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 16 April 2022, 2204 UTC.

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News for Saturday 16 April

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How far can you go?
Antennas and propagation are the two single most discussed topics in our hobby, that and how an FT8 contact isn’t real. Not a day goes by without some conversation about what antenna is the best one and by how much? In my opinion it’s a futile effort made all the worse by so called experts explaining in undeniable gobbledegook, or sometimes even using science, just how any particular antenna is a compromise

Reminder – 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

The RSGB AGM is being livestreamed
The RSGB AGM is being livestreamed on Saturday 23 April at 12 noon

Amateur Radio helps rescue injured California outdoorsman
A relaxing weekend of camping and fishing did not go as planned last Friday when a member of a California outdoors club fell and broke his hip

Ham radio operator reflects on 45-year hobby
Yahoo News reports on Bill McAlpin WD9GIU of Peru in Indiana, he got his amateur radio licence in 1977 and has been enjoying the hobby ever since

RSGB Special Event Stations
As part of the Commonwealth Games activities, RSGB Special Event Stations will be activated from the four UK Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies

End-fed half-wave antenna kit
In this PART TWO video, continue with ARRL member Rob Zielfelder, Jr., N1NUG, as he puts the antenna kit to the test and heads outside to deploy it for the first time! With a few tips, you’ll be making contacts with your new antenna, too!

Shortwave Radio Audio Archive
The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) is a collection of shortwave radio recordings that you can download or listen to as a podcast

Bellefontaine City Schools set to communicate with International Space Station
Students at Bellefontaine City Schools are gearing up for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Introducing Radio with a Kit at University of Scranton Amateur Radio Club, W3USR
ARRL visited the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and got a chance to sit in on their W3USR Amateur Radio Club radio receiver kit build event!

Southgate Vibes Podcast #155
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 15 April

IARUMS newsletter – Military intruders in ham radio bands
IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 newsletter reports during March, likely as a consequence of the current military situation, they noticed an increase of transmissions in unknown modes in HF amateur radio bands

Easter Sunday Youngsters on the Air net
The FreeSTAR Network has announced that a ‘Youngsters On The Air‘ net will take place on Easter Sunday, April 17, at 1400-1600 UTC

Celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests
The RSGB has released a video celebrating the centenary of the 1921 Transatlantic Tests

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 17th April 2022 is the history version of NewsWest and we bring you some interesting stories from our Amateur Radio past. Mike recalls the part played by one Arthur Moore, an Amateur Radio operator in Wales, who heard that awful call CQD Titanic.  It’s a great story

Geomagnetic storm underway
A moderately-strong G2-class geomagnetic storm is underway on April 14th following the apparent arrival of a ‘dead sunspot CME.’

Pubs Clubs On The Air (PACOTA) 2022
It’s Back! – Pubs Clubs On The Air – May 13th/14th/15th 2022

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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