Southgate Amateur Radio Club 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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 20 February 2022, 1241 UTC.

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News for Sunday 20 February

TX Factor – Episode 28
Thanks to a pandemic related pause, it’s been over a year since our last episode was released so we’re trying to make up for lost time by releasing show number 28 almost eight years after our first show back in February of 2014. Where have all those years gone?!

QSO Today – Arnie Shatz, N6HC
Arnie Shatz, N6HC, began his amateur radio journey over 64 years ago, loves to work DX, on CW, and has participated in 14 major DXpeditions, including the ill fated 3Y0Z to Bouvet Island a few years ago

ARISS school contact to be broadcast on QO-100
Gary, ZS6YI was approached by AMSAT-DL to take their livestream YouTube transmission and transmit it on the QO-100 DATV Satellite

Cape Town ARC flea market and boot sale
The Cape Town Amateur Radio Club will have its annual Bumper Flea Market/Boot Sale as always on the first Saturday of March

Rebel DX Group DXpedition news
We are looking for CW operator or 2 willing to travel with a very short notice due the restrictions and possible 2 weeks quarantine before going on board

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

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 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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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