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 26 January 2022, 1315 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 26 January

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Lots of activity this week with the exception of Friday which seemed fairly poor. I was not in the shack on Saturday I was at Stoke but the rest of the week was OK for me. Worked HC7 (Ecuador) and a few PYs. Again I spent some time on 40m FT4. Best of the DX from the list, 3B9FR (Rodriguez Is), II9WRTC (Italy special), 9J2REK (Zambia), ON75WLD (Belgium special)

St Patrick’s Day Award
The organisers of the Saint Patrick’s Day Award are excited to announce the launch of a new web page where visitors can learn everything they need to know about the Saint Patrick’s day award

New video about SINAD from Electronics Notes
Electronics Notes has launched a new easy to understand tutorial video explaining SINAD

Centralia, Washington, ARES team activates in the wake of bombing
The ARRL say the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) team of Centralia, Washington, activated following an early morning bombing on December 19. Authorities say two men planted the bomb, which blew up the ATM at a local bank

RSGB release Board Proceedings
RSGB has re-published the Board Proceedings PDF for August with some text deleted, the original suddenly disappeared from their site some 7 weeks ago. Proceedings for Sept, Oct, Nov also now available

British Columbia QSO Party 2022
Presented by the Orca DX and Contest Club

Ofcom invites applications for third round of small-scale DAB multiplex licences
Applications have opened for the third round of small-scale DAB radio multiplex licences for 25 areas across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland

An outburst of noctilucent clouds
Researchers were surprised yesterday when an outburst of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) appeared over Argentina

Online classes help boost Ham Radio in India
The Bangalore Mirror reports that the move to online amateur radio training has boosted the number taking up the hobby

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #132
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 25 January

Brazil’s radio amateurs seek greater protection of spectrum
In 2021 Brazil’s national amateur radio society had discussions with federal government, national and international technical agencies, aimed at maintaining and expanding amateur radio bands

Nasa spots solar explosion with the potential to cause radio blackouts on Earth
Nasa has caught sight of an explosion more than 100 million km from Earth

Bouvet Island DXpedition news
The following was posted on the 3Y0J FaceBook page by Ken, LA7GIA, on January 22nd, with pictures and videos

Launch of a wooden satellite still pending
Two spacecraft comprised of wood or using wooden framing are hoping to launch this year and next. One will carry an amateur radio payload

St. Patrick’s Day weekend Flora and Fauna activity event
WWFF, World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio is a long standing award scheme internationally and has more than 26,000 Protected Flora and Fauna (PFF) areas worldwide which are registered in the WWFF Directory

European Russia special event
Radio amateurs from St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region will activate the following special event/memorial stations R900DM (QSL via RC1C), R900DV (via the Bureau), R900RO and R900BL (QSL via UF1M) between now and January 31st

Propagation Forecast Report
Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

Electronic voting for the 2021 SARL annual financial statements
In terms of Rule 8.9, the SARL Annual Financial Statements for the Year ended 30 June 2021 were uploaded to the SARL web site on Friday 21 January 2022

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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