Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s latest Amateur Radio News and Events 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 03 February 2022, 2048 UTC.

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News for Thursday 3 February

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A varied week on Ten Metres with Monday, Wednesday Thursday and Friday being slow, Tuesday and the weekend being monumental. Most sought after (and caught) was TO6S, (Dxpedition to Guadeloup), FR4KR (Reunion Is), VK8NSB (Australia), XV1X (Vietnam) and loads of others. Check the list below to see if you’re in there. (The editor will like this card. Guess what his name is?)

Rye radio amateur convicted for making racial remarks
The Hastings and St. Leonards Observer reports a radio amateur was convicted at Hastings Magistrates Court on Wednesday, January 19

RSGB 2022 Bandplans now online
The RSGB has announced the 2022 Bandplans have been published online with the bands now referred to by frequency instead of wavelength

Lincoln Amateur Radio Club elects officers
The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club elected new officers for the 2022 term during its annual board meeting Dec. 28

Southgate Vibes Podcast #134
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 2 February

Amateur radio in Tonga emergency
Many radio amateurs have expressed concern over the situation in the Kingdom of Tonga after the eruption of the volcano

Mic Shy ? Ask the Monday Night Net
The first episode of ‘Ask The Monday Night Net‘ covered how to pluck up the courage, overcome the fear of the microphone, and get on-air

Webinar set to discuss amateur radio and AUXCOM support to Department of Defense
On Thursday, February 18, at 0100 (the evening of February 17 in North American time zones), the US Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) will host a Zoom call to discuss amateur radio and AUXCOM support to the US Department of Defense

88th anniversary of Radio Club Venezolano
IARU Region 2 reports the national amateur radio society in Venezuela is celebrating its 88th anniversary

Ham radio operator gets thrill from being part of airwaves
The Journal Standard newspaper interviewed John Mitchell W9JC from Freeport, Illinois, about amateur radio

Youlou Radio Movement hosts second Summit on the Air
Rock Fort was the location for the second Summit on the Air (SOTA), organised by the Youlou Radio Movement (YRM), during its 27th anniversary month. SOTA is conducted by local ham radio operators as well as Hams operators around the world

Telling Alaska’s Story
If one drives by John Bury’s house in West Anchorage, they can’t help but notice the huge antennas that seem to reach to the sky. Bury’s ‘antenna farm,’ as he calls it, is his link to communicating with people from all over the world

TV News: Ham radio emergency communications
ABC affiliate WCJB-TV talks to Lorilyn Roberts KO4LBS and Vann Chesney AC4QS about the role of amateur radio in emergency situations

425 DX News Bulletin and Magazine
425 DX News Bulletin and Magazine are free Italian publications in the English language aimed at serious DXers

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


News for Tuesday 1 February

Japan’s Ministry of Communications supports ham radio
In 2021 Japan’s Minister of Digital Agency, Dr. Karen Makishima (LDP Kanagawa), established an Advisory Board that aims to encourage youth into Amateur Radio

BBC Crowd Science: How does my radio work?
This BBC show explains how radios work and BBC World Service presenter Gareth Mitchell M7GJM takes Geoff Marsh to a little-known room in the BBC called the Radio Shack

Online Talk: To the moon and back!
On February 2, Steve AG4W will be giving an online talk on Moonbounce (EME) communications, all are welcome to join the Zoom session

Geomagnetic storm watch (G2-class)
A CME is coming, and it is likely to hit Earth’s magnetic field on Feb. 2nd

Quo Vadis – Amateur Radio
To my mind, one of the finest hobbies one can cultivate and get involved with is Amateur Radio

Astronomy club explores connection between space and amateur radio
The Peterborough Astronomical Association (PAA) meets via Zoom Friday, beginning at 6 p.m., and community members are invited to tune in. The format includes novice astronomy classes, a main presentation, and a question-and-answer period

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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