Southgate Amateur Radio News

Conway Reef one man DXpedition

Dom, 3Z9DX (aka-3D2USU), member of the Rebel DX Group, announced that he has finally received the Navy's permission to leave the main island of Viti Levu, and will be planning a one man DXpedition (due to the Covid and travel restrictions) to Conway Reef for about 10 days

‘Havana syndrome’ and the mystery of the microwaves

Doctors, scientists, intelligence agents and government officials have all been trying to find out what causes "Havana syndrome" - a mysterious illness that has struck American diplomats and spies

How many radio amateurs are there worldwide ?

In his YouTube talk of September 7 the RSGB General Manager quoted 3 million as the number of radio amateurs worldwide but where did this number come from ?

A message to the examination candidates

On behalf of the IRTS Committee and myself I would like to wish all the candidates every success in their HAREC examination which took place on Saturday 11th of September

MDXC presentation

The Madison DX Club (MDXC) will have a ZOOM presentation on September 14th. The program will be '6m Earth-Moon-Earth System Construction' presented by David Schmocker, KJ9I

Hot air and amateur radio

Members of the Helvetia Telegraphy Club (HTC) will activate the callsign HB9HC/AM in the air from a hot air balloon

Braveheart on the move

We were happy to receive some news from our old friend Nigel Jolly. He has sold the Braveheart to a new owner who will make her available for amateur radio DXpeditions

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th September, through Sunday, 12th September there were 215 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX

Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

RSGB remote invigilation figures soar

This week, the RSGB passed the fantastic milestone of 4,000 candidates passing their Foundation licence via remote invigilation

Foundations of Amateur Radio

The Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge Getting on air and making noise is what it's all about, so last week, that's exactly what we did. Randall VK6WR, Jishnu VK6JN and I participated in the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge which is specifically scored to deal with power and mode differences between stations by using a handicap system that they liken to playing golf

RSGB 2021 Online Convention trailer released

The Society has just launched a trailer for this year’s online Convention. It gives a whistle-stop tour of the programme that delighted 3,500 radio amateurs from 24 countries on the day last year, and a taste of what to expect from this year’s event

AMSAT 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting changes to virtual event

Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSAT has announced that its 39th Space Symposium scheduled for October 29-31, 2021 will now take place as a virtual event. The Symposium was originally planned to be held at the Crowne Plaza AiRE hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota

VK6WIA NewsWest

Today we have a wrap by Ed DD5LP/VK2JI on last weekend’s Portable Operations Challenge contest, and a bit of a mumble from myself on my efforts in the same event, and a few other remarks about contests and where they could fit into your Amateur Radio life

Message to US Educators

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station contact opportunity, call for proposals - New Proposal Window is October 1st, 2021 to November 24th, 2021