August 09, 2020

Tisza Cup

August 09, 2020 12:17 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Aug 15 to 1159Z, Aug 16

August 08, 2020

USKA pays bonus to sign up new members

August 08, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - To address declining membership Switzerland's national amateur radio society USKA is paying a bonus to those who sign up new members

RSGB release Board Proceedings

August 08, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB has released the Board proceedings for January to April, 2020, and they include mention of a possible new UK Beginners amateur radio licence

Perseid meteor alert

August 08, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Earth is entering a stream of debris from giant comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower

VK6WIA NewsWest

August 08, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Newswest for Sunday the 9th of August 2020 is the contesting edition.

Foundations of Amateur Radio

August 08, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - How much do you really know about your radio? When I came across amateur radio nearly a decade ago I did a course, passed my test and got licensed. At that point I didn't have any equipment, didn't know about any, hadn't touched anything, other than the radio in the classroom, and had no idea about what to buy and how to choose

August 07, 2020

Outages Affect Receipt of Applications, FCC License Processing

August 07, 2020 08:16 PM - ARRL -

The Newington, Connecticut, US Post Office, which serves ARRL Headquarters, is without power, so ARRL is receiving little or no mail, affecting the receipt of amateur radio exam session paperwork as well as other mail and parcels. The outage is a result from damage due to Tropical Storm Isaias. In addition, the FCC electronic batch filing system was down for about 24 hours and did not process a...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

August 07, 2020 04:20 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.

 

The September Issue of Digital QST is Now Available!

August 07, 2020 04:08 PM -

Campus Radio Clubs Face an Altered Fall Landscape

August 07, 2020 03:38 PM - ARRL -

Many colleges and universities are preparing incoming students for fall classes, amid a complex landscape of re-entry plans due to COVID-19. Schools are pursuing a variety of instructional modalities, including live and asynchronous online classes, reduced-size or no in-person classes, and hybrid classes with some mix of it all. At schools where in-person attendance is allowed, the emphasis is ...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 07, 2020 12:22 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot Cycle 25 is under way. We saw one new spot on July 28 and two new ones on August 2 and 3. The daily sunspot numbers were 22 and 23 on the dates of their appearance, and the total sunspot area grew on Wednesday to 160 millionths of the visible solar disc. The total sunspot area was smaller the next day, August 6, but the daily sunspot number increased fr...

UK Intermediate

August 07, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - With 775 students at time of writing, my online Intermediate course has taken off and gaining interest

STEM clubs connecting students with space with ham radio

August 07, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Ramona Sentinel reports school students are preparing for their upcoming contact with the International Space Station via amateur radio

RSGB online ham radio exams

August 07, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Most of the available slots for the online RSGB amateur radio Foundation and Intermediate exams in September are already booked

New 2700km+ IARU Region-1 tropo record on 23cms between Ireland and the Canary Islands

August 07, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - On the 17th of July 2020, there was a tropo opening between the Canary Islands and the UK and Ireland on the VHF and UHF bands

DX News from the ARRL

August 07, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

August 06, 2020

SAQ Alexanderson Day in the Age of COVID-19

August 06, 2020 07:12 PM - ARRL -

Despite mid-summer conditions, at least seven US listeners, most of them radio amateurs, were able to copy the 17.2-kHz signal from the SAQ Alexanderson Alternator at the World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden. The July 5 transmission from the vintage electro-mechanical transmitter commemorated the annual Alexanderson Day. All told, more than 600 reception reports [report updated on 20...

Meet Up with ARRL Virtually August 7 – 9 at QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

August 06, 2020 06:56 PM -

ARRL Board Confers Awards and Recognitions

August 06, 2020 02:36 PM -

August 05, 2020

New England Division Convention Canceled Due to COVID-19

August 05, 2020 06:03 PM - ARRL -

Initially scheduled for July, the Northeast HamXposition, host of the 2020 ARRL New England Division Convention, was moved back to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the in-person event is off until next summer, although some activities will take place online this year. Renamed before the 2019 show, the Northeast HamXposition has succeeded the long-running annual Boxboro hamfest...

