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 30 January 2022, 1222 UTC.

Content supplied by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Sunday 30 January

QSO Today – Dave Jensen, W7DGJ
Dave Jensen, W7DGJ, found his way into amateur radio from volunteering to help disabled Korean War veterans, who were active amateurs, in a Cleveland, Ohio, Veterans Hospital

Youlou Radio Movement turns 27
January 22, 2022 marked the 27th anniversary of the Rainbow Radio league, now the Youlou Radio Movement (YRM), a community service, volunteer organisation with a special emphasis on emergency communications and mass casualty management

Denmark’s radio hams consulted about website
Denmark’s national society EDR wants its website to provide an even better service to radio amateurs so they’ve just launched a survey to find out what users want

NRRL supports Bouvet Island Dxpedition
Norway’s NRRL has announced it is supporting the Dxpedition 3Y0J to Bouvet Island (Bouvetøya) in November 2022

NewsWest for Sunday 30th January 2022 is the Anything Goes edition, where the content isn’t guided by a set theme.

We have a mixed bag of stories for you, with an announcement of a special event callsign marking a significant anniversary

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

A report back from the Sandton Power Hour Talk
Thank you to Brian, NB7KW/6, who gave a very interesting and well-prepared talk on APRS to a group of 25 or more amateurs during the Power Hour Tech Talk on Wednesday evening 26 January

VK 90 ABC is an Aussie station celebrating 90 years of the National Broadcaster and will be operating all this year

Southgate Vibes Podcast #133
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 Saturday 29 January

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What’s in a Dream?
On the 6th of June, 2004, two Brazilian amateurs Roland, PY4ZBZ and Arnaldo, PY4BL made a historic contact on 40m. The distance was not particularly significant, only 70 km, but the mode was

RSGB to remove Services Map
The RSGB have announced the Services Map on their website is to be removed

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on February 6 – Register Now

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Lewis Center for Educational Research, Apple Valley, California, U.S.A.
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS)

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

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News for Friday 28 January

Switzerland and IARU-R1 ‘Shaping the Future’ objectives
The IARU Region 1 ‘Shaping the Future’ objectives will be discussed at the online meeting of Switzerland’s USKA due to be held on February 26

Advisory board aims to encourage youth into Ham Radio
Japan’s JARL reports on the establishment of a new Amateur Radio Advisory Board for Wireless Human Resource Development

Mobile operation in Schleswig-Holstein
Germany’s DARC reports the Minister of Economic Affairs, Transport, Labour, Technology and Tourism of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr Bernd Buchholz (FDP), has extended the exemption for two-way radios

Pirate station in 3.5 and 7 MHz bands
Germany’s DARC reports on a pirate station that was broadcasting in the 3.5 and 7 MHz amateur radio bands

ARDC gives substantial grant to the Internet Archive
Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has approved a grant for $889,405 to the Internet Archive

Amateur Radio Society to hold Winter Field Day Jan.29
The Lake Whitney Amateur Radio Society, which recently formed a group called the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) group, will hold a Winter Field Day event all day Saturday, January 29, at the Lake Whitney Public Library

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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