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 23 April 2022, 2209 UTC.

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News for Saturday 23 April

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The art of troubleshooting the digital world
The lure of digital modes and the opportunities they bring are enough to tempt some amateurs to begin a journey into integrating their radio and computer to make a new world come to life. This isn’t without pain or challenge, but the outcomes are so enticing that many embark on this adventure every day

RadCom Managing Editor role
As previously announced, RadCom Editor Elaine Richards, G4LFM is to retire in the summer and there will be a vacancy for a person to edit RadCom, the Society’s journal and one of the most respected amateur radio publications in the world

Ham radio workshop held at Gujarat University
A full featured two day Amateur Radio Workshop was conducted by Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP (Regional Coordinator, AMSAT-INDIA) on April 5-6, 2022, at renowned university PDEU in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

RSGB online AGM
The Society’s AGM will be livestreamed on Saturday 23 April starting at 12 noon

Radio hams establish Drone Testing Range
WIA News reports two radio amateurs Robert Brand VK2URB and his son Jason, who got his licence VK2FJAB in 2011 when aged 9, have recently established a new drone testing range

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 24th April 2022 is the New Amateurs edition of NewsWest. We take a peek at who’s new to the hobby, and some of our items today were written to give useful information to newcomers, and to oldtimers alike

RSGB announces further details of Jubilee GB70 SES
As part of the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations, the RSGB has announced further details of its GB70 special event station activities. The seven SES call signs will be active across the Jubilee weekend, from 2-5 June, on multiple bands and modes

HF Operating talk
The Bracknell Amateur radio Club have released a video of the talk given by Dave G3YMC on HF Operating

Keplerian data
Special thanks to Space-Track.org for the following Keplerian data

Just in:  FCC is now accepting VE test results and will process the necessary files to issue new Amateur Radio Licenses.

Propagation de K7RA
Solar flares emerged daily over the last reporting week (April 14-20). On April 20 Spaceweather.com reported ‘Solar Activity is Intensifying,’ and that over the past 24 hours there were 19 solar flares, including six M-class events, and a powerful X2.2 class flare

Southgate Vibes Podcast #157
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 22 April

Communicate when everything fails
Germany’s DARC reports on the ‘Communicate when everything fails – communication in a catastrophe’ panel discussion held April 20

Turkey’s radio amateurs promote the hobby to scouts
The Aydin Branch of the Turkish Radio Amateurs Association (TRAC) attended the weekend camp at the Scout House of the CampFire Scouting and Sports Club in Shahnali Neighborhood to explain all about amateur radio

Spain’s young radio hams to attend YOTA Camp
Spain’s national amateur radio society URE has announced it’s intention to participate in this year’s Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) camp

NZART 60 m Licence update
The latest NZART (New Zealand Amateur Radio Transmitters Society) News Bulletin, Infoline # 450, reports on the current situation as regards 5 MHz / 60 m in the country

Amateur radio featured on Canadian TV
Canada’s CTV News reports on a Saskatoon man who says ham radio lets him make connections around the world

Antarctic ham radio station active for Children’s Day May 5
The Japanese Antarctica Research Expedition(JARE) amateur radio station 8J1RL is conducting ‘Special Operation of Children’s Day’ May 5, where elementary, junior high, and high school students in Japan get priority

Amateur radio on BBC Radio Wiltshire
Nobby Styles G0VIG tweets that the Rockall 2022 Dxpedition MM0UKI/p planned for June will feature on BBC Radio Wiltshire on Friday, April 22

Visit the place where the Voice of America began
The Voice of America’s Bethany Relay Station sits alone in a field along busy Tylersville Road in northern Cincinnati, at the end of a long driveway. Few take the time to investigate its purpose. Why does this mammoth, government-funded art deco monument still remain?

ITU celebrates 2022 World Amateur Radio Day
The ARRL report that in recognition of World Amateur Radio Day, held on April 18, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) published articles and social media posts highlighting various facets of ham radio

Caister calling! Ham radio users to mark Marconi Day at lifeboat station
Radio amateurs are being invited to take part in International Marconi Day at Caister Lifeboat Station this weekend

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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