Southgate Amateur Radio News

New Inrad Desk Microphone

We are pleased to introduce to the UK, the new DMS-629 Desk Microphone from Inrad USA. The DMS series of desk microphones are compatible with most makes of Transceiver

NASA names Holly Ridings new Chief Flight Director

NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston

Robin Banks RIP

Hans Knot has today reported on Facebook - 'Just received a sad message that this afternoon around 2.25 CET Robin Banks passed away after a long period of illness due to kidney cancer.'

Booking is open for the 2018 AMSAT Space Symposium in Huntsville

AMSAT's 2018 36th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, November 2, 3, and 4, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama. The location will be at the US Space and Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama

Ofcom issues M5 prefix calls again

The Twitter feed of the RSGB Youth Committee reports its Chair Mike Jones has now got the Full licence callsign M5PMJ

ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie G0CIB, Edmund M0MNG, Matthew M0NJX and Bill N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Antenna for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation by Ed Durrant DD5LP

The IBA Archive channel

Liam Mustapha has made available a collection of TV Engineering Announcements broadcast on ITV and Channel 4 in the 1970's and 80's

QSO Today - Mike Bryce - WB8VGE

Mike Bryce, WB8VGE, collects and restores the old Heathkit and Drake rigs that we remember from the 60s and 70s, works QRP on his favorite Ten-Tec transceivers, and has enough solar electric power to run power his whole house and his rigs

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th/September, through Sunday, 16th/September there were 201 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

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

FoI request to Ofcom on high power CB amplifiers

When Peter Sampson asked Ofcom if they'd do anything about CB users running 34 times permit power level Ofcom replied "it is not considered to be a proportionate use of resources"

How many UK radio amateurs are there?

Following a Freedom of Information request Ofcom has now issued what is believed to be the correct figure for the number of individual radio amateurs in the UK

Equinox cracks are opening in Earth's magnetic field

The northern autumnal equinox is less than a week away. As a result #equinox cracks' are opening in Earth's magnetic field, allowing solar wind to penetrate our planet's magnetosphere

Foundations of Amateur Radio #171

The term NVIS, or Near Vertical Incidence Skywave is in my short experience as an amateur heaped with scorn and ridicule. Terms like cloud-warmer come to mind when people discuss the principles associated with NVIS, but that does happen in the context of where I live, that is, one of the most isolated cities on the planet, Perth in Western Australia