Radio Amateur Takes Part in Historic First Commercial Human Spaceflight to ISS

August 05, 2020 03:45 PM - ARRL -

Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, was one of two NASA astronauts who made spaceflight history over the weekend. Behnken and Doug Hurley were the first astronauts since the 1970s to make a water landing, after their Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. On May 30, the pair made history as the first live crew to be launched into space in a commercial vehicle, for a stay on the Int...

ARRL Volunteer Monitors Recognize Good Operators

August 05, 2020 03:39 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Volunteer Monitors recognized 13 operators in 10 states with Good Operator letters during the second quarter of 2020. Among the operators recognized were CW and SSB operators on 20 and 40 meters, outstanding net operators on 2 meters (including a net control of the Central Indiana SKYWARN Net), and an operator on 40 meters who demonstrated exemplary courtesy and assistance to amateurs with...

Smartphone app helps identify unknown data modes

August 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - There's an incredible amount of radio signals. It's impossible to know them all, let alone recognize them. So why not get help from SignalID?

Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

August 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes deserving Amateurs by appointments to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Call sign changes in Australia

August 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's radio amateurs are no longer forced to change call sign when they upgrade to a higher level of licence or move to a different part of the country

BBC programme on pirate radio

August 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations exploded on to Britain's FM airwaves. Unlike their seafaring swinging 60s forerunners, these pirates broadcast from London's estates and tower blocks to create a platform for black music in an era when it was shut out by legal radio and ignored by the mainstream music industry

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

August 05, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

August 04, 2020

U3A ham radio meeting

August 04, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The U3A, an organisation aimed at older people, is holding an online meeting for amateur radio operators on August 13 from 2-3pm

Solar Cycle 25 is Coming to Life

August 04, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - There's no longer any doubt. Solar Cycle 25 is coming to life

Radio Spectrum Interference complaints consultation

August 04, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Eire's communications regulator ComReg has published their response and decision to the consultation on managment of radio spectrum interference complaints

New Zealand introduce licence for the supply of transmitting equipment

August 04, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - RSM have released details of how to apply for a licence to supply Radio Transmitters and obligations for a permitted person to supply unrestricted two-way radios

Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio

August 04, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio was set up in the Martello Tower at Abbey Street in Howth, Co. Dublin by the late Pat Herbert in 2003

August 03, 2020

Slow-Scan Television Activity August 4 – 5 from ISS will Commemorate Apollo-Soyuz

August 03, 2020 06:13 PM -

Hurricane Watch Net Reactivates as Hurricane Warning Posted for the Carolinas

August 03, 2020 06:10 PM - ARRL -

With the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expecting Tropical Storm Isaias to become a hurricane again later today and make landfall this evening, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) reactivated at 1600 UTC on 14.325 MHz. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said the net will shift operations at 2300 UTC to 7.268 MHz, where it will remain until no longer needed by the NHC. A hurricane warning is in effect...

Why hobby electronics is a great thing to take up

August 03, 2020 10:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Deccan Herald reports nothing is more satisfying than using a piece of electronic equipment built at home

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

August 03, 2020 10:16 AM - Southgate ARC - This week the Mid Ulster ARC conitinues on Tuesday evening with Victor Mitchell Gi4 ONL on the topic of The History and Appreciation of Morse code

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 03, 2020 10:16 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 26th/July, through Sunday, 2nd/August there were 197 countries active.

7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station approved

August 03, 2020 10:16 AM - Southgate ARC - 8J1YAB, 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club Experience station has been approved by Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications on 3rd August, 2020.

