November 28, 2020

ARRL Urges Members to Join in Strongly Opposing FCC’s Application Fees Proposal

November 28, 2020 12:21 AM - ARRL -

10/27/2020

ARRL will file comments in firm opposition to an FCC proposal to impose a $50 fee on amateur radio license and application fees. With the November 16 comment deadline fast approaching, ARRL urges members to add their voices to ARRL’s by filing opposition comments of their own. The FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) MD Docket 20-270 appeared in the October 15 edition of The Feder...

November 23, 2020

Dayton Hamvention Announces its 2021 Theme — “The Gathering”

November 23, 2020 07:49 PM - ARRL -

“The Gathering” will be the theme for the 2021 Dayton Hamvention®. Hamvention General Chair Rick Allnutt, WS8G, said the theme reflects what has been missing from our lives most of this year.

“We have spent the last 6 months being bound to our houses and small groups,” he said. “We are very optimistic that when May arrives, we will be allowed to get together.”

Allnut, a medical doctor with a mast...

Still Time to Apply for Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio Positions

November 23, 2020 07:42 PM - ARRL -

The deadline to apply for US Department of State Foreign Service Information Management Technical Specialists-Radio (IMTS-R) positions is December 1, 2020.

Foreign Service IMTS-Rs design, install, and maintain radio and telecommunications systems. They provide radio support for presidential, congressional, and other VIP visits. These radio specialists work from a regional location, overseas, or ...

ICQPodcast - Emergency Communications with Wade Smith, VK1MIC

November 23, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is an Interview with Wade, VK1MIC

G0KSC Antenna modelling YouTube Channel

November 23, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Justin Johnson G0KSC inventor of the LFA (Loop Fed Array) Yagi and BOLPA (Band Optimised Log Periodic Array) Log Periodic antennas amongst others, has added a new YouTube channel to help Hams become proficient in Antenna Modelling

FT8 and FT4 Lecture video

November 23, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this video, Hilton Dean W4GHD gives us a great overview of the FT8 and FT4 digital sound card modes

DXCC Country/Entity Report

November 23, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for for the week of Sunday, 15th November, through Sunday, 22nd November there were 215 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX

November 23, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

November 22, 2020

ARRL Announces Director, Vice Director Election Results

November 22, 2020 08:28 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Dakota Division will have a new Director, and the Great Lakes and Midwest Divisions will have new Vice Directors on January 1. The results of four contested elections for Director and Vice Director in three ARRL Divisions were announced on November 20, after ballots were tallied at ARRL Headquarters.

In the Dakota Division, incumbent Matt Holden, K0BBC, lost his re-election bid to chall...

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Thailand grid NK99 on QO-100 geostationary satellite

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - During November 26-28 HS0AJ/P will be active on QO-100 and the other amateur radio satellites from Grid Square NK99 in Thailand

SWL via WEB SDR and HS4

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hello, I just start a new blog to share my SWL and also my listening of LW and MW via the WEB SDR of the Netherlands

SARL QSL Bureau

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Willem, ZS6X told SARL News that the SARL QSL Bureau is operational. He goes to the NARC each Saturday to work in the bureau

Radio hams help in case of man incarcerated 40 years without trial

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateurs from the West Bengal Radio Club helped trace the family of a man who'd been languishing in a Nepali jail without trial for the past 40 years

NanoVNA presentation by David Houser KG5RDF

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - David Houser KG5RDF demonstrates how to use the $40 NanoVNA vector network analyzer. Recorded at the Cowtown Hamfest in the Forest Hill Convention Center, Forest Hill Tx. (Jan 18 2020)

Moscow Aviation Institute plans SSTV event from ISS

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Rodolfo Parisio, IW2BSF, reports that a Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) transmission event from the International Space Station is currently scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Dec. 1 starting at 12:30 UTC, ending at 18:25 UTC, and again on Wednesday, Dec. 2 starting at 11:50 UTC and ending at 18:25 UTC

Bright Comet Erasmus

November 22, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Newly-discovered Comet Erasmus (C/2020 S3) is plunging toward the sun for a December close encounter inside the orbit of Mercury.

ICQ Podcast Episode 338 - Emergency Communications with Wade Smith, VK1MIC

November 22, 2020 08:25 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s features is an Interview with Wade, VK1MIC.

