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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 26 March 2022, 2026 UTC.

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News for Saturday 26 March

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Planning for an emergency…
Identifying the problem is the first step in fixing it and with that I want to talk about emergencies. One of the very first things I was told about our amateur radio community was that we’re here for when emergencies happen. Our purpose is to communicate, so in a crisis, we can assist by supplying communication to the situation

Another year of growth for JARL
Japan’s JARL has reported membership increased year-on-year for the second consecutive year

Finland: Over 200 people start ham radio training
Finland’s national amateur radio society the SRAL reports over 200 people have started training for an amateur radio license since the start of the year

Radio Frequency Spectrum Licences
The Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) issues licences for radio amateurs, NOT the South African Radio League (SARL)! Pay your licence fee to ICASA and NOT to the SARL!

More Binar CubeSats to deploy from ISS
Australia’s WIA News reports on the Binar Cubesats being developed by students at Curtin University, Perth

AMSAT-LU WSPR beacon in Antarctica
AMSAT Argentina has prepared and donated to Cocoantar (Antarctic Joint Command), a beacon operating in WSPR mode

New rules and two way radios when driving?
Watch this video – New rules and two way radios when driving?

An intelligence gold mine! Ukraine captures a unit of Russia’s prized electronic warfare system
The International Business Times report that Ukraine may have managed to get its hands on one of Russia’s most prized weapons, a module of Kremlin’s advanced 1RL257 Krasukha-4 mobile electronic warfare system.

Southgate Vibes Podcast #149
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 Friday 25 March

Azores radio amateurs on standby for seismic activity
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator Greg G0DUB reports radio amateurs in the Azores are on standby after a series of earthquakes

RSGB National Radio Centre re-opens
The RSGB is pleased to announce that the National Radio Centre (NRC) at Bletchley Park, will reopen on Monday 28 March. It will be open seven days per week as usual

The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is still open in On-Demand mode
You can still see over 60 presentations with the Q&A that followed over the weekend. Our new Restream technology allowed us to very quickly put the presentations together with the Q&A for viewing now. vFairs extended our On-Demand period for a full month of presentations. Thank You and Great Show

Dutch PACCdigi Contest 2022
This year’s Dutch PACCdigi Contest, sponsored by the Dutch Radio Society VERON, will take place on SUNDAY the 17th of April from 07:00 UTC until 19:00 UTC

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 27th March 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, and we turn our focus to newcomers to the hobby.
But all you oldies, don’t go away, because there’s something for everyone in today’s NewsWest

Radio amateur interviewed about Ukraine situation
The Press Herald reports on the support being offered to victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and interviews radio amateur Bob Parsons KA1KSQ

Ofcom consultation on indoor mobile repeaters
Ofcom are consulting on draft regulations that would revoke and replace the current licence exemption rules for mobile repeaters

Ukraine war: BBC World Service granted extra funding
The BBC World Service will receive more than £4m in extra funding from the UK government to help counter disinformation about the Ukraine war

The Thermosphere is heating up
Earth’s upper atmosphere is feeling the heat of Solar Cycle 25


News for Thursday 24 March

FCC announce date when US radio hams will be charged for their license
On Wednesday, March 23, the FCC announced it would start charging for US amateur radio licenses on April 19, 2022

Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day April 18, 2022
On Monday, April 18, 2022, Radio Amateurs of Canada is organizing a special on-air event to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day

RSGB 2022 AGM voting now open

There are three resolutions to vote for including the endorsement of two Nominated Board Directors. They have been put forward by the RSGB Nominations Committee but it is RSGB Members who choose whether or not to endorse them

Amateur radio in Belfast in the 1920’s
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has published an article about Eric Megaw 6MU (GI6MU), a radio amateur in Belfast in the 1920’s

RSGB announce resignation of Board Director
The RSGB has announced that Board member David Hills G6PYF has resigned after just under 11 months in the job

International HEMA Day
HEMA‘ is an interesting alternative to SOTA and is now 10 years old. Having been exclusively a UK and Eire only programme for many years; recently it has branched out and engaged other DXCCs around the world. It’s now active amongst our friends in Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, and large parts of Australia

Vintage Electronics: Principles of Radio Receivers 1949 Technical Training Film superheterodyne
Vintage Electronics: Radio Technology Training film of 1949 covers basic principles of RADIO RECEIVERS. Very technical but well-paced instructional film shows all the major components of RADIO and how they work, using a large wall-sized demonstration panel. Good information for beginner or intermediate level knowledge

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