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 25 December 2021, 1219 UTC.

Content provided by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Xmas Day, Saturday 25 December
Wishing you all a
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous
New Ye
From Southgate Amateur Radio News

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What testing equipment is essential? – After discussing the notion that it’s not really possible to determine how your gear is performing without measuring, several people commented that in the good old days an amateur was expected to have sufficient equipment to test performance of their gear

Former Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller, N9DGK (SK)
Former ARRL Tennessee Section Manager Keith Miller Sr., N9DGK, of Rockvale, Tennessee, died of COVID on December 22. An ARRL Life Member, he was 75

Radio Caroline 648 kHz now on higher power
Radio World reports Radio Caroline is now transmitting 4 kw of power following approval from Ofcom to increase its 1 kw output on 648 kHz

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Boxing day, Sunday 26th December 2021 is the New Amateurs Edition, and we acknowledge and congratulate those who have gained a new or updated license, and offer some advice and information that Amateurs new and old may find useful

Barrie Amateur Radio Club bands together during pandemic
As the pandemic picks up speed once again and people are advised to limit their in-person social interactions, a small group of people are reaching out across the airwaves from Barrie to connect with others in a much different way

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #123
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 Friday 24 December

How to receive SSTV from Space Station
In this video Randy Hall K7AGE shows you how to receive Slow Scan TV (SSTV) images from the International Space Station (ISS) from December 26-31

Seasonal message from IARU Region 2
George Gorsline, VE3YV, Secretary of IARU Region 2 has issued a year-end message on behalf of the Executive Committee

Pollution from Solar Panel installations
PV magazine reports SolarEdge, Growatt have been found in breach of Swedish electromagnetic rules, some products have been banned from sale

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on January 2 – Register Now

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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