IOTA news from OPDX

August 03, 2020 10:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

August 02, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 02, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Carole Perry - WB2MGP

August 02, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Carole Perry, WB2MGP, was my guest in episode 51, five years ago this week. Carole leads a Youth Forum at the major hamfests every year including Dayton and Huntsville

Ham College episode 67

August 02, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Extra Class Exam Questions – Part 5 E1E Volunteer examiner program: definitions, qualifications, preparation and

FT8 experiment on 40 MHz - 1st to 15th August 2020

August 02, 2020 11:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Between the 1st and 15th of August 2020, LY2YR and S50B will be experimenting with the FT8 digital mode on the new 8-metre band

ICQ Podcast Episode 330 - Organising a SOTA Weekend

August 02, 2020 07:39 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 Organising a SOTA Weekend.

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

- Australian Call Sign Structure - ARRL - What's wrong with ham radio? - Unauthorized Transmissions in 144 MHz Satellite Allocation - HobbyKing Fined Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters - High school Marine Buoy Transmitter Now Active on 20m WSPR - QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo - SOTA Day 2020 (Austrian) - RASA’s QTC Magazine Moves to Fully Electronic

August 01, 2020

VK6WIA NewsWest

August 01, 2020 05:16 PM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 2nd August 2020 is the New Amateurs episode, where we welcome those who are new to the hobby, and provide information that new Hams may find useful

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL

August 01, 2020 05:16 PM - Southgate ARC - Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for June-July, 2020 (23rd June to 22nd July, 2020) are as follows

Foundations of Amateur Radio

August 01, 2020 05:16 PM - Southgate ARC - First Digital DX contact! The other day day I managed my first DX contact using a new mode, FT8. It wasn't very far away, all of 2600 km or so, but it evoked memories of my first ever on-air DX contact nearly a decade ago. I should say thank you to YD3YOG for my 15m contact, fitting because my first ever was also on 15m as I recall. Unfortunately I never did log my first

July 31, 2020

The Space Weather Woman

July 31, 2020 08:16 PM - Southgate ARC - Two New Bright Regions and A Return to Mars - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

The Solar Minimum Superstorm of 1903

July 31, 2020 08:16 PM - Southgate ARC - Don't let Solar Minimum fool you. Superstorms are possible even during the "quiet" phase of the solar cycle

DX News from the ARRL

July 31, 2020 08:16 PM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

July 31, 2020 06:35 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.

Power Out at ARRL Headquarters

July 31, 2020 05:02 PM - ARRL -

Power is out at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, due to the failure of a nearby power transformer. It is not known how long the outage will last.

HQ will have very limited call-answering capabilities. All member-facing systems are on natural gas generators, however, and will not be affected, unless the power situation worsens and HQ telecommunication providers are affected.

Personnel ...

Hurricane Watch Net Activating as Hurricane Isaias Approaches US East Coast

July 31, 2020 03:07 PM - ARRL -

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) activated on 14.325 MHz on July 31 at 1500 UTC as Hurricane Isaias [pronounced: ees-ah-EE-ahs] heads toward the US on an uncertain trajectory.  The Volusia County, Florida, and State emergency operations centers were reported at a Level 3 (Monitoring) status.

“For years I’ve said, ‘Just when you think you have Mother Nature figured out, she changes her mind,’” HWN M...

The K7RA Solar Update

July 31, 2020 01:16 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Finally, sunspots have returned! Two sunspots now are visible, both from new Solar Cycle 25. The daily sunspot number was 11 for July 21-27, rising to 22 for July 28-30.

Recently, we have noticed an improvement in propagation due to seasonal sporadic-E activity.

Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 3.1 to 14.1 this week, and average daily solar flux edged up f...

July 30, 2020

RADIO EMMA TOC WORLD SERVICE - GLOBAL REQUEST SHOW

July 30, 2020 08:18 PM - Southgate ARC - End of the month, so - time for another Radio Emma Toc World Service programme! Something slightly different this time - a one hour request show with music all chosen by our listeners, so a wide variety.

ARRL Foundation Awards Grant to The University of Alabama Huntsville

July 30, 2020 07:07 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Foundation has awarded $510 to the University of Alabama Huntsville's Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education. The grant will be used to get university students licensed, and then integrate amateur radio communication protocols into extant models used for cybersecurity testing for industrial system controls. Analysis will be done on how well these protocols operate in this sett...

