Southgate Amateur Radio News Feed

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

50th anniversary of invasion of Czechoslovakia

At approximately 11 pm on August 20, 1968 forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other Warsaw pact members invaded Czechoslovakia, radio amateurs played their part in the resistance

Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India

Jayu VU2JAU reports that Radio Amateurs in the Indian state of Kerala are actively responding to this disaster. Flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing dams has currently killed over 300 people and left over 300,000 evacuated to relief camps

Kerala Flooding: Newspaper reports amateur radio response

The Times of India reports amateur radio units have been deployed at three taluk offices in Mananthavady, Sultan Bathery and Vythiri

4U1UN closer to being on the air!

James, K2QI, President of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN), posted the following on FaceBook, Thursday, August 16th: "It's been a while since the last update, but I have some news to share. We're one step closer to being back on the air

Ducie Island DXpedition news

VP6D has reached another significant milestone. After a short delay the VP6D equipment is on its way to Braveheart in New Zealand

ICQPodcast - PiStar - 12 months on

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature PiStar 12 months on

RSGB Syllabus: Changes to Intermediate practicals

Following requests from tutors, Essex Ham have had a look at the Intermediate practicals in the 2019 Exam Syllabus

Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day 15th September

Hi all. Sadly, we lost Andrew ZL3CC unexpectedly earlier this year. To remember him, and his contributions to SOTA, AREC and amateur radio in general, the Saturday following his birthday is to be the Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th August, through Sunday, 19th August there were 205 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

QSO Today - Justin Johnson, G0KSC

Justin Johnson, G0KSC, tells his ham radio story and how it led to the founding of his company, Innovantennas, and his approach to antenna designs, that maximize signal to noise, rather than gain, to produce amazing results. If you are re-considering your antenna system, then you will enjoy this QSO Today with G0KSC

Finland: New frequencies for radio hams planned

Finland's national society the SRAL reports the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority plans to make changes to the national frequency table

Belgium Council of Ministers July 13

Belgium's UBA reports on the approval of a decree that will require possession of an operating certificate before using maritime or radio amateur stations

ICASA quick to act on Inverter interference

South Africa's national amateur radio society SARL reports the communications regulator ICASA has been quick to act in a case of interference to the amateur bands from an inverter

ARISS contact planned for school in India

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe

YOTA 2018 - a mind-blowing experience

'YOTA 2018 was a mind-blowing experience' - This was the comment from the participants who represented 23 countries in Europe and Africa

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK)

Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77

Propagation de K7RA

Australia's Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16: "Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels."

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

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