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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 07 November 2021, 1357 UTC.

Content provided by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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ews for Sunday 7 November

QSO Today – Courtney Duncan, N5BF
Courtney Duncan, N5BF, has humble amateur radio beginnings in Texas where he earned a degree in musical piano performance

Office of Emergency Management to use ham radio Winlink
Amateur radio Winlink using the high-speed mode VARA will be used by the San Benito Office of Emergency Management as part of an emergency exercise simulating an internet and cell-phone failure scenario

Disaster Airlift Response Team install new ham radio
The St. Helena Star reports new amateur radio equipment has been installed by the Angwin Disaster Airlift Response Team (DART)

Radio hams’ communications business sold
The New Zealand communications company Jackson & Wills, founded in 1947 by radio amateurs Douglas Jackson ZL4GM and Maurice Wills ZL4GY, has been sold

Antarctic Treaty special event stations
To celebrate the 60th anniversary Antarctic Treaty Signature, the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) will activate the following special event stations (each representing a country that initially signed the Antarctic Treaty) between October 1st and December 31st during this event

Ady, G6AD, will be active as GM6AD during his winter Scotland DXpedition in his trusty old camper-van between November 13-18th

David, F4FKT, will be active as FT4YM from various Antarctica bases during the 2021-2022 Antarctic Season

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #109
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 6 November

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What have you been up to in Amateur Radio lately … Gary VK2OVA
Recently I exchanged emails with fellow amateur Gary VK2OVA. This was his most recent response

DARC reports lively discussion on ham radio LoRaWAN list
With LoRaWAN, radio amateurs can show their competence in the field of radio technology and help other people in the regional environment to become active in matters of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT)

Board appointment and Honorary Treasurer vacancy
The RSGB Board is pleased to announce that Richard Horton, G4AOJ has been co-opted as a Board Director until the 2022 AGM

New mock exam papers available
At a recent meeting of the Examination Standards Committee it was agreed that the current mock exam papers on the RSGB website should be replaced by a fresh set, with one mock exam paper per licence level

Australia’s first official use of ham radio 2×1 Contest Callsigns
WIA News reports on the first official use of Australia’s new amateur radio 2×1 contest callsigns

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 7th November 2021 is the Contesting edition, and we have news of contests coming up, and a brief mention of last week’s CQWW SSB contest, where the Aussie VK, VJ and VL two by one callsigns had their first airing

Denmark’s 40 MHz beacon is back on the air
At the end of August 2021, the OZ7IGY 8m beacon on 40.071 MHz was turned off because of a faulty trimmer in the power amplifier stage

WIA meets with ACMA
In October representatives of Australia’s IARU member society, the WIA, met with the communications regulator, ACMA, to discuss several important topics including Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) compliance

TechMinds: Testing DragonOS Focal, a Linux ISO with many SDR programs built-in
In the past we’ve posted many times about DragonOS which is an Ubuntu Linux image that comes preinstalled with multiple SDR software packages

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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