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 06 February 2022, 1350 UTC.

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News for Sunday 6 February

QSO Today – Callum McCormick, M0MCX
Callum McCormick, M0MCX, is YouTube’s DX Commander and maker of a line of antennas of the same name

Free virtual event
Join us for this virtual event marking 80 years since the opening of Bletchley Park’s ‘Bombe Hut’, 11A, in March 1942

Netherlands: Radio amateurs meet with communications regulator
On October 27 and November 25, 2021, the 104th Amateur Consultation took place under Niels Bredewout, chair of the Dutch regulator Agentschap Telecom (AT). Among topics: making bands Technology Neutral and Interference

FreeDV Activity Day
FreeDV is a HF digital voice mode that has been designed to provide the best audio quality over the various conditions encountered on HF. More info is on the FreeDV web page

E-mail spoofing
The SARL Council is aware that a number of Radio Amateurs and SARL accounts are being spoofed. E-mail spoofing is when someone creates fake headers in an e-mail message intended to make the recipient believe the e-mail came from a trusted source

Propagation de K7RA
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Our sun was much more active over the past week, with average daily sunspot number more than doubling from 39.6 in the previous week to 81.3 in the current January 27 – February 2 reporting week

The AWA CW Activity Day
The aim of the CW Activity Day is for participants to contact as many amateurs as possible on the 20, 40, and 80m amateur bands and will run from 13:00 to 15:00 UTC this afternoon Sunday 6 February 2022

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

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 Saturday 5 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Testing your radio’s audio frequency response
During the week I was reading a comment from another amateur about digital modes. Tucked inside that comment was a phrase that could easily have been overlooked, but it reminded me that there is plenty to learn and test in the field of amateur radio

Don’t forget to join the RSGB YouTube channel on Monday evening at 8pm for this month’s Tonight @ 8 free webinar

ISS SSTV Feb 7-8 145.800 MHz FM
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV (SSTV) images on 145.800 MHz FM probably using the SSTV mode PD-120

Suffix /70 permitted for Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Following a request by the RSGBOfcom has indicated that stations wishing to retain their usual Regional Secondary Locator to identify their DXCC entity may use the suffix /70 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Improving the quality of amateur radio
Indonesia’s ORARI reports the communications regulator has asked amateurs to improve the quality of radio amateurs through local meetings

ARRL seeks candidates to serve on its Investment Management Committee
ARRL is seeking three qualified candidates to serve on its Investment Management Committee. Selected individuals will be part of a six-member team to provide oversight of ARRL’s external investment manager and to advise ARRL’s Administration & Finance Committee and the Board of Directors on investment policies and portfolio management

NewsWest for Sunday 6th February is the Club Focus edition, and we have a good selection of club news, including news of a raffle with big prizes, a hamfest in Mandurah and news of the special event callsign VK90ABC celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Australian Broadcasting Commission

The Space Weather Woman
X-Flare Player Fires in the Earth-Strike Zone – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Province supports the New Westminster Amateur Radio Club
The New Westminster Amateur Radio Club is among the 250-plus not-for-profit organizations across B.C. (Canada) that are receiving community gaming grants to support environmental conservation and public safety programs

Austral Islands DXpedition
Several members of the Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) will activate Raivavae Island (Austral Islands), French Polynesia, April 15 – April 29, 2022, for approximately 12 operating days

Aruba operation
Mathias, DL4MM, will be active as P4/DL4MM from Aruba (SA-036) between January 23rd and February 2nd, 2022

Austrian special event
Look for the special event callsign OE22M to be active sometime around April 23rd

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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