Southgate Amateur Radio News


Here are today’s 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 27 February 2022, 1405 UTC.

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News for Sunday 27 February

QSO Today – AF7KB and KC7YL
Michael Burnette, AF7KB, and his wife, Kerry Burnette, KC7YL, are both active in amateur radio, a board member and president, respectively of their local amateur radio club, and the creators of the Fast Track series of amateur radio licensing manuals, originally designed by Michael for Kerry

Radio amateurs supply equipment to State Civil Defense
Brazil’s national amateur radio society LABRE reports on February 24, radio amateurs from REER Paraná supplied portable communication equipment to the State Civil Defense

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on March 6 – Register Now

ARISS contact scheduled for students at Carter G. Woodson Middle School, Hopewell, VA, USA
Amateur radio operators in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA will use call sign K6DUE to serve as the ARISS relay amateur radio ground station (telebridge station). The ARISS radio contact is scheduled for February 28, 2022 at9:43 am EST ( Virginia, USA), (14:43:53 UTC, 8:43 am CST, 7:43 am MST and 6:43 am PST)

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #141
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 26 February

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What happens when you plug it in?
The other day I took delivery of a shiny new circuit board populated with components and connectors. Knowing me, you’d assume that I’d been the recipient of some kind of software defined radio gadget and you’d be right

Meet the Jersey man using his radio set to make contact with people in Ukraine
A man in Jersey is using amateur radio equipment to make contact with people caught up in the fighting in Ukraine

Frederike DH9FD – Germany’s youngest class A radio amateur
Germany’s DARC reports Frederike Dötsch, DH9FD, from Amberg has achieved her class A (HAREC equiv) license making her the youngest holder of a class A license in DARC e.V

VK6WIA NewsWest
Who would apologise to a mouse? And why? And what has it to do with Amateur Radio – We’ll link those together for you as only we can. There’s Roy’s Helpline and more.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with the people of the Ukraine, and for their families and friends here in Australia

Be alert for Zodiacal light
The season for Zodiacal Light has begun. In dark sky sites around the world, people are noticing a pale triangle of light lancing into the night sky

Amateur radio emergency communication may be hit by new fees
The Manistree News Advocate reports the proposed $1,400 Forest Service fee may impact amateur radio operations in Manistee County

An overview of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)
In her latest video Ria Jairam N2RJ interviews Ron Tomo KE2UK about the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)

Crozet Island DXpedition preparations are moving forward
The ARRL report that the upcoming solo Crozet Island DXpedition spearheaded by Thierry Mazel, F6CUK, will likely arrive on the island around Christmas


News for Friday 25 February

Messages from radio amateurs in Ukraine
On the morning of Thursday, February 24, the Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL / LRU) circulated a message to radio amateurs world-wide and another to amateurs in Ukraine

Ukraine: Poland’s radio amateurs provide WinLink email links
Members of Poland’s national Amateur Radio society PZK (Polski Związek Krótkofalowców) are providing WinLink email communications links in the 1.8, 3.5 and 14 MHz bands

Three national Union JACK radio stations disappear from DAB
Union JACK RadioUnion JACK Dance and Union JACK Rock have all disappeared suddenly from the national SDL DAB multiplex

Finding MH370: New breakthrough could finally solve missing flight mystery
Is the biggest aviation mystery of all time, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, about to be solved? Yes, if you believe the man you’re about to meet. Richard Godfrey is no crackpot; he’s a respected British aerospace engineer and physicist who says he’s found the doomed airliner

Section Manager election results announced
Two Section Manager elections were held during the winter season, and the ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, February 22

The Space Weather Woman
A Major Player Returns – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Svalbard update
The ‘DX Adventure Team’ provides the following update to the DXpedition to Svalbard as JW0X and JW1000QO taking place between April 19-26th, 2022

Aland Islands
Wies, SP1EG, informs OPDX of the upcoming activities from Aland Islands (EU-002): Operators Wies/SP1EG, Hans/DK8RE, Frank/DM5WF and Hans/DL8UUF will be active as OH0EG from Jomala, Fasta Aland, between April 1-9th

Central African Republic
Members of the Italian DX Team will be active from Central African Republic as TL8AA (CW-SSB-RTTY) and TL8ZZ (FT8) between April 1-15th

FCC: Amateur service licensees may not use radio equipment to commit criminal acts
The FCC Enforcement Bureau has re-issued an earlier reminder that licensees in the Amateur Radio Service, as well as licensees and operators in the Personal Radio Services are prohibited from using radios in those services to commit or facilitate criminal acts

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)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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