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.

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News for Saturday 21 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Thunder and Lightning that destroyed my station …
The other day I was woken by the sound of a thunderclap. It was shockingly loud and came out of the blue. A few moments later, it happened again. I exploded out of bed, rushed to the shack, disconnected the beacon power and switched the antenna coax to ‘safe’

QSO Today Bruce Prior, N7RR
Bruce Prior, N7RR, loves to operate SOTA in Washington State’s great outdoors where he has cataloged for SOTA all of the available mountain peaks in the state

RSGB Jubilee activities
It isn’t long now until the RSGB’s Platinum Jubilee activities kick off

Radio hams mill about at John O’Groats
The John O’Groat Journal reports members of the Caithness Amateur Radio Society (CARS) took part in a contact event May 7-8 in the British mainland’s most northerly mill at John O’Groats

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 22nd May 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, where we welcome newcomers to the hobby, and lean our stories towards informing newbies and those who appreciate the occasional reminder

RSGB Commonwealth Games activities
The Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham later this summer. It will see around 4,500 athletes from 72 nations and territories, compete in 19 sports across 14 competition venues

Hackaday: RIP John Birkett, Part vendor extraordinaire
Jenny List G7CKF
 writes on Hackaday about John Birkett G8OPP who passed away on April 30 aged 93

Technology neutral licences for phone companies
Ofcom and the RSGB developed the successful technology neutral amateur radio licence in 2006. Now Ofcom is proposing making mobile phone company licences technology neutral

Keplerian data
Special thanks to for the following Keplerian data

RSGB review of 2021
The RSGB has published a review of 2021 on its website and have released on YouTube a standalone version of the RSGB President’s AGM review

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity was up, up, up this week, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 74.4 to 134.1, and average daily solar flux from 120.3 to 157.3

Southgate Vibes Podcast #165
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’

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

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