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 08 September 2022, 1403 UTC.

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News for Thursday 8 September

Build a Complete QRP Station at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
Rex Harper, W1REX, and Stephen Houser, N1SH, will present two, live, two-hour, Build-A-Thons on each day of the Expo where the sum of both projects is a complete QRP CW ham station.

Just add headphones and a battery and you are on the air!

More African countries arrive on 60 m
Word has just arrived via the South African Radio League (SARL) that three new African countries have joined the ranks of 5 MHz / 60 m operators

Amateur Radio on BBC Radio 4 Shortcuts
Treetop antennas, a witness from history and a dialogue with a loudspeaker – Josie Long presents short radio docs and adventures in sound inspired by broadcasts into the ether

Germany: New Entry-Level license class ‘N’ on its way
DARC reports on the planned introduction of an entry-level amateur radio license, it will be limited to just 10w EIRP in the 144 and 430 MHz bands but they can build their own equipment

Radio ham to honor broadcast engineers lost on 9/11
Radio World report a New England ham radio repeater is to be dedicated to the memory of six broadcast engineers killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center

NASA to discuss status of next Artemis I Moon Mission launch attempt
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 8, to discuss next steps for the Artemis I mission to launch the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida

How to assemble a narrow cw filter readers know that I’m a big fan of the venerable Yaesu FT-817 and FT-818 series transceiver – So much so, I own two FT-817NDs

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #192 Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes. 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 7 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A poor start to the week but strangely Wednesday and Sunday were OK. I’ve been trying to work special Spanish stations for a Santina De Covadonga, Asturias award. Some luck but it’s not easy trying to predict where they’ll be on the bands.
Other popular DX, OY6BEC/B (Faroe Is beacon), D44PM (Cape Verde), A44A (Oman), D2UY (Angola) and ZZ2OO (Brazil special)

Electricity shortage – how can we help?
On September4, Switzerland’s USKA held a brainstorming session on the subject of electricity shortages and radio amateurs

Croatia’s HRS presented laptops to youth representatives
Elín Sigurðardóttir TF2EQ, youth representative of Iceland’s ÍRA attended the IARU Region 1 YOTA summer camp held in the city of Karlovac in Croatia August 6-13

Major farside solar radiation storm
One of the biggest solar radiation storms in years is underway following a major explosion on the farside of the sun. Earth is not affected

News for Tuesday 6 September

The Fair Lawn, NJ Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) and the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group (WPBARG)
The West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group (WPBARG) and the Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) have agreed to a unique partnership in sharing ideas, activities, and best practices to better encourage the growth and development of each other’s amateur radio club

The QSO Today Podcast
In 2014, I started the QSO Today Podcast because I was inspired by Ham Nation on the TWIT Network

Ham radio: You never know who’s on the other side
The Puget Sound Repeater Group membership includes a large contingent of Seattle tech workers — engineers, coders, product designers and more — who share a common preoccupation: Obsessive tinkering with science and technology

3Y0J Bouvet DXpedition
Amateur Radio DXpeditions (ARD) is making great progress for our upcoming 3Y0J Bouvet DXpedition

Route 66 On The Air
The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino (, California, is once again hosting (probably one of the most fun special event activities) the 23rd annual ‘Route 66 On The Air‘ special event

Special 911 Callsign
The station WA2NYC is a remembrance of the 21st anniversary on the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City

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

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins another technician license class on 21 September 2022 via the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, please go here:

Licensed Hawaii Island Radio Amateurs are needed for the 17 September 2022 Ka’u Coffee Runs.  Volunteers will meet at the Ka’u Coffee Mill on Saturday, 17 September 2022, 0530 HST.  For details, call Blake (KH7MS) at 808-365-7213.

ARRL’s September VHF Contest will be held from 10 September 2022 to 12 September 2022.  More information can be found at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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