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 13 February 2022, 1330 UTC.

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News for Sunday 13 February

QSO Today – Corey Ruth, KD3CR
Corey Ruth, KD3CR, was a speaker in last August’s QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, with a presentation titled, HF in an HOA: The BBTD Attic Antenna

Contest Committee: 144 MHz FT8 Activity Night results
The RSGB Contest Committee has released the latest results for the popular 144 MHz FT-8 Activity Nights which are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 1900-2100 GMT, best DX was 1402 km

New IARUMS newsletter now available
The IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 newsletter reports on successful action against intruders in the amateur radio 3.5 and 7 MHz bands

HamCation 2022 roars back to life
Thwarted in 2021 by the pandemic, HamCation roared back to life Friday. Attendee traffic was heavy all around the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, despite Friday being historically a ‘slow’ day, with hams visiting vendors, shopping the flea market, socializing, and enjoying other hamfest activities

Amateur Satellite Pass Demo
Join ARRL members Tom KB5FHK and Sloan N3UPS as they lead us through making an amateur satellite radio contact from a parking lot!

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #137
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 12 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Pictures can say more than words – Recently I’ve spoken about measuring the frequency response of your radio and what the benefits of doing so might be. Today I’ve got some progress to report and some initial discoveries. Again, this is preliminary, but then all of this hobby is experimentation, so that should come as no surprise

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo coming March 12-13, 2022
Rex, W1REX, and Stephen, N1SH, will join the Expo for a fourth time with two new Build-a-Thons, allowing Expo ticket holders to build kits with them, in real time, with demonstrations and mentoring. Since the interaction is two-way video webinar format, builders can ask questions and get help

Press story on 2MT Writtle centenary
February 14, 1922, saw the start of regular radio broadcasts from 2MT (Two Emma Toc) in Writtle. Journalist Rhodri Marsden interviewed Tim Wander G6GUX about the start of British Broadcasting for the i newspaper

RSGB Committee Minutes – board clarification
The RSGB Board has issued a statement to clarify the situation regarding the publication of minutes for RSGB committees and groups

ARISS contact in Aachen, Germany
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio. Students at FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany will ask questions to astronaut Matthias Maurer, amateur radio call sign KI5KF

Amateur radio in Russia
The Calvert Journal, produced by an editorial team based at Somerset House in London, have published: ‘the hidden lives of amateur radio enthusiasts and the power of DIY connection’ about ham radio in Russia

Amateur Radio News
EURAO Newsletter February 2022: contents

Amateur radio operators make contacts in global winter training
Amateur radio operators from all over the world spent a weekend in late January making contact with each other

Under a darkening sky, earthlings tune in to ‘Jupiter Radio’
National Public Radio broadcaster KLCC asks: Ever eavesdrop on the planet, Jupiter? This past weekend, some radio enthusiasts gathered at Eugene’s Riverfront Field to do just that

Propagation de K7RA
Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Three new sunspot groups appeared on February 3, 6, and 8. Average daily sunspot number rose slightly during the February 3 – 9 reporting week, from 81.3 last week to 83.9. Average daily solar flux also increased modestly, from 123.1 to 126

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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