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 31 January 2022, 2104 UTC.

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News for Monday 31 January

World Radio Day – Special Program
Sweden’s SSA reports the Swedish DX Federation will be taking part in a special broadcast on 6070 kHz and 9670 kHz for World Radio Day, Sunday, February 13

Radio amateurs prepare for all possibilities
The Tribune Chronicle reports on the participation of the Warren Amateur Radio Association in Winter Field Day

ICQPodcast – Amateur TV and the British Amateur TV Club
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Leslie Butterfield G0CIB 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 Dave CRUMP G8GKQ about Amateur TV and the BATC

ICASA licence fees increase by 4,5%
ICASA has notified the SARL that a 4,5% increase in the licence fees will come into effect on Friday 1 April 2022.

This year’s World Radio Day celebrates the trust, accessibility and long-term viability of the radio industry
Feb. 13, 2022, marks the 11th annual celebration of World Radio Day, which is organized by the United Nations’ UNESCO organization. This year’s theme is “Radio and Trust” in recognition of radio’s standing as one of the most trusted media sources around

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
This will be the first physical meeting of the club since February 2020, so we are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and also some new club members who we have never met in person

A pirate on HF
During December of last year, and again throughout January, a pirate station transmitted on 80 and 40 meters, using USB. The strong signal was heard across Europe

Cruise ship under rocket’s flight path forces another SpaceX launch scrub
A cruise ship that ventured under the planned flight path of a Falcon 9 rocket near Cape Canaveral Sunday forced SpaceX to delay launch of an Italian Earth-imaging satellite for a fourth time, setting up the mission for another try just after sunset Monday

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 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

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Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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