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 18 January 2022, 1325 UTC.

Content provided by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


News for Tuesday 18 January

IARU-R1: 23cm Band and RNSS – Compromises need to be found
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports on the work being done in defending the interests of the Amateur Services in the 1240-1300 MHz band

2022 IDXC cancelled
The following was announced on January 11th, on the IDXC Web page It is with regret that the 2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, has been cancelled

80m AM Winter Contest
Sweden’s national society SSA reports that twice a year, an AM contest is run on 80 meters (3600-3750 kHz), the next is due February 5

New batch of AstroPis relieve Ed and Izzy of duty on board the International Space Station
A new batch of AstroPi computers are up and running on board the International Space Station (ISS), set-up by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer

Proposed changes to aircraft and aircraft (transportable) radiocommunications licences
Ofcom has today proposed to improve the way we deliver licences that allow the use of radio equipment on aircraft

Summer QRP Contest
The West Rand Amateur Radio Club reminds everybody that the Summer QRP Contest is on the air from 12:00 to 13:30 UTC on Saturday 22 January 2022 with CW and SSB activity using 5 watts or less

Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

Southgate Vibes Podcast #130
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 17 January

USFWS Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument seeking public comments
As our NCDXF contributors know, our board members have activated many very rare entities, including most of the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM). The last such DXpedition was the 2018 Baker Island operation, KH1/KH7Z, which saw five NCDXF board members on the team led by Kevin, K6TD, and Don, N1DG

Update on Finland’s WRC-23 preparations
Finland’s amateur radio society SRAL reports on a recent meeting of the Finnish WRC-23 National Technical Preparation Working Group

ICQPodcast – Philip McBride (VA3QR) New RAC President
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Bares (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode’s feature is a discussion with Phil McBride VA3QR, new President of Radio Amateurs of Canada

Radio News service celebrates 53rd year
On Wednesday next January the 19th we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the IRTS Radio news service

United States special event
Members of the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club (KM1CC) will be on the air between 1330 UTC, January 18th and 0200 UTC,- January 19th, to commemorate the 119th anniversary of Marconi sending the first transatlantic message from the USA to Europe (UK)

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th-January, through Sunday, 16th-January there were 215 countries active

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

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