Nomination Signatures Sent via Email or Mail May Be Submitted for ARRL Offices

July 30, 2020 01:38 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Ethics & Elections Committee has announced that it will be acceptable in pending and future ARRL Director/Vice Director and Section Manager (SM) elections to submit nomination signatures that have been sent via email or mail, under these guidelines:

  • Petition copies must be made from the original form supplied by ARRL.

  • Forms must be exactly the same on both sides (i.e, autobiographical ...

July 29, 2020

ISWL callsigns for August 2020

July 29, 2020 06:17 PM - Southgate ARC - The following International Short Wave League (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month of August 2020

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

July 29, 2020 06:17 PM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Tony's 10m Band Report

July 29, 2020 06:17 PM - Southgate ARC - During the week conditions were not so good. There was still some DX about for example D1DX (Russia), ER4DX (Moldova), W5W (USA, Buffalo Soldiers), NP3YL (Puerto Rico). I worked this one on FT8. And here is her picture!

Traffic-Handling Webinar Launches Ham Radio Learning Series

July 29, 2020 05:42 PM - ARRL -

A live presentation from ARRL North Texas Section Traffic Manager Aaron Hulett, K8AMH, inaugurated the new ARRL Learning Network on Tuesday, July 28. The webinar series features 30-minute presentations from experienced members covering a variety of amateur radio topics and interests. Hulett’s webinar, “Relay Stations and the Art of Traffic Handling,” introduced techniques and skills practiced b...

July 27, 2020

FCC Fines HobbyKing Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Drone Transmitters

July 27, 2020 06:39 PM - ARRL -

The FCC has issued a Forfeiture Order (FO) calling for HobbyKing to pay a fine of $2,861,128 for marketing drone transmitters that do not comply with FCC rules. An FCC Enforcement Bureau investigation stemmed in part from a 2017 ARRL complaint that HobbyKing was selling drone transmitters that operated on amateur and non-amateur frequencies, in some instances marketing them as amateur radio equ...

ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Seeks Papers

July 27, 2020 02:16 PM -

July 26, 2020

DXCC Country/Entity Report

July 26, 2020 07:16 PM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 19th/July, through Friday, 25/July there were 186 countries active.

AMSAT Partners with University of Maine WiSe-Net Lab to Develop State’s First CubeSat

July 26, 2020 02:59 PM - ARRL -

The University of Maine Wireless Sensing Laboratory (WiSe-Net Lab) and AMSAT have signed an agreement to collaborate on building and operating MESAT1, Maine’s first small satellite. Carrying an amateur radio payload in addition to science payloads, MESAT1 is set to launch sometime in the next 3 years under NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI), which provides opportunities for nanosatellite s...

Batavia FT8 Contest

July 26, 2020 12:16 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Aug 1 to 2359Z, Aug 2

July 25, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio

July 25, 2020 04:16 PM - Southgate ARC - When was the last time you told anyone anything about your hobby? What about someone who isn't also an amateur?

Tony's 10m Band Report

July 25, 2020 04:16 PM - Southgate ARC - Not a particularly good week on 10m. No exotic DX about really, the odd special station for example DP70DARC celebrating 70 years DARC e.V. (Germany), PI75ZUT again (Holland). 7V1ND (Algeria) was popular.

Hurricane Watch Net Activates for Hurricane Hanna

July 25, 2020 02:13 PM - ARRL -

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has activated for Hurricane Hanna, the first hurricane of the Atlantic Hurricane season. The storm is poised to make landfall along the Gulf of Mexico. A Category 1 storm, Hanna has maximum sustained winds of 75 MPH. As of 1200 UTC, the storm was about 90 miles east-northeast of Port Mansfield, Texas, and about 100 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas.

“The...

