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 12 January 2022, 1303 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 12 January

RSGB Webinar on Software Construction
The talk by Heather Lomond M0HMO – how to get started in software construction and where it can lead you – is now available on YouTube

Germany’s DARC talks to members about ham radio’s future
On Monday, January 3, the board of directors of Germany’s DARC were joined by 140 members online for a discussion about the ‘future of amateur radio’

Spanish radio amateurs can continue using 2.4 GHz
Spain’s URE has obtained permission for radio amateurs to use 2400.050 MHz to 2410 MHz for QO-100 satellite communication until December 26, 2022

Tony’s 10m Band Report
There was some DX about but not in large quantities till the RTTY RU mainly on Sunday.

Interesting were 4A90MIC and EMX (Mexico), FY5KE (French Guiana), EX0DX (Kyrgyzstan), 3G1PL (Chile), V55Y (Namibia) and others

Eight US schools moved forward in ARISS selection process
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the July 1 through December 31, 2022, time period

Young people say why ham radio is relevant today
Youth essays enlighten us on how amateur radio can evolve in the age of the internet

Amateur radio emergency communications in Malaysia
Following the recent Selangor flood the Malay Mail looks at what can be done to improve disaster management, Amateur Radio gets a mention

Ham radio station in Antarctica back on QO-100
AMSAT-DL report the new antennas for the QO-100 geostationary satellite transponders have arrived in Antarctica and the DP0GVN ground station is now back on the air

Solar cycle update
Solar Cycle 25 is shaping up to be stronger than expected

Southgate Vibes Podcast #128
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 11 January

UK MoD GPS Jamming
The UK Ministry of Defence is conducting a GPS jamming exercise from January 10 until February 4 at West Freugh in Dumfries and Galloway

ARISS highlighted among NASA’s best Space Station science pictures of 2021
NASA has recognized Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) as a science education and research program. Two images of ARISS activity are among those singled out by the space agency as some of the Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021

Cat on a hot satellite dish: Elon Musk’s Starlink antenna hits surprise problem
Starlink’s satellite internet performance has fallen victim to felines attracted to the warmth its dish gives off on cold days

Registration is now underway for the Winter/Spring 2022 RAC Advanced course!
Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing

Interim Section Manager appointed for Delaware
Joseph M. Grib, Jr., KI3B, has been appointed to fill the role of Delaware Section Manager (SM) on an interim basis

Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

Former Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N (SK)
Former ARRL Virgin Islands Section Manager Ron Hall, KP2N, of St. Augustine, Florida, has died

Turks and Caicos
Operators John/AF3K and Ross/W2TT, who canceled their amateur radio operation last year due to Covid, will be active as VP5/AF3K and VP5/W2TT, respectively, from Providenciales Island (NA-002) between March 23-31st

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd January, through Sunday, 9th January there were 209 countries active

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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