Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here’s the latest Amateur Radio News 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.

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News for Monday 5 July

QSO Today – Tom Perera, W1TP
Tom Perera, W1TP, has a collection of over 3000 Morse code keys and bugs going back to pre-American Civil War, perhaps the largest collection in the World. He displays these keys in his virtual, on-line museum

VOA video on portable ham radio and emergency communications
In this VOA Zimbabwe video Raisa R1BIG explains how due to the antenna limitations at her apartment she operates portable amateur radio

IARU Region 1 Vice President Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR SK
IARU is saddened to announce that IARU Region 1 Vice President Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR, died following a prolonged period of hospitalisation with COVID

The July-August Communicator
Read in over 130 countries now, we bring you Amateur Radio news from the SW corner of Canada and elsewhere

RSGB Award Stories
Award Stories is a showcase for people who have won a variety of amateur radio awards. Read what inspired them to gain awards as part of their amateur radio experience – maybe it will inspire you too!

ICQPodcast – 8 Watt Handie Talkie
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Ed Durrant (DD5LP) and Frank Howell (K4FMH) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature – 8 Watt Handie Talkie

ARRL’s DXCC Listings
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society say the DXCC programme is an ARRL award programme to provide recognition for amateur radio stations that have worked and confirmed at least 100 different DXCC entities

Beginners Guide to Ham Radio
What is Ham Radio? Ham radio is an amateur radio service that operates in the frequency range of 2. You can think of it as a walkie-talkie for the airwaves. There are over 784,000 licensed hams in the US. Each ham has a call sign and can communicate across hundreds of miles without cell phones or the internet. It’s like having a free long-distance service that connects you to people around the world!

South Dublin Radio Club in the ‘Dublin Maker’ STEM Promotion Festival
Last month South Dublin Radio Club participated in the ‘Dublin Maker’ STEM promotion festival, sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland

Southgate Vibes Podcast #73
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes.
There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. just ask Alexa to ‘Play Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

News for Sunday 4 July

First X-flare in 4 years
A new sunspot emerged during the early hours of July 3rd and promptly exploded, producing the first X-class solar flare since Sept. 2017

Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA)
On Wednesday 30 June 2021, the SARL Secretary sent out two SARL Communications about the Protection of Personal Information Act that came into effect on Thursday 1 July 2021

Bitcoin to the Moon? LABRE interview
Brazil’s national Amateur Radio society LABRE was interviewed by Tecnoblog about regulatory issues that arise from the alleged sending of Bitcoin via ham radio Moonbounce (EME)

The ZS Sprint this afternoon
The ZS Sprint will be run from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC (16:00 to 17:00 CAT) this afternoon Sunday 4 July 2021 with CW and phone activity on 40 metres

23 new Technician class radio amateurs graduate
The Searchlight website reports that twenty three new radio amateurs were on Monday June 28, added to the Ham radio fraternity in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)

SARL Next Generation Beacon Fund now R20 400
The SARL beacon fund increased this week to R20 400. The fund was started by AMSAT SA as a crowd funding project to generate enough funds to construct and install a SARL next generation beacon in the Karoo and the Western Cape

Pandemic special event
Bill, VE3ES, is now active as VE3VACCINE from Windsor, ON, until July 15th

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

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Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are the top Amateur/Ham Radio News stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 16 February 2021, 0330 UTC, Post 1881.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Monday 15 February

Get ready for 10 meters – cheap and effective
Tom (WA9TDD) and Quin (K8QS) explain how to get ready for 10-meter amateur radio operation, including propagation, equipment, antennas, and modes. When 10 is hot, it’s hot

‘Build-a-thons’ at the Next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo
The March 13-14, 2021 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will offer an exciting “buildathon” of four (4) live virtual kit building workshops

Oscar and the Ham with Jean Shepherd K2ORS
Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, introduces PBS audiences to the world of amateur radio satellite communication back in 1975

ICQ Podcast – Joy of VHF and above
In this episode, Martin (M1MRB) is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin (M6BOY) rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features is the Joy of VHF and Above with Tim Kirby (GW4VXE) followed by your listener feedback

Shannon Basin Radio Club lectures
The Shannon Basin Radio Club has been holding regular on-line talks, on a variety of topics, ranging from co-axial cable, QSLing to logging software

French National Society, REF, announce growth in licence holders
France’s National Amateur Radio Society, REF, recently reported on license figures for the last five years

Southgate Vibes podcast #33
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes
There’s two new episodes every week – one on Tuesdays and the other on Fridays – so stay tuned!

