June 18, 2018

Assigning Kosovo Z6 Call Signs “Unauthorized and Illegal,” ITU Secretary-General Says

June 18, 2018 07:28 PM - ARRL -

Kosovo, which won its battle to become a DXCC entity earlier this year, appears to have another fight on its hands. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has determined that the Z6 call sign prefix was never allocated to Kosovo. The Secretary-General issued his finding in the wake of a March 16 inquiry from Serbia, from which Kosovo declared independence 10 y...

ARRL Website, Services to be Down for Up to 4 Hours on June 20

June 18, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL website and some services will be down for maintenance for up to 4 hours on Wednesday, June 20, starting at approximately midnight EDT (0400 UTC on Thursday, June 21). During this period some or all systems may be temporarily inaccessible, including all content on the ARRL website and the ARRL Store. Logbook of The World (LoTW) and email will not be affected, nor should the ARRL Contes...

ICQPodcast - Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entries to the hobby

HRN398: Guess Who's Back

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - I'm back with my new sidekick Gwen N6GMG (she's on a trial basis). This show I talked about how I got started as a Ham, ARES and some of the events we do, and about my multi-generational HAM family

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th June, through Sunday, 17th June there were 215 countries active

VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition news

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The VP6D Ducie Island (OC-182) 2018 project is on schedule. At Visalia and Dayton we had the pleasure of meeting many of our supporters and equipment sponsors, including: DX Engineering, Elecraft, SteppIR and Arlan Communications (RadioSport headsets)

KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition news

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Topband advice by George, AA7JV. Hello TopBanders --The KH1/KH7Z will be active on 160m from Baker Island from June 27 to July 6 (note that dates are tentative and may change)

Attendance dips at Friedrichshafen's HAM RADIO 2018

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Organizers of HAM RADIO 2018 June 1-3 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, report that attendance at this year's show was down slightly from 2017

AMSAT Field Day on the satellites

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day! Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a 'picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!'

IOTA news from OPDX

June 18, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

June 17, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

ITU officially confirms: Z6 prefix is illegal

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In a repost by YT9TP (Serbia) it would appear that the International Telecommunication Union has officially confirmed use of the Z6 prefix is illegal

The Reverse Beacon Network and FT8

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - A few weeks ago, several prolific Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) nodes began spotting FT8 signals, using the combination of WSJT-X and an unreleased Aggregator Version 5

QSO Today - Raul Midon - AE3RM

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bad ass and blind is how my guest on QSO Today describes himself on his website and the release of his new jazz music album of the same name

Portable Ham Radio design fosters experiments

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - On Hackaday Al Williams WD5GNR writes again about the work of Charlie Morris ZL2CTM

VK6WIA NewsWest

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - New to Amateur Radio, this show is for YOU! This week, new amateur calls on air, a new FreeDV on-air net, courses, contests and calendar updates and that's just to whet your appetite

Free book SDR for Engineers

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Analog Devices has recently released a new 375 page text book for free called 'Software-Defined Radio for Engineers, 2018'

Beware of scammers on the Swap Shop

June 17, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Tom Adams, ZS6OMT from Potchefstroom notified SARL News that he advertised on the SARL Swap Shop for an Electronic Morse keyer and got a response from a Graham Mckinnon from Bredasdorp in the Western Cape with mobile number 083 338 0586

UFT QRP Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0600Z-0900Z, Jun 23 and 1400Z-1700Z, Jun 23

Battle of Carabobo International Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Jun 23 to 2400Z, Jun 24

His Maj. King of Spain Contest, SSB

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

ARRL Field Day

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1800Z, Jun 23 to 2100Z, Jun 24

Ukrainian DX DIGI Contest

June 17, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Jun 23 to 1200Z, Jun 24

June 16, 2018

ICQ Podcast Episode 269 - Talking Youth at Ham Radio 2018

June 16, 2018 11:30 PM - ICQ Podcast -

In this special episode, Colin M6BOY and Chris M0TCH talk to a collection of people at Ham Radio 2018 about the state of Youth Amateur Radio and ways to promote new entrees to the hobby.

We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

Propagation de K7RA

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week's report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4

W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Dear fellow radio amateur: It's our hope that you might help us spread the word about the 66th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet on Sept. 14-15th, 2018, in Schaumburg, Illinois

The Cass Awards

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH, has won the 2017 Single-Operator Cass Award. 'The Cass Awards encourage DXpedition operating excellence.'