July 24, 2020

ARRL Board Meets in Remote Electronic Meeting

July 24, 2020 08:41 PM - ARRL -

Due to travel and gathering restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ARRL Board of Directors met on Friday, July 17, 2020 in a remote session, using the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

During this session, the Board took the following actions:

  • Accepted the final recommendations of the Band Planning Committee. Committee chair and ARRL First Vice President Mike Raisbeck, K1TW...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

July 24, 2020 03:57 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.

 

The K7RA Solar Update

July 24, 2020 02:10 PM -

July 23, 2020

High School Marine Buoy Transmitter Now Active on 20-Meter WSPR

July 23, 2020 06:57 PM - ARRL -

Phil Karn, KA9Q; Randy Standke, KQ6RS, and members of the Mount Carmel High School Amateur Radio Club (MCHSARC) in San Diego have constructed and deployed an amateur radio marine buoy in the Pacific. The buoy, which transmits WSPR on 14.0956 MHz USB, has already been heard around the continental US, Brazil, Hawaii, Japan, Costa Rica, Australia, and South Africa.

“Over the past year, Randy and I ...

Well-Known Contester and Contest Station Builder Grady Ferguson, W5FU, SK

July 23, 2020 06:49 PM - ARRL -

 A well-known contester and the co-builder of contest stations in Texas and Nevada, Grady Ferguson, W5FU (ex-NA5R), died of COVID-19 on July 14. He was 76.

He was best known for his activities with the Texas DX Society in the 1970s and 1980s and, with Tom Taormina, K5RC, built a multioperator contest station in Texas that had a few outings before Hurricane Alicia destroyed it in 1983. In 2007, ...

Chris Brault, KD8YVJ, is 2020 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year

July 23, 2020 06:36 PM - ARRL -

Christopher “Chris” Brault, KD8YVJ, of Liberty Township, Ohio, has been selected as the 2020 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY). The son of Jocelyn, KD8VRX, and Kimberly Brault, Chris, 18, was the recipient of the 2015 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Award. A ham since 2014, he credits his father for being his guide into amateur radio, recalling watching ...

July 22, 2020

ARRL Members to Lead New 30-Minute Amateur Radio Webinar Series

July 22, 2020 08:34 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is launching a new webinar series to help introduce more members to the variety of activities and opportunities that radio amateurs enjoy. The ARRL Learning Network will offer live presentations by member-volunteers, for members. Like hamfest forums and radio club presentations, the webinars are intended to help participants get more active, involved, and engaged in amateur radio.

Presentat...

ARRL Foundation Announces 2020 Scholarship Awards

July 22, 2020 07:49 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarship awards. There were 103 awards this year, totaling $144,450. The non-profit Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has generously awarded a grant to the ARRL Foundation to match each scholarship award on a dollar-for-dollar basis, lifting the grand total of scholarships awarded to $288,900.

The ARRL Foundation General F...

More than 12,000 Register Early for QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo

July 22, 2020 04:11 PM -

July 21, 2020

Unauthorized Transmissions Reported in 144 MHz Satellite Allocation

July 21, 2020 12:02 PM - ARRL -

The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) reported unauthorized transmissions in the 144 MHz satellite segment of the 2-meter amateur radio primary allocation. DARC said that signals from illegal transmitters in the 144.010 to 144.020 MHz range are coming from “water vitalizers” or “water energizers.” The manufacturer specifies 144.015 MHz as the transmit frequency in its product description. The...

Radio Amateurs Help Air Ambulance

July 21, 2020 11:55 AM - ARRL -

Perus Radio Club Peruano (RCP) reports that Guillermo Guerra, OA4DTU/XQ3SA, and the Peruvian Relief Net assisted an air ambulance en route to Easter Island on July 9 after its satellite communication equipment failed. The aircraft was about 1,000 nautical miles from the continent, so the pilot tuned to the Peruvian Relief Net on 7100 kHz.

Net control station OA4DTU and Giancarlo Passalacqua, OA...