 

News for Sunday 14 February

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
Last week the club announced the news that the 2020 Wyong Field Day would be postponed due to ongoing health concerns

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo to include speaker track on amateur radio satellites
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on March 13 – 14, 2021 will devote a speaker track to AMSAT and the world of Amateur Radio satellites

QSO Today with Patrick Stoddard WD9EWK
Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK, is best known for his satelite QSOs using portable gear from grid squares all over the World. He documents and captures many of his contacts and the equipment that he uses on his website and YouTube Channel

Ham Radio’s SuitSat returns in short horror film
SuitSat loses its innocence in a new video short sci-fi thriller Decommissioned

Swains Island DXpedition news
Make a virtue of necessity….. Almost a year ago we were fully equipped and packed. Ready to go to Swains. The unfortunate COVID pandemic caused this plan to be postponed

French special event
Nicolas, F4HZS, will be active as TM150PAR from Berlancourt, France, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the popular uprising of 1871 called Paris Commune

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter

Here’s the latest edition of the “Amateur Radio Weekly Newsletter.”

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  • ICQ Podcast Episode 343 – QSO Today Expo
    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Edmund Spicer M0MNG to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features is the QSO Show Expo. ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PO…
  • Ham College 73
    Ham College episode 73 is now available for download. Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 11. E2E Operating methods: operating HF digital modes. 1:07:26 Download YouTube
  • LHS Episode #390: Build-a-Pi Deep Dive
    Hello and welcome to Episode 390 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts interview Jason, KM4ACK, the author of the Build-a-Pi shack computer build script. We …
  • A 5763 Crystal Power Oscillator For the Neophyte Regen
    I’ve just added a new page to my main website, ‘The VE7SL Radio Notebook’ that describes the recent construction and operating adventures with the small companion transmitter built to pair with my NEOPHYTE REGEN. I may have worked several of you …
  • LHS Episode #391: The Weekender LXV
    Hello and welcome to Episode 390 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts interview Jason, KM4ACK, the author of the Build-a-Pi shack computer build script. We …

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Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content provided by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 21 December 2020, 1419 UTC, Post 1779.

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News for Monday 21 December

Woofferton Transmitting Station M0WOF
SWling Post reports on Dec 16 the callsign M0WOF was issued to the Woofferton Transmitting Station Amateur Radio Club

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th December, through Sunday, 20th December there were 203 countries active

Videos available from QRP Virtual Convention
The G-QRP Club, which devotes itself to low-power ham radio, is making presentations from its two-day Virtual Convention available on its new YouTube channel

New portable antenna from Comet Japan
We are pleased to announce the release of a new portable Antenna system from Comet Japan covering 1.8 to 50 MHz – ideal for the new Icom IC-705 and other portable transceivers

The Comet HFJ-350M (Toy Box version) comes complete with a plastic carrying case for convenient transport

Radio hams make satellite tree decorations
Richmond News reports amateur radio enthusiasts have put their own spin on Christmas – after decorating one of the trees in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

“Christmas Star” Conjunction
Jupiter and Saturn are about to have their finest conjunction in hundreds of years.

FCC starts crackdown on pirate radio landlords
The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has begun targeting property owners and managers that tolerate pirate broadcasting on their properties.

ICQPodcast – Get on the Air to Care at Christmas
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news

 

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

Friday’s episode is now out!
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For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Southgate Amateur Radio Club News

Here are today’s top Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 09 November 2020, 1442 UTC, Post 1714.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Monday 9 November

Israel special event
During the week of Chanukah celebrations, special Israeli radio amateur stations will be active on the air with a special callsigns ending in letters from the word “Chanukah”, (4X1C, 4X2H, 4Z3A, 4X4N, 4X5U, 4X6K, 4Z7A, 4X8H and 4X0NER). “Ner” means candle in Hebrew. The number in the callsign indicates the number of the candles lit that day

IARU-R1 Conference VHF-UHF-Microwave Report
A report on the key recommendations made by the C5 (VHF+) Committee at the IARU Region 1 Virtual Conference is in edition 87 of the free IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter

HAREC examination classes on Zoom
The Irish Radio Transmitters Society report a meeting was held on Zoom for prospective students for a HAREC examination course on Wednesday last and fifty-eight people joined in

ICQPodcast – Announcing Homebrew Hero 2020
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is Interview with Homebrew Hero 2020

Hacking the Perfect (Spectrum) Auction
In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission held a very special auction. For decades, a lot of the electromagnetic spectrum — the airwaves over which TV, radio and wireless signals are transmitted — were owned by TV stations

Shortwave radio blackout
There have been several reports that the AR2781 sunspot let off a C-class flare with a pulse of X-rays and UV radiation which ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere, causing a brief shortwave radio blackout over Australia and the Indian Ocean

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st November, through Sunday, 8th November there were 211 countries active

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

 

News for Sunday 8 November

Alan Wolke (W2AEW) headlines FLARC November 2020 Speaker Series: “An Intro to NanoVNA”
As part of its 2020 Kawfee Tawk Speaker Series, our November program will feature one of the best technical experts in the region and a ham who has certainly developed a following

