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 03 October 2022, 0507.

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News for Saturday 1 October

Propagation de K7RA
Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1. But solar flux? Not so much. Average daily solar flux rose from 134.3 to 138.4

My QSO Today Guest this week is: 

Episode 419 – Lauren Libby – W0LD
Lauren LibbyW0LD, was my guest on the QSO Today podcast, five years ago this month, and because of a confluence of events including the ham expo and the holidays of the Jewish new year, I decided this week to go back into the QSO Today catalog and remaster an amazing interview I had with Lauren.

What’s more, I got to meet Lauren in person at the Dayton Hamvention last May helping me to better choose the now remastered episode of Episode 161. Lauren […]

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Southgate Vibes Podcast #199
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 Friday 30 September

Radio ham elected ITU Secretary General
Radio amateur Doreen Bogdan-Martin KD2JTX has become the first woman to be elected as secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Ms Bogdan-Martin KD2JTX decisively beat her Russian rival Rashid Ismailov by 139 votes to 25.

Australia: Proposed new ham radio licence
Australia’s communications regulator ACMA has asked radio amateurs to comment on their proposed amateur class licence and considerations for higher power 1 kW operation

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 2nd October 2022 is the Club Focus edition, and we’ve invited local clubs to tell you what they are up to..

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

RSGB Release May/June/July Board Proceedings
The RSGB has released to members the Board proceeding PDF’s for the meetings held in May, June and July

DX News from the ARRLorthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands


News for Thursday 29 September

Amateur radio satellite from Zimbabwe
IOL reports Zimbabwe’s first satellite ZimSat-1, carrying an amateur radio APRS digipeater is expected to be be launched to the ISS in October

University students learn about Amateur Radio Satellites
In India on 15 Sep 2022, on the occasion of National Engineering Day, an excellent Workshop titled ‘Fascinating World of Ham Radio and Amateur Radio Satellites’ was conducted by AMSAT-INDIA’s Regional Coordinator Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP at reputed Marwadi University Rajkot (Gujarat) INDIA

Ukraine amateur radio satellite may launch November
Students at the National Technical University of Ukraine ‘Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute’ have built an amateur radio CubeSat expected to launch soon

FCC grants an ARRL emergency request to permit higher data rate transmissions for hurricane relief communications
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an ARRL emergency request for a 60-day temporary waiver intended to facilitate amateur radio emergency communications for hurricane relief

NASA is about to buzz Europa
For the first time in more than 20 years, NASA is about to buzz Europa

EURAO Party – Autumn 2022: CQ mobile
The European Radio Amateurs’ Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: ‘CQ mobile

Telecoms firms must better support customers as record number of households struggle to pay bills
Ofcom is today urging telecoms firms to do more to support their customers through the cost-of-living crisis, as new research reveals record numbers of households are struggling to afford their communications services

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


News for Wednesday 28 September

Tony’s 10m Band Report
Loads of stations and DX all week.V31XX (Belize), 5K0YD, 5K0T, 5K0C, (all San Andres and Providencia) 8Z92ND, (Saudi Arabia special), and many, many more.

Top spotter was LU9DCE but CX2SA got in there too.

One QSL I like from last week was TM43CDXC, the Clipperton DX Club

WRC23: 23cm/RNSS study report
The Chair of IARU Region 1 Spectrum and Regulatory Liaison Committee, Barry Lewis G4SJH, reports ITU-R Study Group 4 has finalised the study report regarding the amateur radio 1240-1300 MHz band

IARU Welcomes New Member Society
The IARU member-societies have voted to admit the Sudan Amateur Radio Union (SARU) as its newest member society

Radio hams in Central States Communications exercise
Wisconsin’s Office of Emergency Communications reports radio amateurs participated in a national exercise designed to promote interoperable communications between local, state, tribal, and federal levels of government

The OTHR noise on 10 Meters
The 10 meters band is opening for the last 10 days as the sunspots are above 100. I am sure you all are Dxing on 10. I am logging more than 100 stations per opening, but the noise of ‘Over The Horizon Radar‘ is disturbing/ blocking the QSO’s

Dramatic ground-based images of DART’s asteroid impact
Monday’s NASA’s DART spacecraft hit asteroid Dimorphos–a dramatic bullseye 11 million kilometers from Earth

16 new radio amateurs in Cyprus
The Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) reports that for the second year in a row a record number of candidates took the HAREC exam

Radio hams get ready as Hurricane Ian strengthens
The ARRL reports the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service groups and volunteers have ramped up preparations as the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Ian continues to quickly intensify

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

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM).

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section


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