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 09 September 2021, 0055 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 8 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
You think things are improving then it all goes downhill. I thought Friday to Sunday would have been good with massive field day activity. But no, just Sunday was good.
From our point of view, the WAEDCs are significant landmarks in the yearly contest calender, providing highest level radiosport for serious contesters and fun for part time entrants and DXers alike

Weinheim VHF Conference
The 66th Weinheim VHF Conference (10-12 September 2021) will be held online via zoom this weekend from Friday morning until Sunday evening. There is no registration required

UBA asks are Foundation licensees full radio amateurs?
Belgium’s national amateur radio society the UBA asks: Are our ON3 [Foundation holder] friends also full radio amateurs?

Software Defined Radio Academy talks on YouTube
The Software Defined Radio Academy SDRA 2021 took place June 26-27 and the talks are now available on YouTube

Iceland start ham radio training in October
Iceland’s next course for their HAREC equivalent amateur radio license begins in October and ends with an exam from Fjarskiptastofa (Electronic Communications Office of Iceland) in December

GENESIS ham satellites among payloads lost in launch failure
The GENESIS-L and GENESIS-N ham radio satellites were among several carrying amateur radio payloads lost following the failure of the Firefly Alpha rocket during its first launch on September 2 from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California

Big sunspots turn toward Earth
Two of the biggest sunspots in years are turning toward Earth. Wide enough to swallow planets, the active regions are entering Earth’s ‘strike-zone’, meaning any flares or CMEs this week would probably be Earth-directed

Ofcom launches call for evidence on net neutrality
Ofcom has today published a call for evidence on net neutrality, as part of its review of how the current framework is functioning

Mexico special event
To commemorate the 211th anniversary of the Grito de Dolores (1821) and the 200th anniversary of the Consummation of the Independence of Mexico (2021), look for special event callsign 6I1M to be active between September 10-27th

Antarctic Treaty special event stations
To celebrate the 60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian Robinson Club will activate the following special event stations (each representing a country that initially signed the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st and December 31st during this event

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #92
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 7 September

3-band vertical for portable use
In this video Bruce G4ABX demonstrates a 3-band (40m, 30m, and 20m) portable vertical 1/4 wave antenna (also suitable for a small garden if matching unit waterproofed)

Germany: New amateur radio fees
The DARC report the regulator BNetzA has announced new amateur radio fees, from October there will be a reduction in fees for Testing and call sign allocation

South Africa: Next Generation Beacon Project
A video describing South Africa’s next generation beacon project is available on YouTube. The project has been featured in the magazine EngineerIT which is aimed at the professional engineering community

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of September 4th. The list contains 340 entities

German special event
Members of the DARC local association Schwerin (V14) have activated the special callsign DQ850DOM to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the first consecration of the Schwerin Cathedral

SEMDXA presentation
Steve, W4DTA/YV5DTA, will be putting on a ZOOM presentation during the September 9th, South East Michigan DX Association (SEMDXA) meeting

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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