August 20, 2018

VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Gear on its Way to Transport Vessel

August 20, 2018 02:44 PM - ARRL -

The equipment to be used for the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition later this year is on its way to the M/V Braveheart in New Zealand. The Braveheart, captained by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ, will transport the DXpedition team and their equipment to Ducie Island. Elecraft radios in the shipment are the same ones used by the successful Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition. Consolidated on five pallets, the shipm...

RAC Announces Presentation for Amateur of the Year Award Co-Recipients

August 20, 2018 02:18 PM - ARRL -

Don Studney, VE7DS, and Keith Witney, VE7KW, will receive the 2017 Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) Amateur of the Year Award on September 11 during a meeting of the ORCA DX and Contest Club in British Columbia.

The pair is receiving the award for their work on the VE100VIMY Project, during which special event stations were operated across Canada during 2017, and special event station TM100VIMY wa...

RSGB Syllabus: Changes to Intermediate practicals

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Following requests from tutors, Essex Ham have had a look at the Intermediate practicals in the 2019 Exam Syllabus

Kerala Flooding: Newspaper reports amateur radio response

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Times of India reports amateur radio units have been deployed at three taluk offices in Mananthavady, Sultan Bathery and Vythiri

ICQPodcast - PiStar - 12 months on

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature PiStar 12 months on

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th August, through Sunday, 19th August there were 205 countries active

Ducie Island DXpedition news

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - VP6D has reached another significant milestone. After a short delay the VP6D equipment is on its way to Braveheart in New Zealand

Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day 15th September

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hi all. Sadly, we lost Andrew ZL3CC unexpectedly earlier this year. To remember him, and his contributions to SOTA, AREC and amateur radio in general, the Saturday following his birthday is to be the Andrew White Memorial SOTA Activity Day

Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Jayu VU2JAU reports that Radio Amateurs in the Indian state of Kerala are actively responding to this disaster. Flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing dams has currently killed over 300 people and left over 300,000 evacuated to relief camps

50th anniversary of invasion of Czechoslovakia

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - At approximately 11 pm on August 20, 1968 forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and other Warsaw pact members invaded Czechoslovakia, radio amateurs played their part in the resistance

4U1UN closer to being on the air!

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - James, K2QI, President of the United Nations Amateur Radio Club (4U1UN), posted the following on FaceBook, Thursday, August 16th: "It's been a while since the last update, but I have some news to share. We're one step closer to being back on the air

IOTA news from OPDX

August 20, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

SARL HF CW Contest

August 20, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z-1700Z, Aug 26

August 19, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Propagation de K7RA

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16: "Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels."

YOTA 2018 - a mind-blowing experience

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - 'YOTA 2018 was a mind-blowing experience' - This was the comment from the participants who represented 23 countries in Europe and Africa

QSO Today - Justin Johnson, G0KSC

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Justin Johnson, G0KSC, tells his ham radio story and how it led to the founding of his company, Innovantennas, and his approach to antenna designs, that maximize signal to noise, rather than gain, to produce amazing results. If you are re-considering your antenna system, then you will enjoy this QSO Today with G0KSC

ICASA quick to act on Inverter interference

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - South Africa's national amateur radio society SARL reports the communications regulator ICASA has been quick to act in a case of interference to the amateur bands from an inverter

Finland: New frequencies for radio hams planned

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Finland's national society the SRAL reports the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority plans to make changes to the national frequency table

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG (SK)

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77

Belgium Council of Ministers July 13

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Belgium's UBA reports on the approval of a decree that will require possession of an operating certificate before using maritime or radio amateur stations

ARISS contact planned for school in India

August 19, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Vidya Mandir Inter College, Meerut, India. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe

ICQ Podcast Episode 274 - PiStar - 12 months On

August 19, 2018 06:52 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Matthew Nassau M0NJX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature PiStar 12 month on

