Southgate Amateur Radio News

Foundations of Amateur Radio

The chicken and the egg, which comes first, the antenna or the radio? In my day to day activities as a radio amateur I come in contact with people across all parts of their amateur journey. Some who don't yet know that they're amateurs, through to those who've just passed their test and are waiting for their callsign

Ofcom consultation on EMF compliance

Ofcom is holding a public consultation on proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

Distracted Driving in Canada update

Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time

State law protects ham radio operator

The York Dispatch reports on the case of radio amateur Lindsey Fowler K0WXT who installed a short mast at her home

Low Cost HF Portable Antennas

In this Waters and Stanton video Peter Waters G3OJV looks at simple low-cost HF portable antennas

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 23rd February 2020 is the contesting edition, and we take a look at a few contests coming up in the near future, including a roundup of where locals will be during the John Moyle Field Days

Propagation de K7RA

The most recent sunspot appearance was on February 1, nearly three weeks ago. Average daily solar flux over the past week declined just barely from 71.1 to 70.9

Down Under Amateur Radio Special Event

Over the March 14 – 15 weekend, members of the Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) in Australia will be on the air as VI3RA (Radio Australia), connecting their transceivers to the curtain array and rhombic antennas at the former Radio Australia site in Shepparton. Radio Australia ceased transmitting from the site in 2017

Coronavirus outbreak postpones DXpedition

The ARRL report the W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been postponed until Fall due to coronavirus travel restrictions

Puerto Rico TV features ham radio

On February 18 the 4 PM newscast of TV station WAPA highlighted the importance of amateur radio for emergency communications in Puerto Rico

NEMO-1 Ham Radio Buoy report

On January 30 at noon, AMSAT ARGENTINA launched the NEMO-1 buoy into the Atlantic sea, callsign LU7AA. It was transported 70 km east of Mar del Plata by the fishing vessel 'Porteño', from Sandokan

The Space Weather Woman

A Mini Solar Storm with a Fast Wind Chaser - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

9J2LA Zambia DXpedition news

Some good news have to be shared. After an endless long process to get our Zambian license we are finally there. A big thanks to Mario/9J2MYT (IK1MYT) and Brian/9J2BO in Lusaka who helped us achieving this important goal. The license has been received just before the weekend

ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention

The Great Lakes Division Convention will be held in conjunction with the Toledo Mobile Radio Association’s annual hamfest in Perrysburg, OH, on March 14th and 15th

Ham radio club gets free publicity on TV station

WBNG News reports the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association met for one of their regular meetings Wednesday night- something this organization has been doing locally for decades

Historian Wanted

The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) is looking for a Historian

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

National society acts over Smart Meter interference

IARU Region 2 reports in Saint Kitts amateur radio operators are still battling with the RF Interference, noise and frequency jamming caused by the smart meters of the electric company