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 correspondens.

Accessed on 12 May 2022, 1245 UTC.

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News for Thursday 12 May

RSGB Beyond Exams Club Scheme relaunches as Brickworks
Brickworks is a scheme run by local amateur radio clubs that have committed to helping all licensed amateur radio operators discover more about what the hobby has to offer. It was originally launched in early 2020 by the RSGB under the name of the Beyond Exams Club Scheme

18-year-old exploring the depths of space with radio
Interesting Engineering have published an article about 18-year-old radio amateur Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX who hopes to develop a program that will enable youth to build and program microsatellites

The YouTuber’s Hamfest 2022
Here are a group content creators with a common vision of sharing amateur radio and it’s associated activities, technology and relativity with the world

WA2EBY Linear Amp from VU3SUA
QRP is always great and fun to operate, however, sometimes you feel the need to pump a couple of watts to make that DX contact. That’s exactly where the need for a linear amplifier fit right in

Customers receiving better broadband speeds information under Ofcom code
Broadband customers are being given better information about how fast their new service will be, before they sign a contract, according to a new report published today by Ofcom

Southgate Vibes Podcast #162
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 Wednesday 11 May

Tony’s 10m Band Report
10 metres was reasonably active all week. In fact I had to raise the bar to get into the list to Five or more all week.

Most contacted were FY5KE (French Guiana), S01WS (Western Sahara), VU4W (Andaman and Nicobar Is), 5X7W (Uganda) and SU9VB (Egypt) he has a unusual QSL card
I worked 5X7W, he was an ATNO (All Time New One) for me. AND I got a LotW confirmation immediately

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 14 – Register Now

Tour boat operator used ham radio frequencies
Operator of the Kazu I tour boat that sank off Hokkaido’s Shiretoko Peninsula had used ham radio on a regular basis as a communications method, prior to the fatal incident, the Mainichi Shimbun learned from affiliated parties on May 9

Razzies magazine available
Razzies, the monthly magazine published by the Netherlands society Radio Amateurs Zoetermeer (RAZ), is available as a free PDF

Strange sunspot explodes, produces X-class solar-flare
An unusually-magnetized sunspot exploded on May 10th, producing an intense X1.5-class solar flare

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

Land of Craters
The Land of Craters programme in Israel continues with an activation of the crater Makhtesh Ramon (locator KM70jo, Holyland square F-30-BS, WWFF 4XFF-0020) on May 13 and 14 with the callsign 4X0RMN

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club


News for Tuesday 10 May

Online Talk: Weather and Propagation by G3YLA
On Wednesday, May 11, Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will have an online talk Weather and Propagation by former TV weather forecaster Jim Bacon G3YLA, all are welcome to join the Zoom session

Mills On The Air in Shropshire newspaper
Martin G7WBX got good publicity for Amateur Radio by getting press coverage for his Mill on the Air (MOTA) activity

Mission Space Lab
Raspberry Pi and its partners at ESA Education are excited to announce that 299 teams have achieved flight status in Mission Space Lab of the 2021/22 European Astro Pi Challenge

AMSATSA announces 2022 Space Symposium date
AMSATSA has announced the date for the association’s 2022 Space Symposium. It will be held on Saturday 23 July 2022

We want your ideas to change us! Amateur Radio is about fun, radio communications, technology, experimentation, self-training and friendship. Do you have a mind-blowing idea you would like to share with the community?

Ofcom Short Range Devices and mmWave consultations
SRD proposals including using UWB in 3.8 and 6 GHz bands for vehicle keyless entry systems instead of existing flawed narrow-band (433.92 MHz) approach and closing 24 GHz to new Automotive Radar systems

Shannon Basin Radio Club news
Members of the Shannon Basin Radio Club will be taking part in the European leg of the mills on the air weekend on 14th/15th May, operating from Elphin Windmill in Co. Roscommon and using the call-sign EI2EWM

Mi Amigo DJs reunite for one last Caroline broadcast
A group of DJs who served on the Mi Amigo in the 70s are reuniting for one last broadcast on Radio Caroline this summer, live from the studios on board Ross Revenge

Shortwave radio resurrected
Canada’s CTV News reports shortwave radio, used by spies for decades to send encrypted messages, is being resurrected for the war in Ukraine

Aircraft altimeter retrofits
The United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will meet on Wednesday with telecom and airline industry officials in a push to retrofit and ultimately replace some airplane radio altimeters that could face interference from C-Band 5G wireless services

Sherwood Tools available
The work that Rob Sherwood NC0B has contributed to the public over the past decade is unique and an amazing service to hams worldwide. I’m talking about, of course, his summary Table of receive bench tests published at this Sherwood Engineering website

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will hold an in-person membership meeting on Saturday, 14 May 2022, 1400 HST at the Keaau Community Center.  You can also attend the meeting via the ZOOM conference protocol.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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