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 20 March 2022, 1309 UTC.

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Russians board International Space Station in Ukrainian colours
BBC News reports that Russian cosmonauts have arrived at the International Space Station wearing Ukrainian colours, in what may be a statement opposing the invasion

QSO Today – Dave Bottom, WI6R
Dave Bottom, WI6R, a second generation amateur radio operator, credits this early exposure to radio and spending his teenage years in Palo Alto, to a stint in the famous Hewlett Packard labs and a lifetime electronics career

Register now for the fourth series of CW classes
Mike, ZS6MSW reports that he has established the new dates for the next Morse Code classes for 2022

OreSat0 launched into low Earth orbit
Oregon’s first satellite, also known as OreSat0, was launched into low Earth orbit on March 15 aboard Astra’s ‘LV0009’ rocket from Kodiak, Alaska

Shortwave radio making a comeback
The New York Times carries an interesting article about shortwave radio which reads: As Russia is trying to cut off the flow of information in Ukraine by attacking its communications infrastructure British news outlet BBC is revisiting a broadcasting tactic popularized during World War II

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society 2022 Annual General Meeting
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society‘s 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, the 10th of April 2022 in the Morrison Suite at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Keynote speaker for SARL Technical Symposium announced
Dominic White, of Orange Cyberdefense, will deliver the keynote address at the SARL Taking Amateur Radio into the Digital Age symposium. The keynote is entitled ‘Why Radio Amateurs should avoid encryption.’

Finding that Fox
South African’s are invited to help Find the Fox on Saturday 26 March starting at 10:00 CAT

AMSAT at Dayton Hamvention – call for volunteers
Phil Smith, W1EME, AMSAT Hamvention Team Leader, reports, In 2019, we had about 40 people assist with the AMSAT booth at the Hamvention. It was the efforts of those volunteers that made the 2019 Dayton Hamvention a success for AMSAT. The interaction with AMSAT members, satellite operators, designers, and builders makes the whole experience a lot of fun

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

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 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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