Southgate Amateur Radio 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 update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 02 January 2021, 1415 UTC.

Content provided by Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Source:  http://www.southgatearc.org/

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News for Sunday 2 January

Celebrations to mark the BBC’s Centenary began at midday (1/1/2022) via shortwave radio
BBC Radio 4 announcer/newsreader, Jim Lee, launched special event amateur radio station GB100BBC, from the BBC’s Broadcasting House, in London, at exactly midday yesterday

QSO Today – Charlie Brown, NJ7V
Charlie Brown, NJ7V, is twice a mountain goat, a title that comes from many SOTA activations

SARL Trophies and Awards
On 2 November 2021, a SARL Communication was sent to members with information about the SARL Trophies and Awards, a call for motions for the 2022 AGM and nominations to serve on Council

The CQ DX Marathon
The CQ DX Marathon is a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries (‘entities’) and CQ zones during the calendar year

Czech radio switches off MW and LW as 2022 starts
Prague (dpa) – Radio reception on medium wave (MW) and long wave (LW) has been history in many parts of Europe for years

New low power limit for ARRL HF contests
The ARRL has set a new standard for what counts as low power for ARRL-sponsored HF contests

Rotary and Ham Radio, a winning combination that goes back years
1921 saw many demonstrations of broadcasting

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

Southgate Vibes Podcast #125
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.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’

 

Southgate Amateur Radio News

Here’s the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news from the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Content supplied by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Accessed on 24 May 2020, 1510 UTC, Post 1452.

Source:

http://www.southgatearc.org

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News for Sunday 24 May

Amateur radio today is as relevant as it was 95 years ago
In a media statement about the SARL 95th anniversary, President Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL said, “Amateur Radio has withstood the test of time because it is based on three major guiding principles: Communication between people, continuous technological development and self-education and training”

Ten-year-old gets ham radio license
When ten-year-old Jacob Hoschar‘s school in Forks, Washington State, shut down due to Coronavirus he and his father Andrew Hoschar studied for their amateur radio exam and now have the call signs KJ7NZC and KJ7NXN

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast – Bob Fontana – AK3Y
Bob Fontana, AK3Y’s, ham radio and electronic career was a friend’s broken shortwave to AM downconverter

AMSAT announces 2020 Field Day rules
It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day!
Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a “picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!”
The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day for operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event

NASA invites public to be its guests to celebrate historic ‘Launch America’

NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011

AO-27 returns from the dead
A number of amateurs have reported that the FM repeater of AO-27 has been active for brief intervals in recent weeks

South African special event stations
There are two local special event stations you can look out for. ZS95SARL celebrates the 95th birthday of the SARL and ZS1820S celebrates the 200th anniversary of the landing of the 1820 Settlers 

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

 

News for Saturday 23 May

Foundations of Amateur Radio
The antenna and coax you use matter
During the week I climbed on my roof and installed a base antenna for the 2m and 70cm band. The antenna is a Diamond X-300N. It’s 3 meters tall, has a gain of 6.5 dB on 2m and 9 dB on 70cm. I’ve owned it for just under eight years and this week I finally took it out of the box and installed it. I know, I know, in my defence, you shouldn’t rush these things  

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo open Aug 8 and 9th
QSO Today podcaster, Eric, 4Z1UG, announces the first Virtual Ham Radio Expo scheduled to open August 8th and 9th

New product HAMKit VMAC ESP32
The new HAMKit VMAC ESP32 product, has just been released. This is a small but powerful board, driven by an ESP32, which provides a very flexible Audio and Video Switching Matrix, with on-board DTMF Decoder, OSD Graphics, Video Signal Detectors and Synchronous Bucks 

Ham radio YOTA Online
The Youth Working Group within IARU Region 1 has created a newly developed program called Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Online

VK6WIA NewsWest
NewsWest for Sunday 24th May 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we’ve invited local Amateur Radio clubs to provide items on what they are getting up to on the Amateur Radio Club scene here in Western Australia as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions that we’ve been wearing for the last couple of months

