Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here are today’s 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 11 April 2022, 2140 UTC.

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News for Monday 11 April

IARU-R1 papers on 23 cm band Amateur/RNSS coexistence
CEPT SE40 meeting #76 being held April 11-13 is studying the issue of coexistence between amateur radio operation in 1240-1300 MHz and RNSS systems such as Galileo

23cm band: WHRO write to CEPT SE40
France’s Union of Radio Clubs (URC) reports the World Ham Radio Organisation (WHRO) has written to the CEPT SE40 working group ahead of their meeting to discuss the amateur radio 23 cm allocation

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between Axiom Mission-1 (Ax-1) astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and Canadian students at the École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School in St. Albert

Surprise geomagnetic storm
Last night, sky watchers in northern-tier US states were surprised when auroras appeared during a brief but intense geomagnetic storm

FISTS CW Club Royal Platinum Jubilee weekend celebration
FISTS CW Club is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth over the holiday weekend at the beginning on June 2022

MSF partially shut down until 21 April
A scheduled annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF 60kHz Radio Time Signal service is planned. It will allow safe working on the masts and antennas

Amsat AO7
The Methuselah of Amateur Radio Satellites AMSAT-OSCAR 7 was launched on the 15th of November 1974 from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The spacecraft is solar powered, weighs just under 29 kg, and had a three-year anticipated lifetime at the time it was launched, but it has far outlived this expectation

Tracking Secret Enemy Radio Signals
Tracking Secret Enemy Radio Signals and Adcock antennas

Southgate Vibes Podcast #153
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