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 03 August 2022, 0520 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 2 August

Two new bands for Canadian amateurs
RAC reports On July 28, 2022, Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) released an update to a very important document for Canadian Radio Amateurs: ‘RBR-4 – Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service’

Radio broadcasting still crucial in Sarawak
The Borneo Post reports on the importance of radio broadcasting in Sarawak

ARISS contact is scheduled with scouts at the Swiss National Scout Jamboree in the Goms Valley, Urlichen Switzerland
This will be a direct contact via Amateur Radio allowing students to ask their questions of Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, amateur radio call sign IZ0UDF. The downlink frequency for this contact is 145.800 MHZ and may be heard by listeners that are within the ISS-footprint that also encompasses the relay ground station

New Zealand: WLAN use in the 6 GHz Band
New Zealand has now made 5925–6425 MHz available for Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) following similar action in the UK and Australia

NASA Administrator statement on Chinese space debris
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released this statement regarding debris from the Chinese Long March 5B rocket

Isle of Man
The Point of Ayre Lighthouse is an active 19th-century lighthouse, sited at the Point of Ayre at the northeastern end of the Isle of Man

Radio Caroline Fundraiser
The annual Four Day Fundraiser will run on Radio Caroline and Caroline Flashback until midnight, UK time, on Monday, August 15th, and on Radio Caroline North, live from MV Ross Revenge, until closedown on Sunday, August 14th

Southgate Vibes Podcast #182
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 1 August

ARDC grants 99,915 Euros to Finnish ham radio club
Finland’s national amateur radio society, the SRAL, reports the OH2CH radio club applied for and got a grant of 99,915 Euros

Hams on SOTA event help prevent major forest fire
The ARRL reports while participating in the Black Hills Amateur Radio Club’s (ARC) annual Summits on the Air (SOTA) event in South Dakota on July 16, 2022, two amateur radio operators helped spot a potential forest fire

Campers use ham radio to speak to ISS astronaut
Campers at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine in Bangor had an experience Thursday, July 28, that was out of this world

Testing antennas using WSPR
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about how Matthew Miller M0DQW (TechMinds) uses the data mode WSPR to test HF antennas

ICQPodcast – SOTA Mountain Adventure
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB)is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Frank Howell (K4FMH), and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news

United States Awards Net
USTAW is a Worked All States Awards Net founded on 10-Nov-2020 by W2ZMZ

10th YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022 Award
This year’s 10th YOTA Summer Camp will be held in Karlovac, Croatia, from August 6-13 and YOU can be part of the event!

Amateur radio at Science Fair in Fortaleza
On July 29-30, 2022, LABRE-CE, together with RENER and the Scout groups 5° GEAR Pinto Martins and the 46th GE Sgt. Prata participated in the Science Fair of the Military College of Fortaleza

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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