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 09 May 2022, 1240 UTC.

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News for Monday 9 May

Radio hams provide public service communications
Fox23 News TV report about the amateur radio operators who helped keep cyclists safe during Tour de Tulsa

EDR recognizes problem of ageing hobby
The board of Denmark’s amateur radio national society have released their report for May. They say we old people must do more to get those aged under 40 to take up amateur radio

Brazil tackles polluting solar panel installations
Solar Panel installations can cause considerable RF pollution. In Brazil the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality (INMETRO) has introduced new regulations to tackle this growing problem

Canadian amateurs to use special prefixes for Platinum Jubilee
Canada’s radio amateurs will be using the prefixes XK, XJ, VG and VX from May 15 to July 14 to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

ICQPodcast Episode 376 – Buying Handy Talkies – New or Secondhand
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Frank Howell (K4FMH), Bill Barnes (WC3B) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode’s feature Handy Talkies, New or Secondhand

ARRL Forum at Hamvention will include FCC Enforcement Bureau’s Lark Hadley, KA4A
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Enforcement Bureau Regional Director Lark Hadley, KA4A, will participate in an ARRL-sponsored forum at Dayton Hamvention® on Saturday, May 21, 2022

IRTS Study Guide
The tutors of the NSWLC have been very busy rewriting the IRTS Course Guide into the new IRTS Study Guide compliant with the new Irish HAREC exam structure and syllabus

End-of-contract notifications driving better deals for customers
More people are taking out new contracts and securing better deals with their broadband provider after being reminded their contract is up, according to new Ofcom research

Southgate Vibes Podcast #161
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 Sunday 8 May

QSO Today – John Raydo, K0IZ
John Raydo, K0IZ, had a great mentor at the beginning of his ham radio story that laid the foundation for John’s approach to operating amateur radio and building radio equipment from scratch

The Australian radio amateur who talks to Astronauts
In 2019 TV broadcaster 7News interviewed radio amateur Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI who has been communicating with astronauts for over 30 years

Does your club engage with the wider community?
QNews-VK discusses how clubs can engage with more people and the wider community

Eight-year-old one of the youngest hams in Arkansas
On April 29 Silas Kriner, aged 8, passed his amateur radio exam, he is now waiting for FCC to issue his license permitting up to 1,500 watts output

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


News for Saturday 7 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Augustin-Jean Fresnel, Zeppelins and a picket fence …
In our hobby we regularly invoke line of sight when we discuss the VHF and higher bands. It’s a simple concept to help describe when two transceivers can hear each other. The process evokes an image of a beam of light travelling unobstructed between the antennas at either end. Some might picture a laser, others a flashlight, both are useful to become familiar with some of the concepts.

Sunday YOTA deadline
This Sunday, 8 May, is the deadline for young radio amateurs to apply to represent their country and national society at this year’s Youngsters on the Air, or YOTA, summer camp

RSGB Convention
We’re delighted that we will be holding an in-person Convention on 7-9 October at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference, Milton Keynes. We’re looking forward to meeting up again

Youth Working Group visit CARS Nicosia HQ
The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group were recently invited by the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) into their Nicosia Headquarters

Why Radio Amateurs should care about encryption
AMSATSA have released the video of the talk about radio amateurs and encryption given by Dominic White ZS6HAK CEO Orange Cyberdefense


News for Friday 6 May

Radio hams to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s transatlantic flight
Radio amateurs in Londonderry and Kansas will be on the air to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the transatlantic crossing by pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart

RSGB seeking new Managing Editor and Technical Editor
RSGB are continuing their search for new RadCom Editorial Team members, the Managing Editor role, advertised by Redwood Publishing Recruitment, has appeared in the Guardian and LinkedIn

Radio ham helps save man swept overboard
On Thursday night, April 28 UTC, an emergency call came in that a ship had a man overboard. A Norwegian radio amateur helped to save the person in question

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 8th May 2022 is the contesting edition, and today is Mother’s Day, and we’ll talk about that a bit. We have news of contests coming up both in Australia and internationally, and there’s a report from Chris on the recent Norfolk Island expedition

MFJ special event
Luca, IW7EEQ, will be active using the special callsign II7MFJ to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MFJ Enterprises Inc. created by Martin F. Jue in 1972

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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