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 11 August 2022, 1507 UTC.

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News for Thursday 11 August

Icom AH-730 Automatic Antenna Tuner, New!

The AH-730 is a new outdoor-mounted Automatic Antenna Tuner from Icom.

The AH-730 covers a wide frequency range from 1.8 to 50 MHz, providing Amateur radio operators with the opportunity of working multiple frequency bands.

Ham radio operators reunite families
Ommcom News in the Indian state of Odisha reports on the public service activities of the West Bengal Radio Club

Indonesian Beaches On The Air (iBOTA)
ORARI members who are members of amateur radio portable Bali, held activities Indonesian Beaches On The Air (iBOTA) and Indonesian Temple On The Air (iTOTA) at Goa Lawah Beach and Temple, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Sunday, July 31

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Another thin week. Sunday was OK. I worked 5R8LH (Madagascar) on 10m. Lots of traffic was after OJ0DX (Market Reef), FM5BH (Martinique), D4Z (Cape Verde). What a set of antennas they have and what a takeoff. Well, they are a competition group

Earthquake balloons in the stratosphere
For the first time, a network of high-altitude balloons has detected a strong earthquake using infrasound sensors in the stratosphere

AP75PAK celebrates 75th anniversary of Pakistan
The Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS) is operating under the special callsign AP75PAK and Pakistani operators are using the special AP75 prefix during August

Southgate Vibes Podcast #184
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 Wednesday 10 August

Hampton University scholarships to provide opportunities for STEM students using amateur radio
Hampton University seeks to ensure that African Americans have access to educational opportunities in engineering and technology, as well as to inform the community of significant contributions made to the profession by African Americans and all ethnic minorities

End of mission for two ham radio CubeSats
The Manila Bulletin reports on two amateur radio CubeSat’s, built by Philippine students and carrying APRS Digipeaters, that have now re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere

Surprise geomagnetic storm
Forecasters were surprised Sunday, August 7th, when a solar wind stream hit Earth’s magnetic field, sparking a G2-class geomagnetic storm

Broadcast from LV18 lightship in Harwich
Carillon Wellbeing Radio (Coalville, Leics) 1476 kHz will again relay a broadcast from the LV18 in Harwich on the weekend 13-14 August according to this

New ARRL Radio Lab inspires innovation in the ham shack
ARRL has unveiled its new Radio Laboratory, W1HQ. In a new YouTube video, Jherica Goodgame, KI5HTA, a summer intern at ARRL Headquarters, tours viewers through the station

Keplerian data
Special thanks to AMSAT-NA (AMSAT.ORG) for the following Keplerian data

10 GHz QSO between Portugal and Canary Islands
On July 30 Michael CT1BYM and Cecilio EB8BRZ achieved a contact on 10 GHz from Portugal to the Canary Islands

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 August 21 – places still available. Register Now

RTTY turns 100
On August 9, 1922 a text was typed in an airplane and simultaneously printed out at a ground station


News for Tuesday 9 August

NRAO program to educate emerging generation of scientists using amateur radio
A new National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) program aims to educate emerging generations about the electromagnetic spectrum through an interactive, substantive experience with amateur radio

Croatian special event
The YOTA Summer Camp 2022 is being held in the old town Karlovac, Croatia, inside the site of a bastion fort, with four rivers and many parks, between now and August 13th, 2022

PREDICT Version 2.3.0 released
John Magliacane, KD2BD announced the release of PREDICT Version 2.3.0

Bridge works ahead
SpaceX and NASA have delayed the launch of the next U.S. crew flight to the International Space Station to no earlier than Sept. 29, allowing time for ground teams to replace an interstage on the mission’s new Falcon 9 booster after it was damaged during transport

IOTA News from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity continued to decline this week, with average daily sunspot number dropping from 91.1 to 36.6 and average solar flux at 95.7, down from 107.6 the week prior

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 31st July, through Sunday, 7th August there were 207 countries active


The Hawaii QSO Party is set for 26-28 August 2022.  For details, please go to

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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