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 26 October 2021, 2321 UTC.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Tuesday 26 October

QSO Today – Fred Cady, KE7X
Fred Cady, KE7X, took his love of radio and electronics as far as he could go – that was to a PHD in Electronic Engineering where he settled into teaching at Montana State University

New Executive Committee elected at IARU-R1 Conference
On October 24, a new Executive Committee was elected on the final day of the IARU Region 1 Conference and Workshop

Video of AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium talks
A video of the talks given at the 36th annual AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium on October 24, 2021, is now available on YouTube

Volcanic comet 29P erupts again
Volcanic comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann erupted again over the weekend, suddenly brightening 10-fold and puffing a shell of vaporized cryomagma into space

Advertising for a national radio ‘Additional Service’ Licence
Ofcom is today inviting applications for a national radio ‘Additional Service’ Licence

HAREC course starting Thursday
The next HAREC course organised by the National Short Wave Listeners Club will start this Thursday, 28 October, on the Zoom platform

AM Radio
A recent british government publication states that AM radio reaches around three percent of listeners, responsible for a considerable part of the electricity bill of the UK radio industry, which is calculated to consume around 115 GWh/year of energy at an estimated £16 million per annum on electricity for transmission

The Space Weather Woman
Our Sun is About to Get Busy – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Southgate Vibes Podcast #106
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 Monday 25 October

ARISS contact with students at Tarwater Elementary School
Amateur radio operators using the club call sign W7MRF in Chandler, AZ will serve as the relay amateur radio station for this ARISS contact

Austrian Telecomms Act passed
Austria’s amateur radio society ÖVSV report on October 13, the Telecommunications Act 2021 was passed in the country’s National Council

Swedish report on IARU-R1 workshop
Sweden’s SSA reports on the IARU Region 1 ‘Shaping the Future‘ workshop which took place October 15-24

Scouts jamboree fun covers radio skills to Morse Code
The Dunmow Broadcast carries a report on the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) activities of the 1st Dunmow Scout Group in Essex

NRSI Radio News for Sunday the 24th of October
National Radio Society of Ireland news broadcast

ICQPodcast – ARDC supporting Amateur Radio
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode we feature is ARDC supporting Amateur Radio

New museum to recognize Warsaw radio station that was second biggest in the world
In memory of what was once the second tallest radio transmission station in the world, scientists are looking to set up a museum to commemorate its history

How your phone, laptop, or watch can be tracked by their Bluetooth transmissions
Over the past few years, mobile devices have become increasingly chatty over the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol and this turns out to be a somewhat significant privacy risk

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Monday, 18th October, through Monday, 25th October there were 207 countries active

Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

IOTA News from OPDX
IOTA PRESS RELEASE (date October 23rd). The following is an excerpt:
“IOTA Management regrets that it will not be able to accept for IOTA credit contacts made with the 3D2CR operation from Conway Reef between 18 and 25 September 2021.” Read the complete press release

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebar and links.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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