Southgate Amateur Radio News

Ham radio in Third Age Matters magazine

Radio amateur Mike Meadows G4GUG got some good publicity for the hobby in an article for Third Age Matters magazine in which he explains his enjoyment of amateur radio over the years

Brazil: Amateur Radio statistics released

Brazil's national amateur radio society LABRE has released a report by Ricardo Benedito PU2RKA that uses ANATEL's Open Data to provide an analysis of radio amateur numbers by Class and State

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

LCRC has returned to the Shannon Aviation Museum and is currently setting up HF and VHF/UHF working stations

Jingle Bells on Top Band

In the 1960’s, many UK Top Band operators and listeners around the country were greeted by the sound of beacons of various tones, usually around 1900 kHz (or should that be kc/s ?) which got the nickname ‘jingle bells’ or more simply ‘the beacon’

US global media agency seeks to kick out international journalists

Efforts to clean house at the US Agency for Global Media continued this week as leadership indicated that international journalists who work for Voice of America (VOA) will not have their visas extended and a widely respected top editor at Radio Free Asia was fired

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th July, through Sunday, 12th July there were 199 countries active


Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Getting publicity for Amateur Radio

Publicity can be magical and when it comes to ham radio, it's great magic. Jeremy Boot G4NJH tells WIA News how one amateur in the UK used newspaper publicity to boost ham radio's profile

7-CALL 30th Anniversary special station

7-CALL Amateur Radio Club has started operation from a 2nd Shack of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station on 11th July, 2020

Austral and Marquesas Islands DXpedition postponed

Lance, W7GJ, informs OPDX of the following: Because of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, we regret that the W7GJ 6m EME DXpedition to FO/A and FO/M and the KB7Q 2m EME DXpedition to FO/M must be delayed until 2021

SARL 80m Club Sprint

The fourth leg of the 80m Club Sprint is on the air from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 15th July with CW and phone activity

Polish special callsign

Members of the Mysliborski Klub Lacznosci PZK (SP1PMY) will be active with the special callsign SN87LOT from Mysliborz between now and August 31st

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Homebrew radio for the 21st Century The hobby of Amateur Radio is essentially one of experimentation. Within our community we endlessly build things, from amplifiers to Yagis and every letter of the alphabet in between. With every experiment we grow the amateur radio sphere of influence just a little bit

A SOTA wedding took place on 4th July 2020!

David Wise KM3A and Lizzette Rodriguez K6LZT are both keen SOTA activators, and their marriage actually took place on a summit and in conjunction with a SOTA activation!

ESA emits a guide to picking up ISS SSTV

The Register reports on the new ESA tutorials explaining how to pick up the amateur radio Slow Scan TV (SSTV) tutorials transmitted from the International Space Station