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 23 November 2021, 1305 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 23 November

Hams in Space
Raja Chari, KI5LIU, is the newest commander of a NASA space mission. Raja and his three fellow members of SpaceX Crew-3 are now aboard the International Space Station

The Energous WattUp 1W PowerBridge transmitter is approved for unlimited distance wireless charging in Europe
A 1W system from Energous has been approved for free-space charging in Europe

The Space Weather Woman
Big Bright Regions Beckon Amid a Big Aurora Show – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

SARL vacancies
The South African Radio League have a vacancy for QSL Manager at the National Amateur Radio Centre as Willem, ZS6X has indicated that he wants to step down. If you are up to the challenge, contact the SARL Secretary

SEARG meeting
The November meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be held on Monday the 29th of November at 8:00 p.m. sharp at The Sweep Bar, Adamstown, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford

Oceania DX Contest breaks record
We broke our record for the number of logs that have been received this year with 1174 SSB logs and 725 CW logs being received by the deadline of October 31st 2021! That’s a fantastic result

Southgate Vibes Podcast #114
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 22 November

FUNcube-1 (AO73) celebrating eight years in orbit!
November 21, 2021, marked the eighth birthday of the FUNcube-1 CubeSat. Remarkably the tiny spacecraft, launched from Russia on November 21, 2013, continues to work well having travelled more than a billion kilometres in space

Novel SSB transceiver design with only seven transistors
Ryan Flowers W7RLF writes on Hackaday about a simple 7 transistor QRP SSB transceiver

YOTA in December, bringing young people to amateur radio
Portugal’s national amateur radio society REP has been actively promoting the YOTA month which is aimed at young people and takes place in December

Virgin Island Amateur Radio Group bolsters repeater infrastructure
An ARDC grant will enable the group to purchase backup repeaters, improve repeater coverage, and train and outfit new hams

New Transceiver at EI0MAR
Tony Ei5EM reports that on Saturday the 13th of November, the new Icom IC7300 was unveiled at EI0MAR, the amateur station in Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth

Rwanda update
Members of the Holy Land DX Group (HDXG) will operate from Rusiga (WW Loc. KI48xe), Rwanda, signing 9X4X between November 24th and December 1st

GB2/GB100 Scotland special event
Special event stations GB1002ZE and GB2ZE will be active to commemorate centenary achievement by Paul Godley’s, 1921 DXpedition to Ardrossan, Scotland

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th November, through Sunday, 21st November there were 227 countries active

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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