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SCC RTTY Championship

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Aug 25 to 1159Z, Aug 26

YO DX HF Contest

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Aug 25 to 1200Z, Aug 26

Hawaii QSO Party

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0400Z, Aug 25 to 0400Z, Aug 27

ALARA Contest

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0600Z Aug 25 to 0559Z, Aug 26

CVA DX Contest, SSB

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2100Z, Aug 25 to 2100Z, Aug 26

Kansas QSO Party

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z, Aug 25 to 0200Z, Aug 26 and 1400Z-2000Z, Aug 26

50 MHz Fall Sprint

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2300Z, Aug 25 to 0300Z, Aug 26

W/VE Islands QSO Party

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Aug 25 to 0300Z, Aug 26

Ohio QSO Party

August 19, 2018 12:09 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600Z, Aug 25 to 0400Z, Aug 26

August 18, 2018

UK Amateur Radio Foundation syllabus changes

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham have published their initial impressions of the new 2019 exam syllabus and how it may affect the teaching of the Foundation course

Raspberry Pi at Cray Valley ARS

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - In his OneNewHam blog Andrew 2E0ONH writes about his visit to S.E London for a Raspberry Pi talk at the Cray Valley Radio Society given by Essex Ham's Pete M0PSX

Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2018

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (August, 18-19th)

Parachute Mobile Mission 32

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Two missions completed, two more to go. Come join us! Make a contact with a skydiver

VK6WIA NewsWest

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - In the bulletin this week we bring you news of a new FT8 mode, an update for micro-bit-x users, as well as updates from the ACMA, RASA, the NewsWest dinner and raffle and more

KTVZ report on new ham radio emergency coordinator

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - KTVZ TV News reports a new emergency coordinator has been appointed for the Deschutes County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (DCARES)

Ham Radio Speaker Wire Antenna

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - This video from Jerry KG6HQD shows you don't need an expensive antenna to get on-the-air

Foundations of Amateur Radio #167

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Getting Started - Don't get me started, Let's start this thing, Where do I start, Start me up, I could go on, but I have better things to do today, like starting a podcast

ARISS contact planned for school in Parchim, Germany re-scheduled

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Friedrich-Franz-Gymnasium Parchim, Parchim, Germany

A large coronal hole turns toward Earth

August 18, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - A large hole in the sun's atmosphere (a 'coronal hole') is turning toward Earth, spewing solar wind toward our planet

August 17, 2018

SAQ in Sweden Receives More than 300 Reports on Alexanderson Day, July 1

August 17, 2018 03:35 PM - ARRL -

SAQ, the old Alexanderson alternator transmitter at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden, received 321 listener reports in response to its three 17.2 kHz transmissions on Alexanderson Day, July 1.

A video of the transmissions is available on YouTube. SAQ said five reports indicated that SAQ was not heard. A summary of listener reports and a map of listener reports have been posted...

Former Wisconsin Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, SK

August 17, 2018 03:33 PM - ARRL -

Former Wisconsin ARRL Section Manager Don Michalski, W9IXG, of Madison, died on August 11. He was 77.

Michalski led the Wisconsin Section from 1999 until 2015. He served as net manager for the Badger Weather Net and was active in the Wisconsin Badger Amateur Radio Society (W9YT) at the University of Wisconsin. Michalski served as an ARRL Official Observer and as a Technical Specialist. He also w...

Well-Known Contester, DXer Bob Morris, W4MYA, SK

August 17, 2018 03:19 PM - ARRL -

Robert S. “Bob” Morris, W4MYA, of Goochland, Virginia, died on August 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 72. Morris had been suffering from cancer but remained active on the air until very recently. He was sometimes called “Dude” within the contesting community for one of his favorite expressions, “Run ’em, dude.”

Morris was a member of the Potomac Valley Radio Club, enjoyed both contesting and DXi...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 17, 2018 02:50 PM - ARRL -

Australia’s Space Weather Services issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning at 0022 UTC on August 16. "Geomagnetic activity is expected to be at Quiet to Active levels due to coronal hole effects. A period of significant southward Bz component could produce isolated Minor Storm levels."

