July 13, 2020

US global media agency seeks to kick out international journalists

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

Online booking for Remotely-invigilated Intermediate Exams

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB have announced that radio amateurs can now book online to take the remotely-invigilated Intermediate exam

Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The next Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture series is this Tuesday 14th, with Mike Richards Gi4WNC talking about the inner workings of Raspberry

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - LCRC has returned to the Shannon Aviation Museum and is currently setting up HF and VHF/UHF working stations

Jingle Bells on Top Band

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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’

Ham radio in Third Age Matters magazine

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

DXCC Country/Entity Report

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th July, through Sunday, 12th July there were 199 countries active

Brazil: Amateur Radio statistics released

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

Bengaluru taps HAM community to tackle Covid-19 spread

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - India’s technology hub Bengaluru is tapping into a strong community of amateur radio users to help tackle the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak

OPDX IOTA news

July 13, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

July 12, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

The uncertain future of Ham Radio

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Julianne Pepitone writes in the IEEE Spectrum magazine about the state of amateur radio in the USA

SARL 80m Club Sprint

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Mysliborski Klub Lacznosci PZK (SP1PMY) will be active with the special callsign SN87LOT from Mysliborz between now and August 31st

Getting publicity for Amateur Radio

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

Austral and Marquesas Islands DXpedition postponed

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

7-CALL 30th Anniversary special station

July 12, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club has started operation from a 2nd Shack of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station on 11th July, 2020

July 11, 2020

The super-sized nucleus of Comet NEOWISE

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Now we know why Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) is so bright. It has an unusually large nucleus

A SOTA wedding took place on 4th July 2020!

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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!

VK6WIA NewsWest

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 12th July 2020 is the contesting edition of NewsWest, which is pretty timely because there’s a few Aussie contests coming up, and we’ve got some handy information for those wondering if they should give contesting a go

LunART- Lunar Amateur Radio Transponder

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The European Space Agency (ESA) website has published a proposal by radio amateurs from AMSAT-DL for LunART (Lunar Amateur Radio Transponder): a Communications Platform on the Large European Lander to support communication and payload experiments

Foundations of Amateur Radio

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

ESA emits a guide to picking up ISS SSTV

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

Eavesdropping video monitors with TempestSDR RTL-SDR

July 11, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - This is not new, but the software is getting better and better.

July 10, 2020

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

July 10, 2020 01:26 PM - ARRL -

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

Russian-Ukrainian "Radio War" Remains at a High Level

July 10, 2020 01:14 PM - ARRL -

The June newsletter of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that what’s being called “the Russian-Ukrainian radio war” continues apace.

“The Russian-Ukrainian radio war remained on a high escalation level also in June,” IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Peter Jost, HB9CET, said. “Almost every day, we heard the massive spiteful and provocative broadcasts. In...

Old QSL card collection

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Jean Michel, F6AJA, wants to remind everyone to visit the Les Nouvelles DX (LNDX) Web page to see more than 18,000 old QSL cards in several different albums/galleries

Monitoring compliance with the EU Net Neutrality regulation – 2019/20 update

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today published its fourth annual report to the European Commission on monitoring open internet access, also known as ‘net neutrality

LO-94 the first amateur radio spacecraft in lunar orbit

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Nature carries an article about the spacecraft Longjiang-2/Lunar-OSCAR 94 (LO-94) which carried the first Amateur Radio communication system to operate in lunar orbit

Learn from 70+ speakers at the first ever Virtual Ham Expo

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - We are reaching out to let you know that despite the closure of all ham radio events, there is a great opportunity to join your fellow hams and us at the first ever QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 - 9, 2020

IARU HF World Championship

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The amateur radio HF World Championship takes place this weekend July 11-12

Belgium: Amateur radio regs and exam consultations

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Belgium's communications regulator the BIPT has published two consultations relating to radio amateurs

DX News from the ARRL

July 10, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

July 09, 2020

Introducing The ARRL Current

July 09, 2020 08:23 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has a new way to let members know when the digital editions of QST and other publications are available. Distributed via email, The ARRL Current offers a monthly overview of ARRL publications and member benefits. The inaugural edition launched in June.

