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 04 January 2021, 1241 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 4 January

First ever Svalbard QO-100 DXpedition JW100QO
A DXpedition to Svalbard (78° North) is planned for April 19-26 with the callsign JW0X. In addition to the five HF stations (FT8/FT4/RTTY/SSB/CW) the team will activate the first QO-100 satellite DX Station callsign JW100QO April 22-24

EU-DX Contest
Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs from all over the world — The European DX Contest Club has the honor to invite you to participate in the second edition of the EU-DX Contest. The contest has gained popularity since its first edition – 1645 logs received in 2021!

ARISS contact scheduled for participants at Scouts Victoria (Radio and Electronics Team), Mt Waverley, Victoria, Australia
This will be a telebridge contact via amateur radio and students will take turns asking their questions of Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, amateur radio call sign KG5GNP

Top US phone firms agree delay of 5G rollout
BBC News reports that two of the biggest US phone firms have agreed a government request to delay the rollout of 5G services this week

Irish 20m Net
Robbie, Ei2IP sends in a reminder for 2022 to call into the Irish Net

More 5 MHz frequencies for all EI radio amateurs
ComReg is the National Regulatory Authority for telecommunications in Ireland. Within this remit ComReg also manages Ireland’s radio spectrum and numbering resource and consults on past and proposed spectrum strategies

Inferior conjunction of Venus
Later this week, Venus will pass almost directly between Earth and the sun–an event astronomers call ‘inferior conjunction.’

Southgate Vibes Podcast #126
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 Monday 3 January

Spain: New National Frequency Table published
Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has published a new National Frequency Table in the Official Government Bulletin dated December 24

Ham Radio Science Citizen Online Workshop
Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW and Jim Bacon G3YLA are among the speakers at HamSCI Workshop 2022: The Weather Connection. Virtual participation is free of charge

SpaceX’s first launch of 2022 will deploy more Starlink internet satellites
SpaceX plans to kick off its 2022 launch schedule with a Falcon 9 rocket flight Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center with the company’s next group of Starlink internet satellites

Disruption of air traffic due to FM broadcast transmitter
Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) reports that the radio traffic of aircraft landing at Schiphol has been regularly disrupted in recent weeks

2021 DX Sound Bites
Tom, K8CX, has done it again. He has provided DXers with 314 memorable rare DX sound clips (now in MP3 format) from Ohio during 2021. This brings the total number of MP3 sound clips on Hamgallery to 3,211

Mexican special event
Members of the Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores (FMRE) [Mexican Society] are celebrating their 90th anniversary during January, February and March 2022 promoting each of the 31 States and Mexico City with the following 32 different special event callsigns and 4A90FMRE

DXCC Most Wanted
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of December 25th. The list contains 340 entities

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th December, through Sunday, 2nd January there were 210 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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