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, 1336 UTC.

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News for Saturday 19 March

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Why do we communicate?
The art of amateur radio is many things to many people. For me it’s a technological challenge, a learning, a way to broaden my experience, a way to be technically active away from my consultancy. The place that amateur radio takes in your life might be the same, or it might be completely different, as varied as the people I’ve encountered since I became an amateur

Giles Read, G1MFG (SK) – RadCom Technical Editor
The RSGB has announced the sad news that Giles Read, G1MFG, who was the RadCom Technical Editor, became a Silent Key on Friday

Ofcom release Amateur Radio callsign database
In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request Ofcom have released the database of 150,181 Amateur Radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies as at March 10, 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The RSGB is offering a wide variety of amateur radio activities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Australian radio hams help out after floods
ABC News reports radio amateurs are organising a drive to restore life-saving radios to flood-affected communities

Gloucester Collaboration: Radio hams link towns worldwide
Gazette Journal newspaper reports radio amateurs in Gloucester, Virginia, will be linking up with amateurs in other Gloucesters around the world on Sunday, March 20

Amateur radio instead of satellite phones whilst at sea
Practical Boat Owner magazine this month has an interesting article about the use of amateur radio instead of satellite phones whilst at sea

Russia Today: News channel RT’s UK licence revoked by Ofcom
BBC News report that Russian state-backed news channel RT has had its licence to broadcast in the UK revoked ‘with immediate effect’ by media regulator Ofcom

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Toyonaka High School, Toyonaka, Japan
This will be a direct contact via Amateur Radio and students will take turns asking their questions of Astronaut Kayla Barron, amateur radio call sign KI5LAL

RSGB Convention
The RSGB is delighted to be planning an in-person Convention again on the weekend of 7-9 October. The Society will also livestream some of the presentations in a new hybrid event format

Anchored-up in Guam
William ‘BJ’, WA7WJR, is currently active as AH2/WA7WJR and his boat is docked at Agat Marina on the island of Guam

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’

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) needs licensed Ham Radio Operators to participate in the April 16th Kawailani ‘Ino Hawaii statewide Emergency Communications Exercise.  Sign up today at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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