October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 03:08 PM - ARRL -
ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service distribution centers in the Houston region of the state, damaging some sorting machines. This is delaying delivery to many members in that area. They are processing mail out, but there are de...
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October 16, 2019 01:43 PM - ARRL -
The long-planned Pitcairn Island VP6R DXpedition is set to get under way by October 18. Thirteen team members will be arriving by ship on the South Pacific island on October 17. All of the team’s cargo is already at the operating site.
“We will work hard that first day to get as many antennas up as possible to get on the air by the end of the day, Thursday, October 17,” the VP6R team announced ...
October 16, 2019 01:34 PM - ARRL -
The American Red Cross Puerto Rico Chapter renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with the ARRL Puerto Rico Section on October 10, citing mutually beneficial experiences during recent emergency and disaster responses, especially to hurricanes Irma and María in 2017. María left the island without power and telecommunications, and the Red Cross in the US asked ARRL to help provide Amateur Radio ...
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Neil Smith G4DBN has released the PowerPoint slides for a talk he gave to the RSGB Convention titled 'I can HEAR it, why won’t it decode?' at the RSGB Convention
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Boat That Rocks will be rocking this weekend as we bring you another fabulous RADIO CAROLINE NORTH broadcast, LIVE from our historic radio-ship Ross Revenge on the River Blackwater
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) has been employed to monitor California wildfires
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The 44th Ham Radio Exhibition at Friedrichshafen attracted 14300 visitors, among them around 27 Emergency Communicators from 14 countries who attended the IARU meeting for Emergency Communicators on Friday, June 21, 2019
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A petition calling on the BBC to reinstate its internet radio stations to third-party apps has attracted nearly 2,000 signatures
October 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019 11:48 PM - ARRL -
By all credible and reliable accounts, the State of California has not turned its back on Amateur Radio as an emergency communication resource nor have established repeater owners been asked to remove their equipment from state-owned sites unless they pay sizeable fees. The California controversy, inflamed by a viral YouTube video, stemmed from a California Department of Forestry and Fire Prote...
October 15, 2019 04:15 PM -
October 15, 2019 04:02 PM - ARRL -
SCS, the company that created PACTOR, has unveiled software that offers the ability to monitor the content of PACTOR 1, 2, and 3 transmissions over the air. The free PMON software runs under the Linux operating system. A software version to monitor PACTOR 4 is scheduled to become available next year. PMON will offer “thorough observation and documentation of all presently available PACTOR 1, 2,...
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - For the first time, amateur astronomers are beginning to clearly see the tail of interstellar Comet Borisov, the first known active comet from another star system
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Join us in celebrating UN Day on October 24 at the World Heritage Grimeton!
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham have posted a report on the successful RSGB Convention that took place on the weekend of October 12-13
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham have interviewed RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX about his proposal for a Beginners Amateur Radio licence
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Today, the Homebrew Heroes Award Program announced its first annual recipient, Hans Summers, G0UPL
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The first video of the talks given to the AMSAT-UK Colloquium, part of the RSGB Convention, on October 12-13 has now been released on YouTube
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Region 1 Youth Working Group is excited to announce that our famous December YOTA Month will happen again this year
October 15, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Jamboree On The Air (JOTA), where Scouts and Guides from all over the world make contact with each other through amateur radio, will take place this weekend, October 19-20
October 14, 2019
October 14, 2019 11:21 PM - ARRL -
The Homebrew Heroes Award Program has announced its first annual recipient. He is Hans Summers, G0UPL, of East Sussex in the UK. The annual award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who help define the frontiers of Amateur Radio technology through the long-standing tradition of constructing their own equipment.
“Our Steering Committee sought the advice of an anonymous selection com...
October 14, 2019 12:55 PM - ARRL -
A preview of the more than 230 items going on the block this week in the 14th annual ARRL Online Auction is now open. Bidding begins on Thursday, October 17, at 10 AM EST (1400 UTC), and the auction will continue through Thursday, October 24, closing at 10 PM EST (Friday, October 25, at 0200 UTC).
The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipment, and ...
