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 05 October 2021, 1345 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 5 October

School for Deaf Children to talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station in a world first radio communication
At 1212 hrs on 12 October 2021 Lloyd Farrington from the Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS) will be calling the International Space Station using Amateur Radio equipment and callsign GB4MHN to enable ten deaf children to speak to NASA Astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei


Ham radio exams in Nieuwegein, Netherlands
On October 2, the amateur radio Novice (equivalent to UK Intermediate) and Full exams were held in Nieuwegein. A day later, the Stichting Radio Examens (SRE) announced all the provisional exam results


Numbers taking up amateur radio in UK declining
Figures in RSGB Board Proceedings suggest there has been a decline during this year in numbers joining the hobby but numbers are still much better than those before RI online exams were introduced


ARISS contact is scheduled with students at various schools in the Prescott Unified School District, Prescott, AZ, USA
The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for October 5, 2021 at 11:08 am MST (Prescott, AZ) (18:08 UTC, 2:08 pm EDT, 1:08 pm CDT, 12:08 pm MDT, 11:08 am PDT)


IARU Region 1 prepares for Workshop
On October 17-21 IARU Region 1 is holding a Workshop ‘Shaping the Future’ to discuss the future direction for amateur radio


ARDC gives grant to help students
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is helping high school Computer Science students become Makers by providing a grant to purchase Raspbery PIs and Arduinos


The BBC World Service has published its performance review covering the period of 2016 – 2020
During the period covered by this review, the total reach of BBC World Service has grown significantly, by 42 percent, from 246 million people on average each week in March 2016 to 351 million people in March 2020

Southgate Vibes Podcast #100
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with a specially extended 100th edition of Southgate Vibes

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



News for Monday 4 October

Amateur Radio WSPR in The Times and Guardian newspapers
On Saturday, October 2, page 44 of The Times newspaper (p44) carried a story about the use of amateur radio WSPR data to track the course of missing flight MH370


Falkland Islands new prefixes
Due to an administrative oversight in the new Falkland Islands Communications Ordinance implemented way back in 2017, new VP8 licenses for use in the former Falkland Islands Dependencies have not been available for some years now


Radio operators demonstrate how to communicate when disaster strikes
Amateur radio operators in central Illinois held a practice session Saturday to demonstrate how to keep up communication when disaster strikes


AO-92 and FalconSAT-3 shut down
AO-92 (Fox-1D) had started to change its behaviour after several weeks of being powered on


South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
EI2WRC will be active with the Copper Coast Scout Group on Saturday the 16th October for the JotaJoti 2021 event. The club hope to have a few HF stations on air along with other club members explaining other aspects of the hobby with workshops where the scouts can take part in


Minami Torishima
Be looking for Take, JG8NQJ, to once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007), sometime this week for 3 months until mid-December. He is usually there to work on the island’s weather station


DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th September, through Sunday, 3rd October there were 213 countries active


IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW


Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will meet this Saturday, 09 October 2021, via the ZOOM conference protocol. The BIARC Board meeting begins at 1200 HST, while the general membership gathering starts at 1400 HST.

Aloha es 73 de  Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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