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 24 October 2021, 1232 UTC.

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News for Sunday 24 October

QSO Today – Andy Mitchell – VA3CW
Andy Mitchell, VA3CW, as an eleven year old Boy Scout, participated with his small troop in Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air, in 1974. This exposure changed the course of Andy’s life, profession, and interests

The National CW Speed Week
The National CW Speed Week started at 04:00 UTC (06:00 CAT) this morning Sunday 24 October and will end at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CAT) on Saturday 30 October 2021

Radio ham restores emergency comms system
The Hindu reports radio amateur Shibu George has rejuvenated a radio communications system for disaster management

AM radio ‘flutter’
John Dunn writing for EDN describes the cause of flutter on AM broadcast signals

JOTA in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The Searchlight reports on Scout amateur radio activities in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines during the recent Jamboree on the air

Contest 2×1 Callsign – Wrap Up
Wednesday, 13 October 2021 at 10am will be remembered by many VK contesters as Frenzy Day

High school students learn how to use ham radio
Students at Central Medford High School practiced how to communicate on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service while taking in the international Great American ShakeOut, an earthquake preparedness exercise

Court upholds strata ban of 11-metre radio antenna
BC (British Columbia) Supreme Court has upheld a Surrey strata council’s ban on a suite owner building a 11-metre amateur radio antenna on a patio

Radio industry calls for government protection from smart assistants
The Guardian newspaper asks: Could Alexa kill the radio star? The government is considering introducing legislation to ensure that Amazon and other tech companies do not abuse their growing power over UK airwaves

WIA announces new Club Coordinator
Peter Schrader, WIA Director VK4EA writing on WIA Front Page News tells how Angelo Giuffre VK2NWT is our new WIA Club Coordinator

On Saturday, we published a link to a video which appeared to show a defunct Russian satellite making a fiery return to earth. This reminded me of the opening scenes of a short sci-fi film about ham radio that we published in April last year

Southgate Vibes Podcast #105
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
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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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