Southgate Amateur Radio News Feed

Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world as compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club web site.

Fox-1Cliff launch – your help is needed!

Following the successful launch and deployment of Fox-1Cliff, all amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can play an important part in the commissioning of the new satellite

Sylvie Delassus, F1PSH, declared persona non grata

Unanimously, the EURAO Board of Directors declared last month Mrs. Sylvie Delassus, F1PSH, persona non grata

Top 10 DX of the Year contest

Top DX Radio Club's annual contest is from 1 December 2018 (Saturday) 00:00 UTC to 31 December 2018 (Monday) 24:00 UTC

This is the Golden Age of Ham Radio

Rex Vokey KE6MT writes that we are now in the modern golden age of amateur radio

Suction clamps for attaching antennas to motorhomes, caravans and RVs

Campsites can give the perfect opportunity for some portable radio operating but using a mast within the constraints of a typical site pitch can be difficult

'Grand Tour Across All Continents' dx contest

The Czechoslovak DX Club's 'Grand Tour Across All Continents' dx contest is to be held from Friday, 30 November 2018, 0000 UTC, to Sunday, 9 December 2018, 2400 UTC. It is open to all shortwave listeners regardless to their membership in any DX club

Amateur Radio Today podcast

Amateur Radio Today is a weekly news podcast by Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV

Special Event Station ON100RGA

On the 18th of November 1918, over 18.000 German soldiers left the province of Limburg in Maaseik (Belgium) via the Pater Sangers bridge over the river Meuse. ON100RGA is a special WW1 station that commemorates this event 100 years ago at the end of the war

Microsatellite and CubeSat launch Nov 19

Nico PA0DLO has provided some information about the launch of up to 71 satellites, some with amateur radio payloads, currently planned for November 19

Now Lithuania joins the 5 Meggers !

Lithuania is the latest to join those countries active on 60m/5 MHz

France: URC calls for Basic license

The French Union of Radio Clubs (URC) made a submission to the regulator DGE calling for a Basic amateur radio license to be introduced

IOTA news from the DARC

Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

OL7M installs more G0KSC yagis

OL7M has built more Yagis designed by G0KSC to become one of the Big Guns of Europe using predominantly G0KSC designs

HamRadioNow: Live from Last Man Standing

Gary KN4AQ, Cyndi KD4ACW, and David W0DHG talk about their trip to Los Angeles and their visit to the stage of popular TV show Last Man Standing which stars Tim Allen KK6OTD as radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT

Intermediate exam successes on Armistice Day

The Verulam Amateur Radio Club report eight students from Sandringham school and two other VARC members passed their Intermediate exam on Armistice Day, November 11

Bright new comet discovered by amateur astronomers

In modern astronomy, most comets are found by large mountaintop telescopes scanning the skies under control of computers. Turn back the clock

New wireless technology brought news of Armistice

BBC News reports how the new technology of wireless communications was used to bring the news of the Armistice to one of the most isolated parts of the British mainland

Essex CW Activity Week

All this week up until November 18 the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club are holding a CW activity week

Ofcom fines JML Media for breaking licensing rules

Ofcom has imposed a £7,500 fine on JML Media Limited for breaching licensing rules

Green Keys Night

Jeff, WK6I, announces the following: The Greenkeys online group is happy to announce the first-ever 'Green Keys Night' (GKN), to be held concurrent with 'Straight Key Night' on January 1st, 2019, from 0000 to 2359 UTC