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 News summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 20 September 2021, 0550 UTC.

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News for Sunday 19 September

QSO Today – Mark Beckwith, N5OT
Mark Beckwith, N5OT, grew up in Southern California, befriended by amateur radio’s most famous television producer, Dave Bell, W6AQ, who was his amateur radio mentor in the 1970s


Amateur Radio activity on 24 September
Heritage Day and National Braai Day are celebrated on 24 September each year. This year on Friday 24 September, three amateur radio activities will take place


Sweden: High power permits extended automatically
Good news from the Swedish regulator PTS regarding high power permits. PTS has extended higher power permits for the next 5 years, so radio amateurs do not need to apply for a new permit


ARISS contact scheduled with students at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
This will be a Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio between the ISS and students from Children’s National Hospital. Children will take turns asking their questions of ISS Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, amateur radio call sign KE5DNI, during the ARISS radio contact


Satellite light pollution
Go outside and enjoy the night sky because it might be about to change. That’s according to Dr. Samantha Lawler with the Physics Department at the University of Regina


Amsat Space Symposium shifts to virtual event
The AMSAT-NA 39th Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, planned as an in-person event, will now be a virtual event on Saturday 30 October, due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic


Vacancies at SARL QSL Bureau
Willem Weideman, ZS6X has informed SARL Council that after 19 years as the QSL Manager, he wants to retire. Johan van Aarde, ZS2I in Mossel Bay, who has been dealing with the ZS1, ZS2 and ZS5 QSL cards has also said that he is retiring after contracting Covid 19


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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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