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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 09 October 2021, 1258 UTC.


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Foundations of Amateur Radio


The art of storing information in such a way that it doesn’t devolve into random gibberish is an ongoing battle in the evolution of the human race. Egyptians five thousand years ago were perfectly happy storing information using hieroglyphs. They used it for well over three thousand years, but today you’d be hard pressed bumping into anyone on the street who knows one, let alone one thousand characters

2×1 Contest Callsigns for VK


The hard work performed by a sub committee of active contesters, led by The Radio Society of Australia (RASA) has finally been realised with the announcement from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on the release date for the new 2×1 Contest Callsigns

Amateur non-assigned licence tenure


As a result of recent amendments to the Radiocommunications Act 1992, Australia’s ACMA now has discretion to issue apparatus licences for a term of up to 20 years

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Mary Hare School (for the deaf), Newbury, UK


This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students at the Mary Hare School, Newbury, UK and Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, amateur radio call sign KG5GNP. Amateur radio operators in Newbury using the GB4MHN call sign will operate the ham radio ground station for this contact

ACMA approve issue of 2×1 ham radio call signs


Australia’s ACMA recently conducted a survey seeking the views of the amateur radio community on allocation arrangements for 2×1 callsigns

BBC TV archive clip of 1949 ham radio contact


On October 6, 2021, the BBC Archive shared a clip of a news item about a radio amateur’s reception of BBC TV pictures in Cape Town, South Africa in 1949, it includes an on-air contact

Svalbard: JW6VDA will be on FT8/FT4


Between October 12 and November 1 Tom OH6VDA/LA6VDA will be active as JW6VDA in Longyearbyen (JQ78tf) on Spitsbergen (EU-026)

VK6WIA NewsWest


NewsWest for Sunday 10th October 2021 is the Contesting edition, and as well as looking at contests coming up, there’s an analysis of the recently released Remembrance Day Contest results on how we in Western Australia fared, and how we went about it

WIA Board comment


This is WIA President Scott Williams, VK3KJ and wherever you are in Australia or in fact overseas, I hope this announcement finds you safe and well in these very challenging times

Digital Mobile Radio


DMR is Digital Mobile Radio, a fantastic World Wide Amateur Radio version of RF technology

Propagation de K7RA


Sunspots were visible every day this week, but numbers were lower. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 58.4 to 30.7, and average daily solar flux was down 2.9 points to 86.9

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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