Southgate Amateur Radio News

National society acts over Smart Meter interference

IARU Region 2 reports in Saint Kitts amateur radio operators are still battling with the RF Interference, noise and frequency jamming caused by the smart meters of the electric company

Spy radio found during archaeological dig

A 30-year-old Soviet spy radio has been found by archaeologists in a site cleared for a new lignite mine about 30 km west of Köln in Germany

SARL RTTY Contest and 40m Club Sprint

The SARL RTTY Contest takes place from 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 23 February 2020 with activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres. Thw SARL 95 40 m Club Sprint takes place on Saturday 29 February

Upcoming AMSAT Events

Want to see AMSAT in action or learn more about amateur radio in space? AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events

QARMAN and Phoenix CubeSat deployment from ISS

Sarah Rogers KI7OOY reports that following the successful launch of NG-13 on Feb 15, the upcoming CubeSat deployment from the ISS is now scheduled for Wednesday, February 19

Institute for Broadcasting Technology to close

The Institute for Broadcasting Technology (IRT), the research institute of all public broadcasting companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with headquarters in Munich-Freimann, is apparently to be closed at the end of 2020 and all employees laid off

Students allowed to use amateur radio

Austrian national amateur radio society ÖVSV reports the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology granted Martin Rafenstein OE3RQA an exception to enable students to use amateur radio

One-day ham radio course on TV news

KTVZ news broadcast a report on the successful "Ham radio license in a day" training course run by the High Desert Amateur Radio Group

David Lloyd to present The Story of Radio

David writes: The landmark 100th anniversaries of radio are now being hit. The first entertainment broadcast by a celebrity, the first 'radio station', the first news bulletin - and the birth of the BBC. At Burgh House in Hampstead on March 4th, I've been invited to tell 'The Story of Radio'

Lots of new DXCC on HamSphere 4.0

A lot of new DXCC on HamSphere 4.0 since it is possible for hams who are registered on QRZ.COM and HamSphere members to work remote station on exotique QTHs like Clipperton island, etc

ICQPodcast - South Essex Rally Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell - M0SGL, Frank Howell - K4FMH and Bill Barnes - N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - South Essex Rally Review

Magnetic crack sparks rare blue auroras

Yes, there really are cracks in Earth's magnetic field. One of them opened on Feb. 18th, sparking some of the strangest auroras in years--including rare blue auroras over Norway

IOTA news from the DARC

Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Tickets for Electromagnetic Field EMF 2020 event

Tickets for the popular Electromagnetic Field, EMF 2020, event go on sale on Wednesday, February 19 at 1900 GMT (7pm). The ARISS-UK Team have announced that the Electromagnetic Field 2020 event is to host a contact with the International Space Station during the weekend of July 23-26

Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) in Thailand

The 1st YOTA event in IARU Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) will take place in Rayong, Thailand on October 1-3, 2020. The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) will be hosting the IARU Region 3 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp in Rayong Province on the southeastern coast of Thailand from October 1-3 this year

Radio ham saved historic BBC OB van

Radio amateur Brian Summers G8GQS saved one of the BBC's historic outside broadcast units, MCR21, from the scrap heap

LED street lights raise RF pollution fears

ABC TV News report on fears in Toledo, Ohio, that the installation new LED street lights will generate considerable RF pollution and interference