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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 09 March 2022, 1356 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 9 March

The Importance of Antenna Height
We all know that the height of an antenna is important, but we may not know how important and all the reasons and benefits it can bring. Also there are some points to watch as well, as the antenna rises higher above the ground

Updates for DX and DXers
The following are four opportunities to learn more about what is happening in amateur radio DX and contesting

Russian troops using insecure communications
Yahoo reports Russian troops invading Ukraine used Era cryptophones which require a 3G/4G phone service but as they’d destroyed the 3G masts they switched to insecure communications

Ofcom guidance under new telecoms security framework
Ofcom is today consulting on new guidance for telecoms providers, following the introduction of the Telecommunications (Security) Act 2021

Emergency communications for beginners and amateur-radio-study-class
Amateur (Ham) Radio Study Class — Come and learn the exciting world of Amateur Radio

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #144
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 Tuesday 8 March

Why the 404 and how you make a difference
Last night I sent out a message about the Home Brew opportunities at the Expo. Here is the message link

Ukraine: Newspaper interviews UK radio amateur
The Harborough Mail newspaper interviewed radio amateur Peter Rivers G4XEX about the situation in Ukraine

Emergency ham radio communications hub installed in seniors facility
Advocate News reports the Redwood Coast Seniors facility in Fort Bragg now has both an amateur radio station and an amateur radio repeater covering the North Coast Area

RSGB Legacy Committee to fund 50 MHz meteor scatter beacon
The RSGB has announced the Legacy Committee has agreed to fund a 50 MHz beacon specifically to study meteor events above the UK

World’s oldest radio amateur
ARRL reports a Barbados ham is among the world’s oldest, if not the oldest. Winston A. “Woody” Richardson, 8P6CC (ex-VP6WR), has turned 107 years old, placing him among the world’s oldest radio amateurs

Radio hobbyists and war in Ukraine
In this video radio amateur Carl Plant M0SZT looks at the role being played by radio hobbyists during the invasion of Ukraine

A variable capacitor for not a lot
There’s one component which used to be ubiquitous in every experimenter’s junk box, but nowadays unless you happen to be a radio amateur the chances are you may not have seen one in a long time, if ever

The RSGB has released the Board proceedings PDF for the meeting held on January 15, 2022
They note that in 2021 the numbers taking the RSGB amateur radio exams were…

NASA rocket plunges into mysterious pulsating auroras
Over the weekend, NASA launched a rocket from Alaska into an expanse of mysterious pulsating auroras


News for Monday 7 March

Amateur Radio Digital TV and the Raspberry Pi computer board
The British Amateur Television Club (BATC) report one of their members Phil Hayes M0PIT demonstrated the Portsdown DATV transmitter at a Raspberry Pi Foundation event

Eliminating radio interference from fridge compressors
Practical Sailor magazine features an article by Darrell Nicholson about eliminating Radio Frequency Interference from a fridge

Vintage radios to be sold at auction
The personal radio collection of the late Pat Herbert is to be sold. He established Ye Old Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio at the Martello tower North in Howth

Online Talk: Newbury ISS school contact – the story
On Wednesday, March 9, Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will have an online talk on hosting a school contact with the International Space Station, all are welcome to join the Zoom session

W2AN/1BCG Special Event Feb 2022
Operators at the Antique Wireless Museum in Western, NY fired up a replica of the famous 1921 Transmitter, used to accomplish the first documented Transatlantic Ham Radio signals From Greenwich Ct. to Ardrossan Scotland

IRTS launch new group email service
The IRTS Committee are delighted to announce the launch of their new group email service using the platform

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

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