Southgate Amateur Radio News

AMSAT-EA On Air for AM1SAT Satellite Contest

AMSAT-EA will be on the air on all available satellites with the callsigns AM1SAT and AM2023SAT from September 4th to 17th, 2023 to celebrate the fourth edition of the AM1SAT trophy contest as part of the URE activities within the IberRadio 2023 event

More info at iberRadio.

Rules available from AMSAT-EA (PDF).

Source: AMSAT

AMSAT Engineering Q&A Sessions Start June 21

AMSAT will host "social gatherings" on YouTube and Twitch June 21-23. The events are designed to provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions and provide comments. Hosted by AMSAT Vice President of Engineering Jerry Buxton (NØJY), topics will include the GOLF and FoxPlus projects, among others.

To participate, visit the AMSAT YouTube and N0JY Twitch channels during the following times:

  • Friday June 21 19:00-21:00 UTC
  • Saturday June 22 00:01-02:00 UTC
  • Saturday June 22 19:00-21:00 UTC
  • Sunday June 23 00:01-02:00 UTC

Source: AMSAT

Shortwave Radiogram: Digital Modes that are not Phony.

Shortwave Radiogram program 358 will transmit digital and text images over shortwave frequencies June 13-19. The program utilizes MFSK modes transmitted from WRMI in Florida and WINB in Pennsylvania. The following lineup will be followed:

  • 1:46 MFSK32: Program preview
  • 2:52 MFSK32: More phony than real US newspaper sites
  • 7:38 MFSK64: Low-income New Yorkers rely on cell for internet
  • 11:33 MFSK64: This week’s images
  • 27:54 MFSK32: Closing announcements

See the program 358 page for frequencies and times.

Source: Shortwave Radiogram

30th Episode of TX Factor Marks 10 Years of Shows

TX Factor has released it's 30th show which marks 10 years of creating engaging video content for amateur radio operators. Originating out of the United Kingdom, TX Factor covers many aspects of the ham radio hobby through professionally produced 60 minute episodes released a few times per year.

The 30th episode covers a look at operating the QO-100 geostationary satellite, the QTH of the Sidmouth Amateur Radio Society, and a review of the Yaesu FTM-500D.

Source: TX Factor