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 28 May 2022, 2221 UTC.

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News for Saturday 28 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
What are the rules for calling CQ on a repeater?
When you finally get to the point of pushing the talk button on your microphone, after passing the test, receiving your license, getting your radio, building an antenna, digesting the manual, identifying a repeater, untangling its offset, programming those frequencies and keying up, you might be surprised to realise that you’re lost for words. Something which I’ve talked about before

Youth Forum at Hamvention
An ARRL Youth Outreach forum at Hamvention highlighted resources and ideas for attracting and developing young hams and is available on YouTube

Netherlands amateur radio exam
Netherland’s amateur radio society VERON reports on the amateur radio exams held in Leeuwarden on Saturday, May 21

Softball-sized hail batters Waddy area
Severe thunderstorms hit Kentucky and southern Indiana last Thursday night and large hail pummeled the east end of Shelby County

VK6WIA NewsWest
Yes that’s right, there’s no fixed theme, so there’s a collection of news and stories, tall tales and true, from the team here at NewsWest.
Originating in Perth Western Australia, NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand.

Section Manager Spring election results
The results of two Spring Section Manager (SM) elections were determined when the ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, May 24, 2022

WIA at Dayton Hamvention
Dayton Hamvention is renowned to be one of the big three hamfests in the world. The other two are Friedrichshafen in Germany being held in late June and Tokyo Hamfair which is to be held in August this year

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

Propagation de K7RA
Although our Sun is currently peppered with spots, average daily sunspot number slipped from 134.1 the previous week to 124.7 during this reporting week, May 19 to 25

Southgate Vibes Podcast #167
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 Friday 27 May

ARRL Membership Forum at 2022 Dayton Hamvention
Watch this ARRL video

Results of Iceland’s ham radio exam
Iceland’s national amateur radio society, the IRA, reports on the amateur radio exam that was held on May 21

Long-distance text communications with LoRa
Bryan Cockfield KK4CGK writes on Hackaday about using the LoRa digital mode for long-distance text communications

Ham radio DATV article in free MagPi magazine
The June edition of the MagPi magazine features an article about amateur digital television and interviews radio amateur Dave Crump G8GKQ, who was got his licence at 14

Ham radio antenna bill to be paid from 911 budget
WTVB AM reports on Commissioners discussions concerning the payment of a $4,900 bill for moving amateur radio antennas in Coldwater, Michigan

A ‘Green Ghost’ and a CME
A photographer trekking through Tibet has just photographed a rare ‘Green Ghost’ — the afterglow of intense sprite activity over the Himalaya

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


News for Thursday 26 May

Homebrew radio telescope bags pulsar
When one mulls the possibility of detecting pulsars, to the degree that one does, thoughts turn to large dish antennas and rack upon rack of sensitive receivers, filters, and digital signal processors. But there’s more than one way to catch the regular radio bursts from these celestial beacons, and if you know what you’re doing, a small satellite dish and an RTL-SDR dongle will suffice

Summer edition of Global Radio Guide now available
The newest version of the Global Radio Guide is out. In this 18th edition, author Gayle Van Horn discusses ‘familiar players and familiar places’ as the radio industry responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

RSGB 2021 Accounts
The RSGB company accounts made up to 31 December 2021 are freely available as a PDF from the UK Gov Companies House site

The Worked All Continents award
The Worked All Continents (WAC) award is sponsored by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and is issued for working and confirming all six continents

Saline County Emergency Management holds exercise Saturday, tests repeaters
“Amateur Radio Emergency Services — it’s a group of licensed amateurs using amateur radio frequencies to provide emergency communications,” Jack Vantrump from Carrollton said.

RSGB release Feb/March/April Board proceedings
The RSGB has released to members the Board proceedings PDF’s for the meetings held in February, March and April

AMSAT Ambassador schedules
Clint Bradford, K6CLS: Upcoming ‘How to Work the ‘Easy’ Satellites’ talks are scheduled

The undead
Meet some of the oldest ‘undead’ spacecraft that are still going strong

WWFF activities
DLFF-0026; Nature Reserve/Biosphaere Pfaelzerwald. Stefan/DL9TX will be signing /p from this location on May 26

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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