Here are today’s top 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 03 May 2022, 2158 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 3 May

Radio World letter critical of ham radio
Radio World have been flooded with letters defending amateur radio after Burt Fisher K1OIK wrote disparaging remarks about the hobby

Ham Radio and Operation Deep Freeze
This video about Operation Deep Freeze, codename for a series of missions by USA to Antarctica, describes how amateur radio was used to enable McMurdo station personnel to contact the USA

Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure
INDEXA is supporting the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure — INDEXA is proud to announce its support of the 2022 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA)!

Victim-blaming for vampire devices is no way to energy efficiency
UK energy supplier British Gas hit the headline last week with a report that focused on ‘vampire devices’ that consume power while plugged-in but on standby

Changes in number of radio amateurs around the world
This Ham Radio DX video shows changing amateur radio numbers in a selection of countries between 2000 and 2022

A Tiger ELVE over Texas
Last Thursday night, an enormous red ring of light appeared over west Texas–a rare species of sprite known as a ‘Tiger ELVE.’

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

Israel special event
Israel celebrates 74 years of Independence this year

Southgate Vibes Podcast #160
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 Monday 2 May

Dayton Hamvention 2022: May 20-22
Radio Amateurs of Canada is very pleased to once again be able to operate a booth at the Dayton Hamvention, the world’s largest Amateur Radio gathering, from May 20 to May 22

40 MHz – Belgium regulator considering new band
Belgium’s UBA says the communications regulator BIPT is investigating the possibility of an amateur radio band at 40 MHz

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

Sweden to hold Antenna Day on May 7
Newcomers often ask Which antenna is right for me? How do I set it up? Do you need a balun? So Sweden is holding an Antenna Day event to answer these questions

Radio amateurs in court
Lewis M3HHY has released a video that takes a look back at the UK radio amateurs who were prosecuted during World War 1

EI0MAR
Tony, EI5EM sends the Newsteam this report: Saturday 23rd of April was a very special day at the Martello tower in Howth. At 10 a.m. we held a ceremony to celebrate the life of Pat Herbert, founder of the vintage radio museum. Pat sadly passed away almost two years ago when the pandemic was at its height, and it wasn’t possible to do justice to the memory of this legend until now

UK’s digital watchdogs take a closer look at algorithms as plans set out for year ahead
The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has today published its annual report, its workplan for the year ahead and two papers on algorithms with a call for comments

LA100B celebrating centenary of Bergen Group of NRRL
LA100B is the centenary call sign for the Bergen group of the NRRL and will be used throughout 2022

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th April, through Sunday, 1st May there were 219 countries active

1930s transatlantic radiotelephone system
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the shortwave radiotelephone system that linked New York and London in the 1930s

Who will be the lucky winner!
It was announced on the HamVention Web page April 26th that one lucky attendee at Dayton Hamvention 2022 (May 20-22th) will walk away with the largest prize ever offered in the history of the event – an Icom Amateur Radio Dream Station Package worth close to 20,000 USDs

Keplerian data
Special thanks to AMSAT-NA (AMSAT.ORG) for the following Keplerian data

Propagation de K7RA
At 0206 UTC on April 28 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning: The Earth is currently under the influence of moderately elevated solar wind speed associated with a southern coronal hole

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