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 18 June 2022, 1436 UTC.

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News for Saturday 18 June

Foundations of Amateur Radio
How to isolate and by how much?
If you connect the antenna ports of two radios together and transmit from one into the other, that would be bad, right? Just how bad would it be and what could you do differently

Jasmine and José build a radio introduces school-age kids to the Science of Radio
ARDC grant will fund publication of the book, kits for 2,240 students, and a field trip for fourth-graders

Sable Island DXpedition news
Murray, WA4DAN, reports the following: Here is the latest update on the 2022 Sable Island CY0S DXpedition: Planning continues to go well for the October/November 2022 CY0S DXpedition

Russian Robinson Club’s celebration
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Russian Robinson Club’s RLHA (Russian LightHouse Award) program, look for the following special event stations to be active

Ham radio to the rescue
Forks Forum reports May 23rd could have turned into an emergency, but thanks to ham radio, Joe Wright KG7JWW, other amateur radio operators, and Ted Rasmussen, it turned out just fine

W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention
Hello Friends and Club Officials — Please pass along this W4DXCC Convention announcement to your club members and friends

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity increased this week, which we were happy to see, with average daily sunspot number rising from 44.4 last week to 74.3 during this reporting week, June 9-15. Sunspot numbers rose all week, starting at 17 on Thursday, June 9 to 149 on Wednesday, June 15

Southgate Vibes Podcast #173
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 17 June

Student project enables hams to experiment in the 33 cm band
ARDC grant enables Bradley University students to develop an open-source, 915 MHz digital transceiver system

ARISS Europe on HAM Radio 2022
ARISS Europe will participate in the Ham Radio 2022 (24 to 26 June 2022)

IARUMS newsletter – Increase in unidentified intruders
IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Region 1 newsletter reports an increase in unidentified intruders in the amateur radio bands following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 19th June 2022 is the History edition, and we’re exploring Amateur Radio happenings seventy years ago in Australia around June 1952
There’s a full programme this week on NewsWest, which can be heard on line, on air and on demand

Talk on the history of Radio Caroline
Ray Clark is giving a talk on the history of Caroline at the Southwold Arts Festival June 28th

North Shore Radio Club to Practice Emergency Communication June 24-25
The members of the North Shore Radio Club will celebrate Field Day with hundreds of thousands of amateur radio operators all over North America on June 25th and 26th

IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter
Edition 89 of the free IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter is now available for download

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 16 June

Radio ham becomes Archbishop
Sweden’s national amateur radio society SSA reports that a radio amateur has been appointed archbishop of the Church of Sweden

ITU’s ham radio station celebrates 60 years on air
Did you know that the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies owns and operates its very own radio station?

Distance Learning for Full Amateur Radio Licence Exam
Since 2011, the Bath Based Distance Learning team (BBDL) has helped over 900 students to obtain their Full Amateur Radio Licence, the next course starts in August – Book Now

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A week in which the DX (rare-ish) stations were there but the Italian WRTC stations dominated.

There are some I just cannot find at all but then I’m not using all modes or 24 hours a day.

A fairly unusual and therefore popular DX station is HB0TW (Lichtenstein)

Brazil: Major ham radio regulation changes proposed
LABRE reports Brazil’s ANATEL has published a public consultation with profound changes in the regulation of the Amateur Radio Service. These include abolition of the Morse requirement

Mapping a magnetic superstorm
A new study just released in the research journal Space Weather maps the best and worst places in the USA to be during a severe geomagnetic storm

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Reminder:  The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will participate in the 2022 ARRL Field Day Event, Saturday-Sunday, 25-26 June 2022, at Wailoa State Park in Hilo.

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