Subscribe now to receive each issue going forward. Manage your email preferences from your ARRL account (members must first be registered on...

ARRL Seeks Awards and Programs Assistant

July 09, 2020 04:20 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has invited applications for the position of Awards and Programs Assistant at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, non-exempt opening in the Radiosport and Field Services Department. The pay range is from $16.08 to 19.30 per hour.

The Awards and Programs Assistant assists with all Radiosport and Field Services Department activities, with an initial priority on L...

The Rebirth of HF

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In his latest blog post ICQ Podcast presenter Dan Romanchik KB6NU looks at a paper produced by Rohde and Schwartz - The Rebirth of HF

The number of HAMNET links continues to increase

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In 2017 holders of Germany's lowest level of Amateur Radio licence, the Class E, were given access to the 2320–2450 MHz and 5650–5850 MHz since the number of HAMNET data links has grown significantly

Software Defined Radio Academy goes virtual

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - They say every cloud has a silver lining. It’s hard to find a positive among all the bad news about the current global pandemic, but it has pushed more conferences and events to allow online participation either live or after the fact. A case in point: The Software Defined Radio Academy’s annual event is all on a YouTube channel so you can attend virtually

Publish your Grid Rover Activites with ease - tyQSL

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Recently the Online Logbook tyQSL got a new Activity Function that allows Users to publish for example future GRID Activations or participation in Events

IARUMS June newsletter now available

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the continuing interference on various frequencies in the 7 MHz band from Russian language propaganda broadcasts

IARU Region 1 General Conference website

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Information about the upcoming IARU Region 1 General Conference is available at a dedicated conference website

ESA promote amateur radio in ISS SSTV video

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The ESA space agency has released a new video 'How to get pictures from the International Space Station via Amateur Radio'

ESA Lunar lander

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Following our report "ESA invites proposals for lunar lander mission in late 2020's" (SARC News, 30 May 2020), the German Amateur satellite organisation, AMSAT-DL has submitted a major and comprehensive proposal to the European Space Agency for their Lunar Lander

Tony's 10m Band Report

July 09, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - A funny old week but not too bad though Thursday and Friday were a bit slack. LY4A (Lithuania), S51DX (Slovenia), OD5OJ (Lebanon) and J69DS (St Lucia) were all popular. Sunday saw the procession of K2s. That is all except K2A. So where was he?

July 08, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Solar Cycle 25

Temporary licences extended for radio stations broadcasting Covid-19 services

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio stations providing news and information about the coronavirus pandemic to local communities will remain on air, after Ofcom confirmed it will extend their temporary licences

Radio hams assist sailing vessel

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports the Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25

RAC will host virtual presentation on Canada C3 WSPR Project at 2020 IEEE International Antenna and Propagation Symposium

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - On Thursday, July 9, Radio Amateurs of Canada will participate in the 2020 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation by hosting a virtual presentation on the Canada C3 WSPR Project

Ofcom's Contracts and MoU's with the RSGB

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - A recent Freedom of Information request asked about the Contracts and Memorandums of understanding that Ofcom has with the RSGB

IARUMS: Russian-Ukrainian radio war is remaining on a high escalation level

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The new newsletter of the IARU Monitoring System (aka 'Intruder Watch') has just been published. The most frequently reported intruders on the exclusive amateur radio service bands were in conjunction with the 'Russian-Ukrainian radio war' (see below) as well as the daily emissions from the Russian OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) 'Contayner'

Ham radio talks on YouTube

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club talks have been made available for everyone to view on YouTube

DIY Weather Satellite Ground Station

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Sasha M6IOR and Sophie M6NYX have made available a Guide for the reception of NOAA satellite images using software defined radio on Windows or MacOS

Australian special callsign

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are QRV with the special call VI 110 WIA until the end of 2020

IOTA news from the DARC

July 08, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

July 07, 2020

SP3L Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award

Annual KPH “Night of Nights” Has Been Canceled

July 07, 2020 06:41 PM - ARRL -

The Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) and the National Park Service have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial Morse transmission in the US.