Scouts SA recognise amateur radio
Richard Hooper, ZS6RKE has informed the SARL that Scouts SA have finally added the Amateur Radio Operator Badge to the Scout Interest Badges and Challenge Awards

Neutron1 launched from the ISS
Hawaii’s first 3U CubeSat designed to detect neutrons was launched on November 5, 2020 by the ISS and is now in Low Earth Orbit

IARU coordinates frequencies for six satellites in October
During the month of October the IARU coordinated frequencies for six upcoming Amateur Radio satellites

Upcoming SARL contests
The second leg of the SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest will run from 12:00 UTC on Saturday 14 November to 08:00 UTC on Sunday 15 November 2020

Greece’s War of Independance special events
Look for nine special stations to be active from these three DXCC entities between December 2020 and March 2021. Activity is to celebrate the 200th anniversary of “Greece’s War of Independance” against Ottoman Turks

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

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Members of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will meet on Saturday, 14 November 2020, 1400 HST via the Zoom Conference Protocol.  The agenda will include the election of new officers and a discussion of club business.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Ham Radio Update

Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio News compiled by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Views expressed in this post are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by John Woodstock (K1DWU).

Accessed on 01 September 2020, 1427 UTC, Post 1608.

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September 01, 2020

What should we do better in the next storm?

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Gazette interviews Craig Fugate KK4INZ about lessons learned from the Iowa Derecho storm on August 10

The Communicator – September-October 2020 now on-line

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – This issue over 100 Pages Of Projects, News, Views and Reviews…

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series continues this Tuesday evening (1st of September) at 1900hrs with Gi1BZT Les delivering a lecture on QRP pixie kits and adventures

InnovAntennas invest in Ansys

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – InnovAntennas have invested in Ansys HFSS 2020 R2, a fully 3-dimensional mesh-based simulation package to help in the perfection and production of the new OWL and LFA Ultra Yagi of light weight Yagis

CQ-IRELAND Wires-X node

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – The Galway Digital Radio Group and the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club are pleased to announce that the Galway Fusion Repeater, EI2TBR, the Limerick Fusion Repeater, EI7WHD, and the Galway Wires-X gateway, EI2SHD, are linked together via the Wires-X Room CQ-IRELAND

ARISS telebridge contact with school in Poland

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at the KMO Kolska Wyspa, KoÅ‚o, Poland

A video history of the Ham Shack

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – K8QS and WA9TDD of ‘Ham Radio Perspectives’ have created a video on the history of the ham shack

200th anniversary of the arrival of British settlers

September 01, 2020 08:17 AM – Southgate ARC – ZS1820S is a special call sign registered by the Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Society (PEARS) to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the British Settlers on Thursday 7 September 1820

August 31, 2020

Solar Minimum Most Likely Occurred in December 2019

August 31, 2020 07:25 PM –

Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air Set for October 16, 17, and 18

August 31, 2020 07:23 PM – ARRL – 

 

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) will be held this year on October 16, 17, and 18. Register online as an individual or as a group.

Jamboree on the Air is the largest Scouting event in the world. In a typical year, more than 1 million Scouts participate in JOTA, with over 11,000 stations operated by 20,000+ young radio amateurs from 150+ countries around the world.

JO…

Ofcom FoI request: Use of HAREC certificates

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom were asked in a Freedom of Information request how many people had taken their amateur radio exam overseas and used the exam certificate (HAREC) to apply for a UK Full licence

Ireland’s youngest radio amateur EI8KW

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Congratulations to Ryan Morrison, from Stillorgan in Dublin on receiving the callsign EI8KW last week following his successful sitting of the HAREC examination in Galway.

ICQPodcast – Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a discussion with Dr. Scott McIntosh of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, USA regarding Exciting Bumper New Solar Cycle

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 23rd August, through Sunday, 30th August there were 204 countries active

Criminal activity

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – This is in relation to recent break-ins and thefts at a Victorian radio site on Mt. Cann, also known Mt. Bemm

Amplifiers for SDR’s

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about amplifiers to boost the power from an SDR board to a useable level

Thirty-one community radio stations to receive emergency funding

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Ofcom has announced that 31 community radio stations will receive emergency funding through the Community Radio Fund

IOTA News from OPDX

August 31, 2020 08:18 AM – Southgate ARC – Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) begins another Virtual Technician License Class today (01 September 2020).  For details, contact Doug at douscelle@aol.com

All radio amateurs are urged to participate in the Sunday, 20 September 2020, Hawaiian Islands Grid Madness VHF/UHF Simplex Event.  The event, sponsored by the Aulani Hui Amateur Repeater Club, run from 1300 to 1700 HST.  For details, please go here:  https://gridmadness.blogspot.com

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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