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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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 20 August 2022, 2051 UTC.

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News for Saturday 20 August

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The first clause of the original Amateur’s Code reads: The Amateur is Gentlemanly. He never knowingly uses the air for his own amusement in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. He abides by the pledges given by the A.R.R.L. on his behalf to the public and the Government

New ICOM IC-905 VHF/UHF/uW transceiver
ICOM announced the new IC-905 VHF/UHF/Microwave transceiver at the Tokyo Ham Fair which is taking place this weekend August 20-21

New HEMA summits
The HEMA summit operation award scheme has just added Rheinland Pfalz and Saarland to the states in Germany where HEMA summits are defined and ready to be activated

BBC News story on amateur radio ISS contact
BBC News have posted on YouTube their TV report about 8-year-old Isabella Payne’s amateur radio contact with NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren KO5MOS on the International Space Station

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

Propagation de K7RA
Periods of G1 conditions expected during 19 and 20 Aug due to the combination of coronal hole high speed wind stream and several coronal mass ejections observed in the last few days. There is a chance of isolated periods of G2 over 19 and 20 Aug

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 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

Reminder:  The Hawaii QSO Party is set for 26-28 August 2021.  For details, please go here:

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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