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.

Accessed on 11 June 2022, 2100 UTC.

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News for Saturday 11 June

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Smith, the chart to end all charts …
In the time that I’ve been a radio amateur not a day has gone by without learning something new. Today was no different and this time learning took me both by surprise and delight. I realise that being delighted by charts, since that’s what we’re talking about, might not be something that comes naturally, but I can highly recommend that you use this as an opportunity to explore

Interference: FCC pursuing ‘largest fine of its kind’
The Moscow-Pullman (ID/WA) Daily News reports on FCC action following interference to the radio communication of aircraft involved in firefighting

Public invited to ham radio club’s field day
The Madison County Amateur Radio Club will participate in a national emergency communications preparedness exercise June 25-26

Commercial drones set for take-off under new Ofcom plans
Ofcom is helping pave the way for a revolution in commercial services delivered by drones, under a new licensing regime proposed today

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at IstitutoTecnicoIndustrile ‘Alessandro Rossi’, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
The amateur radio ground station for this contact is in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. Amateur radio operators will use call sign I3IRV to establish and maintain the ISS connection. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHz

Mountain Amateur Radio Club Field Day event coming up
If you’d like to learn more about what hams or licensed amateur radio operators do for fun, you can visit members of the local group at their annual Field Day event on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2022, scheduled this year at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee

UK police to spend tens of millions on legacy comms network kit
The UK’s police service is set to spend up to £50 million ($62.7 million) buying hardware and software for a legacy communication network that was planned to become obsolete in 2019

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

Rare morning sky show
The last time this happened was almost 20 years ago

Southgate Vibes Podcast #171
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 10 June

Two Brits arrested in Albania as police accuse them of spying after seizing radio gear
Two Britons have been arrested by Albanian spooks and accused of spying after border police found radio transmitters in their luggage

Canada: Ham radio youth movement
CTV News in London, Ontario, reports Rob Noakes VE3PCP has started an amateur radio international youth movement

Register now for free online amateur radio training course
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on June 19 – places still available. Register Now

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 12th June 2022 is the contesting edition, with news of contests coming up, some results from last month’s contesting survey, a story about an offer NewsWest made to the WIA National News Team, news from the ACMA, the regulator, and a reminder about HamFeast, and of course Roy’s Amateur Radio Helpline.

ARRL ARDC Club Grants Program Q&A
This is the video of the ARRL Club Grants Webinar that aired June 9 2022

Consultation: National radio multiplex licence renewals
Ofcom is today consulting on the renewal of the UK’s two national commercial radio multiplexes. These multiplexes, operated by Digital One Limited and Sound Digital Limited, carry national commercial DAB services

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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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will meet today, Saturday, 11 June 2022, at the Keaau Community Center.  BIARC Board of Directors will meet at 1200 HST, while the general membership meeting will begin at 1400 HST.

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will participate in the 2022 ARRL Field Day on Saturday, 25 June 2022, at Wailoa State Park in Hilo.

Aloha es 73 de Russ Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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