While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights XXI, MRHS members will...

Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - First Annual "Dream Rig" Youth Essay Contest. The Intrepid-DX Group is a U.S. based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities in developing countries

The RaDAR Challenge on 11 July

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The second RaDAR Challenge for 2020 takes place from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 11 July 2020 with each RaDAR operator defining their own operating time schedule of a maximum, single period, four hour time slot.

Web hosting service now available for RAC affiliated clubs

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce it is now offering a new benefit to our Affiliated Clubs: the ability to host your club’s website on the RAC server

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - This Tuesday evening 7th July, the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series continues on zoom with a presentation by RSGB region 8 rep Philip Mi0MSO and a discussion and Q and A with Steve M1ACB the general manager of the RSGB

DXCC Most Wanted

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The "DXCC Most Wanted" entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of July 3rd

Commemorative SSTV transmissions

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - On 18 July 2020, the Secunda Amateur Radio Club - ZS6SRC will commemorate the SARL’s 95 years of existence

A major outbreak of noctilucent clouds

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Last night, a major outbreak of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) blanketed Europe

11 year-old passes morse test

July 07, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Morse code received a boost from the younger generation, on the 24th June 2020, when 11-year-old Ryan Morrison from Stillorgan, Co. Dublin took and passed his Morse code test

July 06, 2020

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers

July 06, 2020 08:08 PM -

Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress

July 06, 2020 08:01 PM - ARRL -

The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only...

The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

July 06, 2020 01:44 PM -

The Space Weather Woman

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunspot Death Throes of Cycle 24 - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Upgrade of the D4VHF station VHF and Microwave antenna systems

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The D4VHF team on Cape Verde Islands have recently made some major changes to their antenna systems for 2-metres, 23cms and 12 cms

Upcoming Online Amateur Radio Talks

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Denby Dale ARS has an exciting lineup of online talks available to all radio amateurs via Zoom and YouTube

The Future of Amateur Radio Clubs

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The July 4 edition of the Saturday night DX Commander show featured a discussion on the Future of Ham Radio Clubs

Spain on-the-air for IARU HF World Championship

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the URE (Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles) will be active as EF4HQ from their HQ station during the IARU HF World Championship between 1200z Saturday, July 11th and 1200z Sunday, July 12th

Ofcom prosecutions: Freedom of Information request

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Only July 1, 2020 in response to a Freedom of Information request Ofcom released limited details of prosecutions of Amateur Radio operators

IRTS Award winners for service to the Society or to Amateur Radio 2020

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - At each Annual General Meeting, the Society recognises individuals and clubs who give outstanding service to the Society or Amateur Radio

ICQPodcast - Homebrew CAT and Programming Cable

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Homebrew CAT and Programming Cable

DXCC Country/Entity Report

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th June, through Sunday, 5th July there were 206 countries active

OPDX IOTA news

July 06, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA (Islands On The Air) News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

July 05, 2020

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Carl Luetzelschwab - K9LA

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - While I am busy working with my team on the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, I am reprising some older episodes of guests who will appear as speakers in the Expo

Statement: Listed Events – Cricket Test Matches played in England 2020-2024

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has granted Sky’s request to broadcast exclusive live coverage of cricket test matches played in England between 2020 and 2024

ICASA extends the grace period for amateur radio licence renewals

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Following discussions, ICASA has informed the SARL that no amateur radio licenses expired on 30 June 2020. The grace period has been extended by several weeks to allow payment

Ham College 66

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 4 E1D – Amateur space and Earth stations; telemetry and telecommand rules; identification of balloon transmissions; one-way communications

