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 03 October 2021, 1318 UTC.

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News for Sunday 3 October

QSO Today – Alan Thompson, W6WN
Alan Thompson, W6WN, was a volunteer rescuer to the Camp Fire in Northern California a few years ago


Eire: Regulator to put ham radio exams out to tender
Communications regulator ComReg is putting the running of amateur radio exams out to open tender, they are currently run by the national society IRTS


RSGB release 8 sets of Board proceedings
The Proceedings for eight RSGB Board meetings held from December 2020 until August 2021 have now all been released


Ham radio CubeSats to deploy from ISS include one on 76 GHz
It is expected four CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads will be deployed on the morning of Wednesday, October 6, one of them has 76 GHz capability


The AWA Valve QSO Party this afternoon
The AWA Valve QSO Party is a phone only contest on 40 and 80 metres using AM and SSB. Preferably valve radios or radios with valves in them should be used. No linear amplifiers may be used


Galapagos Islands
Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between October 26th and November 7th


Bahamas ‘Radio In a Box’ operation
Operators George/AA7JV, Tomi/HA7RY, Mike/KN4EEI, Don/N1DG, Gregg/W6IZT and Hal/W8HC will be active as C6AGU from Wood Cay (NA-001) during the CQWW DX CW Contest (November 27-28th and the ARRL 160m CW Contest (December 3-5th)


Rodrigues Island
Robert, 3B9FR, is once again active from Rodrigues Island (AF-017) and is NOT a PIRATE


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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #99
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 Saturday 2 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
You in the community …
The other day a member of our community proudly showed off their plaque for first place as a Short Wave Listener or SWL in the Poland SP DX Contest. Together with their dad they listened on 80m using a WebSDR and logged all the contacts they were able to hear. Their participation didn’t include transmitters, since neither have got their callsigns, yet

RSGB Announcements

Foundation practical assessments
Following a meeting of the RSGB Examinations Standards Committee at which Ofcom was represented, the current mandatory Foundation practical requirements are, with immediate effect, permanently removed


Face-to-face exams
Now that Covid-related restrictions are ending, from Wednesday 6 October clubs will be able to start booking online exams for groups of candidates using a new club online booking system


November deadline for EMF compliance checking
The new Ofcom EMF regulations require compliance checking for all stations operating at above 110MHz from 18 November


WIA IARU-R3 Conference report
The WIA reports on the IARU Region 3 conference attended by amateur radio societies in Asia and the Pacific, this included the UK’s RSGB and USA’s ARRL


ACMA release Five Year Spectrum Outlook 2021-26
WIA report the Australian communication regulator the ACMA has released the Five Year Spectrum Outlook document covering the 2021-2026 financial year


The Space Weather Woman
An X-Flare player Grows snd A Solar Storm Heads for Earth – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW


Essex Ham comments on removal of Foundation Practical Assessments
Essex Ham reports on the RSGB announcement that the current mandatory Foundation Practical Assessments are, with immediate effect, permanently removed from the syllabus. Read the ‘pros and cons’ in this article, and then see what you think! There is a ‘comments’ section on the Essex Ham website


WIA Contest Champion Award
The Ross Hull Contest is one of 9 Contests that make up the Peter Brown VK4PR, WIA Contest Champion Award


Troop 14 hosting Jamboree on the Air
Troop 14 in Brownwood, Texas would like to invite all area units to participate in the Jamboree on the Air event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Boy Scouts Hut located behind Fire Station 2 at Allcorn Park. The local Ham Radio Operators club will also be on hand


Propagation de K7RA
Sunspot activity was up over the past week, with the average daily sunspot number rising from 28.7 to 59.4, and average daily solar flux up 11.4 points to 89.8

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

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