Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are the latest Amateur Radio news and events 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 04 February 2022, 2128 UTC.

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News for Friday 4 February

60 speakers, Buildathons, Prizes at March 2022 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on March 12-13, 2022

UBA asks members for proposals for IARU Interim Conference
Belgium’s national amateur radio society, UBA, is asking its members for input for the IARU Interim Conference which is planned for June

ARRL: Massive solar storms
The ARRL reports research on ancient massive solar storms suggests a need to prepare for the next ones

AMSAT withdraws GOLF-TEE cubeSat from NASA educational launch
At AMSAT’s request, NASA has ‘de-manifested’ the GOLF-TEE CubeSat from the ELaNa-46 mission. ELaNa is NASA’s Educational Launch of Satellites program. ELaNa-46 was expected to launch no earlier than 2022

The ability to put the Legion out into the community
In addition to fulfilling The American Legion’s mission of continuing to serve community, state and nation, post programs and activities offer avenues to attract new members who find those avenues meaningful to them. And more members means more opportunities to fulfill the Legion’s mission

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #135
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 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

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