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 19 March 2022, 1323 UTC.

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News for Friday 18 March

CQ World Wide DX and WPX Contests to exclude Russian entries
CQ Amateur Radio magazine is following the example set by RSGB and will not accept competitive entries in any of its sponsored contests by amateur radio stations in Russia, Belarus or the separatist Donbas region of Ukraine

RSGB National Radio Centre
Unfortunately it will be necessary to close the National Radio Centre for a week, starting on Monday 21 March

RSGB Legacy Committee
The RSGB Legacy Fund, thanks to the generosity of donors, has significant financial resources available to encourage and develop amateur radio

Amateur radio payload for the Tiangong space station
The IARU satellite frequency coordination panel report an application has been submitted for an amateur radio payload to be hosted on the Tiangong space station
Left: Artist’s impression of the Tiangong Space Station in October 2021

Amateur radio honored in São Paulo civil defense ceremony
The role of radio amateurs radio amateurs in assisting in the rescue of firefighters buried in a cave near Altinópolis was recognized in a Civil Defense ceremony

New TAPR PSR newsletter available
The Winter issue #151 of TAPR’s quarterly newsletter PSR is available for free download

WRC23: 23cm band work continues in CEPT
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum Affairs, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports on the work being done in defending the interests of the Amateur Services in the 1240-1300 MHz band

Record numbers take ham radio exam in Hyderabad
Telangana Today reports 251 students and teachers took the amateur radio exam in Hyderabad, India, on March 15

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 20th March 2022. One item today is a brief story about John Moyle, in whose memory this weekend’s Field Day is named and Amateur Radio Helpline from Roy VK6XV

Telecoms firms must do more to help customers struggling to pay bills
People suffering financial hardship should receive better support from phone and broadband providers under proposals published by Ofcom today

CME wipes out cosmic rays
A CME that hit Earth’s magnetic field on March 13th did more than spark bright auroras. It also wiped out a lot of cosmic rays. The storm cloud literally pushed space radiation away from our planet

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #147
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 Thursday 17 March

NSRI Social with Raisa R1BIG
The National Radio Society of Ireland (NRSI) have released a video featuring special guest Raisa R1BIG / OH7BG

Dates for RSGB Convention and National HamFest events
This year both the RSGB Convention and National HamFest will be held in October

Norway: Talk on proposed beginners amateur radio license
The Academic Radio Club (ARK) report the annual ham radio meeting at Gardermoen featured a presentation by Torbjørn LA4ZCA on Norway’s proposed new beginners license

Publicity for amateur radio on Bavarian TV
On March 14, a report about amateur radio was broadcast on television in Bavaria


News for Wednesday 16 March

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A huge week, just like the old days, especially at the weekend. Apart from the war situation there was a definite feel good to the week radio wise.

Look at this top-band vertical that LU8DPM has beaming to Europe. Is it rotatable I wonder?

Russians to give American astronaut ride to Earth in spite of tensions
BBC News reports that a US astronaut will now be returning to Earth, after fears his Russian lift home might not materialise

Talks from the Ham Radio Village at DEF CON 29 released
The amateur radio talks given in the Ham Radio Village at last year’s DEF CON 29 event are now available on YouTube

Romeo Foxtrot DX Club members pass ham radio exams
On Saturday, March 12, amateur radio exams were held in Nieuwegein, exclusively for members of Romeo Foxtrot DX Club (RFDX) an organisation for CB enthusiasts based in the Netherlands

Ofcom Consultation: Space Spectrum Strategy
Ofcom are holding a public consultation on their proposed strategy for managing radio spectrum used by the space sector

ARISS contact is scheduled with youth members of Kids Star Club Sayama, Sayama, Japan
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between astronauts on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and Japan youthmembers of the Kids Star Club Sayamain Sayama, Japan

MSF 60 kHz Radio Time Signal – shutdown
A scheduled annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe working on the masts and antennas will take place from Monday 4th April to Thursday 21st April 2022

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