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Final reminder that EI0JOTA will be active from the Larch Hill Scout Centre in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains as part of the international JOTA weekend from the 18th to 20th October
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG 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 is Homebrew Heroes
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - It’s official. The Hilderstone Radio Society is the best radio club in the United Kingdom! The Radio Society of Great Britain gave the club the award at a radio convention
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Have you contacted your local Voortrekker Commando or Scout Group to assist with CQ Hou Koers on Saturday 19 October or Jamboree-on-the Air from 18 to 20 October?
October 14, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - October marks the 14th Anniversary of AmateurLogic.TV. We celebrate the event by awarding one lucky viewer an Icom IC-7300 transceiver with all the accessories you need for a complete HF station
October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Jay, AA4FL, will be active as J6/AA4FL between October 21-28th. His main visit to the island is primarily as a member of the J68MD CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th) team
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - We are consulting on a request from Milton Keynes-based community radio station, Secklow Sounds, to change its ‘key commitments’.
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Richard Factor, WA2IKL, joined the amateur radio ranks 60 years ago, and was inspired by the technology dreams of the popular science fiction writers of that era
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the mysterious chirps on 3510 kHz USB that have been noted every evening since September 25
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th October, through Sunday, 13th October there were 212 countries active
October 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
October 13, 2019 05:24 AM - ICQ Podcast -
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG 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 is Homebrew Heroes.
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- OR Prefix Celebrates Belgium Princess Birthday - US radio ham flies to UK to present First Class Operator Club Honor - SOTA Mountain Goat Award - Ofcom 2018/19 Annual Report - GB3JV London TV Repeater - Melbourne QRP by the Bay - HAREC exams at HAMEXPO show 12 October 2019
October 12, 2019
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Several weeks have gone by since the Licence Conditions Changes and still we see on social media and hear on the bands hams just realising some of the changes
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday October 13th 2019 continues an Amateur Radio News tradition which began in Perth in 1931, by the Western Australian Wireless Institute, signing as vk6WI
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The AMSAT-UK Colloquium takes place this weekend in Milton Keynes and the talks will be streamed live to a global audience
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - As you might know I enjoy doing contests, actually that's an understatement; I LOVE doing contests. I think that they represent an excellent way to learn about operating procedure, propagation, band selection, antenna direction, callsign recognition and dealing with adverse operating environments. In short, I think that contesting teaches you lots about amateur radio in a very short time
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Noronha Contest Group will be active as PY0F from Fernando de Noronha Island (SA-003) during the CQWW DX SSB Contest (October 26-27th), possibly as a Multi-Single/High-Power entry but not yet decided
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Addison County Amateur Radio Association in Vermont sets up a radio station, to communicate with other operators elsewhere and to talk with the public about what they do and how you can get involved
October 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - John, W5JON, will once again be active as V47JA from his Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies vacation home, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, between October 16-22nd
October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 04:09 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.
October 11, 2019 02:59 PM - ARRL -
No sunspots appeared over the past week, and in the prior week there were only two days with sunspots, so average daily sunspot number declined from 3.1 to 0.
Average daily solar flux nudged higher, but just barely, from 67.6 to 67.8.
Geomagnetic indicators were much lower this week, with average daily planetary A index retreating from 14.4 to 6.3, while the mid-latitude average went from 11 to 5...
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Jacek SP5EAQ (VK9NE), Mek SP7VC (VK9NC) and Marcin SP5ES (VK9NG) will be active from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October and November
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The most popular DX was undoubtedly mounted by the Italian DXpedition Team, A82X for CW + SSB and A82Z for Digital, both Liberia. The other most sought after DX was ZK3A, Tokelau Is. Me, I’ve spent a fair bit of time getting to grips with DXLab suite of programs. I have been using Ham Radio Deluxe but something seems awry with the support site
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Mark your calendar. One month from today, the tiny black form of Mercury will cross the disk of the sun--a rare transit that happens only 13 times each century
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest ITU News Magazine it's all devoted to Spectrum Managing and, among many others, there is an article from David Sumner K1ZZ
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Japan introduced its entry level Class 4 licence in the the late 1950's, it would prove to be the world's most successful category of amateur radio licence, taken by over 3 million people
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - It's been estimated that since the introduction of UK Foundation in 2002 some 40% of local clubs have run training courses, but what if you live in areas served by the other 60%?
