear up for EME 😉 Remember, if you have a good yagi, an amplifier, a quiet QTH and some ground gain, I can work you when your moon is near the horizon!


Sailing vessel with ham radio history marks 100 years
The schooner Bowdoin is a century old this year. Now owned by the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) as a training vessel, the ham radio history of the 88-foot (LOA) Bowdoin is often neglected


Amateur Radio Digital Communications
Since its allocation to Amateur Radio in 1981, Internet network 44, known as the AMPRNet, has been used by amateur radio operators to conduct scientific research and to experiment with digital communications over radio with a goal of advancing the state of the art of Amateur Radio networking, and to educate amateur radio operators in these techniques


The Web working group
A work party is being put together to work on the replacement for the present South African Radio League website


RTE on long wave 252 kHz back on air
RTE carried out essential maintenance of the Long Wave transmitter in Clarkstown, Co. Meath for two months during which period RTE Radio 1 was not available on 252 kHz


Tonga update
Masa, JA0RQV, is now active as A35JP from Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Island (OC-049). He was heard on 17 meters CW, August 22nd. He will be in Tonga until October 31st (early November)


Ukraine special event
Look for special event station EM30RUARL from Chernihivska to be active between now and December 31st

Southgate Vibes Podcast #88
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’

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Don’t forget the 2021 Hawaii QSO Party, 0400 UTC-28 August 2021 to 0359 UTC-30 August 2021.  For details, please go here:

The 8th Annual Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event is set for Sunday, 19 September 2021, 1300 – 1700 HST.  For details, please go here:  http://gridmadness.blogspot/p/home.html.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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