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 17 February 2022, 1137 UTC.

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News for Thursday 17 February

RSGB launch Queen’s Platinum Jubilee page
The RSGB has launched a new set of web pages to draw together the RSGB’s activities for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

TX Factor is back
TX Factor is back after a year’s break and the RSGB is delighted to sponsor Episode 28

Huge explosion on the farside of the sun
Earth might have just dodged a bullet. Earlier today, NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft observed a tremendous coronal mass ejection (CME) emerging from the farside of the sun

Nayif-1 (EO-88) celebrates a 5th birthday in orbit!
Nayif-1 (EO-88) was launched at 03:58 UTC on February 15, 2017, on a PSLV launcher from India. It was part of a world record launch as the C37 flight carried 104 spacecraft into orbit

Southgate Vibes Podcast #138
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 16 February

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A most excellent week with the weekend being exceptional.

So many stations could be top dogs but TU5PCT (Ivory Coast), Z21A (Zimbabwe), ZF2OO (Cayman Islands) and VP8ADR (Falkland Is) really stand out.

But there are many, many more

Direct to Full consultation update
The RSGB’s Examinations Standards Committee and Exam Syllabus Review Group have published initial results of the Direct to Full survey and information regarding next steps

Digital SSTV transmissions from the ISS
ARISS Europe and ARISS USA teams plan to perform special SSTV Experiments on February 20 using a new SSTV digital coding scheme. The downlink from the International Space Station will be 437.800 MHz FM

2MT Marconi Hut reimagined for centenary
Artist Sian Fan is collaborating with Chelmsford Museum to create Forecast22 – Birth of British Broadcasting, an immersive digital model of the Marconi Writtle Hut, where groundbreaking 2MT radio broadcasts started on February 14, 1922

New postage stamps feature Amateur Radio in Greece
Hellenic Post (ELTA) has released a special set of four postage stamps featuring amateur radio in Greece

Radio hams form new emergency service group in Maine
The Bangor Daily News reports radio amateurs in Caribou have banded together to start Aroostook County’s first municipal-based emergency service, hoping to modernize the region’s use of technology during disasters

80th anniversary of the Voice of America
On February 19 and 20, three special event amateur radio stations will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Voice of America

Millions of low-income families missing out on £144 annual broadband saving
Millions of families under pressure from the rising cost of living could each save £144 on their annual broadband bills, Ofcom has found

Hamfest’s amateur radio fun coming to Orange Feb. 26
“When all else fails, amateur radio is there,” says Mike Manshack, public information coordinator for the American Radio Relay League

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


News for Tuesday 15 February

AMSAT volunteer RF and Mechanical Engineers needed
AMSAT Engineering is currently recruiting RF and mechanical engineers for its FOX-Plus and GOLF satellite programs

Amateur Radio – A Life-Long Technical Hobby
The South Dublin Radio Club invites you to their upcoming webinar, taking place on the 10th of March 2022

The BBC – A People’s History
I am reading ‘The BBC – A People’s History‘ by David Hendy. It’s a new book with 638 pages and many black and white illustrations within the text, absolutely fascinating

Meredith W. Hillier, KG7EUM, wins the January 2022 QST Cover Plaque Award
The winning article for the January 2022 QST Cover Plaque award is “Effects of Common Building Materials on Radio Wave Propagation,” by Meredith W. Hillier, KG7EUM

St. Patricks Day
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

The ARRL International DX CW Contest
The ARRL International DX CW Contest runs from 00:00 UTC on Saturday 19 February to 23:59 UTC on Sunday 20 February with activity on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres

Discussion Point
An item which has been picked up already by hams in both IARU region 1 and 2 and also passed to Oscar Reyes VK’s IARU 3 representative, came from Geoff VK4ZPP

Nepal operation
Just returned from a short holiday in S5 and in the mean-time, the shipment with all the nitty-gritty radio stuff also arrived from Kabul

Simon, G6JFY (HS0ZIB/TA/XW0LP/XW0LP/XZ2A) has been in Mauritius (AF-049) since mid-January, stating he has ‘rented a nice house with a big garden, and hopes to be on the air in the next month or so with my 3B8 callsign.’

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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