'Clubs as Hubs' plan designed to revive UK amateur radio

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's WIA News carries a report by Jeremy Boot G4NJH on the 'Clubs as Hubs' plan designed to revive UK amateur radio

ARISS Multi-point Telebridge Contact with school in Belgium

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - UPDATE - An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at Don Bosco Haacht Technisch en Beroepsonderwijs, Haacht, Belgium

AMSAT responds to allegations of unauthorized legal expenses

July 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) has been made aware of public comments alleging financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in full disclosure, has investigated these claims for many months

ICQ Podcast Episode 328 - Homebrew CAT and Programming Cable

July 05, 2020 07:28 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP, Frank Howell K4FMH and Bill Barnes WC3B to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Homebrew CAT and Programming Cable

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  • First Ireland & Slovenia Contact made on 40 MHz Band
  • Transatlantic Emergency Call
  • UK Radio Ham Answers Call for Help
  • Ham Radio Saved My Life!
  • Presenter Article: Prominent Ham Operators Lead Major Covid-19 Pandemic Effort
  • First Annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest
  • Online Remote Invigilation Expanding
  • GB100RS Special Event
  • Wales Special Event GB0WMZ
  • NRRL form Vision and Action Working Group

July 04, 2020

RSGB ham radio exams on Greatest Hits Radio

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB reports the remotely invigilated online amateur radio exams got a brief mention on the Andy Crane show on Greatest Hits Radio

VK6WIA NewsWest

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 5th July 2020 is the New Amateurs Editon, where we welcome New Amateurs, recognising and supporting those who have joined the hobby

National Hurricane Center’s WX4NHC annual station test is successful

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - On May 30, operators at WX4NHC at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), working from home, conducted the annual readiness check of the station and of other amateur radio stations and operators around the country and world. WX4NHC is marking its 40th year of public service in 2020

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for May-June, 2020

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for May-June, 2020 (23rd May to 22nd June, 2020) are as follows; Monthly result in this period is 2,172 QSOs including 197 DX QSOs

Foundations of Amateur Radio

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Every week I run a net for new and returning amateurs. A variety of people join in with varying degrees of skill, knowledge and number of birthdays

Bright morning Comet alert

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Today, Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) is passing by the sun near the orbit of Mercury--and it seems to be thriving

Big radio switch-off is delayed until 2032

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Big radio switch-off is delayed again: AM and FM stations will be available on old devices for another decade as switchover from analogue to digital is put off until 2032

ARISS Multi-point Telebridge Contact with school in Belgium

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Chris Cassidy KF5KDR with students at Don Bosco Haacht Technisch en Beroepsonderwijs, Haacht, Belgium

5000 km plus opening on 144 MHz from Cape Verde Islands to Europe - 2nd July 2020

July 04, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The D4VHF station on Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa had another remarkable opening to Europe on 144 MHz on Thursday the 2nd of July 2020. Using the FT8 digital mode, they worked at 20 stations on 2-metres in Italy (11), Slovenia (2) and Croatia (7)

July 03, 2020

THe K7RA Solar Update

July 03, 2020 12:17 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.

We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See ftp://ftp.swpc.noaa.gov/pub/indices/DSD.txt.

Average daily solar flux over the recent r...

WIA submission to ACMA on 5-year spectrum outlook

July 03, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Wireless Institute of Australia have published their submission to the ACMA draft 5-year spectrum outlook consultation

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

July 03, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - It's time to pack your virtual suitcase and prepare for a virtual journey that will take you to the first QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

Monaco operation

July 03, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Ennio, IW1RBI, will once again be active as 3A/IW1RBI from Monaco between July 6-19th

HAM Radionline 2020 statistics released

July 03, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - DARC reports there were 28,000 views on their channel during the HAM RADIOnline 2020 event held June 26-28 but just 3.4% were women and only 1.5% under 35

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