Southgate Amateur Radio 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.

Accessed on 24 May 2022, 2219 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 24 May

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Quite a good week for me on Ten. I worked India, Tanzania, Azerbaijan, Aland Is, Faroe Is and a load of WRTC (Italian) and AM25 (Spain) stations for special awards and Iran.

VP8TLE was top DX on Friday. Laurie is better known as G3UML from N London. He gets about a bit. He was recently in Australia (VK2UML) shortly before I was as VK2IBX

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 June 5 – places still available. Register Now

Kids are hams too
The Xenia Daily Gazette reports ham radio has no boundaries as there are operators all over the world, there are also no age parameters just ask 10-year-old Riley Lorang

Fox hunting event
All you must bring along is your family, friends, food, drinks and utensils and oh yes, a handy talkie and antenna if you will participate in the rescue of Fred and Fiona, our two radio foxes who we understand from their last garbled cell phone contact have gotten themselves horribly lost in the park and need rescuing

Space Telecoms
Two military satellites recently exchanged more than 200 gigabits of data over a distance of about 100 kilometers using laser communication in space

Boone County ham radio ops to connect with operators across north America
Ham radio operators from the Central Missouri Radio Association will participate in ARRL Field Day June 25 and 26, a national amateur radio exercise

SEARG meeting
Sean, EI2HZB, the Public Relations Officer of SEARG writes that the May meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group EI2WRC will take place on Monday, the 30th of May 2022

The Propagation Horoscope
A steep increase of active regions on both hemispheres with over 170 spots on the Earth-facing side of the Sun has raised the Solar flux to over 160 units, the Solar wind is currently at around 450km/s

SARL membership invoices
The membership fees for Ordinary and Overseas members have changed from R498 to R500. All the other classes of membership have remained the same as last year

Southgate Vibes Podcast #166
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 23 May

Radio amateurs assist after hotel gas explosion
Cuban radio amateurs assisted in the aftermath of the gas explosion on May 6 at the Saratoga Hotel, Havana

Top Band QSO Party
The West Rand ARC would like to invite all radio amateurs to take part in the SARL Top Band QSO Party from 8 to 12 June

Ham Radio operators on the air for nationwide ARRL Field Day Event
Ham radio operators from the Portage County Amateur Radio Service will be in Freedom Township participating in a national amateur radio exercise for a full 24 hours

The Space Weather Woman
Lots of Lively Poised to Erupt – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Florida broadcasts Ukraine war news on shortwave
CBS News reports a farm in central Florida has become one of the largest shortwave radio operations in the world

Enabling the deployment of newer mobile technologies including 5G
Ofcom is consulting on proposed changes to certain spectrum licences held by Vodafone and Telefónica, which would allow them to deploy new technologies, including 5G

The Sandton Tech Talk
Thursday 26 May is time for the Sandton Tech Talk. If you are interested in what is really going on overhead, then do not miss this Talk

International CQ Pride contest
CQ Pride, a contest celebrating diversity in amateur radio, is right around the corner

ICQPodcast – on the cusp of a scientific revolution?
In this episode, Martin Butler M1MRB is joined by Frank Howell K4FMH, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in the episode’s feature On the Cusp of a Scientific Revolution?

Bilsdale TV transmitter fire caused by water in electrics
BBC News report that a fire which destroyed a TV and radio transmitter was caused by water getting into electrics at the site, an investigation has found

QTC ham radio magazine available as free PDF
The May edition of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia magazine QTC is now available as a free PDF

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

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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