Southgate Amateur Radio Club News


Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by the UK-base Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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News for Saturday 9 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
In over a decade of writing a weekly article about all manner of different aspects of our hobby and community, I’ve never once talked about power connectors for your radio. It’s so universal as to be invisible and rarely discussed. So much so, that something you do out of habit, makes another stop dead in their tracks and ask themselves why they never thought of it

A special radio wave for the Queen at Mey event
The John O’Groat Journal reports the Caithness Amateur Radio Society (CARS) held a contact event in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee on the weekend of June 25/26

ARRL releases Executive Committee minutes for June
Minutes of the ARRL Executive Committee Meeting, held June 9, 2022, are now available to download

QSO Today – Arun Kumar, W8ARU
Arun Kumar, W8ARU, builds most of the gear that he uses on the air, based on a skillset that he learned from becoming an amateur radio operator in India in the 1960s

Arun was also Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE’s original mentor, one of his many major contributions to our hobby. W8ARU is my QSO Today

ILLW on track for 25th
200 entries have just clicked over for the 25 th anniversary of this popular fun event held every year on the 3 rd weekend in August

The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Do you have a ham radio project, experience, technology, invention, or story that you would like to share? The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will return on the weekend of September 17-18, 2022, and is the best and most open place to become a ham radio mentor

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday. Members are reminded that Annual Membership is now due

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #175
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 8 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Defining a standard on Contest Scoring
Not a weekend goes by without an amateur radio contest or six, each with its own objectives, audience, times, rules, exchanges and scores. When you get bitten by the contesting bug, you’ll quickly graduate from using pen and paper to keyboard and screen

Hackaday: LORA satellite ground station
Chris Lott WD4OLP writes about a DIY low-cost LORA satellite ground station on Hackaday

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 July 17 – places still available. Register Now

VK6WIA NewsWest
In NewsWest for Sunday 10th July 2022 we focus on contesting, with news of contests coming up, with reports from AlanVK4SN on next weekend’s Trans Tasman contest, and introducing this year’s ALARA contest is Marija VK5MAZ.


News for Thursday 7 July

IARU Administrative Council meets
The 54th meeting of the IARU Administrative Council (AC) was held in person at the Seehotel, Friedrichshafen, Germany, on Monday June, 20th, 2022 and Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

Press story about ham radio in Japan
This year is a very special for the ham radio family all over the world. Special activity will take place during these days using the special callsigns 4X73(XX) and 4Z73(XX)

Proposed new ham radio regulations in Slovakia
QSL Manager Nick, UA3DX, informs us that members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC – United Nations) will once again be active as C7A during the month of March for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which is a specialized agency of the United Nations

Ham radio podcast
In his latest podcast, producer Roger Wood W1FSY delves into his favorite hobby – Amateur Radio – with an invitation for others to join him

Hackaday: Homemade 28 MHz antenna made from foil
Following a Freedom of Information request about the age of radio amateurs Ofcom said they do not hold Date-of-Birth information for many radio amateurs but released what information they do have

Raising awareness of ham radio
The Hans India report on an amateur radio awareness program at the Adikavi Nannaya University College of Engineering organised by the Academy of Ham Radio

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Licensed Hawaii Amateur Radio operators are encouraged to participate in the Saturday, 16 July 2022 (0900-1200 HST) Makani ‘Ino Hurricane Emergency Communications Drill.  For details, please go here:


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