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 16 December 2021, 1220 UTC.

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News for Thursday 16 December

ISS SSTV in late December
The ARISS team will be supporting Slow Scan TV (SSTV) operations from the International Space Station during the period of Dec 26-31

Morse code on Channel 4 TV Sunday Dec 19
RSGB reports the TV show Guy Martin’s Lancaster Bomber features Morse code

Ofcom public consultation on Plan of Work 2022/23
Ofcom has published the proposed Plan of Work for 2022/23, outlining areas of work for the next financial year

Updating of IRTS constitution
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) held a committee meeting on November 20 th 2021. Items covered were routine, however the following may be of interest to all members. One item on the agenda was the updating of the IRTS constitution

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A dull week but things certainly livened up for the contest, the ARRL Ten Metres only SSB and CW. Shame as I had other things that needed doing.
I’m still having problems with my logging software.

There were 6784 reported contacts on Saturday and a similar amount 6787 on Sunday.

Pick of the bunch PX2A (Brazil special), FY5KE (French Guiana special), FR4KR (Reunion Is special). Of course there was lots more DX about

Suddenly, lots of sunspots are growing on the sun
The sun is experiencing a surge of sunspot formation

Irish Radio Transmitters AGM
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group reminds us that the 89th Irish Radio Transmitters AGM weekend will take place over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April 2022 in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow

Full-fibre broadband reaches more than 8 million UK homes
Fast, reliable internet connections are now available to more people than ever before, with more than 8 million UK homes (28%) able to get full-fibre broadband

Mauritius update
Ray, HB9DNG/F5UKV (ex-9Q5RP), will be moving and be active as 3B8HH from the small village of Pereybèrein, very close to Cap Malheureux in the north part of Mauritius, starting around the January 20th, 2022

Monaco special event
Members of the Association of Radio Amateurs from Monaco (ARM) marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848-1922) between April 1 and May 31 next year with the callsign 3A5M

The Netherlands special event
Lars, PH0NO, announced that he will be active with the special callsign PG44FF to promote the World-Wide Flora and Fauna award program

Southgate Vibes Podcast #120
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 15 December

United Nations: Santa Claus cancelled due to COVID
The United Nations Amateur Radio Club 4U1A have announced the planned Santa Claus HF activity using the callsign 4U1XMAS has been cancelled due to the pandemic

Radio history video – Transatlantic Tests
In this video ARRL Divisional Director Ria Jairam N2RJ talks about the 1921 amateur radio transatlantic tests

Online Morse Training Course starts January
Pre-pandemic Morse training was done at Danbury Village Hall in Essex, now it’s online so everyone can benefit no matter where they live

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Technisches Bildungszentrum Mitte, Bremen, Germany and Carl Prueter Oberschule, Sulingen, Germany
Amateur radio operators at two amateur radio ground stations will use the callsigns, DN3HB in Bremen and DN6OE in Sulingen, Germany for this contact

Japan to recruit first new astronauts in 13 years to support Artemis program
Japan’s space agency is set to recruit astronaut candidates for the first time in 13 years as part of efforts to support the NASA-led Artemis lunar exploration program saying successful candidates would be assigned to work long-term at the International Space Station, the Japanese experiment module Kibo attached to ISS, or NASAs lunar orbit outpost Gateway

Warrnambool HamFest
Hi, this is Stephen, vk3vlf, just wanting to inform you of a new event on the Amateur Radio calendar, the inaugural Warrnambool HamFest

Polish radio amateur ordered to stop using Falkland Islands identifier from Antarctica
The Falkland Islands Communications Regulator has directed Polish radio amateur Sebastian Gleich, SQ1SGB, to cease his ham radio operation from Antarctica’s Halley VI Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf

Motorola CEO says 4-year extension of Airwave likely, discusses U.K. investigation details
Motorola Solutions CEO Greg Brown discussed an extension for its Airwave contract with the U.K. Home Office and a U.K. investigation into its dual roles in Airwave network and the Emergency Services Network (ESN) project during an appearance at the Credit Suisse conference November 30

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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