Quake Contesters bound for Niue

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Quake Contesters will be active as E6Y at Turtle Lodge in the Makefu area on Niue Island (OC-040) between October 6-16th

Get the most up to date cloning/programming files of Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The most up to date cloning/ programming files for Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors can be found on the Icom UK D-STAR microsite

Foundations of Amateur Radio #158

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Get a Contesting Buddy There is a solitude about amateur radio. Sitting in your shack, listening to the bands, trying to locate an elusive station and if you're doing a contest then even that can be something that you do alone. Don't get me wrong, I like my own company as much as the next introvert, but there is much joy to be found in finding a companion

EURAO Newsletter June 2018

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website

Easier access to 70.5 MHz experimental band

June 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB reports a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5 MHz experimental band

June 15, 2018

Former Radio Amateur-Astronaut Named as Spain’s Minister of Science

June 15, 2018 02:45 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio operator and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Petro Duque, ex-KC5RGG/ED4ISS, has been named as the Minister of Science in the new Spanish government. Duque, 55, first went into space aboard the Shuttle Discovery in 1998, and in 2003 he spent a week on the International Space Station, carrying out Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contacts with two schoo...

The K7RA Solar Update

June 15, 2018 02:30 PM - ARRL -

Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week’s report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4. Geomagnetic conditions were quieter with average daily planetary A index declining from 11.7 to 4.4 and mid-latitude A index from 10.4 to 5.1.

Predicted solar flux is 72 on June 15-21, 75 on June 22-23, 74...

Curtis Keyer Chip Developer Jack Curtis, K6KU, SK

June 15, 2018 01:58 PM - ARRL -

The developer of the groundbreaking Curtis Morse keyer chip, John G. “Jack” Curtis, K6KU (ex-W3NSJ), of Granite Bay, California, died on June 4 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 87.

Growing up in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Curtis became fascinated with the “magic” of Amateur Radio as a youngster, and it eventually would become his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical...

SA tech site reports on YOTA

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - South African Technology site MyBroadband reports on the upcoming Youngsters On The Air event being held in August

RAC AGM at the annual Red Deer Picnic and Hamfest

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Red Deer, Alberta as part of RAC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Ofcom consults on recovering costs for satellite filings work

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today published proposals on recovering the costs of its satellite filings work from industry

Morse biggest challenge for Thai Intermediate candidates

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateur Society of Thailand President Jakkree (Jack) HS1FVL has provided an update on results of May 2018 intermediate class amateur radio exam

Mock drill exercise by State Disaster Management Authority

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Pandit, VU2DCT says: Yesterday I was called up by Maj Gen (Retd) V K Dutta ji convener National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from New Delhi regarding to participate in Mock drill exercise which was being organised at UPSDMA head quarters Lucknow (India)

ISS 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter defective

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Around mid April, the 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter onboard the ISS Columbus module stopped working

City celebrates Emergency Preparedness

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Mercer Island Radio Operators (MIRO) will be participating in the annual ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day over the weekend of June 23 to 24 at Luther Burbank Park

DX News from the ARRL

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

June 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Yes folks a really good week when the entry point for the list was raised from three to four. It’s been a long time since that happened. Anyway, most popular DX of the week was, AO18FWC who cracked 6 days out of 7 as top dog although there were quite a few more 18FWCs on air and some 18FIFAs too. There was plenty more DX out there

June 14, 2018

Space Station Digital Amateur Radio TV System Transmitter Determined to be Defective

June 14, 2018 05:25 PM - ARRL -

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) “Ham Video” digital Amateur Radio TV (DATV) transmitter on the International Space Station (ISS) is reported to be defective, with onboard repair not possible. Also known as HamTV, the DATV system stopped working in mid-April, and a subsequent test on June 1 using a second L/S band patch antenna on the Columbus module had failed. ARIS...

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Invites Technical Papers

June 14, 2018 05:03 PM -

Sweden’s SAQ Announces Annual Alexanderson Day VLF Transmission on July 1

June 14, 2018 02:10 PM - ARRL -

Sweden’s World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station SAQ Alexanderson alternator will be on the air on July 1 on 17.2 kHz for its annual Alexanderson Day transmission. Three transmissions are scheduled: Startup/tuning at 0815 UTC, message transmission at 0845 UTC; startup/tuning at 1015 UTC, message transmission at 1045 UTC, and startup/tuning at 1215 UTC, message transmission at 1245 UTC. All three ...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

June 14, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

“Field Day Antennas” is the topic of the latest (June 7) 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 hims...

