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 28 September 2021, 1426 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 28 September

Radio hams provided emergency comms during wildfire
The LAist reports volunteer radio operators are a lifesaver during emergencies in the San Bernardino National Forest


Homebrew wattmeter pays homage to sturdy original
If there’s one instrument that hams and other radio enthusiasts covet, it’s the venerable Bird 43 Thruline wattmeter. The useful RF tool has barely changed in the nearly 70 years since it was first introduced, and they’re built like a tank. This makes Bird meters highly desirable, and therefore quite expensive either brand new or on the swap-meet circuit


2022 SARL Contest Manual
The SARL Contest Working Group invites Clubs and individuals to submit ideas for new contests or propose changes to the current contests and General Rules for the 2022 SARL Contest Manual


Bouvet Island DXpedition update
The following news was posted on the 3Y0J FaceBook page on September 22nd


The International DX Association (INDEXA) will be supporting the upcoming 3Y0J DXpedition with a grant of 15,000 USDs which is equal to the largest grant ever provided by INDEXA


Belgian special event
Special callsign OT5IDPD will be on the in observance of the ‘International Day of Disabled Persons’ (IDPD) between November 3rd and December 3rd


5 MHz propagation study award
Four logs received for the 5 MHz SARL Worked All ZS Award met the criteria to be considered for the propagation study

Southgate Vibes Podcast #98
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.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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