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 19 February 2022, 1600 UTC.

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News for Saturday 19 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How to compare radios
One of the topics I’ve been talking about lately is the idea that we might be able to measure the performance of your radio in some meaningful way using equipment that can be either obtained by any amateur, or by introducing a process that allows results to be compared, even if they have been generated differently

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Denzlingen, Germany
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio. Students at Erasmus-Gymnasium Denzlingen, Denzlingen, Germany AND Goethe-Gymnasium, Freiburg, Germany will ask questions to astronaut Matthias Maurer, amateur radio call sign KI5KF

Morse Code in HackSpace magazine
Mike Bedford G4AEE writes about Morse code on pages 84-89 of the March 2022 edition of HackSpace magazine (issue 52) which is available as a free PDF

URESAT-1 – A chess playing ham radio satellite
URE reports intensive work is underway to make URESAT-1 available before the end of the year

Message to US educators: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact opportunity
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

Tragic conclusion to missing persons story
WIA News reports on the tragic conclusion to a missing persons story reported on WIA News several years ago. The bodies of an amateur radio operator and his companion have been positively identified

New mParks converter
This is Marty VK4KC, Parks on the air (POTA) admin for Australia to inform you of a new software utility for windows, that Alan McDonand, VK2MET has written called mParks converter

VK6WIA NewsWest
What’s a ‘Mulgaphone’? And how do you test night time radio signal fade with two kerosene lanterns? Listen to NewsWest and you’ll find out.

There’s another special event callsign coming up, VK80LAN, which is part of an international activation

Spanish special event
Members of the Seccion Comarcal URE San Fernando (EA7URF) will activate the special callsign EG485FIM on the following weekends: February 19-20th and 26-27th

Winter Games special event station to go QRT this weekend
Special event station BY1CRA/WO22 will go QRT when the games close on 20th February

The K7RA Solar Update
A sunspot group emerged on February 10, two more on February 11, two more on February 14 and three more on February 16, when the daily sunspot number rose to 111 — the highest value for this reporting week and well above the weekly average of 75.3

Southgate Vibes Podcast #139
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 Friday 18 February

Syllabus 2019 version 1.5 published
The RSGB’s Examinations Standards Committee and Exam Syllabus Review Group have released the latest version of the Syllabus: Syllabus 2019 version 1.5

Thought provoking keynote speaker at March 12 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Courtney Duncan, N5BF, will be delivering an incredible, thought provoking Keynote Presentation at the upcoming March 12-13 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Courtney will be speaking about the importance of amateur radio and other technical hobbies in advancing mankind’s biggest projects. As an example, missions to deep space, the Moon and Mars, are supported by JPL and NASA engineers, many of whom are amateur radio operators

Erie radio amateur in court
The Erie Times-News reports on the case of  amateur radio operator Richard L. Wagner, aged 61, of Erie PA, who has been accused of making bogus weather emergency reports on ham radio over several months in 2021

ACMA updates spectrum management work program
The WIA reports Australia’s ACMA has updated its Five Year Spectrum Outlook (FYSO) Program

Enthusiast’s radio collection in the press
The Daily Mail newspaper has published a well illustrated article about the extensive radio collection of Richard Allan from Norfolk

ARISS Europe to perform special Digital SSTV experiment
To expand ARISS SSTV capabilities, the ARISS Europe and ARISS USA teams plan to perform special SSTV Experiments using a new SSTV digital coding scheme. For the signal reception, the software “KG-STV” is required, as available on internet

Amsat Hamfests, Conventions, Maker Faires, and other events
Amsat will have a presence at the following locations

SARL Council to meet on 18 and 19 February
The SARL Council will meet at the National Amateur Radio Centre on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February

Heil Sound has new top leadership
WIA News report that microphone manufacturer Heil Sound has new top leadership for the first time in its 56-year history

SARL Saturday 40m Club Contest
The first of the SARL Saturday 40m Club Contests takes place from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC on Saturday 19 February with CW, phone and digital activity

Austral Islands
Jacek, SP5EAQ, who is expected to be active as FO/SP5EAQ and TX5AQ from Rimatara Island (OC-050, WW Loc. BG37oi) between March 2-30th, announced that Air France canceled his flight from Warsaw to Paris

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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