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 14 August 2022, 1440 UTC.

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News for Sunday 14 August

Expo Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are on sale now at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo website. Click Here to go to ticketing and registration. Use the emailed credentials to test your login before the Expo weekend. The cost is a flat $10.00. We offer a free ticket to students and kids under 18 years of age

Finland’s SRAL allows members to choose digital magazine
Finland’s national amateur radio society, SRAL, is giving its members the option of having their magazine emailed to them in digital format instead of paper

QSO Today – Conner Black, W4IPC, and CJ Pokowitz, WW0CJ
While many of us ‘old timers’ may think we know what drives youth interest in amateur radio, a discussion with Conner Black, W4IPC, and CJ Pokowitz, WW0CJ, today’s amateur radio youth leaders, may lead us to believe that old timer ‘value propositions’ for ham radio do not resonate with today’s youth

Ham radio emergency comms in trade association mag
Amateur radio featured in the quarterly magazine SKEF News produced by Sweden’s Communications Electronics Entrepreneurs Association (SKEF)

What just happened to Betelgeuse?
Astronomers have identified a new type of stellar explosion: An SME or ‘Surface Mass Ejection.’

SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon
The SARL HF Digital Contest will be on the air from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC this afternoon

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
Yesterday the club held its Annual General Meeting. Thank you to the outgoing team; welcome to the incoming team and keep up the great work to those continuing

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Southgate Vibes Podcast #185
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 Saturday 13 August

New RadCom team
We announced earlier in the year that RadCom Managing Editor, Elaine Richards, G4LFM, was planning to retire after leading the RadCom team for 14 years. Very soon after that announcement, we had to come to terms with the sad and sudden news that RadCom Technical Editor, Giles Read, G1MFG, had passed away

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The American Radio Relay League or ARRL is one of the oldest amateur associations on Earth. 1926 saw the birth of ‘the Radio Amateur’s Handbook’, the first edition of what we now know as “The ARRL Handbook For Radio Communications” featured chapters on what it means to be an amateur, how to build and operate a station, how propagation works and how to experiment

Simultaneous operations of APRS and Voice Repeater now a reality on ISS
ARISS is pleased to announce that starting August 11, simultaneous operations of the ARISS Voice Repeater and digital APRS communications on the International Space Station (ISS) is now a reality

Upcoming ham radio conventions emphasize learning and youth
Two major ham radio events in August will host Division Conventions for ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio

MFJ to celebrate 50th anniversary
MFJ Enterprises, an amateur radio electronics manufacturer and retailer, will celebrate 50 years in business this October

Propagation de K7RA
Solar activity did a rebound this week, back to more active levels


News for Friday 12 August

Press coverage of eight-year-old’s ISS ham radio contact
Kent’s Isle of Thanet News reports on the amateur radio contact between 8-year-old Isabella Payne and NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station.
Isabella Payne spoke to Astronaut Kjell Lindgren as the ISS flew overhead last week

ILLW: Veraval Light House AT3VLH
For the first time Veraval Light House situated at south coast of Gujarat State from India will be activated with the Special Amateur Radio Callsign AT3VLH on August 19-22

Ham Radio School Outreach: How to talk about amateur radio with schools
Watch this very informative video from the ARRL

Remembrance Day Contest
It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 14th August is the History of Amateur Radio edition. On this day 982 years ago, in 1040, King Duncan I of Scotland was killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as in Shakespeare’s play)

Tailgate hamfest at PFW Aug. 19
The Fort Wayne Radio Club (in Indiana) tailgate hamfest is scheduled for Friday, August 19 in parking structure number three on the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus

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

Reminder:  The Hawaii QSO Party is set for 26-28 August 2022.  For information, please go here

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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