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 30 April 2022, 2305 UTC.

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News for Saturday 30 April

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Science of Amateur Radio
The amateur radio community is as varied as humanity across the globe. It represents an endless supply of ideas and experiments that continue to attract people looking for something new and exiting

RSGB Tonight@8 summer programme
The summer programme for Tonight@8 begins on Monday 9 May with a presentation by Mark Haynes, M0DXR on contesting, which is also sometimes known as radio sport

HEMA Summit activation award scheme – Expansion in Southern Germany
For those planning to drive to HAM RADIO Friedrichshafen in June and looking for some radio activatons to do on the way, the HEMA team have just added another 135 summits into the award scheme. These are located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, where Freidrichshafen is located

YOTA Croatia 2022 – RSGB applications open
The 2022 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Croatia not far from the capital city of Zagreb. The Croatian Amateur Radio Association will be hosting the event, which will take place from 6-13 August 2022

Friedrichshafen, Germany to host the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition
After a 2-year break, amateur radio fans will reunite on Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from June 24-26, 2022, for HAM RADIO — the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition

Radio amateurs to participate in MARS Interoperability Exercise in May
Members of the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will conduct an HF skills exercise from Monday night, May 2 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 to practice interoperability with the amateur radio community

2022 USA ARDF Championships results
The results are in for the 21st USA Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF). The 4 days of competitions were held from April 7 – 10 in Prince William Forest Park (PWFP) in northern Virginia

Hackaday: Multiband Crystal Set
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about a multiband crystal set

IARU-R1 HAMChallenge
IARU Region 1 says ‘we want your ideas to change us! Join now the very first HAMChallenge

High school students use ham radio to contact astronaut
ARRL reports on a successful scheduled ARISS amateur radio contact between Bellefontaine High School and the International Space Station

The sodium tail of Mercury
An astronomer has just taken arguably the best-ever picture of Mercury’s gigantic sodium tail. The planet looks like a comet in sunset images from the Canary Islands

Southgate Vibes Podcast #159
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 29 April

RSGB RadCom Technical Editor
The RSGB is recruiting a RadCom Technical Editor

Ham radio and AMSAT-UK at EMFcamp 2022
The popular Electromagnetic Field event takes place June 2-5 at the Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire,

UKEMF camp will feature a full program of talks and workshops and there will be both an Amateur Radio Village GX1EMF and an AMSAT-UK Village

Picture: AMSAT-UK at EMF Camp 2018

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on May 1 – place still available. Register Now

Dogecoin sent via HF and Starlink
A DOGE crypto currency transaction has reportedly been sent via HF radio using a protocol called Radio Doge

Day-Xenia HamVention Hospitality Suite
The Northern Ohio DX Association will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (24th year) at this year’s Day-Xenia HamVention

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest is the Club Focus edition of NewsWest. Yes it’s Mayday. But we’re not calling Mayday, because we’re not in distress, we’re not a labour collective, nor are we, to the best of my knowledge, celebrating any rural pagan festivals. But if you really want to, feel free

African Tour
Harald, DF2WO, will once again be active as 9X2AW just north of Kigali (with a new Grid KI48xe) between June 1-22nd

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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