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 16 July 2022, 2341 UTC.

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News for Saturday 16 July

Foundations of Amateur Radio
Much Ado About …
There are days that my brain just cannot keep up with all the ideas that I have spinning around and today is one such experience. Before I take you on this wild ride I will mention that I’m only going to focus on the amateur radio specific things going on

Australia: Number of new radio hams declines
WIA News carries an update from the WIA secretary Peter Clee VK8ZZ which notes Australia has seen a decline in new amateur radio licences

ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference returns in September 2022
The 41st ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) will be held September 16 – 18, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Last year’s conference was held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns, but this year’s 3-day event will be held at the Hilton Charlotte Airport Hotel

VK6WIA NewsWest
In NewsWest for Sunday 17th July 2022, we look at the history of Amateur Radio, with stories from the early days of Amateur Radio in Perth, through to the establishment of a Royal Amateur Radio Society in the Hutt River Province

Registration now open for NASA 2022 International Space Apps Challenge
The NASA International Space Apps Challenge – the world’s largest annual hackathon – returns this year with the theme ‘Make Space’ which emphasizes NASA’s commitment to inclusivity

Netherlands: CBR to take over amateur radio exams
From July 1, 2023, CBR will run Amateur Radio exams in the Netherlands. Candidates will take their exam Online but only at a CBR exam center

Amateur Radio to be showcased at 2022 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
ARRL member-volunteers will ensure amateur radio is well-represented at the annual EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25 through July 31. More than 10,000 aircraft and a half-million flight enthusiasts make Wittman Regional Airport the busiest airfield in the world during AirVenture

Latest complaints data shows widening gap between best and worst telecoms and pay-TV providers
We have just published the latest league tables of complaints we’ve received about the UK’s major home phone, broadband, mobile and pay-TV firms

Helping secure Amateur Radio’s digital future
Tom Nardi writes on Hackaday about the grants available for ham radio projects from Amateur Radio Digital Communications

Southgate Vibes Podcast #177
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 15 July

FCC legacy CORES system to be retired
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will retire the Legacy version of its COmmission REgistration System (CORES) on July 15, 2022

The Bastille Day Event
Twenty-two years ago today, the sun exploded with so much force it buffeted the Voyager spacecraft in the outer solar system

Bringing some discipline to an SDR transmitter
The proliferation of software-defined radio (SDR) technology has been a godsend for RF hobbyists. SDR-based receivers and transmitters have gotten so cheap that you’ve probably got a stick or two lying around your bench right now — we can see three from where we sit, in fact

HI-EMA activates State Emergency Operations Center to monitor Hurricane Darby
Kauai Now report the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency activated the State Emergency Operations Center at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 14

Gov. Lee recognizes local amature radio club
The Smokey Barn News reports that, along with amateur radio operators across the state of Tennessee, the Robertson County Amature Radio Club has been honored by Governor Bill Lee

Small-scale DAB bringing ultra-local radio to more areas across the UK
Applications for small-scale DAB multiplex licences under the fourth round of the rollout are now open, covering areas from East Fife in Scotland to the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland, and from Anglesey in Wales to Wolverhampton in England

Youth Mentorship program launched by Radio Club of America
The world’s oldest wireless society has launched a new mentorship initiative to encourage youths to tap into wireless and STEM-related careers

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