RSGB release Wireless Power Transmission information

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU WRC-19 briefing slides on Wireless Power Transmission for Electric Vehicles WPT(EV) and Ofcom measurements are now available from the RSGB site

Ofcom review of directory enquiries

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published a consultation on directory enquiry (118) numbers, following a review of how people use these services, and the cost of calling them

MLandS Training Academy packed on a Tuesday evening at MLandS for Advanced Exam

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A family of three travelled some 120 miles from Norfolk, another individual from Wiltshire and one from West Sussex to take their Amateur Radio Advanced Exam at Martin Lynch’s Training Academy in Staines-upon-Thames. In total, eleven people took the exam and the pass rate was extremely high with only two just missing the grade on line

Huge dust storm on Mars

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Yesterday, NASA lost contact with the Opportunity Mars rover as a ferocious dust storm spreads around the Red Planet

Essex Skills Night and Tabletop Sale at Danbury Monday

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - On Monday, June 18, both Essex Skills Night and the CARS Radio and Electronics Tabletop Sale will take place in the Danbury Village Hall

K8CX'S 2018 Dayton HamVention Photo Gallery

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - This is Tom's 22nd consecutive year for the gallery, and it contains 392 photos taken this year at the Crowne Plaza, various events and hospitality suites. There are now close to 5692 Dayton photos on HamGallery

ARISS contact planned for school in Serbia

June 14, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Tehnicka Skola Zajecar, Zajecar, Serbia

June 13, 2018

ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Full Results Now Available

June 13, 2018 06:02 PM - ARRL -

Full results and Accuracy Index Tables for the 2018 ARRL International DX Contest CW have been posted to the ARRL website.

New WRTC Awards - WRTC Sprint

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The World Radiosport Team Championship takes place from July 14 until July 15 in parallel to the IARU HF Championship. 63 teams will be competing from identical sites south of Berlin

Support ARRL as you shop Amazon Smile for Father’s Day

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice

Radio club celebrates 80 years of communication

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Newton Daily News meets up with three members of Newton Amateur Radio Association, John Orjias KE0LCS, Chuck Wagoner K0WAG and John Nelson K0IO, at Starbucks

New team takes over Kletskous space frame development

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - At the AMSAT SA Kletskous annual face to face team meeting a new team was appointed to take over the Kletskous Space Frame development and manufacture from the Cape Town based team

NASA to hold teleconference on Martian dust storm

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event

Jeri Ellsworth AI6TK talk at AMSAT/TAPR banquet

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - George Byrkit K9TRV has released a video of the talk given by Jeri Ellsworth AI6TK at the AMSAT/TAPR banquet during Hamvention 2018

Dutch regulator acts against repeater abuse

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - VERON reports inspectors from the Netherlands Radiocommunications Agency acted last week against a young man who transmitted on PI2NOS 70cm Repeater without a license

CEPT discuss ham radio 50 MHz band and Wireless Power Transfer

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Conference Preparatory Group Project Team D meeting 6 (CPG PTD#6) is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, June 12-15

Awarding commercial radio licences for Bristol and Ipswich

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has announced the two successful applicants who have been awarded the re-advertised commercial radio licences for Bristol and Ipswich

IOTA news from the DARC

June 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

June 12, 2018

Reverse Beacon Network Beta Testing Separate Spot Stream for FT8

June 12, 2018 06:37 PM - ARRL -

As a beta test, the popular Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) has announced that it’s now offering a separate telnet feed for FT8 spots (telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001), in addition to the current spot feed (telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7000), which will be repurposed to handle only CW and RTTY spots. In addition, a beta version of Aggregator Version 5 that can handle FT8 spots received from WS...

Reverse Beacon Network Beta Testing Separate Spot Stream for FT8

June 12, 2018 06:37 PM - ARRL -

As a beta test, the popular Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) has announced that it’s now offering a separate telnet feed for FT8 spots (telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7001), in addition to the current spot feed (telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7000), which will be repurposed to handle only CW and RTTY spots. In addition, a beta version of Aggregator Version 5 that can handle FT8 spots received from WS...

Support ARRL as You Shop Amazon Smile for Father’s Day

June 12, 2018 03:42 PM - ARRL -

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, we invite you to shop at AmazonSmile and choose American Radio Relay League Inc. (ARRL) as your charity of choice. With every purchase you make at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL. This helps the League to extend its reach in public service, advocacy, education, technology, and membership. Amazon has a ...

A Fresh Voice for Broadcast Reporter Jamie Dupree, NS3T

June 12, 2018 02:47 PM -

Canadian Radio Amateurs Petition Parliament to End Deliberate Interference

June 12, 2018 02:37 PM -

Sable Island DXpedition - behind the scenes

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The 2016 CY9C DXpedition team has been quietly working behind the scenes with Parks Canada attempting to gain permission to mount a significant DXpedition to Sable Island CY0. This effort began more than a year ago

Radio ham's drone talk in press

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateur Stephen Prior M6ESY of Southampton University talked about Drones at the Cheltenham Science Festival, He described new and creative ways of using and designing drones, and the huge potential for these uncrewed aerial vehicles. although the press reports seemed to focus solely on potential terrorist uses

Pune radio hams get press coverage

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Pune Mirror newspaper reports on a meeting of radio amateurs in the city last weekend

Online petition about radio interference

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - RAC report Radio Amateurs in Quebec have told them of a petition involving a radio station that is 'generating interference on purpose'

Maritime Mobile with UK Intermediate Licence

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Have been on a number of Cruise ships, mostly with RCCL. Having a UK Intermediate Licence cannot work outside of UK, but even with a full licence the majority of cruise ships won't allow RF

Ham's 'novel' pastime a DX turn-off!