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - On October 8 the BBC TV show Spotlight featured an item about the amateur radio contact between pupils at Bampton Primary School (GB4BPS) and astronaut Drew Morgan KI5AAA (NA1SS) on the ISS
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A New York amateur radio operator is facing the prospect of a major fine from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for deliberately interfering with other radio amateur operations
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The next Exercise will take place during the 12th – 13th October 2019 – Expected Operating Times 08:00 to 17:00 – UTC
October 11, 2019 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands
October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019 12:00 PM -
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Sandton and Hammies ARCs are hosting the SARL Day of the Radio Amateur over the weekend of 3 to 5 April 2020
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - We are pleased to announce our pilot station network for the Pitcairn Island DXpedition. Our pilot station system is in place to relay your reports, concerns, and advise to us through our pilot stations
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom research on how people use their mobile phone sheds new light on people’s experiences of making calls and getting online on the move. Ofcom’s Mobile Matters report analyses how around 150,000 people used their Android phone between 1 January and 31 March 2019 – helping Ofcom to understand mobile users’ changing needs
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The 'DXCC Most Wanted' entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 2nd
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Mediterraneo DX Club (MDXC) will be active as D68CCC from Comoros Island (AF-007) between October 21st and November 2nd
October 10, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - An on-line registration rate for the 37th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting, Friday through Sunday, October 18-20, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia, is available through October 11, 2019 per the following schedule
October 09, 2019
October 09, 2019 04:56 PM - ARRL -
ARES volunteers in Hawaii took the opportunity of the 2019 Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 6 (UTC) to test Winlink radio messaging to the US mainland, using the KH6YY (KH6J) contest station on O’ahu. One of the premier contest stations in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, KH6YY offers a commanding propagation path over an expanse of saltwater.
“You have to start with digital modes somew...
October 09, 2019 04:53 PM - ARRL -
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has published changes to the Amateur Radio license conditions, effective on September 21. According to the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), all restrictions on emission modes have been removed for all licensees, and restrictions on permitted transmission bandwidths have been lifted for all licensees on all bands allowed for each lic...
October 09, 2019 04:42 PM - ARRL -
In Greene County, Ohio, one public official not only observed the ARES Simulated Emergency Test (SET) this month but participated in it with Greene County ARES (GCARES). Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS (“Greene County Sheriff”), checked in when the Resource Net Control, Bob Baker, N8ADO, of Beavercreek, called for volunteers. Although the suggested scenario called for only using simp...
October 09, 2019 04:32 PM -
October 09, 2019 11:32 AM - ARRL -
[UPDATED 2019-10-09 @ 1647 UTC to reflect that individual was not a member of the DXpedition team.] Due to the illness of an Island resident, the ZK3A Tokelau Islands DXpeditionthe operation has shut down a couple of days ahead of schedule.
“ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE FINE!” said an announcement on the ZK3A website. “A person on the island is ill. So, they have sent the boat there early to get this pe...
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Broadcaster KUNC reports that a little-known radio station in Fort Collins might one day save the world
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Who needs sunspots?
Yesterday, the spotless sun sparked an outburst of Arctic auroras right in the middle of Solar Minimum
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the MFJ amateur radio RigPi Station Server
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault G4SWX has set out his proposal for a new Entry Level amateur radio licence
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham reports on the successful Amateur Radio contact between Bampton School in Devon (GB4BPS) and astronaut Drew Morgan KI5AAA (NA1SS) on the ISS that took place on October 8
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Norman G4AYU wrote: Just been posted on the BBC Archive twitter account. It's an old video from 1949 featuring G8IG and ZS1PK
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Her six massive transmitters may be quiet, but she is far from silent. Amateur radio operators routinely talk to the world from station WC8VOA in West Chester, Ohio, located about 25 miles north of Cincinnati. This former VOA relay station is now a museum with collections from the Gray History of Wireless Radios; Powel Crosley Jr., and Cincinnati radio and TV broadcasting history; and the Voice of America
October 09, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
October 08, 2019
October 08, 2019 05:08 PM -
October 08, 2019 03:24 PM - ARRL -
Southern Rocker Larry “LJ” Junstrom, K4EB, died on October 6. He was reported to be 70.
