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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 29 December 2021, 1240 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 29 December

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

From Southgate Amateur Radio News

Scatterpoint Microwave Newsletters
The UK Microwave Group (UKuG) has released its 2020 Scatterpoint newsletters as free downloads at

Sweden imposes higher levy on electricity bills for EMC
Sweden’s government is increasing the levy charged on household electricity bills to enable the Swedish Electrical Safety Agency to improve EMC compliance and reduce RF pollution from electronic devices

Ofcom FoI: Have any radio amateurs using hotspots breached regulations
In a Freedom of Information request Ofcom were asked how many radio amateurs operating hotspots had breached regulations

HamSCI invites abstracts for its 2022 Workshop
HamSCI is soliciting abstracts for the 2022 HamSCI Workshop. The submission deadline is February 1, 2022. The workshop will be a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event from March 18 – 19, 2022, at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Starlink satellite’s near-collision with Chinese station puts focus on space jam
First reported by The Guardian, which cited experts as saying the Chinese action was unusual, the incident spotlights the growing risk in space, where orbital room is being crowded out by an astronomical race in which nation-states as well as private companies are increasingly active

Ofcom asked if they’d taken any action against repeater abuse
In a Freedom of Information request Ofcom if they’d issued any warnings to people abusing repeaters

Montserrat operation
Thaire, W2APF, will be active as VP2MDX from Montserrat Island (NA-103) between January 9th and February 18th, 2022

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #124
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 Tuesday 28 December

The Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit of Victoria has been busy setting up their amateur station at VicJam

Radio ham Randy Greeley SK
The Daily News reports anyone’s list of everything Randy Greeley NU7D did for Cowlitz County is long — and likely incomplete

Straight Key Night is January 1, 2022
The annual ARRL Straight Key Night (SKN) returns on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, January 1, 0000 – 2359 UTC

Solar wind broke Comet Leonard’s tail
Comet Leonard (C/2021 A1) is less than a week away from its closest approach to the sun–and it’s feeling the heat

Belize operation
Several amateur radio operators will be active from San Ignacio (EK57), Belize, during the ARRL International DX CW Contest (February 19-20th) as a Multi-Single/Low-Power entry

French Space Agency special event
The following special event stations should be active until January 2nd to celebate the 60th anniversary of the ‘Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales French Space Agency’

Farewell to 2021
Members of the Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society are using the following special callsigns from Market Harborough to say farewell to 2021 until December 31st

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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