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 29 July 2022, 2218 UTC.

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News for Friday 29 July

American Legion post forms ham radio club
The American Legion reports their Tennessee post has formed an amateur radio club

Germany: DARC meets with BNetzA
DARC reports on a meeting with representatives of the Federal Network Agency BNetzA which discussed the future of amateur radio exam questions and regulation of automatic stations such as HAMNET

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 31st July 2022 is the Club Focus edition, where we’ve given space to Amateur Radio clubs to strut their stuff

NewsWest can be heard on air, online and on demand

Denmark’s EDR notes lack of availability of training
The June report from the Board of Denmark’s EDR notes the problem with lack of availability of training courses and suggests maybe as many as 50% who pass the exam never become active

Amatuer Radio meeting and license testing
The testing portion of the meeting will begin at 8AM. Attendees can take the amateur radio test for a Technician license or the upgrade tests for General or Extra certification

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #180
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 Thursday 28 July

Chinese booster rocket tumbles back to Earth: ‘Non-zero’ chance of hitting populated area
Space boffins are watching the skies for a 23 metric ton Chinese rocket booster that is expected to crash back to Earth

Tony’s 10m Band Report

Not the busiest of weeks with three being the usual number of contacts to get into the lists. Spanish AO1s (Galicia) really dominated every day

I managed a bronze certificate even though I managed a contact with the very rare AO2022XAC. But I did get a certificate for the Jewish Maccabiah Games

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


News for Wednesday 27 July

Russia to pull out of International Space Station
BBC News report that Russia says it will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and build its own station instead

Lunar reflection reception tests at 47 GHz
Portugal’s national amateur radio society REP reports on the recent 47 GHz moonbounce (EME) test by Miguel Pelicano CT1BYM

NRAO to launch new Amateur Radio learning program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students with support from ARDC
Following a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch a two-year project to engage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students in learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and the excitement of amateur— also called ham— radio

Cosmic rays are decreasing
Cosmic rays from deep space, which penetrate Earth’s atmosphere, are subsiding

TM59LH – ILLW 2022
The ‘Radio Club F8KGS’ will be participating for the very first time in the ILLW – International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2022 from Dunkirk, France

Absolute Radio Pirates
Absolute Radio Pirates will celebrate the music and personalities of the pirate radio stations of the 60s with a one day take over from Absolute Radio 60s on the 12 August from 10am-4pm

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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