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 12 September 2022, 1351 UTC.

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News for Monday 12 September

Coming Next Week
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo. Meet around our campfire, with some of the Bouvet Island DXpedition Team 2023, on our snowy Kumospace simulation of the top of Bouvet Island

Ham radio exam session to be held in Beijing
China is to hold the first exam this year for the country’s highest class of amateur radio license, equivalent to CEPT HAREC or USA Extra. The exam session will take place in Beijing

23cm Band and RNSS Coexistence September update
As the WRC-23 approaches studies regarding AI9.1b (23cm and RNSS) are working towards conclusions. However the IARU is not content that all the operational aspects of the amateur service usage of the 1240-1300 MHz band are being properly considered

Collective Communication
Keith (EI5KJ) informs us that following on from their recent highly successful weekend portable operation during the SSB Field Day, South East Ireland’s newest radio group, known as Collective Communication, are in the process of arranging further radio activities and events

Ham radio at XI National Scout Jamboree
Indonesia’s ORARI reports they had two exhibition stands at the XI National Scout Jamboree in Cibubur, East Jakarta, August 14-21

ICQPodcast – Is 10 Watts Enough?
In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB) is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th-September, through Sunday, 11th-September there were 214 countries active

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #193 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 Sunday 11 September

QSO Today – Michael Kalter, W8CI
Michael Kalter, W8CI, became infatuated with radio as a young boy growing up in rural Ohio in the days of Sputnik and President Kennedy’s race to the moon

CQ Magazine news
The following important statement was sent out by Richard Moseson, W2VU, Editor of CQ Magazine

Sable Island CY0S DXpedition news
The 2023 team is very pleased to announce that DX Engineering is a major sponsor of the DXpedition

5 MHz allocations in Southern Africa
SARL News reports Namibia, eSwatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe all have the WRC-15 5 MHz band allocation, while Kenya has 5275-5450 kHz

Australia: Five-year spectrum outlook
The WIA reports the Australia communications regulator ACMA has released it’s five-year spectrum outlook

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 September 18 – places still available. Register Now

The ZS SOTA, ZSFF and Heritage Spring Day
The ZS SOTA, ZSFF and Heritage Spring Day will be on Saturday 24 September (National Braai Day and Heritage Day)

Saint Malo Radio Club Special Event
Members of the Saint Malo Radio Club will activate special event station, TM8R, during the ‘Route du Rhum’, a sailing ship race from Saint-Malo (France) to Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe Island)

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


Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will hold his next Technician Class License Course, beginning on 21 September 2022 via the ZOOM conference protocol.  For details, please go here:

Licensed Hawaii Radio Amateurs are urged to provide communications help 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 information, please contact Blake (KH7MS) at 808-365-7213.

Warren Munro (KH6WM) is organizing a Hawaii Slow Speed CW Net.  For more information, please contact Warren at 808-487-1863 or at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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