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 27 January 2022, 1217 UTC.

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News for Thursday 27 January

Weak signals heard from Spanish satellites EASAT-2 and HADES
The ARRL reports that AMSAT-EA (Spain) has said it appears that EASAT-2 and HADES are transmitting, and that weak signals have been heard, but the satellites’ antennas may not have deployed

Mt. Tom ARA 33rd Amateur Radio / Electronics Hamfest
The Mt. Tom Amateur Repeater Association will hold its 33rd Amateur Radio / Electronics Hamfest at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020

Elon Musk SpaceX rocket on collision course with moon
BBC News report a rocket launched by Elon Musk’s space exploration company is on course to crash into the moon and explode

First Svalbard QO-100 Satellite DXpedition
The very first Svalbard QO-100 Satellite DX-Pedition will take place April 22-24, 2022 from Kapp Linné – Isfjord Radio at 78° North. They will operate two QO-100 satellite stations under the callsigns JW0W and JW100QO, while JW0X will be used by another team for contacts on shortwave

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 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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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