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 22 January 2022, 1426 UTC.

Content supplied by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Saturday 22 January

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Bringing an upconverter into your life
A couple of days ago, after months of anticipation, an unassuming little box arrived on my doorstep. Inside the box was a nondescript electronic device with two SMA connectors and a USB socket. Other than the branding, there were no markings on the device and it came without any instructions

New RSGB Honorary Treasurer
The RSGB Board is pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Wood, GD6TWF as Honorary Treasurer with immediate effect

Portugal acts against radio interference
IARU-R1 reports Portugal’s communications regulator ANACOM acts to eradicate interference and abuse of radio spectrum

Jonathan Groves, M0VRI co-opted as RSGB Board Director
Jonathan Groves, M0VRI has been co-opted to the RSGB Board until the AGM 2022 to carry out a three-month review of RSGB youth activities and opportunities

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 23rd January 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, where we congratulate those who have just entered the hobby with their first callsign, or those with a new callsign and new level of license

RSGB National Radio Centre re-opens soon
The RSGB National Radio Centre will re-open to visitors from Monday 31 January and will be open seven days a week

5 reasons to attend March 12-13 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Our next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be held live from March 12-13, and then on-demand for 30 days afterwards. We promise an amazing learning and networking experience to help you improve your amateur radio knowledge and get exposed to new ideas, equipment, and practical techniques

RSGB arranges special RSL for Queen’s Jubilee celebrations
Ofcom has kindly agreed to an RSGB request that radio amateurs licensed by Ofcom may celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen by using the special RSL ‘Q’

Southgate Vibes Podcast #131
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 Friday 21 January

Germany’s ham radio society hit by cyber attack
The national society for German radio amateurs, DARC, was hit by a cyber attack on January 15. As of January 20 their website was still down

Extended ARRL team will support February’s ARRL National Convention in Orlando
A large ARRL team of member-volunteers, program representatives, and presenters will advance the convention theme inviting attendees to “reDiscover Radio” at Orlando HamCation, host of the 2022 ARRL National Convention February 10 – 13

RSGB launches University Corner page
The RSGB ask: Are you a member of a university Amateur Radio club or would you like to join one? Are you keen to revive or start a club?

US airlines warn of impending 5G flight disruption
The 10 biggest US airlines have warned that the impending switch-on of 5G mobile phone services will cause ‘major disruption’ to flights

Two radio amateurs appointed to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC)
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel named two prominent radio amateurs among her appointments to the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC) on January 19

Local ham club offering license tests
The Highland Amateur Radio Association will conduct a Federal Communications Commission approved test session for obtaining an amateur radio license on Saturday, Feb 19

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 20 January

Nordic HF Conference 2022 to be held in Fårö Sweden
The Nordic HF Conference takes place every 3 years, the next one is planned for August 15-17, 2022

Networks of Service
President of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club (TALARC), Marty Justis W9WMJ, writes about Amateur Radio and the Legion

QST magazine looks at Diversity and Inclusion
In the February 2022 issue of QST magazine the editorial by ARRL President David Minster NA2AA is titled Diversity and Inclusion: Driving Amateur Radio’s Growth

EASAT-2 and HADES update
AMSAT-EA Mission Manager Felix EA4GQS provides an update on the status of the EASAT-2 and HADES satellites launched on January 13, 2021

Bangladesh Amateur Radio League founder Saif Shahid, S21A (SK)
Saif D. Shahid, S21A/KF6WJZ/G1NWJ, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on January 10. He was 73

FCC seeks attorney-advisor for its Mobility Division
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted an opening for an attorney-advisor in the Mobility Division of its Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in Washington, DC

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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