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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 26 December 2021, 1418 UTC.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Sunday 26 December
Wishing you all a
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous
New Ye
From Southgate Amateur Radio News

ARRL to oppose Forest Service administrative fees for amateur facilities
The US Forest Service is proposing to implement a statutorily required annual fee for new and existing communications use authorizations to cover the costs of administering its authorization program. ARRL plans to vigorously oppose the imposition of the proposed fees on Amateur Radio

QSO Today – Kirk Kleinshmidt, NT0Z
Kirk Kleinshmidt, NT0Z, has spent most of his professional life working in amateur radio as an editor, author, and contributor to the amateur radio magazines that we have grown to love including QST, ARRL Handbook, Spectrum Monitor, and others

Mentally challenged woman to meet her family after 13 years
It has been 13 years since a 65-year-old woman was separated from her family who also had no idea about the whereabouts of the woman. However, amateur Ham Radio Operators in the state not only traced her but made all the arrangements so that she could come back to her family

Radio amateurs plan WiFi for disaster areas
The German radio amateurs who have joined forces in the non-profit German Amateur Radio Club (DARC) have developed a new emergency radio concept

Russian New Year special event stations
Watch out for the following special event stations in the Russian New Year 2022 Radio Marathon

New year special event stations
Members of the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society celebrate the new year with some special event callsigns

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at moderate levels

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 Xmas Day, Saturday 25 December

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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