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 13 September 2021, 0411 UTC.

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News for Sunday 12 September

QSO Today – Augie, ‘Gus’ Hansen, KB0YH
Augie, ‘Gus’ Hansen, KB0YH, always had an interest in radio, but did not get his first ticket until he was in his mid-thirties


RSGB General Manager on YouTube
The Stockport Radio Society have released a video of a talk given to the club on September 7 by the RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas M1ACB


Review of the Motorola ‘MotoTrbo Ion’
The Motorola MotoTrbo Ion is a ‘Solid Radio.’ The build quality is superb. When holding it in your hand it feels heavy, solid, and unbreakable. The screen is bright and the colors are vivid


SARL engages ICASA at spectrum public hearing
This past week the SARL presented amateur radio’s frequency requirements during the three days-long public hearing about the Draft National Radio Frequency Plan


CW Pow Wow
The Peel Amateur Radio Group has been encouraging its newer members to learn the art of CW, and for us oldies, re-kindle whats probably a lost skill


Amateur radio association to conduct licensing class
Educational Committee Chairman for the Fort Herkimer Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (New York) Chris Bouck, amateur radio callsign KB4CMF, announces that the association will be teaching an entry-level Technician Class licensing course, from September 21st through December 15th, 2021


Groups added to DX Awards program
The WIA has added an exciting new feature to its DX Awards Program – Groups. A Group is similar to a leaderboard, but very much more flexible, and are available for all members of the Awards Program, not just VKs


SARL Wednesday 80m Club Sprint
The fifth leg of the SARL Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint takes place from 17:30 to 18:30 UTC (19:30 to 20:30 CAT) on Wednesday 15 September


NZ Draft Repeater Maps 2021
NZART report the New Zealand Draft Repeater Maps 2021 are ready for checking. In this update only the UHF South Island map has been updated. The previous update to this was 6 September 2021


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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #93
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 11 September

RSGB remote invigilation figures soar
This week, the RSGB passed the fantastic milestone of 4,000 candidates passing their Foundation licence via remote invigilation


Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge
Getting on air and making noise is what it’s all about, so last week, that’s exactly what we did. Randall VK6WR, Jishnu VK6JN and I participated in the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge which is specifically scored to deal with power and mode differences between stations by using a handicap system that they liken to playing golf


RSGB 2021 Online Convention trailer released
The Society has just launched a trailer for this year’s online Convention. It gives a whistle-stop tour of the programme that delighted 3,500 radio amateurs from 24 countries on the day last year, and a taste of what to expect from this year’s event


AMSAT 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting changes to virtual event
Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSAT has announced that its 39th Space Symposium scheduled for October 29-31, 2021 will now take place as a virtual event.  The Symposium was originally planned to be held at the Crowne Plaza AiRE hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota


VK6WIA NewsWest
Today we have a wrap by Ed DD5LP/VK2JI on last weekend’s Portable Operations Challenge contest, and a bit of a mumble from myself on my efforts in the same event, and a few other remarks about contests and where they could fit into your Amateur Radio life


Message to US Educators
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact opportunity, call for proposals – New Proposal Window is October 1st, 2021 to November 24th, 2021


Radio ham receives distress call from vessel
A Japanese radio amateur received a distress call from a vessel off the the coast of Niigata prefecture


MacLoggerDX Version 6.35 released
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.35 of MacLoggerDX has been released


Amateur Radio at Ensor Park and Museum
The Kansas City Star reports on the amateur radio history at the former home of Marshall Ensor W9BSP and his sister Loretta Ensor W9UA

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