Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s top Amateur Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 27 December 2021, 1207 UTC.

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News for Monday 27 December

Wishing you all a
Happy, Healthy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year

From Southgate Amateur Radio News

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

NASA to purchase three commercial crew missions from SpaceX
NASA originally envisioned alternating missions between SpaceX and Boeing, assuming both companies’ vehicles will be certified around the same time

The SAMOC Straight Key Night
The Straight Key Night runs from 00:00 to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 1 January 2022 and this 24-hour event is not a contest – rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage

A message from the Sandton Club
The Sandton Amateur Radio Club would like to congratulate the West Rand Amateur Radio Club for winning the SARL 40m Grid Square Club sprint, the SARL Wednesday 80m Club Sprint, and the SARL National Field Day in Class A during 2021

Twenty years from now we might get a call from an alien
In 2017, a powerful radio transmission was aimed at exoplanet GJ 273b, thought to be able to support life. Its message, sent by the alien-hunting group Messaging Extra-terrestrial Intelligence International, contained instructions on how to understand Earthling math, music and time. If it lands on intelligent alien ears once it arrives in about a decade, E.T. now has our number

Austral Islands
Jacek, SP5EAQ, will be active as FO/SP5EAQ from Rimatara Island (OC-050, WW Loc. BG37oi) between March 2-30th, 2022 (if the pandemic permits)

Danish special event
Members of the Danish DX Group (DDXG) will activate the special event station OZ50DDXG to celebrate their club’s 50th anniversary founding on May 27th, 1972

Townsville Amateur Radio Club does Defence Welcome and Information Expo
theTARCinc will be involved with the 2022 Defence Welcome and Information Expo run by the Townsville office of Defence Community Organisation North Queensland Saturday 12th February at Murray Stadium from 10am

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’

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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