WWII RAF veteran GW3EJR celebrates 100th birthday

July 21, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The Tivyside Advertiser reports John Armstrong GW3EJR celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday, July 18, 2020

Tokyo Ham Fair cancelled

July 21, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The JARL has announced the largest amateur radio event in the world, the Tokyo Ham Fair, due to to held Oct 31 - Nov 1 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus

Online talk: Vector Network Analysers and 3rd Order IMD

July 21, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Alan Wolke W2AEW will be giving the online talk organised by the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society on Wednesday, July 22, at 7:30pm (1830 GMT)

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

July 21, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The next Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture happens this Tuesday evening at 7:00pm via the platform zoom

Derick Browne G4XKF SK

July 21, 2020 08:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Brighton's newspaper The Argus pays tribute to radio amateur Derick Browne G4XKF who passed away on May 2, 2020, aged 85

July 19, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - http://www.southgatearc.org/propagation/zs6bzp/july-19.htm

RASA make QTC magazine directly available as a PDF

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to requests from their readers the Radio Amateur Society of Australia have made their popular magazine QTC directly available as a free downloadable PDF

Radio Revista magazine online for everyone

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Italy's IARU member society ARI has announced its magazine Radio Revista is available free online for everyone to enjoy

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Riley Hollingsworth - K4ZDH

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, started his ham radio career in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in 1960, proceeded through law school to a career at the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC. K4ZDH tells his amateur radio story as well as his impact on the amateur radio service through his career at the FCC

Court ruling following alleged interference to internet VDSL

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - A ruling was handed down in the Reykjavík District Court on July 8, in the case of Bjarni Sverrisson, TF3GB, against the Icelandic state; Case no. E-7441/2019

AMSAT Board of Directors election packages mailed

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Brennan Price, N4QX, AMSAT Secretary reports that the ballots, candidate statements, and return envelopes for the 2020 AMSAT Board of Directors Election were prepared by Paladin Commercial Printing of Newington, Connecticut. Paladin mailed the packages from Hartford, Connecticut, on Tuesday, July 14, to members of record on July 1

AmateurLogic 145: Saturday In The Park

July 19, 2020 09:16 AM - Southgate ARC - We’ve got Summertime outdoor Ham Radio fun. Emile and friends at the W5SLA club do Field Day from a new location. Tommy’s unconventional Field Day

ICQ Podcast Episode 329 - Radio Questions Answered

July 19, 2020 07:17 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Radio Questions Answered.

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- Successful Foundation Webinar - 5000 km plus Opening on 144 MHz from Cape Verde Islands to Europe - PRESENTER OPINION: The Rebirth of HF? - The Uncertain Future of Ham Radio - Proposed Shortwave Station in Illinois Prompts an Objection - DIY Weather Satellite Ground Station - UK National Hamfest 2020 Cancelled - European SOTA Activity Day 19th September 2020 - ILLW on Track for 2020

July 18, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - It turns out last week's bulletin ARLP028 did not get posted to the ARRL web site and did not go out via the usual channels. If you need a copy, check the bulletin archive link given at the end of this bulletin (perhaps tomorrow), or email a request to the author

Unauthorized transmissions in 144 MHz satellite allocation

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - The DARC reports unauthorized transmissions are taking place in the 144 MHz satellite segment of the 2m amateur radio primary allocation

Ofcom release responses to EMF consultation

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - Responses to the Ofcom consultation: Proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) are now available

Ofcom features Amateur Radio

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom report Amateur Radio has helped keep thousands of people in the UK connected, and many have taken up the hobby during lockdown – including ten-year-old William M7WHB

VK6WIA NewsWest

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 19th July 2020 is the Club focus edition where we offer space to Amateur Radio clubs to promote themselves, their achievements and their activities. NewsWest is produced by WA AR News for listeners on-air, on-line and on-demand

NAB offers tools for stations to celebrate 100 years of radio milestones

July 18, 2020 08:17 AM - Southgate ARC - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/july/nab-offers-tools-for-stations-to-celebrate-100-years-of-radio-milestones.htm

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