Southgate Amateur Radio News

2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest

The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (14-15 July 2018)

Unicorn-2A to launch from Alaska

A new UK built PocketQube satellite has been developed by radio amateurs at Glasgow company Alba Orbital. Radio amateurs Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Sajimon Chacko 2M0DSY and Alejandro González Garrido EA7KDU worked on Unicorn-2A which will have downlinks in the 437 MHz and 2400 MHz bands

Map of German radio hams

A Google map is available that shows radio amateurs in Germany as at June 5, 2017

Latham ham radio family at Hamvention

The Xenia Gazette reports if you’re a member of the Latham Family from Greencastle, Penn., operating amateur radio is almost a given

GACW Contest

The GACW (Argentinian Group of Radiotelegraphy - Grupo Argentino de CW) have the pleasure to invite you to a new edition of WWSA Contest (World Wide South America Contest)

Reunion Island

Thomas, F4HPX, will once again be active as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) between May 25th and June 15th

IOTA news from OPDX

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

ARISS contact planned for school in Poland

An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Janusz Kusocinski Primary School No. 71, Poznan, Poland. The event is scheduled Wednesday 23 May 2018 at approximately 11:06 UTC

beaconspot change of domain name

The EU has said that .eu domains held by UK registrants may be revoked when the United Kingdom leaves the EU (March 29, 2019). As a result, has been moved to

Ham radio exam held in Xi’an

The Chinese Amateur Radio Club (CRAC) organised the first Class C exam in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, on May 12, 2018. 56 candidates took the exam and 35 passed

Electronics still thrives as a hobby

Lou Frenzel W5LEF writes though the tools and components have changed radically since its hobbyist beginnings, the fascination and passion for electronics remains

Hyderabad radio ham receives world recognition

On Friday, May 18, the international magazine CQ Amateur Radio inducted Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE along with 11 others to its 2018 Hall of Fame, with Farhan being the only living Indian on the list

QSO Today - Jack Mandelman - K1VT

Dr. Jack Mandelman is on the short list for holding the most patents, over 700 Worldwide, in the area of semiconductor physics, while at the same time a successful ham radio operator working DX and CW

Radio hams prepare for natural disaster

Events happen frequently around the globe that serve as reminders how life as we know it can suddenly change as a result of a catastrophic event

Ham radio heads to the Moon

DSLWP is a lunar formation flying mission led by Harbin Institute of Technology for low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and education. It consists of a pair of 47 kg microsatellites, to be launched into a lunar transfer orbit UTC this Sunday evening, and finally enter a 300 x 9000km lunar elliptical orbit

Historic entry for ILLW

25 years ago on 28th August 1993 the very first Northern Lighthouse Weekend Activity took place managed by Mike Dalrymple GM4SUC of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group