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 05 September 2021, 1333 UTC.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Sunday 5 September

QSO Today – James Condon, AD4YM
Jim Condon, AD4YM, listens for the most rare DX, signals from outer space as a radio astronomer, and keeps his fingers in the gear by collecting and restoring the best ham radio boat anchors

 

Summits on the Air on WRCB TV
WRCB TV reports on Summits On The Air (SOTA) an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas

 

Highway to a DX Party!
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino California, is once again hosting (probably one of the most fun special event activities) the 22nd annual ‘Route 66 On The Air‘ special event between 0000z on Saturday, September 11th and 2359z on Sunday, September 19th

 

HS18IARU on-the-air during September for IARU-R3 conference
Thailand’s national society RAST reports HS18IARU is now active on all bands to promote the upcoming IARU Region 3 conference

 

Amateur Radio Pedestrian Mobile Handbook
The Amateur Radio Pedestrian Mobile Handbook by Edward R. Breneiser WA3WSJ is available for download as a PDF

 

SARL Next Generation Beacon fund stands at R26 500
The crowd funding initiative to collect funds for the SARL Next Generation Beacon Programme was initiated by AMSAT SA. During the past week R1 300 was received from three donors including one from the UK

 

Special event – We Will Never Forget
Members of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) [W2GSB] and the Northeast Wireless Radio Club [NW2C] will activate the special event callsign W2T from Fort Totten Park (Army Base) Queens, NY, on September 11th, between 10 am EST to 8 pm EST

 

U.S. special event – Never Forget
Members of the American Legion Post 10 Amateur Radio Club (N7ALA) will be active using the special event callsign N7F (Never7Forget) between September 9-12th. Activity is to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

 

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

 
 
 
Southgate Vibes Podcast #91
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 4 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What’s in a sound?
Over the past few weeks I’ve been having my hearing tested. I’ve had the opportunity to discuss sound in some detail with an audiologist. Today as a result of a collision between a jar of chilli pickles and a tiled floor I’ve come to the realisation that sound is important in unexpected ways

 

Bouvet Island DXpedition receives $100,000 from Northern California DX Foundation
The ARRL report the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF) has donated $100,000 to the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island, which is set for late 2022. The DXpedition will be carried out by Amateur Radio DXpeditions, a Norwegian non-profit organization created for the purpose of conducting DXpeditions. The NCDXF is now the DXpedition’s lead sponsor

 
 
 

Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA recognizes ARISS
The Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA has posted a statement recognizing Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) for its accomplishments in promoting STEM initiatives through amateur radio

 
 
 

September GEO Newsletter available for free download
The September PDF of the GEO Newsletter weather satellite publication produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download

 

Webinar on Aspidistra and wartime transmission of black propaganda
A free online talk on Aspidistra and the Broadcast Group of the Diplomatic Wireless Service takes place at 7pm (1800 GMT) on Wednesday, September 8, given by Roger Castle-Smith G3IOT

 
 
 

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 5th September 2021 is the Club Focus Edition, where we’ve invited clubs to send in their stories and club promotions. Happy Father’s Day and it’s Springtime. Doesn’t the year fly by?
PerthTech is in Springtime in Perth Hills, and we have updates for you

 
 
 

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity is on the upswing this week. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 21.7 to 50.6, with a high of 77 last Saturday, August 28. Average daily solar flux rose from 78.5 to 88

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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