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 01 November 2021, 1318 UTC.

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News for Monday 1 November

Supervised operation of Foundation licence candidates
The RSGB Exam Standards Committee has clarified the licence conditions regarding the supervised operation of Foundation licence candidates

Ham radio ISS contact on BBC TV
The BBC 2 TV show – See Hear – will feature the Amateur Radio contact between students at the Mary Hare School for the deaf in Newbury and an astronaut on the International Space Station

VPO new prefix
Further to the recent announcement of the new VP0 prefix for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the government of British Antarctic Territory has now published similar draft legislation that will affect amateur radio licences for the British claimed sector of the Antarctic (which includes the South Shetlands and South Orkneys)

National Radio Society of Ireland (NRSI) News
Four provincial representative clubs have been formed to provide support to NRSI members and all other radio enthusiasts across the country

Galapagos Islands update
Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends are now active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between now until November 7th

The November-December Communicator is now available
Now read in 139 countries, a new issue of The Communicator is now available

DXpedition to Bouvet Island
We have reached our first payment milestone for the Marama vessel contract. Today we have paid the first deposit, and with this payment we confirm our plans of activating the #2 most wanted entity Bouvet

Applying for a licence to supply radio transmitters and your obligations
Every person wanting to supply radio transmitters in New Zealand must apply for a Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters, either as an individual or organisation. A supplier is any person in NZ who imports, manufactures, distributes, sells or installs electrical, electronic or radio products to the market

Eureka Amateur Radio Club
The Eureka Amateur Radio Club is probably the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world, and they are on air again from the Eureka weather station in Nunavut on Canada’s Ellesmere Island, IOTA NA-008

Belgium special event
Look for special event station OQ35EUDXF to be active from Lommel, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the EUDXF’s (European DX Foundation) founding

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 22nd October, through Friday, 29th October there were 221 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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’

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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