Southgate Amateur Radio News

Tony's 10m Band Report

A funny old week but not too bad though Thursday and Friday were a bit slack. LY4A (Lithuania), S51DX (Slovenia), OD5OJ (Lebanon) and J69DS (St Lucia) were all popular. Sunday saw the procession of K2s. That is all except K2A. So where was he?

The Rebirth of HF

In his latest blog post ICQ Podcast presenter Dan Romanchik KB6NU looks at a paper produced by Rohde and Schwartz - The Rebirth of HF

ESA Lunar lander

Following our report "ESA invites proposals for lunar lander mission in late 2020's" (SARC News, 30 May 2020), the German Amateur satellite organisation, AMSAT-DL has submitted a major and comprehensive proposal to the European Space Agency for their Lunar Lander

The number of HAMNET links continues to increase

In 2017 holders of Germany's lowest level of Amateur Radio licence, the Class E, were given access to the 2320–2450 MHz and 5650–5850 MHz since the number of HAMNET data links has grown significantly

IARUMS June newsletter now available

The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the continuing interference on various frequencies in the 7 MHz band from Russian language propaganda broadcasts

Software Defined Radio Academy goes virtual

They say every cloud has a silver lining. It’s hard to find a positive among all the bad news about the current global pandemic, but it has pushed more conferences and events to allow online participation either live or after the fact. A case in point: The Software Defined Radio Academy’s annual event is all on a YouTube channel so you can attend virtually

IARUMS: Russian-Ukrainian radio war is remaining on a high escalation level

The new newsletter of the IARU Monitoring System (aka 'Intruder Watch') has just been published. The most frequently reported intruders on the exclusive amateur radio service bands were in conjunction with the 'Russian-Ukrainian radio war' (see below) as well as the daily emissions from the Russian OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) 'Contayner'

Ham radio talks on YouTube

Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club talks have been made available for everyone to view on YouTube

DIY Weather Satellite Ground Station

Sasha M6IOR and Sophie M6NYX have made available a Guide for the reception of NOAA satellite images using software defined radio on Windows or MacOS

Radio hams assist sailing vessel

ARRL reports the Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25

Australian special callsign

Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are QRV with the special call VI 110 WIA until the end of 2020

Propagation de K7RA

No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Solar Cycle 25

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

This Tuesday evening 7th July, the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series continues on zoom with a presentation by RSGB region 8 rep Philip Mi0MSO and a discussion and Q and A with Steve M1ACB the general manager of the RSGB

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