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 25 September 2022, 1303 UTC.

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News for Sunday 25 September

QSO Today Otis Vicens, NP4G
Otis Vicens, NP4G, grew up in Puerto Rico, with an appreciation for radio, a love of learning, and an eventual career in orthodontics

Apogee View
In this ‘Apogee View’ I want to highlight two important topics: this year’s AMSAT Symposium; and volunteers‘ significant role in AMSAT’s accomplishments

ARISS contact is scheduled with students from New England Sci-Tech featured at the BIG E in W. Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
The ARISS amateur radio ground station (telebridge station) for this contact is in Aartselaar, Belgium. The amateur radio volunteer team at the ground station will use the callsign ON4ISS, to establish and maintain the ISS connection

July/August 2022 edition of the AMSAT Journal now available
The July/August 2022 issue of the AMSAT Journal is now available to members on AMSAT’s Member Portal

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
There will be a “Portable and Picnic” day held at Terrigal Haven on October 15 between 11:30am and 4:00pm

Southgate Vibes Podcast #197
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 Saturday 24 September

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The Patriot in Amateur Radio
It’s been a while since I looked up the word ‘patriotic’. Depending on which dictionary definition you use it could be: ‘showing love for your country and being proud of it’, or it could mean: ‘having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support of one’s country’

WIA say AX prefix use is illegal
Australia’s WIA have said the use by some stations of the AX prefix to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II is illegal

Remote examination invigilators wanted
The RSGB is looking for more volunteers to act as remote examination invigilators

Amateur radio operators track Hurricane Fiona
The ARRL report the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Hurricane Net, and the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) all have been engaged in tracking Hurricane Fiona

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday the 25th of September 2022 is the new amateurs edition, where we have information that’s useful to new and old amateurs alike.

Originating in Perth Western Australia, NewsWest is produced by WA Amateur Radio News

NASA to provide live coverage of Space Station crew activities
Three cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station are set to return to Earth Thursday, Sept. 29

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

Biggleswade Swapmeet and Auction
Vintage radio auction and indoor rally on Sunday

Propagation de K7RA
Geomagnetic disturbances were down this week, but so were sunspot numbers and solar flux


News for Friday 23 September

Andy Clift G6PJZ, SOTA Mountain Goat
Andy Clift G6PJZ has achieved the coveted SOTA Mountain Goat award for reaching 1000 activator points

Radio ham’s role in Red Cross
When Cathy Goodrich W4CMG signed up to volunteer with the Red Cross in 2017, she planned to lend a hand with her amateur radio skill she had no idea how quickly her time and talent would make an impact

Updated RSGB EMF Calculator
The RSGB have released an updated version of their online EMF Calculator to enable radio amateurs to check EMF exposure limits

40th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, October 21 – 22, 2022
The 40th AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will take place in Bloomington, Minnesota on Oct. 21-22, 2022

Ham Radio Simulated Emergency Test
Severe Weather, Natural Disasters, Terrorism, and Intro-Structure Systems disruption, such as power and internet, cause the loss of critical services that overwhelm our lives

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


News for Thursday 22 September

Videos from Digital Communications Conference 2022
TAPR (Tucson Amateur Radio Packet), ARRL and ARDC (Amateur Radio Development Corporation) held the Digital Communications Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sept 16-18

Clarksville American Legion Post 289 to host Scouting Jamboree on the Air
Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually on the third full weekend in October

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, crewmates arrive safely at Space Station
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week

US female radio amateur in running for ITU top job
The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference which takes place in Bucharest, Romania from 26 th Sept. – 14 th Oct. during which, amongst other items, the International Telecommunication Union’s top executives are elected

Tony’s 10m Band Report
A good week but an even better weekend especially Sunday.

I worked ZF1EJ (Cayman Is), 5K0C (San Andres Is), 4M5MAG (Venezuela), VU2UUU (India), XV9NPS (Vietnam) and other DX all on Ten Metres. 9M2TOwas also good for me on 10m. Great QSL card

Is Your House Bugged?
Here we explore how a current loop microphone can provide audio surveillance at low cost and high fidelity

Mangata application for satellite licensing
Ofcom has received an application from Mangata for an Earth Station Network Licence for their Mangata Networks satellite constellation

Sweden: Strengthening EMC oversight
The Swedish Electrical Safety Authority has received money for more information and supervision of the EMC problem

IRTS Treasurer’s announcement
The IRTS Treasurer David Gardiner (EI3IXB) has emailed all members who pay their membership fees by using Direct Debit from their Ulster Bank and KBC accounts

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)

Ofcom to probe cloud, messenger and smart-device markets
Ofcom is to examine the position of Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud services, as part of a new programme of work to ensure that digital communications markets are working well for people and businesses in the UK

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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