Southgate Amateur Radio News

Junction 28 Radio Rally is back

Although we have missed a couple of years, South Normanton, Alfreton and District ARC are very pleased to announce the return of Junction 28 Radio Rally on Sunday 12th June

Amateur radio equipment being sent to Tonga

The UK's Guardian newspaper reports a politician in Tonga has said an airdrop of Ham Radio equipment is being made to provide basic communications in the aftermath of the volcanic eruption

AMSAT EA receives two OSCAR designations: SO-114 and SO-115

On January 13, 2022, the EASAT-2 and HADES satellites were launched on a Falcon 9 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Developed by AMSAT-EA, both satellites carry FM and digital repeater payloads to provide services to amateur radio enthusiasts around the world

The 35th Annual NASWA Winter SWL Festival

The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Historically, every year scores of hobbyists have descended on the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

Planning for the 89th IRTS AGM weekend continues. The event will take place in the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April

The Space Weather Woman

Fast Wind Storming with More to the East and West - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio to the rescue

The Georgetown Gazette reports the most recent series of storms shows how amateur radio can play a vital role during power/communications outages

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th January, through Sunday, 23rd January there were 211 countries active

QSO Today - Chip Lohman, NN4U

Chip Lohman, NN4U, was introduced to amateur radio during an early stint as a US Marine stationed next to an Army MARS station

AMSATSA announces annual conference date

AMSATSA has announced the date for the association's 2022 Space Symposium. It will be held on Saturday 23 July 2022. The current planning is to present it as a virtual event on the Blue Jeans platform

AFRICUBE launch application

AMSAT SA, in partnership with the UCT Space and Astronomy Society, have applied for a sponsored launch to the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) for their Access to Space for All programme


The Tuscon Amateur Packet Radio Club, TAPR, is a well known organizationtion that pioneered packet radio. Today, they are still at the bleeding edge of data transmission in amateur radio

FM VHF/UHF Contest

South Africa's national society SARL are holding an FM contest on the VHF/UHF bands to boost activity and enable newcomers to get experience of contest operating

Visit AMSAT at Orlando Hamcation

Hamcation 2022 is scheduled for February 11 - 13, 2022 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Orlando, FL

Foundations of Amateur Radio

A couple of days ago, after months of anticipation, an unassuming little box arrived on my doorstep. Inside the box was a nondescript electronic device with two SMA connectors and a USB socket. Other than the branding, there were no markings on the device and it came without any instructions

New RSGB Honorary Treasurer

The RSGB Board is pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Wood, GD6TWF as Honorary Treasurer with immediate effect

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 23rd January 2022 is the New Amateurs edition, where we congratulate those who have just entered the hobby with their first callsign, or those with a new callsign and new level of license