Southgate Amateur Radio News

NSWLC membership and activities

The National Short Wave Listeners Club has 83 members. Our weekly Zoom Sunday Socials continue to be popular with an average attendance of 35-40 members

Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, SK

Phil Karn, KA9Q writes: Last night I got the sad news that Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, one of the founders of Qualcomm and my boss for most of my 20 years there, has passed away

4U, ITU Geneva

The sporadic operating from 4U1ITU will continue until June 3u

AMSAT-UK Space Colloquium

AMSAT-UK is very happy to announce the 2022 AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held as part of the RSGB Convention on October 8-9 at the Kents Hill Park Conference Centre, Timbold Drive, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ

Man over-board

The NRRL News Bulletin details how a Norwegian radio amateur helped a sailor to be rescued

Founders' Trophy award

Chairman of the ARRL RF Safety Committee Gregory D. Lapin, N9GL, Ph.D., P.E., will receive an award at the 2022 Dayton Hamvention from the Radio Society of Great Britain

DX News from the ARRL

The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Amateur radio observations help monitor space weather

Amateur radio observations provide a new method for studying large-scale ionospheric disturbances and HF communication impacts, and are important applications in ionospheric space weather monitoring

Ham radio Moon bounce demonstration

In this video Philippe F6ETI demonstrates an amateur radio activity known as Moon bounce (EME) which enables world-wide communications at VHF/UHF/Microwaves by bouncing the signal off the Moon

Ham radio at tunBasel on May 22

Switzerland's USKA reports amateur radio will be demonstrated at an interactive exhibition in Basel for young people aged 7-13

Tony's 10m Band Report

A good week in general with four contacts needed at the weekend to get into the lists. I did work Sri Lanka and the Falklands on Ten with Azerbaijan and Kenya on 20m. I chased 9N7CI (Nepal) for a while but no joy. Most sought after were 9N7CI (Nepal), VU4W (Andaman and Nicobar Islands), 5Z4VJ (Kenya) and plenty of others

John Birkett G8OPP SK

John Birkett G8OPP passed away peacefully in the Lincoln County Hospital on the 30th April 2022, the funeral takes place on the 30th May

Keplerian data

Special thanks to AMSAT-NA (AMSAT.ORG) for the following Keplerian data. Keplerian bulletins are transmitted twice weekly from W1AW