June 12, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - East Yorkshire radio ham Steve Anderson G0EAT has discovered the best antidote for poor mental health - burning the midnight oil to write a 120,000-word thriller instead of indulging his other passion of trying to work DX on Top Band!

June 11, 2018

CAMSAT Offers More Details on New Satellites, One Carrying HF Transponders

June 11, 2018 09:14 PM - ARRL -

CAMSAT, China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, has offered additional details about the three Amateur Radio satellites it plans to launch later this year. Two of the satellites, designated CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will offer HF capability. CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, told ARRL that the 6U CAS-5A will carry two HF transponders and two V/UHF transponders. T...

Iranian Radars Showing Up on 10 Meters

June 11, 2018 05:27 PM - ARRL -

While 10 meters has not been the hottest band in the Amateur Radio toolkit of late, Iran apparently has found it an ideal spot to operate various radars. The interference was audible in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) and perhaps elsewhere in the world.

“Iranian radars were very active on our 10-meter band every day [in May],” reported IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Coordin...

Selection of Schools/Groups to Host Contacts with Space Station Narrowed to Seven

June 11, 2018 01:50 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that five schools and two organizations have advanced to the next stage of planning to host Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS in the first half of next year. A review team of teachers from the ARISS-US Education Committee selected proposals, moving the process into phase 2.

“ARISS’s primary goal is to engage people in scien...

ARRL Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

June 11, 2018 12:39 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the scholarships it administers.

The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship 

Theodore Parker, N1HW, of Ripley, ME 

The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship 

Owen R. Cruise, N0WEN, of San Diego, CA

Angela S. Felver, W3STR, of Fairless Hills, PA

Skyler T. Fennell, KD0WHB, of Denver, CO

Anna J. Veal, W0ANT, of Littleton, CO

The ARRL Rocky M...

Sprite storm over Europe produces 'decapitated jellyfish'

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - This weekend, a powerful thunderstorm over central Europe produced a furious outburst of sprites unlike anything local observers had seen before

RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin program

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - To commemorate our 25th Anniversary, Radio Amateurs of Canada launched the special RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin program in May. Under the program, individuals who pledge donations to RAC of $100 or more receive a special serialized coin commemorating RAC’s 25th anniversary

June GEO Newsletter available for download

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The June PDF of the weather satellite publication GEO Newsletter produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download

ICQ Podcast - 2 HF Rigs, some SDR and WRTC

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature covers interviews from Ham Radio 2018 with Kenwood, Yaesu, ELAD and the World Radio Team Championship

IARUMS: Iran radars on ham radio 28 MHz band

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports Iranian radars have been very active in the Amateur Radio primary 28 MHz (10m) band every day

Ham College 41

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Ham College episode 41 is now available for download. General Amateur Radio Exam questions part 12. Digital Modes part 4, HF Antennas part 2

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd/June, through Sunday, 10th/June there were 203 countries active

Could a new Entry Level Licence boost VHF/UHF activity?

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Activity on the 144 MHz and higher bands is at its lowest for decades at a time when commercial interests are prepared to pay £1 million per MHz annually for spectrum

AMSAT Joe talks CubeSats

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Video by Randy Hall K7AGE of AMSAT-NA President Joe Spier K6WAO talking about CubeSats on the beach at the SEA-PAC hamfest

IOTA news from OPDX

June 11, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

WAB 50 MHz Phone

June 11, 2018 12:11 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0800Z-1400Z, Jun 17

June 10, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Try Thailand's ham radio exams online

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Thailand's communications regulator NBTC has made the sample amateur radio exams available online for you to try

The great FT8 debate

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In his blog Dominic Smith M0BLF gives his take on the great FT8 debate

Revised fees for mobile operators to use 900 and 1800 MHz spectrum

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published a consultation to revise the annual licence fees which mobile operators have to pay for use of the 900 and 1800 MHz mobile spectrum

QSO Today - John Stanley, K4ERO

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - My QSO Today is with John Stanley, K4ERO, a frequent contributor of articles about antenna design and performance to QST, QEX, the ARRL Antenna Book, and the ARRL Handbook

Hammies Sprint this afternoon

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Hammies Sprint is a fun activity to promote contacts between Hammies and radio amateurs in Southern African countries with an emphasis on ZU stations and takes place from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC this afternoon with phone activity between 7 063 to 7 100 and 7 130 to 7 200 kHz

EURAO Party Spring 2018: discover the WARC bands: 12m

June 10, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: 'discover the WARC bands: 12m'

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