What is the Bz component? It is a component of the interplanetary magnetic field, or IMF. http://pluto.space.s...

UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves toward Getting Back on the Air

August 17, 2018 01:55 PM - ARRL -

United Nations Amateur Radio Club President James Sarte, K2QI, said on August 16 that their club station, 4U1UN, is several steps closer to getting back on the air after a long absence.

“Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU, along with Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, have been working with me behind the scenes to get the station operational again,” Sarte said. Generous donations from Zhikharev, Ed Kritsky, NT2X, a...

Short-Wave Radio Reports May Offer Best Evidence of Amelia Earhart’s Fate

August 17, 2018 01:19 PM - ARRL -

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes it has the key to unlock the decades-old mystery of what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan in their planned circumnavigation of the globe in 1937. TIGHAR’s The Earhart Project analyzed dozens of radio transmissions received by radio amateurs and other short-wave listeners during the fra...

Review of the 070 number range

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today published a draft statement on the regulation of telephone numbers beginning with 070, following a review of this market

RAC Amateur of the Year Award to be presented on September 11

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/august/rac-amateur-of-the-year-award.htm

New Acting Section Manager for Saskatchewan: Dave Scarfe, VE5UO

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - I am pleased to announce that Dave Scarfe, VE5UO, has accepted the role of Acting Section Manager of the Saskatchewan Section effective immediately. Welcome aboard Dave!

New 10 watt 10 Band HF kit on the way from QRP Labs

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - At the recent Youngsters on the Air event in South Africa, participants got to construct and build a new 10 watt 40m SSB/CW transceiver kit from QRP-LABS in the UK

Inverhuron ham radio club to activate lighthouse

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Kincardine News report on plans to activate the Kincardine Lighthouse on Saturday, August 18 for International Lighthouse and Light Ship Weekend

Heavier duty guying accessories for lightweight telescopic masts

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Following on from the successful launch of the Tactical 7000hds telescopic mast, SOTABEAMS has designed some new guying hardware to compliment the mast

FT8CALL it's FT8 but with chat

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - FT8Call is a derivative of the WSJT-X application, restructured and redesigned for keyboard-to-keyboard message passing. It is not supported by, nor endorsed by, the WSJT-X development group

ARISS contact planned for school in Parchim, Germany

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Friedrich-Franz-Gymnasium Parchim, Parchim, Germany. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe

25th anniversary of 'Lighthouse Weekend'

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The International Lighthouse and Lightships Weekend is happening this weekend, August 18-19th. ILLW is one of the largest operating events in the amateur radio calendar, with more than 400 lighthouse/lightship activations in 40 countries, and tens of thousands of amateur stations wanting to work them

DX News from the ARRL

August 17, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

August 16, 2018

Weather and Tides Could Hamper Second Market Reef Youth Team Landing

August 16, 2018 01:49 PM - ARRL -

A second group of young operators will attempt a landing at Market Reef on August 18 for a week of operating from the Youth on the Air station, OJ0C, at the remote lighthouse outpost. They hope to take part in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event.

The Market Reef lighthouse is located so low that waves can roll over the entire DXCC entity. With no jetty, landing can be ha...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

August 16, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

“Dummy Loads” is the topic of the new (August 16) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Jo...

Introducing the World's longest 50MHz/70MHz Dual Bander?

