Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary 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 29 March 2022, 2152 UTC.

Content supplied by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.


Please click link or scroll down to read your selections.

News for Tuesday 29 March

Tony’s 10m Band Report
What a craicing (Gaelic for cracking, i.e. great) week with the weekend of the contest being outstanding.

Lots of fantastic DX all week but exceptional on the contest CQ WW WPX weekend. I worked loads eg J20MR (Djibouti) on 10m FT8 but my favourite was on 20m FT8 ZF2OO (Cayman Is)

Getting a UK licence for the 40 MHz band
Several UK radio amateurs have now got their licences for operation in the 40-42 MHz band, the licence application form is available on the Ofcom website

Vietnam War Veterans Amateur Radio Event 2022
The Amateur Radio Alliance (ARA) has been accepted as one of the non-profit organizations that will be observing and honoring veterans of the Vietnam War

Arrival of the Transistor in Amateur Radio
The Reading and District Amateur Radio Club (RADARC) have released a video of a talk titled The Arrival of the Transistor in Amateur Radio by Duncan James M0OTG

Several radio amateurs in the UK obtain special 40 MHz permits
Roger, G3XBM in the east of England can operate from the 2nd of April for 1-year with 5-watts. Roger writes… After a very long wait OFCOM has approved my 8m TX permit that runs from April 2nd for a year. It permits me to use 40-42MHz with digital modes (including CW) at 5W ERP max. I expect to erect a wire dipole which is directed towards Europe

SPDX 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

Solar flare, tsunami, and radiation storm
A strong flare on the sun this morning kicked off a remarkable sequence of events: a solar tsunami, a solar radio burst, a solar proton storm, a terrestrial radio blackout and a polar cap absorption event

Use of HF by Russian troops in Ukraine
Shephard Media carries a story about the use of HF communications by the Russian troops invading Ukraine

Zorro, JH1AJT – silent key
Zorro, JH1AJT, died on March 22, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. Until the end, he was optimistic; cheerful; and most importantly, concerned for his fellow human beings, especially disabled children

Ham Meets Military
On Friday, April 1st, the Royal Dutch Army will organize ‘HAM Meets Military‘ with 8 special stations consisting of 2 military operators and 1 amateur

Southgate Vibes Podcast #150
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 28 March

WTWW broadcasting on shortwave to Ukraine
WSMV-TV aired a news item about the Tennessee-based shortwave broadcast station WTWW, operated by radio amateurs Ted WB8PUM and Holly KG4WXV, that is broadcasting to Ukraine

Some UK radio amateurs now licensed for 40 MHz
John EI7GL reports Ofcom is now issuing some UK radio amateurs with temporary Innovation and Research licences to transmit in the 40 MHz band

Shortwave radio used to get latest news on invasion of Ukraine
Radio amateur Al Sirois N1MHC is interviewed in the Wiscasset Newspaper about listening to the latest news on the Russian invasion of Ukraine on a shortwave radio

Online Talk: Working the satellite QO-100
On Wednesday, March 30, Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will have an online talk about operating through the QO-100 geostationary satellite transponder, all are welcome to join the Zoom session

Update on the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio
Many of you will have known the late Pat Herbert, founder of the vintage radio museum. It is hard to believe that it’s almost two years since his passing. The restrictions during the Covid epidemic prevented the marking of his passing

ICQPodcast – Hamzilla 2022
In this episode, Colin Butler (M6BOY) is joined by Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode’s feature Hamzilla 2022

Day Xenia News
Speaker at the 2022 Day-Xenia Contest and TopBand Dinners, and CTU Online/Registration

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

Get our News Headlines delivered in one daily email
Enter your email address:

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

%d bloggers like this: