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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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 14 June 2022, 2150 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 14 June

ICOM SHF-P1 and IC-PW2 shown at Dayton Hamvention
Icom’s SHF-P1 concept model and the IC-PW2 HF/50 MHz 1 kW linear amplifier were shown at the recent Dayton Hamvention, one of the world’s largest Amateur radio events held between May 20th-22nd 2022

FUNcube-1 / AO73 update
Many will be aware that FUNcube-1 has been transmitting a special Fitter message to commemorate her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee earlier this month

Feedback wanted on digital mode bandplan changes
With the IARU Region 1 interim conference taking place soon the RSGB is requesting feedback from radio amateurs on the proposed global HF bandplan changes to accommodate growth in digital modes

HAMChallenge 2022 finalists announced
IARU Region 1 have announced the finalists of the first HAMChallenge

Radio amateur interviewed in Irish News
The Irish News interviews radio amateur Keith Burnside GI4IYO who has just retired from the BBC and he talks about the GB100BBC activation

Magnificent CME
Earlier today, an unusually slow solar flare hurled a magnificent CME into space. The explosion and its afterglow lasted nearly 8 hours

Bilsdale Transmitter Fire – Ofcom Review
Ofcom have published their review of the Bilsdale Transmitter Fire, which looks at how the incident was handled and what lessons need to be learned

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th-June, through Sunday, 12th-June there were 206 countries active

Southgate Vibes Podcast #172
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 13 June

GB100BBC in Northern Ireland
BBC News reported on the GB100BBC special event station in Northern Ireland commemorating the centenary of the BBC

Press publicity for ham radio club celebrating 75 years
The Teignmouth Post reports members of Torbay Amateur Radio Society gathered for a special event station commemorating their 75th anniversary on Saturday, June 4

Young person’s Morse Tutor kit building event
An event aimed at young people who want to learn about radio and electronics in being held in Tandragee, County Armagh, Northern Ireland on Saturday, June 25

Why did Sunspots disappear for 70 years?
Eos reports five decades of data revealed a star undergoing a pause in magnetic activity similar to what the Sun experienced almost 400 years ago

Runestone Amateur Radio Club to host Field Day in West Union
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an amateur ham radio operator, communicating with other operators from around the world?

The Space Weather Woman
Our Sun Wakes from a Solar Snooze – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Insane 20cm aluminum-foil antenna for 10m
Watch this YouTube video

Irish Language
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society say – It’s not too often these days to hear our beautiful native Irish language spoken on amateur radio

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


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