Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s top Amateur Radio News stories 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 31 October 2021, 1330 UTC.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Sunday 31 October

RSGB National Radio Centre – could you be a volunteer?
The RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC) welcomes thousands of people through its doors each month and introduces them to amateur radio

EC examines the need for new rules on solar panel installations
IARU Region 1 reports the European Commission is to examine need for new rules on the environmental impact of photovoltaics

Report on Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive
IARU Region 1 reports on the study on the evaluation of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU (EMCD)

QSO Today Paul Mower, VA6MPM
Paul Mower, VA6MPM, treks across the Canadian Rockies, often for days at a time, alone

The RaDAR Challenge
The third South African RaDAR Challenge for the year runs from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 6 November 2021

Next weekend: EANET Sprint Contest 2021
On November 7, from 08:00 to 12:00 UTC, it will be held the next edition of the ‘sprint contest’ version of the same name Award, devoted to the ‘Radio Clubs of the World’

Ham radio operator class offered, starting Nov. 29
The class is designed for the beginner, with no electronics experience or background required. This class is geared for individuals high school age and older

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at moderate levels

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Southgate Vibes Podcast #107
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 Saturday 30 October

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Ripple Effects of making change …
During the week a new piece of software was born. It’s not going to solve world hunger or address man-made climate change, but it will help some contesters who want to get on air and make noise without actually making noise

RSGB Convention presentations on YouTube
The RSGB online Convention’s keynote presentation is now available separately on the Society’s YouTube channel. This inspiring talk by Professor Cathryn Mitchell, M0IBG explores the connections between radio and space, and also looks at the many ways in which everyone can get involved

ITU: 23cm ham radio band and sat-nav coexistence
During the period October 20-29 2021, the IARU continued to engage in the preparatory work for WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b in ITU-R Working Party 4C (WP4C)

Dominican radio hams take part in earthquake drill
Radio amateurs in the Dominican Republic have participated in a national earthquake evacuation drill

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 31st October is the Club Focus edition, and again we have a bumper crop of news about VK6 clubs and their activities

Boo! It’s Halloween apparently, but that’s not a big thing here in VK Land

Dxpedition to The Crozet Islands
Thierry Mazel F6CUK writes on the REF site about the upcoming Dxpedition to The Crozet Islands, part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands

JOTA activity down under
Nick Quigley OAM VK4CNQ has dropped WIA News a most interesting note on JOTA where the Ham Ops came from over 5 and a half hours drive away

Laboratory test model of ‘Sputnik 1 EMC/EMI’, 1957
1:1 scale test model of the satellite ‘Sputnik-1‘, serial no. ‘0K6-1/004/1957’, with built-in transmitter

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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