Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News from 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 30 September 2021, 2005 UTC.

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News for Thursday 30 September

Los Angeles hams upgrade emergency communications capabilities
To provide effective emergency communications, amateur radio operators need to find and eliminate sources of radio frequency interference (RFI) that could hinder their operations. Unfortunately, RFI is a widespread problem in Southern California that affects not only amateur radio operators, but also businesses, governments, and the military and RFI complaints can go unresolved for years


Norway defers replacement of paper-based ham radio exams
Norgwegian Communications Authority Nkom has announced that radio amateurs will have to continue doing paper exams for a while longer and the questions in the exam will be increased to 60


Iceland: Lack of interest forces online course postponement
At a meeting on September 28, the Board of Iceland’s IRA agreed to postpone the advertised online amateur radio course which was to have started on October 4


New England Parks On The Air event set for mid-October
The inaugural Autumn New England Parks On The Air (NE POTA) event will take place on Saturday, October 16, 0000 – 2359 UTC, the K1USN Radio Club has announced


WIA welcomes new Club Coordinator
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Angelo, VK2NWT, to the position of WIA Club Coordinator. We look forward to working with Angelo to support our affiliated clubs in a constructive and meaningful manner


Georgia gets a new Section Manager; re-elected SMs begin new terms on October 1
Jim Millsap, K9APD, will become the ARRL Georgia Section Manager (SM) on Friday, October 1. Millsap, of Acworth, was the only candidate who applied by the June 4 nomination deadline


Ofcom’s Diversity in Broadcasting report 2021: Broadcasters facing diverse talent drain
More people are leaving the TV and radio industries than joining, Ofcom has found, with broadcasters facing a worrying loss of diverse talent


Solar Cycle 25 numbers for Sept. 2021
Sept 2021 is winding down and here is a preview of the Solar Numbers we can expect this Friday. The Solar Flux for Sept looks to be 86.5 Measured and 88 adjusted for 1 AU. This is the secondest highest readings of the new Solar Cycle topped only by the dramatic run-up last November


French special event
Members of the ’44th Signal Regiment’ (F5KBB) located in eastern France at Mutzig will celebrate their 50th anniversary of its creation in October


Iranian news
The Alborz DX group (EP2C) was founded in 2015 with the help of the 3 most active Iranian ham radio operators (EP2LMA, EP2LSH, EP2MIR)

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’


News for Wednesday 29 September

Japanese radio amateurs ask for reports of Z-Sat
Yasutaka Narusawa JR2XEA of the Komaki Amateur SATCOM Club reports the satellite Z-Sat is planned to launch on an Epsilon rocket on October 1, it will be sending CW on 145.875 MHz


Simulated Emergency Test Saturday for local ham radio operators
The annual simulated emergency test (SET) will take place Saturday at the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center, Monroe Red Cross, field stations and the homes of members of Monroe County Amateur Radio Public Service Corps


Amateur radio group marks 80 years of community service during disasters
After eight decades of providing emergency backup communications during some of the region’s worst disasters, members of the Steel City Amateur Radio Club in Pittsburgh hit the airwaves to sing their own praises


Simpler broadband switching in as little as a day
Broadband and landline customers will find it easier than ever to change provider and secure a better deal, under a new ‘One Touch Switch’ process announced today by Ofcom


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

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