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 13 September 2022, 2030 UTC.

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News for Tuesday 13 September

Early radio ham remembered
The Gardner News report on a special event held to remember an early radio amateur, Loretta Ensor W9UA, who passed away September 7, 1991

Excellent Amateur Radio Strategic Planning from down under
Eurao reports that the Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) sent them, at the end of last year, an interesting document

Amateur radio historic event set for Oct. 1
The Southern Ohio Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) and the Lawrence County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) members will participate in an On the Air Special Historical Event, Saturday, Oct. 1

Bouvet Island DXpedition news
Co-Leader Ken, LA7GIA, posted the following update on the 3Y0J Bouvet Island FaceBook page

Northern Ireland special callsign
Pastor Brian Madden, GI0RWO, from Belfast, will be using the special callsign GB0KC

Comoros Islands
Members of the F6KOP Radio Club will be active as D60AE from Comoros Islands (AF-007) between October 5-17th

Southgate Vibes Podcast #194 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 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

Hawaii Island Amateur Radio activities:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) will start another Technician Class License program via the ZOOM conference protocal on 21 September 2022.  For details, please go here:

Licensed Hawaii Island Radio Amateurs are needed to support communications efforts at the 17 September 2022 Ka’u Coffee Runs.  Volunteers will meet on Saturday, 17 September 2022, 0530 HST at the Kau Coffee Mill.  For information, contact Blake (KH7MS) at 808-365-7213.

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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