Southgate Amateur Radio News

Resignation of NZART Councillor Benjamin Isaacs ZL2BCI

On Saturday 9 November 2019 NZART Councillor Benjamin Isaacs ZL2BCI chose to resign as an NZART Councillor. Benjamin decided to take this action after speaking with NZART President Mark Gooding ZL2UFI earlier on the same Saturday

RSGB Board changes

Following the recent sudden departures from the RSGB Board, two experienced RSGB Members have been co-opted to assist the Board until the AGM in April 2020

New Austrian ham radio regulations and callbook

Austria's communications regulator BMVIT has reissued the amateur radio regulations and changed the URL for the popular callbook and other amateur radio information

23cm amplifier design now available

John Worsnop G4BAO has made freely available the details of his 23cm 45W amplifier that was published in RadCom in June 2009

Ham radio microwave update proceedings released

Proceedings of the amateur radio Microwave Update 2019, held in Dallas Texas October 3-5, have been published as a PDF and are now available for free download

Amazing movie of the Mercury transit from space

Millions of people recently witnessed the tiny black form of Mercury crossing the disk of the sun. A just-released movie from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the transit more than 22,000 miles above Earth--and it is amazing

Saint Martin DXpedition

Members of the Hope Hill Contesters are announcing a DXpedition to Saint Martin (NA-105) for Dec. 3 to 13

IOTA news from the DARC

Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

WRC-19 Update: Week 2

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019, Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, the RAC Special Advisor at World Radiocommunication Conferences, has provided the following update

SARL establishes an IARU workgroup

In response to motion 3, accepted at the 2019 AGM and in order to achieve maximum benefit from the SARL attendance at the IARU Region 1 General Conference at Novi Sad, Serbia from 10 to 16 October 2020, the Council of the SARL has appointed Deon Coetzee, ZR1DE to establish a workgroup to consider proposals and papers to be submitted to the conference, as well as the SARL response to other papers

Keep an eye on the neighborhood with this passive radar

If your neighborhood is anything like ours, walking across the street is like taking your life in your own hands. Drivers are increasingly unconcerned by such trivialities as speed limits or staying under control. Monitoring traffic with this passive radar will not do a thing to slow drivers down, but it’s a pretty cool hack that will at least yield some insights into traffic patterns

IARU release week 2 WRC-19 report

IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA reports the WRC-19 week 2 report is now available on the IARU website

ICQPodcast - Pocket Electronic Workshop

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Pocket Electronic Workshop

Ham radio reaching 'an Inflection Point'

IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH/G4HUA has told national amateur radio societies that they are failing to keep up with changes in the hobby