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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 14 April 2022, 1406 UTC.

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News for Thursday 14 April

Massive solar storm to hit Earth on 14th April
One more geomagnetic storm is making a headway for a ‘direct hit’ with Earth within 48 hours and could cause power, GPS and radio blackouts

IARU-R1 respond to EC Solar Energy Strategy
In their response to the European Commission Solar Energy Strategy IARU Region 1 have highlighted the level of RF Pollution that can be caused by the Solar PV optimizers used in solar panel installations

Tesla Unwired webcast for World Amateur Radio Day
In honor of World Amateur Radio Day on April 18, the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) is hosting a Tesla Unwired webcast on YouTube featuring a special lineup of ham radio enthusiasts

First RSGB Call Book in Science Museum
A first edition of the RSGB Amateur Radio Call Book, published in Autumn 1951, is held at the Science Museum

Strange slow pulse signals in 11m BC band
For the last month I have been hearing strange pulse signals , with a repetition rate of 4 per second , sounding like a ticking clock . They are spread evenly across 25.8 MHz to 26.1 MHz in the 11 metre broadcast band

José Castillo, N4BAA, named CQ WAZ Award Manager succeeds John Bergman, KC5LK
José Castillo, N4BAA, of Straughn, Indiana, has been named the new CQ Worked All Zones Award Manager, effective immediately, it was announced today by CQ magazine Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU. Castillo succeeds John Bergman, KC5LK, who has retired after managing the WAZ program since 2014

Irish pirate radio
We are developing an audio archive of Irish pirate radio as part of the commemoration of the clampdown on the unlicensed broadcasting sector 30 years ago

Southgate Vibes Podcast #154
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 Wednesday 13 April

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A really entertaining seven days with the weekend being tops. I thought I’d start with the spotters. Doing a fine job was LU9DCE (Argentina ) 6 days top spotter, followed by LW1DZ (Argentina)

Best DX, VK9DX (Norfolk Is), NP2AR (US Virgin Is), XT2MAX (Burkina Faso), S01WS (Western Sahara) and FY5KE (French Guiana).

This is a pic of the Corsican DX station TK4THSyl. Her QRZ page describes her working conditions as ‘modest’. Maybe, but look at the location!

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Israel
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio. Students at Rakia – Herzliya Science Center, Herzliya, Israel will ask questions to astronaut Eytan Stibbe, amateur radio call sign 4Z9SPC

Icelandic WebSDR activated
Iceland’s IRA say the KiwiSDR receiver at Bjargtangar was activated on April 9

Canada: Updated policy on amateur radio and examination
On March 22, 2022, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released updated versions of two important amateur radio policy documents

Trenton Computer Festival – Quantum Comms
Transmitting sensitive information can be risky. Public key encryption takes a step in reducing the risk. But, in a way, public key encryption only kicks the can down the road. An eavesdropper can intercept the exchange of a public key, and make the transmission of information invalid

ICQPodcast – Ham Radio Bootsale and Podcasters Quiz
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Frank Howell (K4FMH), Bill Barnes (WC3B) 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, Ham Radio Boot Sale and Podcasters Quiz

Online Talk: What is JS8call
On Wednesday, April 20, Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will have an online talk and live demonstration of the weak-signal data chat mode JS8call, all are welcome to join the Zoom session

The 2022 SARL Annual General Meeting will start at 10:00 CAT on Saturday 23 April 2022 on the Bluejeans platform – you can attend from your home

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) needs licensed Hawaii 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

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