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 18 November 2021, 1324 UTC.

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News for Thursday 18 November

QSO Today – Nelson Farrier, NF7Z
Nelson Farrier, NF7Z, is a relatively recent new ham, a retired middle school teacher of STEM learning to children, and a graduate of the ARRL Teacher Institute

Radio ham signs to Cooking Vinyl for debut solo album
Radio amateur Dave Rowntree M0IEG has signed to Cooking Vinyl. His debut solo album is expected to be released in 2022

What Ham Radio can teach us about power efficiency
In her article Jennifer Sensiba K3JEN reminds us the ‘QRP’ corner of the amateur radio hobby has been pioneering doing something with almost nothing for decades

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Another reasonably active week with TL7M (Central African Republic), 7Q7CT (Malawi), D60AB (Comoros), FY5KE (French Guiana) and ZW7I (Brazil Special)

I worked a load of Russians on 10m FT8 plus a few more on 20m FT4. There seems to be very few people at all on 10m FT4

Jeanette KN6DAD used WSPR data to investigate Sporadic E
The EI7GL blog reports on the recent TAPR PSR newsletter article titled ‘Detecting Putative Sporadic E Propagation in WSPRNet Spot Records’

Canadian special event CF3BP
Look for special event station CF3BP from York Region (North of Toronto) to be active from Nov 13th to Dec 12th, operated by members of the York Region Amateur Radio Club

Hacking Ham Radio for Texting
IEEE Spectrum magazine looks at an Arduino shield that taps the potential of VHF handheld radios for texting

Digital Radio Operating Manual
Those interested in digital radio can download a copy of the Digital Radio Operating Manual from the Galway Radio Club web page

Southern African Morse Operators Club
The SARL Council has approved the affiliation of the Southern African Morse Operators Club (SAMOC)

Southgate Vibes Podcast #112
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 Wednesday 17 November

Radio amateurs assist in rescue of firefighters buried in cave
On Sunday, October 31, the State Network of Emergency Radio amateurs REER-SP provided support in the care of the disaster that occurred in Altinópolis / SP

IARU Administrative Council addresses wide-ranging agenda in virtual meeting
The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting on October 7-9, 2021

Emergency Radio Communications event in Switzerland
This year’s Swiss Emergency Radio Communications event took place on November 13

The future of the RSGB Convention
The RSGB is encouraging people to let them know their views on how the RSGB Convention should develop in the coming years

Space Weather and the Russian ASAT strike
Yesterday, Russia destroyed one of its own satellites, Kosmos 1408, creating a debris field in Earth orbit that briefly threatened the International Space Station

Karl Meinzer DJ4ZC made DARC honorary member
Former AMSAT-DL President Prof. Dr. Karl Meinzer, DJ4ZC, who was first licensed in 1957 aged 17, has been named a new DARC honorary member

BBC News reports on a recently licenced radio ham
John Emery 2E0HWE from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, got some good publicity for Amateur Radio in a BBC News article

Ham radio club given Defib machine
Australia’s La Trobe University Student Paramedic Association has donated a Defibrillator (AED) to the radio hams in the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club (BAREC)

1922 wireless book available for free download
The 1922 book ‘The Radio Boys’ First Wireless‘ by Allen Chapman has a foreword by Jack Binns who was the Marconi Wireless Operator on the RMS Republic

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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