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The new 6-4-20 is a serious performer with an 11.1m computer optimised tapered boom and 10 elements on both 50MHz and 70MHz with a single feed point. Want a monster on your tower for both 50MHz and 70MHz? There is just one place to look

ILLW Alerting website

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - With the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend fast approaching - it's this coming weekend - there's a website available where those taking part can post when and on which bands they will be on. During the event it is expected that lighthouse stations will update this website in real-time, using it like a DX Cluster

CQScotland buildathon

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - CQScotland.com group will be holding a buildathon at the Montrose Aviation and Amateur Radio Rally in Montrose DD10 9BD on Sunday August 26th, 2018 starting 11am

Chelmsford announce extra ham radio exam sessions

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) have announced they are making amateur radio exam sessions available every month

Caught in a disaster? Your rescuer might be an amateur

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Pew Charitable Trusts report on the role of volunteer emergency responders, including radio amateurs, in the USA

A mystery in the mesosphere

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - This summer, something strange has been happening in the mesosphere - a layer of Earth's atmosphere so high that it nearly touches space

2019 UK Amateur Radio Exam Syllabus released

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB have released the new Amateur Radio Examination Syllabus to enable preparation for its adoption in August 2019

IOTA news from the DARC

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Tony's 10m Band Report

August 16, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - An exceedingly poor week, yes a few DX stations about but very thin on the ground. There were even a couple of MUs and MW on, which of course are Guernsey and Wales along with MM0 (Scotland) and M0 England.

August 15, 2018

Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU Receives Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

August 15, 2018 08:51 PM - ARRL -

A New Jersey radio amateur and Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) member has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from President Donald Trump. ARRL Charter Life Member Dave Popkin, W2CC/AAR2BU, was recognized for his extraordinary contributions as a MARS volunteer.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your lifetime of service to your fellow Americans and those most in need,” Pre...

Ham-Astronauts among First Nine Astronauts Scheduled to Fly on Commercial Spacecraft

August 15, 2018 02:29 PM - ARRL -

Three radio amateurs are among the initial nine NASA astronauts scheduled to fly on commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station. Others in the group are studying for their ham licensing exams in order to take part in Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) school radio contacts, or because they have expressed interest in supporting ARISS events. The women and men c...

Two lighthouses in Panama Canal on-air for ILLW

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Groups of amateur radio operators from Radio Club de Panama will be operating on the ILLW Aug 18/19, 2018 from two lighthouses in the Panama Canal

Kerry Amateur Radio Group at Cromwell Point Lighthouse

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Kerry Amateur Radio Group will participate as a registered station in this year's International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend using the callsign EI1K

FCC publish new Part 95 rules in Federal Register

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The FCC has reorganized and updated FCC Personal Radio Services (PRS) Part 95 rules and published them in the The Federal Register

ARISS contact planned for schools in Zwoenitz and Kaiserslautern, Germany

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Matthes-Enderlein-Gymnasium Zwoenitz, Zwoenitz, Germany and Hohenstaufen-Gymnasium Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

TestReach Ltd and UK ham radio exams

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Dublin-based company TestReach Ltd have published an article about the work they do to provide the UK amateur radio exams

Spurn lighthouse calling

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - HFDXARC in cooperation with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be activating GB2SL (Spurn High Lighthouse) during the 'ILLW' Lighthouse Weekend, starting about 11:00 noon on 18th August 2018

ILLW 400th Entry

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Right on schedule the 400th entry was received on the same date as last year and it was from GB2NPL at Nash Point Low Lighthouse in Wales, UK

EMF Camp in Hackaday

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Jenny G7CKF writes in Hackaday about the Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Camp taking place Aug 31 - Sept 2 at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire

BBC interview Radio 270 engineer

August 15, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Offshore radio engineer Stephen Muir-field was interviewed on BBC Radio Guernsey on Tuesday, August 14 in the final hour of Tony Gilham's show

August 14, 2018

W6NBC Wins the August QST Cover Plaque Award

August 14, 2018 07:28 PM - ARRL -

The winning article for the August 2018 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Novel Approach to Using Window Line” by John Portune, W6NBC. The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the September issue today.

New FCC Part 95 Personal Radio Services Rules Published in The Federal Register

August 14, 2018 05:31 PM - ARRL -

Reorganized and updated FCC Personal Radio Services (PRS) Part 95 rules have been published in The Federal Register. Among other things, the PRS covers the Family Radio Service (FRS), General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), and the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS).

