Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News from 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 01 September 2021, 2220 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 1 September


Tony’s 10m Band Report
What a roller coaster week. Monday and Tuesday poor, Wednesday OK, Thursday poor, Friday OK. Saturday poor and Sunday really full steam ahead. 5I3B and 5I3W (Tanzania) were early week sought after stations then LZ4TX (Bulgaria) at the weekend, a cluster of beacons on Thursday and CA4PSH (Chile) on Friday. I’m at a loss as to why LZ4TX was so popular, his listing in QRZ.COM is very scanty. Not so for CA4PSH. His QRZ page is most excellent. Just look at this beam


Study on amateur radio in Brazil
LABRE reports Ricardo Benedito PY2QB has released a study on the current state of amateur radio in Brazil, the report notes there is little growth and a high prevalence of males


FEMA announces HF interoperability activity on 60-meter channels 1 and 2
Channels 1 and 2 on 60 meters will be available starting on August 30 for interoperability between US government and US amateur radio stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications


Germany cuts the cost of amateur radio exams
It has been announced in Germany’s Federal Law Gazette that the cost of amateur radio exams will be sharply reduced from October 1, 2021


Building a hundred-year-old radio transmitter
Our Hackaday team is spread across the world, but remains in easy contact through the magic of the Internet. A number of us hold amateur radio callsigns, so could with a bit of effort and expenditure do the same over the airwaves. A hundred years ago this would have seemed barely conceivable as amateurs were restricted to the then-considered-unusable HF frequencies


German special event
Members of the DARC club Kerpen (DOK G29) commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death of Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, a German racing driver wo was killed in a racing accident in 1961


Amateur radio class coming up in person, online
The Humboldt Amateur Radio Club in Eureka, CA, is offering a class to prepare students for the Amateur Radio Technician Class license examination


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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #90
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 Tuesday 31 August

New WebSDR in Iceland
Iceland’s IRA reports on August 24 Karl Georg Karlsson TF3CZ connected a new receiver over the internet covering 24-1800 MHz


CQ-DATV magazine to close after 100 issues
The popular Digital Amateur Television magazine CQ-DATV will publish its final edition in September


England special event
Ed, M0MNG, will be active as GB0KSS (suffix Kent Surrey Sussex) from Littlehampton in support of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex during the International Air Ambulance Week


NASA sets coverage for two Russian spacewalks outside space station
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, Sept. 3, and Thursday, Sept. 9, to conduct the first pair of up to 11 spacewalks to prepare the new Nauka multipurpose laboratory module for operations in space


Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club hams it up for conversations, competitions, community
Excitement over Solar Cycle 25 could last as long as 11 years for members of the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club


INDEXA Summer Newsletter
The Summer 2021 Issue of the INDEXA Newsletter (Issue 133) is now available


International Chocolate Day
Members of the URE section of Torrent (Valencia) Union of Radio Amateurs Torrent (EB5URT) will activate the special event callsign EG5DIC to celebrate ‘International Chocolate Day‘ (September 13th)


SSB Field Day next weekend
The IRTS SSB Field Day takes place next weekend, it runs for 24 hours from 1300 UTC on Saturday 4th September


Spotting errors with DIGI modes
IRTS report that spots showing contacts that did not happen on the reported frequencies can occsionally be seen for the current DIGI modes


St. Annes International Kite Festival
Nigel, M0NJW, will be active as GB1SAK (suffix St. Annes Kites) from the St. Annes International Kite Festival on the north west coast of England, between September 3-5th

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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