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.

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News for Sunday 1 May

QSO Today- John Fallows, VE6EY
John Fallows, VE6EY, when faced with an urban HF noise problem, applied this knowledge, expertise, and background from his years of experience in amateur radio to find a solution

A new Colorado Section Manager begins July 1
ARRL Colorado Section Manager Robert Wareham, N0ESQ, has resigned from the position, effective June 30, 2022

BIG Contest Super Suite during Hamvention – 4 Nights
Many top USA contest clubs will host the Contest Super Suite during Hamvention. This is our 36th year!

Spectacular X-class solar flare
The sun produced another X-class solar flare today. Even though the responsible sunspot was located behind the edge of the sun, enough radiation reached our planet to cause a strong shortwave radio blackout

ZS SOTA Autumn Activation Day
The Autumn ZS SOTA Day will be held on Monday 2 May (a public holiday) and this is a fun day out in nature and not a competition. Each participant will receive an Autumn Day certificate whether you activated or chased those activating summits

ITU: How to become a radio ‘ham’ in the digital era
The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau’s Nick Sinanis SV3SJ / F5VIH / HB9DSR writes about amateur radio “Above all, amateur radio is a social hobby that still attracts the interest of the young”

Voting for the 2022 SARL AGM motions
Thank you to the SARL Members who have already cast their votes for the 2022 SARL AGM motions. If you have not voted, there is still time until 23:59 CAT on Wednesday 4 May 2022

AMSAT represented at the 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop
The 2022 CubeSat Developers Workshop was held in person for the first time since 2019 on the campus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California on April 26th-28th

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that solar activity is expected to be at moderate levels

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’