The revised rules allot additional FRS channels and increase the power on certain FRS channels from 0.5 W to 2 W. FRS channels are in...

Texas Volunteer Examiner Setting Sights on Next 1,000 Exam Sessions

August 14, 2018 03:48 PM - ARRL -

In July, Franz Laugermann, K3FL, of Houston, achieved a milestone that no other VEC has before by taking part as a Volunteer Examiner in his 1,000th exam session. And, he told ARRL, he’s far from finished.

“As long as I can be here, I’m gonna go on doing this,” he said, adding that he’s set his sights on 2,000 sessions. “It’s so rewarding to help other people through this.” He estimated that he’...

AMSAT Issues Second Call for 2018 Symposium Papers

August 14, 2018 12:22 PM -

The sun created havoc during massive hurricane. New probe seeks to learn why

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - While you were hopefully out enjoying some sunshine with family or friends over the weekend, you may not have known that NASA launched a probe atop a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida toward the sun

Successful HAARP WSPR research campaign

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - HAARP’s WSPR research campaign has yielded hundreds of reports of reception on the 40 and 80 meter amateur radio bands

RSGB Convention and AMSAT-UK Colloquium talks

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The schedule of talks for the RSGB Convention and AMSAT-UK Colloquium taking place in Milton Keynes October 13-14 has been released. The event has attracted speakers from around the world including Japan's Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN who will be talking about distributed ground stations

Real-time band conditions website

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The purpose of this experimental web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores

NIST FY 2019 Budget would eliminate WWV and WWVH

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL report the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH

HRN 400: Gary's Top 10 Episodes

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Gary joins David to reminisce about his favorite 10 episodes. Some good stuff here

Ham radio helps woman trace family

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Telegraph (India) reports a woman has been reunited with her family on Saturday, courtesy amateur radio operators of Bengal and Assam

Diwata-2 microsatellite nears completion, handover to Jaxa

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Philippine Diwata-2 satellite carrying an amateur radio FM transponder and APRS digipeater is expected to launch in October

Amateur radio emergency service volunteers receive honor

August 14, 2018 08:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Cape Code Today reports the Cape Amateur Radio Emergency Service team has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by County Commissioners

August 13, 2018

The September Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

August 13, 2018 06:34 PM -

Indonesian Hams Take Advantage of Satellite for Post-Earthquake Communication

August 13, 2018 05:08 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio volunteers in Indonesia have been taking advantage of the LAPAN-ORARI (IO-86) ham satellite in addition to HF on 7.110 MHz as the Lombok area recovers from two recent earthquakes. The death toll now has topped 400. A second powerful earthquake in the area on August 5 killed at least 98 people and seriously injured more than 200 others.

Power in the area has been disrupted, and Kar...

Storm Takes Down Antennas at Memorial Ham Station on Swedish-Norwegian Border

August 13, 2018 03:05 PM - ARRL -

The SJ9WL-LG5LG Morokulien memorial station on the border of Sweden and Norway is off the air after a large tree, brought down during a severe storm on August 10, caused extensive damage to the station’s antennas. According to one report, the station’s 100-foot tower was broken into pieces after the tree fell across three tower guys. That pulled the support structure toward the station building...

HAARP’s WSPR Research Campaign Yields Hundreds of Reports on 40 and 80 Meters

August 13, 2018 02:06 PM - ARRL -

Just-completed research at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitters in Gakona, Alaska, successfully took advantage of the WSPR digital protocol and the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network (WSPRnet) on July 30 through August 1. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Space Physics Group researcher and HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen, KL3WX, told ARRL that the ...

YOTA group earns AMSAT Satellite Communicators Club Awards

August 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Faith Hannah Lea, AE4FH, reports from the YOTA Camp in South Africa, that about 20 youth members from the Camp made their first satellite contacts

NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch Sun

August 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission

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