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 summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.  Accessed on 19 September 2022.

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News for Monday 19 September

TV News: Radio amateurs are not afraid of a blackout
Switzerland’s USKA reports there are still almost 4000 enthusiastic radio amateurs throughout Switzerland. They met September 18 for the Swiss Emergency Contest to test their equipment

Solar Panels: Brazilian radio hams at EMC Workshop
On Tuesday, September 13, the Electromagnetic Compatibility Workshop held by Inmetro took place within the framework of the Technical Commission for the Evaluation of Photovoltaic Systems Conformity, of which LABRE is a very active member

West Allis Amateur Radio Club aims to generate interest in ham radio
Milwaukee radio amateurs are holding Park Ops meet up at a park in the area to generate interest in the hobby

Class Foxtrot
The National Short Wave Listeners Club (NSWLC) would like to announce a new HAREC online training course

Solar flare quiets a quarter of the globe
In the ‘old’ days, people were used to the idea that radio communication isn’t always perfect

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #195
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 18 September

AX prefix to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II
Some very positive news about a joint RASA and WIA initiative

5th QSO Today Virtual ham Expo off to an excellent start
The 5th QSO Today Virtual ham Expo is off to an excellent start with a full day of excellent ham radio presentations

First 40 MHz SSB contact between UK and South Africa
Paul G7PUV has tweeted a video of his 40 MHz SSB contact with Willem ZS6WAB in Polokwane, South Africa

The largest commercial communications array ever has just launched
Expect to see it – it’s huge and bright The problem is, it might outshine all stars and planets

HAM Radio Club provides behind the scenes weather, safety reporting
While some people may consider it to be a lost art, the Orion Township HAM Radio Club has found a way to breathe new life into a hobby most folks had no idea still existed

Argentine students talk to space station using ham radio
Students from Tarbut College, Argentina, contacted the International Space Station via LU4AA Radio Club Argentino (RCA) on Monday, September 5, 2022, at 14:47:39 UTC

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
The club is considering a special ‘Christmas Ham’ raffle and wants your input. You can find links to the survey on the clubs website or social media pages

WinRFCalc free RF calculator now has a website


News for Saturday 17 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
When you are absorbed in a hobby like amateur radio it’s easy to lose track of the world around you. I freely admit to spending many hours on this hobby and it wasn’t until I spent some effort taking stock that I discovered just how much time I spent

Power shortage situation and radio amateurs
Switzerland’s USKA aim to make amateur radio stations available to support the civilian population in power shortages and blackouts

104-year-old radio ham is on the air
ARRL report one of their members, Oscar Norris W4OXH, of Gastonia, North Carolina, will turn 105 on September 25, 2022, and he is still on the air

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 11th NewsWest for Sunday 18th September 2022 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and we have a swag of historical items for your enjoyment

CAS-10 ham radio satellite to launch in November
CAMSAT reports the CAS-10 (XW-4) amateur radio satellite with a V/U linear transponder, is expected to be launched to the Tiangong Space Station on November 7

Keplerian data
Special thanks to for the following Keplerian data

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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