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 09 November 2021, 1446 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 9 November

Alike, but Not Alike: Broadcast vs Ham Radio
Mark Persons W0MH writes in Radio World that experience in amateur radio can be a boon to the broadcast radio engineer

PAR Grant for the Howth Martello Radio Group
Tony, Ei5EM reports that the Howth Martello Radio Group is very grateful to the IRTS for the grant of 800 Euro from the Promoting Amateur Radio fund, PAR. This will go a long way to enable the Group to upgrade the station equipment at EI0MAR

KIWI-SDR receivers back online
Ireland’s IRTS News report that after an heroic repair effort to some failed remote equipment, there are again four internet accessible KIWI-SDR receivers available in Iceland, covering the frequency range from 10 kHz to 30 MHz

The impact of photovoltaics
Seamus Ei8EP reports on the IARU Region 1 website that the 358 page Final Report on the Study on the evaluation of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive has now been published

Crozet Island DXpedition news
The Northern California DX Foundation is pleased to announce it is granting 20,000 USDs to Thierry Mazel, F6CUK, for the 2022 Crozet Island DXpedition planned for December 2022 thru March 2023. Crozet Island is #3 on the ClubLog Most Wanted List world-wide and #2 in North America

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted’ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 30th. The list contains 340 entities

ZS18MOTH active from Thursday 11 November
Armistice Day is held on 11 November each year and a Remembrance Day parade or ceremony is usually held on the Sunday closest to 11th November. This year it will be held on 14 November 2021. A special call sign, ZS18MOTH, has been obtained to commemorate the signing of the Armistice 103 years ago at approximately 05:00 on Monday 11 November 1918

SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest
The second leg of the SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest will run from 05:00 to 11:00 UTC (07:00 to 13:00 CAT) on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November

Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

Southgate Vibes Podcast #110
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 8 November

Intermediate Bath-based Distance Learning
Book now to secure a place on the popular BBDL online course for the amateur radio Intermediate exam

RSGB release more convention videos
The RSGB have published the individual presentations in the ‘Learn more about’ stream from their online Convention

Virtual Ham Festa 2021 will be hosted by Japanese Hams on Nov. 13
JARL cancelled again this year’s Tokyo Ham Fair due to COVID-19, but, unlike ARRL and other societies, JARL did not plan anything in lieu of Ham Fair. Therefore, some radio amateur volunteers formed an executive committee and will host ‘Virtual Ham Festa 2021’ on November 13, 2021

Special Dutch call signs for December/January
On the occasion of the Christmas season, Raymond PA5DX, Wijnand PD8DX and Ramona PD9YL will activate three special callsigns: PA21XMASPD21SANTA and PD22HNY

MDXC presentation
If you missed the Madison DX Club’s (MDXC) presentation on October 12th, by Dan Sullivan, W4DKS, on the ‘The Lure and Challenges of Sable Island: the CY0C 2022 Dxpedition‘, it is now available on YouTube

ARISS contact scheduled for students at Victoria, Australia
Amateur Radio Operators in Silver Spring, MD will use call sign K6DUE to serve as the ARISS relay amateur radio ground station

National Radio Society of Ireland (NRSI) – News for Sunday the 7th November 2021

ICQPodcast – The Lost Tribe, the Pied Piper and the Executive
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode we feature is The Lost Tribe, the Pied Piper and the Executive

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st October, through Sunday, 7th November there were 229 countries active

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

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