Junstrom was a founding member and bassist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, although he left the group before it recorded its first album. He’s better known as a member of another Southern Rock band, 38 Special, with which he performed from 1977 until retiring in 2014.
“The Big Man on the Big Bass has left us,” said a sta...
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Amateur Radio clubs across the country for our Liability Insurance Program for 2020
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Czech radioclub 'CRC' organized a subregional YOTA camp called 'Weekend of Experiencies' from September 27-29
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - ABC News article about radio amateur Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI says 'NASA considers this 80-year-old radio buff part of the astronaut family'
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - On or about October 9, AO-7 will enter a period of full illumination that will last until approximately December 2
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The QRPersNZ Group is alive and well, and operating a weekly net on Thursday nights at 0800 UTC on 3.690mHz
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Melbourne QRP by the Bay is coming up next month – Saturday 2 November at 3pm. It's an occasional gathering of homebrewers, QRPers and portable operators
October 08, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - All radio amateurs use coax and often quite a bit of it. Not only is it used for connecting between units in the shack, but it is also used, normally as the feeder of choice for taking the transmitter power to the antenna and conversely the received signals from the antenna to the receiver
October 07, 2019
October 07, 2019 08:08 PM - ARRL -
The ARRL Public Relations Committee is seeking ARRL members’ assistance in recognizing print, radio, and television/multimedia news stories that have best showcased Amateur Radio this year. Nominations are open for the 2019 Bill Leonard Award, which honors professional journalists or journalistic teams whose outstanding coverage highlights the enjoyment, importance, and public service value of ...
October 07, 2019 08:06 PM - ARRL -
The long-awaited World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) gets under way on October 28 in Egypt and continues until November 22. The Conference Preparatory Meeting Report provides details on the technical, operational, regulatory, and procedural matters that delegates to the international gathering will consider. Amateur Radio’s 50 MHz allocation in ITU Region 1 (Europe, the Middle Eas...
October 07, 2019 07:58 PM - ARRL -
When she turned 80, Anna Brummer, N2FER, of Fort Edward, New York, predicted she would live to be 100. On September 27, she topped her own forecast by 5 years, as she celebrated her birthday at the Fort Hudson Nursing Center, surrounded by family and friends. The only thing she wanted was a drink of Scotch whiskey, and the nursing home obliged, along with a slice of cake. Unit Manager Donna Hop...
October 07, 2019 04:01 PM - ARRL -
The ARRL Board of Directors’ Executive Committee (EC) will meet on October 12 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting agenda includes legal, legislative, and organizational matters as well as reports from ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR; ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, and Washington Counsel David Siddall, K3ZJ.
The EC will consider an ex parte filing on ARRL’s petition for rule making (RM-11785) to...
October 07, 2019 01:19 PM - ARRL -
The winning article for the October 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “About Impedance Matching Circuits” by Ward Silver, NØAX.
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 November issue today.
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Chris Tran GM3WOJ / ZL1CT wrote an article about getting accurate time on your PC for the GMDX Digest
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The last QRP Contest in South Africa for 2019 is on the air from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC on Saturday 12 October 2019 with CW and phone activity using 5 Watts or less
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on October 9 and 10
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin Butler (M1MRB/W9ICQ) reviews headphones from BHI Noise Cancelation Products, A Handheld Radio Programming Guide and we speak to Chris Taylor from Moonraker regarding Rola Masts, Network Radio and a Dual Band DMR Radio with Bluetooth Connectivity to any device
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The 20th General Assembly of IARU Region 2 in Lima, Peru ended on Wednesday, October 3, 2019
October 07, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Justin, G8YTZ is delighted to announce that the from 14:50 on 6th October 2019 the GB3JV Amateur TV repeater is now on the air in beacon mode. The new repeater is located in Petts Wood, Kent, and transmits on 3404MHz