Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here’s 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 22 March 2022, 2155 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 22 March

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Another huge week, please note the increased requirements to get into the list. Here are a few of the DX stations that were being sought after. EX0QR (Kyrgyzstan), 8Q7CQ (Maldives), TO3Z (Guadeloupe), S01WS (Western Sahara) and more, more, more

New distance records on the 134 GHz and 241 GHz bands
IARU Region 1 reports that on March 1st and 2nd, DB6NT and DK5NJ made a new distance record on the 134 GHz and 241 GHz amateur radio bands

Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO 2022 will welcome worldwide visitors
The ARRL report that with the recent relaxation of COVID-19 regulations, the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) and Messe Friedrichshafen, partners of the HAM RADIO 2022 exhibition in Germany, are optimistically looking forward toward to holding the 45th HAM RADIO from June 24 – 26 in Friedrichshafen, subject to the final official approval by the local authorities

SP DX Contest 2022 cancelled
After careful deliberation, the SP DX Contest Committee, together with Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) and the SP DX Club, has decided to cancel the 2022 SP DX Contest

AMSAT booth scheduled for 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop
The 2022 Cubesat Developers Workshop will be held on April 26-28 at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. The workshop, themed “Building the Future of Space Together”, recently announced the schedule for the three day event and is available online

Radio Caroline – 648kHz is on lower power
The Station posted on its website: Our AM 648 transmitter shutdown due to an ‘air’ fault, which could be due to cooling or a fan fault. A reset has brought it back to life, but we are not sure if this was just a one-off error or if it does have a fault. It may well shut down again

PCGS balloon launch spans globe nine times
The Pella Christian Grade School 8th grade science classes, under the direction of Joanna Settles, launched an amateur radio GPS tracker on a scientific balloon on November 2, 2021 with the Pella Amateur Radio Club

Helgoland hop
Over twenty amateur radio operators will activate the German island of Helgoland for two weeks, starting this Friday, the 25th of March

YOTA Contest 2022 Youth On The Air
We young hams should be aware of a new category introduced this year by CQ magazine in its DX Marathon, which is already under way

Southgate Vibes Podcast #148
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 Monday 21 March

Russia and Belarus suspended from CEPT membership
On March 17 the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications (CEPT) announced the indefinite suspension of Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine

CAS-10 CubeSat will carry a ham radio transponder
CAMSAT’s CAS-10 is an 8U CubeSat that will carry an Amateur Radio VHF to UHF linear transponder for SSB communications

Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
Tony, Ei5EM informed the Irish Radio Transmitters Society that, contrary to what was erroneously stated on a recent radio programme, the museum is not closing down and, in fact, will be reopening at weekends starting in April

2 new Canadian QSO Parties
Lookout for 2 new Canadian QSO Parties coming our way soon – the CANADIAN PRAIRIES QSO Party and the Québec QSO Party

Press coverage of Oregon’s OreSat0 satellite
Williamette Week report on the first Oregon satellite OreSat0 built by students at Portland State University. It carries an amateur radio payload on 436.500 MHz

Engineers Ireland Presentation
Jeffrey, EI7IRB informs us that the Fire and Safety division of Engineers Ireland is presenting a talk by Engineer Diarmuid Moran, titled ‘Radio Frequency Safety including 5G rooftop base stations’

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th March, through Sunday, 20th March there were 227 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

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