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 December 2021, 1509 UTC.

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News for Thursday 23 December
Wishing you all a
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous
New Ye
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From Southgate Amateur Radio News

The RSGB National Radio Centre 80m net is reactivated
Whilst the RSGB National Radio Centre is closed temporarily due to Covid, the NRC weekday 80m net will be reactivated

Internet radio is the new shortwave
On Radio World Susan Ashworth interviews Peter Skiera, author, researcher and founder of the Recommended Stations list

Pandemic won’t stop this Santa visiting
CPR News reports on a recent December evening, a white-bearded man wearing a red button-down shirt and a big red hat with a fluffy, white pom-pom on the end sat at his desk in Longmont

David Benoist, AG4ZR, appointed as ARRL Georgia Section Manager
In consultation with ARRL Southeastern Division Director Mickey Baker, N4MB, ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, has appointed David Benoist, AG4ZR, to fill the vacant post of ARRL Georgia Section Manager (SM), starting immediately

Frame antenna works the low bands
The lower the frequency of radio transmission, the more antenna that will be needed in general. [OM0ET] wanted to work the 80M to 20M ham bands and decided to turn to a frame antenna. You can see the project in the video in the link below

Space Weather
Our Sun has teamed up with SantaClaus to bring a solarstorm just in time for Christmas!

Southgate Vibes Podcast #122
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 22 December

Design Your Ideal Ham Radio Shack with Dave W7UUU
‘Ham Radio Perspectives’ interviews Dave, W7UUU, who lost his amateur radio shack in a fire and built a new one based on terrific principles for all hams

ARISS SSTV event scheduled for Dec 26
An ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event is scheduled from the International Space Station (ISS). The event is slated to begin on December 26 at 18:25 UTC for setup and operation and continue until December 31 ending at 17:05 UTC. Dates and times subject to change due to ISS operational adjustments

The Space Weather Woman
Big Flare Players Popping and An Earth-Directed Launch – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Saturday and Sunday were lively but the rest of the week was fairly low on activity. I worked quite a few stations on 20m and 40m FT4.
Interestingly I got called by a Monte-Carlo station and chased by and Indonesian one. Then Sunday 10m FT8 was open to North and South America and the West Indies islands, YV, KP4,HI, PJ2, K, 4C10M (XE), 4U1, etc

New Chinese amateur radio satellite could launch on December 25
The CAMSAT XW-3 (CAS-9) amateur radio satellite has been installed on the CZ-4C Y39 launch vehicle at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China, and related work is in progress as planned, CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, reports

Boeing and Airbus warn US over 5G safety concerns
BBC News report that bosses from the world’s two biggest plane makers have called on the US government to delay the rollout of new 5G phone services

Georgia club donates license manuals to local schools
The Dalton Amateur Radio Club (DARC) in Dalton, Georgia, has donated copies of the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual to several schools in its service area. The materials will be available in the schools’ media centers

Satellite photos reveal worrying antennas in South China Sea
The New York Post reports that forests of antennas are popping up across the South China Sea. And they’re further evidence of Beijing’s determination to dominate the strategic international waterway

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