Spain’s URE makes June magazine PDF available
In response to the ongoing Coronvirus situation Spain’s national amateur radio society URE is allowing everyone to download the PDF of the June edition of their magazine Radioaficionados

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for April-May
This is 7M4VQJ, Satoshi from 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club (JS1YEY), Tokyo based club station organized by Japanese 7-CALL amateurs

Propagation de K7RA
Still no sunspots to report. Spaceweather.com reported on May 20 that the current stretch of days with no sunspots has now reached 18. And with that the 2020 percentage of days with no sunspots has risen to 77%, equal to 2019. Until May 15 that statistic stood at 76%

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog daily.  News feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

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Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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Southgate Amateur Radio News

Welcome to the “Southgate Amateur Radio News” update from Big Island ARRL News.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

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

Accessed on 27 April 2020, 1625 UTC, Post 1415.

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News for Monday 27 April

IARU-R2 online workshops exceed expectations
IARU-R2 reports the response to the original notice of workshops was far beyond their expectations: 230 registered and more are still registering!

Electronic voting for the 2020 SARL AGM
Following the declaration of a State of Emergency for the Corona Virus Pandemic and the Regulations issued by the Government, the SARL Council made the decision to postpone the 2020 SARL National Convention until August

ICQPodcast – Radio Communication Museum
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Dan Romanchik KB6NU to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the National Communication Museum

DIY amateur radio operators answer the COVID-19 call
Design News reports that since the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S., a record number of ham radio candidates have prepared for tests and achieved their FCC license

GB0GIG on air in May to thank our NHS
Dragon Amateur Radio Club and North Wales Radio Society are pleased to announce their collaboration to run the special event station GB0GIG (Gwasanaeth Iechyd Gwladol), which is Welsh for National Health Service

Radio amateurs spray disinfectant on vehicles
Indonesia’s national amateur radio society, ORARI, reports radio hams have been spraying disinfectant on the Trans Sulawesi Road as part of efforts to fight Coronavirus

Radio remedy
The Telegraph newspaper reports how amateur radio operators are doing their bit during lockdown in India

IRTS Counties Contest
The IRTS 80 metres Evening Counties Contest takes place on Tuesday next 28th April at 20:00 UTC – that’s 9.00pm local time

Samoan special event
Atsu, 5W1SA, is expected to be active as 5W19STAYSAFE from Apia during the pandemic COVID-19 lock-down

DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th April, through Sunday, 26th April there were 218 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

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

 

News for Sunday 26 April

Ofcom release database of Amateur Radio Call Signs
Following a Freedom of Information request Ofcom have released a spreadsheet of all Allocated amateur radio call signs in the UK and Crown Dependencies

UK online ham radio exams prove a great success
As at the end of April 24 the RSGB had successfully conducted 29 remotely-invigilated online amateur radio Foundation exams in people’s homes

Long-lost U.S. military satellite found by amateur radio operator
National Public Radio (NPR) reports radio amateur Scott Tilley VE7TIL / VA7LF has received a signal from a geostationary military satellite that was launched in 1967

Let’s take some pictures
The command team has had a few requests for camera mode on AO-92 over the last few weeks, and it’s been a while, so let’s take some pictures next week

SolderSmoke Podcast 221 available
Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released another edition of the amateur radio SolderSmoke podcast

Russian radio ham receives Iranian satellite signal
KXAN 36 News reports a Russian radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB received the 401.500 MHz 9k6 FSK signal from Iran’s first military satellite Noor-1 launched April 22

New OSCAR t-shirt available from AMSAT Zazzle store
Thanks to an post on Twitter from Michael Styne, K2MTS, AMSAT is pleased to offer a new t-shirt on the AMSAT Zazzle Store

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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https://www.simplehamradioantennas.com

https://paper.li/f-1576465810 (breaking Amateur/Ham Radio news)