Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here’s the latest Amateur Radio New 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 03 November 2021, 2337 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 3 November

Tony’s 10m Band Report
What a phenomenal week. The weekend was of course the SSB contest with nearly 15,000 contacts reported on the Sunday and a similar number on the Saturday. Almost impossible to pick out the best but 7P8RU (Lesotho), HD8R (Galapagos Islands) and D4F (Cape Verde) were all fighting for top place

This the D4F antenna farm. What chance has anyone else got against that lot?

ARDC grant award for the ARISS-USA STEREO Education Project
ARISS-USA is pleased to announce that Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) awarded a 5-year grant for a project called, “Student and Teacher Education via Radio Experimentation and Operations” (STEREO). Total grant funding over five years is nearly $1.3 million

IARU bandplan proposal for Digital modes
The IARU document proposing greatly enhanced bandplan allocations for digital modes such as FT8 is available to download

Broadcaster in ham radio 40m band
DARC describes how a case of interference in the Primary amateur radio 40m band, by an AM broadcast station in Tashkent, was speedily dealt with

Solar Cycle 25 October report from AA6XE
October 2021 has come to a close and here are the Monthly Solar Numbers. The Mean Solar Flux is 89 (88.9) and the Monthly Mean Sunspot number is 38(New Scale). The Solar Flux is up a couple of ticks from the previous month while the SSN is down 26 percent from 52(NS) recorded in September

Radio amateurs in earthquake drill
The San Francisco Chronicle reports old-time ham radio operators are the go-to communicators in earthquake prep drill

South African Mega CW QRS week starting Sunday 14 November
This week, which runs from 04:00 UTC (06:00 CAT) on Sunday 14 November to 16:00 UTC (18:00 CAT) on Saturday 20 November, is exclusively geared towards the new guys coming up in the ranks and will be comfortable, with a minimum requirement of 8 wpm and not exceeding 12 wpm

LCARC Rally this Sunday
LCARC, the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club will hold a Rally in the Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa on Sunday 7th of November 2021. Doors will open at 11:00. Entrance fee is 5 Euro per person

A Buyer’s Guide for Amateur Radio in 2022
A Chiangrai Times article says: Amateur radio has been around since the beginning of the 20th century, a hands-on hobby for tech-minded individuals who enjoy making their equipment and communicating with one another. The hobby even survived a short-lived ban by the government after World War II, when authorities outlawed citizens owning communications devices without the proper licensing. Luckily, the ban was lifted in 1957

Request from That’s TV regarding the location of its main production bases or studios
Ofcom has today agreed to That’s TV’s request to consolidate the studios/main production bases for some of its local TV channels

A Halo CME is heading for Earth
Another CME is heading for Earth. This one seems to be better aimed than the disappointing Halloween storm cloud a few days ago. Minor to moderately-strong geomagnetic storms are possible on Nov. 4th and 5th

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Southgate Vibes Podcast #108
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’

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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