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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 08 February 2022, 1418 UTC.

Content supplied by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


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News for Tuesday 8 February

Saint Patrick’s Day Award
The organisers of the Saint Patrick’s Day Award are excited to announce the launch of a new web page where visitors can learn everything they need to know about the Saint Patrick’s day award

Radio amateurs make contacts in global winter training
NBC Montana TV News reports that in January radio amateurs conducted a training exercise to help mitigate potential emergency situations

Parks on the Air radio ham in the press
The Weirton Daily Times carries a story on Parks On The Air (POTA) amateur radio enthusiast Paul Brandt W8PAB

Radio Caroline North February 2022
Join us over the weekend of 12th-13th February for the second Radio Caroline North broadcast of 2022, live from our radio ship Ross Revenge

SolderSmoke podcast 235 available
Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released a new edition of the amateur radio SolderSmoke podcast

Foundation Online training course statistics
Essex Ham
 have produced a very informative statistics page covering their free Foundation Online amateur radio courses as of January 2022

GI-QRP Convention
Preparations are well underway for the GI-QRP convention in association with the GQRP Club

Southgate Vibes Podcast #136
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 Monday 7 February

ARISS contact for students in Donaueschingen, Germany
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio. Students will ask questions to Matthias Maurer, amateur radio call sign KI5KF

Finland: Magazine highlights Norway’s proposal to attract youngsters
Finland’s national amateur radio society SRAL has made the latest issue of their magazine Radio Amateur available free for everyone to read as a convenient PDF

Italy’s ARI release 2021 membership statistics
The national amateur radio society in Italy, ARI, reports they only lost 13 members in 2021 but the membership is aging

DXCC Most Wanted list
The ‘DXCC Most Wanted‘ entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of February 3rd. The list contains 340 entities

Is your repeater on the ICASA online system?
South Africa’s Repeater Working Group reminds all beacon and repeater custodians to ensure that all Club repeater licenses are updated, paid, and moved to the new ICASA online portal

Nordic HF Conference
A series of Nordic Conferences on HF communications was initiated in 1986 when HF86 was held in Sweden

Healthy hams
USKA, the Union of Swiss Radio Amateurs, has launched a health initiative for its members. Not trying to replace the GP, but recognizing that older YLs and OMs would like to exchange their experiences and support each other when confronted with health issues

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 30th January, through Sunday, 6th February there were 221 countries active

Sandton Fox Hunt
Richard, ZR6DE, the hunt coordinator of the Sandton Amateur Radio Club, reports that whilst rain impacted on the participation, three intrepid Fox hunters had fun dodging the odd raindrop and finding the Fox in its waterproof furry raincoat

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW


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