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.

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News for Friday 19 August

IRROTA – Iowa Railroads on the Air
The Freeman Journal reports on the radio amateurs taking part in Iowa Railroads on the Air special event

Brazilian radio show features amateur radio
LABRE was invited to talk about amateur radio and DXing in one of the programs of the series ‘One Hundred Years in 100 Programs’ and which celebrates the 100 years of radio in Brazil

Volunteer Monitor Program report for July 2022
The ARRL and FCC created the Volunteer Monitor Program to enhance compliance with amateur radio license conditions

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 21st August 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, where we acknowledge and welcome newcomers to the hobby.

We have a bundle of information that’s useful for Amateurs new and old

Streaming revolution stretches TV generation gap
Younger adults now watch almost seven times less scheduled TV than those aged 65 and over, Ofcom has found, as the generation gap in media habits reaches a record high

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 #187
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 18 August

Algerian broadcaster causing interference to radio amateurs
DARC report the broadcast station Télédiffusion d’Algerie has been causing interference to the 21 MHz primary amateur radio band

Bicycle Mobile competition at ham radio event
VERON report a 144 MHz bicycle mobile competition will take place during this year’s DNAT amateur radio event

EME conference proceedings made available
The UK Microwave Group (UKuG) has made available on their site the proceedings from the Cambridge Moonbounce (EME) conference

Geomagnetic Storm Watch (G3)
NOAA forecasters have issued a geomagnetic storm watch for Aug. 18th and 19th when a series of CMEs is expected to graze Earth’s magnetic field

Expo Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets are on sale now at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo website. We offer a free ticket to students and kids under 18 years of age

New: SolderSmoke YouTube Playlists
In an effort to make the SolderSmoke YouTube channel more useful, and to help me reach the goal of 4,000 viewing hours (which I need in order to get YouTube to pay me!) I recently put PlayLists on my YouTube channel

Lighthouse Activities
The 25th International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event will take place throughout the upcoming weekend

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


News for Wednesday 17 August

Tony’s 10m Band Report
This was not a bad week for me. I got Top spotter on Friday. Not much real DX though, mostly I’d worked the 10m stuff before.

Best of the rest 5R8LH (Madagascar), 7Q7EMH (Malawi), ZD7FT (St Helena Is), D4L (Cape Verde) and J20EE (Djibouti City)

BBC TV feature 8-year-old’s ISS amateur radio contact
On Tuesday, August 16, BBC TV’s Josie Hannett interviewed 8-year-old Isabella Payne about her amateur radio contact with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station

Special Event Stations – 75 Years of Indian Independence
AT75RADIO and AT75CW – Special Event Call Sign commemorating 75 years of Indian Independence. Operator is VU2CW, Handle is Rajesh. QTH is Gurgaon in North India

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th-August, through Sunday, 14th-August there were 213 countries active

Israel Amateur Radio Club to activate 5 lighthouses
Members of the Israel Amateur Radio Club will activate 5 lighthouses and participate in the upcoming International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 20-21st

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

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

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

Remider:  Hawaii QSO Party is set for 26-28 August 2022.  For details, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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