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 22 September 2021, 1337 UTC.

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New superhet radio video from Electronics Notes


The superhet or superheterodyne has been at the centre of radio receiver technology for over a hundred years. However it is still interesting and useful to understand how it works

Student scientists tracking satellite in space


WVLT TV News reports student scientists are learning with guidance from mentors as they track their tiny satellite orbiting above the Earth and transmitting on 436.300 MHz

Proposal to ban all 300-2000 MHz transmissions in SZM


Inside GNSS reports on the proposal to ban all radio transmissions between 300 MHz and 2000 MHz in the area designated the Shielded Zone of the Moon (SZM), this would also be applicable to Mars

‘Incredible achievement’ as Cranfield students sweep the board at space satellite design competition


A team of space engineering students from Cranfield University has achieved phenomenal success in an annual competition of their peers

Focused frequencies


As amateur radio operators we are fortunate to have a wide range of frequency allocations. Most other services are limited to one band. Amateur Radio stretches from 135 kHz all the way up to light – literally. Most activity takes place between 160 metres and 23 centimetres, which all together constitute 136 MHz of spectrum

Locally owned Radio Shack forced to close


Emmet Bresee has owned and run a Radio Shack for more than 30 years, 18 years in their current location in Smyrna, but he is now being forced to close his store. It is one of the four remaining Radio Shack brick and mortar stores in Middle Tennessee

Island of Miquelon trip postponed again


Eric, KV1J, who was expected to operate from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 21st and October 5th, has postponed his trip ‘due to COVID related travel complications.

New helps with the old


‘Morse code’ encodes a simple text into a sequence of dots, dashes/dits, and spaces. It is one of the earliest methods used to transmit messages in the form of audible or visual signals

Youngsters On The Air


Katherine Forson, KT5KMF, is the recipient of the 2021 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award

Public attitudes towards offensive language on TV and radio revealed


Viewers and listeners have told Ofcom they are generally more relaxed about most swearing on TV and radio, particularly if it is accidental and an apology swiftly follows. This is according to our latest research into public attitudes towards offensive language on TV and radio

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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