Southgate Amateur Radio 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 21 October 2021, 1332 UTC.

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News for Thursday 21 October

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on November 7 – Register Now

Centenary of Argentina’s national amateur radio society
IARU Region 2 President, Ramón Santoyo XE1KK, has congratulated the Radio Club Argentino on its centennial

Tony’s 10m Band Report
What a fantastic week on Ten.
Most sought after were 3DA0RU (Eswatini), J5T (Guinea-Bissau), S9OK (Sao Tome and Principe) and 3DA0WW (Eswatini), popped in for good measure on Sunday
J5T is the Italian DXpedition Team. I do like their QSL card.
I did manage to work 3DA0RU on Ten Metres. It used to be Swaziland

Enthusiast built radio telescope in back garden
The Derby Telegraph reports on radio enthusiast Kenneth Stevens who in 1959 produced a radio picture of the Milky Way from his home

45 million people targeted by scam calls and texts this summer
Almost 45 million people have been on the receiving end of potential scam texts or calls in the last three months, new Ofcom research reveals

Ham radios to the rescue in rain-hit Kerala
The district administration here has sought the service of Ham radio operators to coordinate disaster relief operations in case the communication system gets cut off due to any rain-related incident

Approval of Phone-Paid Services Authority’s new code of practice
Ofcom has today approved a new edition of the Phone-paid Services Authority’s code of practice for regulating premium rate services

UK EI Contest
The next UKEI CC contest will be the 24 hour International DX SSB Contest on next weekend, October 23rd and 24th, followed by the monthly one hour CW contest on Wednesday October 27th

The Gambia
Operators Jan Francois/F4AHV (ex-6W7RV), Gérard/F5NVF , Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT) and Luc/F5RAV will be active as C5C from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia, between October 24th and November 19th

Southgate Vibes Podcast #104
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 20 October

IARU R1 Youth Working Group connecting with Scouts
IARU Region 1 report during the COVID-19 pandemic, Team YOTA established a monthly online series called “YOTA Online”. In one of its episodes the main topic covered was the ‘JOTA/JOTI‘ scouts event

School’s ham radio space contact in the press
Newbury Today reports on the amateur radio contact between students at Mary Hare school and the International Space Station

UN Day transmission from Sweden’s SAQ set for October 24
On United Nations Day, Sunday October 24th, 2021, the unique and historical Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton Sweden, with call sign SAQ, is scheduled to send out a message to the whole world on 17.2 kHz CW

AMSAT-UK Online Colloquium Sunday Oct 24
The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as an online Zoom Webinar on Sunday, October 24. You don’t have to be a member of AMSAT-UK to attend, and the event is free

Radio amateurs invited to participate in the Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December
The HamSCI Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December is seeking amateur radio participation. As the shadow of the moon passes across Antarctica on December 4, it will generate traveling ionospheric disturbances that will, in turn, affect radio propagation

New CQ World Wide Youth category to debut October 30-31
The new Youth category for the CQ World Wide DX Contest will debut October 30 – 31 with the phone weekend. The category covers contesters age 25 years old or younger and applies to both the phone and CW weekends

JOTA in Indonesia
Jamboree On The Air activities over the weekend of October 16-17 were covered by the press in Indonesia and quoted on the ORARI website

The low-down on long-wave: Unlicensed experimental radio
In the 125 years since Marconi made his first radio transmissions, the spectrum has been divvied up into ranges and bands, most of which are reserved for governments and large telecom companies. Amidst all of the corporate greed, the ‘little guys’ managed to carve out their own small corner of the spectrum, with the help of organizations like the American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

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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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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