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 08 December 2021, 2040 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 8 December

Tony’s 10m Band Report
As usual after a major contest the week was a bit slow, some DX but not loads of activity.
TZ1CE (Mali) and TO9W (St Martin) were popular, unsurprisingly. So was V31XX (Belize) and 5H3WX (Zanzibar Is).
I’m still trying to trace an anomaly in my logging program that makes it run very slowly after logging a few contacts

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Notre Dame Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School, Kyoto, Japan
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students in Kyoto, Japan, and Astronaut Raja Chari, amateur radio call sign KI5LIU

Making contact with the past: Operating radios on USS North Carolina
In honor of the 80th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club took over two radio rooms aboard USS North Carolina in Wilmington to make contact with ham radio operators from around the world

Iceland radio hams use of 1850-1900 kHz renewed for 2022
Iceland’s IRA reports the telecommunications agency Fjarskiptastofa has approved the request to renew the authorisation for amateur radio use of 1850-1900 kHz in 2022

FCC rejects ham radio club’s NCE applications
The FCC recently threw out all eight applications for new Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) FM channels from a ham radio club in Washington state, citing ‘numerous significant and egregious technical defects’

ARRL Northwestern Division Assistant Director Phil Kane, K2ASP (SK)
ARRL Northwestern Division Assistant Director Phil Kane, K2ASP, of Beaverton, Oregon, died on November 24. An ARRL Life Member, he was 84

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #118
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 Tuesday 7 December

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Braunschweig, Germany
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between astronaut Matthias Maurer KI5KFH onboard the International Space Station and students at DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz narrowband FM and may be heard by listeners in Europe that are within the ISS-footprint

Senator Blumenthal supports amateur radio at Senate confirmation hearing
Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT) received an affirmative reply from FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel when he asked her to commit to providing his office ‘an update on the steps that the FCC is taking to support amateur radio operators.’

Ham radio exams in Austria cancelled
The pandemic has forced cancellation of amateur radio exams in Austria as well as the popular Christmas Electronics and Radio Flea Market planned for Dec 11

Using the Pluto and RPi4 for Amateur TV and narrowband
Following on from his ‘Advances in Amateur Television’ talk at the 2017 RSGB Convention, Noel Matthews, G8GTZ shares the latest developments in the ever-evolving world of Amateur TV

An alignment of planets
Check out the sunset sky this week. Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus are getting together with the Moon for a beautiful series of conjunctions

Austrian special event
Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC) [4U1A;] will once again activate the special callsigns 4Y1A between December 7-11th

Winners of the 2nd Annual Intrepid DX Group Youth ‘Dream Rig’ Essay Contest
It brings us great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Youth ‘Dream Rig’ Essay Contest

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted’ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of December 1st. The list contains 340 entities

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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