Where did SouthgateARC.org Ham News Go?

Southgate Amateur Radio Club news service at the now dead URL http://southgatearc.org/ was a stalwart beacon of ham radio news for many years.

Its creator and operator Richard G4TUT became a SK and the project died with him.

Seems he was not only the main News/Editor part of Southgate ARC but that no succession is planned.

Richard G4TUT’s final posting as also captured at Facebook (as the SouthgateARC.org website is down): https://www.facebook.com/Southgate-Amateur-Radio-News-114351458588382/

Southgate Amateur Radio News
October 8 ·
Foundations of Amateur Radio: Forgive my briefness. You’ll discover why this space was left intentionally blank next week. It involves a broken capacitor, of sorts #hamradio #hamr #amateurradio

RSGB reported as follows:

The RSGB is sad to learn of the passing of Richard Brunton, G4TUT.

For countless years, Richard was editor of the popular Southgate Amateur Radio News website.

Every single day, he searched the world’s amateur radio and technology resources for stories of interest and published them.

Richard offered his platform inclusively, commissioning non-commercial podcasts and blogs to promote opinion alongside the conventional news items.

He also compiled the CQ Serenade weekly [podcast type program] which was broadcast throughout Europe on shortwaveradio.de and other public-facing media.

Richard was an intensely private man who had no close family, but he reached thousands of friends daily through his website.

Amateur radio has lost a true communicator.​

From https://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2022/10/28/also-in-gb2rs-this-week-384/

Brief mention at QRZ.com https://www.qrz.com/db/G4TUT/SK2022

And the IARU also noted Richard G4TUT’s death https://www.iaru-r1.org/2022/richard-brunton-g4tut-sk/

RIP Richard G4TUT

73

Steve
K9ZW

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