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November 21, 2020

Sunspot Cycle 25 could be among the strongest ever

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports a research paper has concluded that Solar Cycle 25 will stronger than the just-ended Solar Cycle 24 and likely stronger than Solar Cycle 23

VK6WIA NewsWest

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 22nd November 2020 doesn’t have a set theme, so what we do have for you is an interesting mixed bag of subjects - people’s stories, a bit of science, a bit of history

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for September-October, 2020

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Please be advised that monthly performance of 8J17CALL, 7-CALL 30th Anniversary Special station for September-October, 2020 (23rd September to 22nd October, 2020) are as follows

IARU Region 2 member society pandemic dues relief

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Region 2 Executive Committee (R2 EC) had its fifth and last virtual meeting of 2020 on Nov 18 to complete outstanding business from its October sessions (21, 24, 28) and to approve the 2021 operating budget

G callsigns for those passing Full exam

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom allows those who pass the amateur radio Full exam to select a callsign from the old G and M call blocks including G3, G4, G5 and M5

Foundations of Amateur Radio

November 21, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - When one WSPR receiver just isn't enough - The other day during a radio play date, highly recommended activity, getting together with friends, playing radio, seeing what you can learn, we were set-up in a park to do some testing. The idea was an extension on something that I've spoken about previously, using WSPR, Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, to test the capabilities of your station

OK1WC Memorial (MWC)

November 21, 2020 03:15 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1630Z-1729Z, Nov 30

November 20, 2020

The K7RA Solar Update

November 20, 2020 04:10 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: As solar flux declined over the past week, I noticed less long-distance propagation on 10 meters reported on pskreporter.info from my local grid square, CN87. Propagation on 12 meters was quite strong, however. After 0100 UTC on November 15, transequatorial propagation was evident between East Asia and Australia on 10 meters. 

Solar activity declined dramaticall...

ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Contest is this Weekend!

November 20, 2020 03:24 PM -

New inductees to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that Maurice-André Vigneault, VE3VIG and Doug Leach, VE3XK (SK), have been named to the Hall of Fame

DEF CON ham radio talks on YouTube

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Talks from the DEF CON event are available on YouTube, they include a number of amateur radio talks from the conference's Ham Radio Village

ARRL seeks waiver of proposed FCC amateur application fees

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan

Arecibo dish to be decommissioned

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The 1,000 foot (307m) Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico, used for Amateur Radio Moonbounce (EME) communications and ionospheric experiments, is to be decommissioned

Amateur radio on BBC Radio Humberside

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB reports Martin Ambrose 2E0IMA was interviewed by Andy Comfort on BBC Radio Humberside. Martin explained why he wanted to get involved with amateur radio

RSGB's Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) launch 28 MHz study

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - RSGB's Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) has launched a new study to look at the mechanism behind long-distance inter-UK 10m propagation

DX News from the ARRL

November 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

November 19, 2020

Arizona Congresswoman Introduces National Amateur Radio Operators Day Resolution

November 19, 2020 09:28 PM - ARRL -

US Representative Debbie Lesko of Arizona has introduced a resolution designating April 18, 2021, as National Amateur Radio Operators Day, to recognize the important contributions of amateur radio operators.

“Amateur radio operators are critical in times of crisis and our communities are safer thanks to their dedication to sharing important information with the public,” Lesko said. She was appr...

New IARU Region 2 Emergency Coordinator Appointed

November 19, 2020 09:26 PM - ARRL -

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) Executive Committee has appointed Carlos A. Santamaria, CO2JC, as the new Region 2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR). He succeeds Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P, who retired after 12 years of service.

Santamaria has extensive experience serving as Federacion de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) National Emergency Network coordinator. He oversaw the netwo...

Damaged Giant Radio Telescope at Arecibo Observatory Deemed Beyond Repair

November 19, 2020 09:08 PM - ARRL -

The damaged 305-meter radio telescope at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will be decommissioned due to safety concerns, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on November 19. The iconic dish has served as a backdrop for several science fiction movies. The Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club, KP4AO, is headquartered at the research facility, and several radio amateurs are employed...

ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees

November 19, 2020 03:19 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD 20-270. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The fees, directed by Congress and imposed on all FCC-regulated services, are to recover the FCC’s costs of handli...

SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience ferries four radio amateurs to the ISS

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International Space Station (ISS)

Safe separation distance for exposure to EMF - A practical guide

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Derek Hilleard G4CQM, explains in practical terms with analysis of the implications for VHF band DX enthusiasts using yagi beam antennas regarding the OFCOM proposals to implement ICNIRP 1998/2020 recommendations here in the UK

Pella Amateur Radio Club APRS balloon spans globe

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - KNIA-KRLS reports on November 16 the Pella Amateur Radio Club’s Pella Exploring Near Space 144.39 MHz APRS balloon project, callsign WB0URW-8, had nearly spanned the globe

ARRL responds to FCC ham radio fees proposal

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL to the FCC's consultation on charging radio amateurs fees whenever they apply for or renew a license or if they study and upgrade their licence

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Tony's 10m Band Report

November 19, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Monday to Friday was a bit lean, Saturday and Sunday were much better. LU9DCE (Argentina) was on the ball again spotting and being spotted. I worked some US stations and SA stations but I’m still short 2 US states for worked all states, Wyoming and Hawaii. SSB or data mode, any band will be fine

November 18, 2020

International Broadcast Station Interference Overwhelms Hurricane Watch Net

November 18, 2020 06:50 PM - ARRL -

As Category 4 Hurricane Iota neared landfall in Central America on November 16, the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) was forced to suspend operations at 0300 UTC because of what HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, described as “deafening interference from a foreign AM broadcast station that came out of nowhere at 0200 UTC.” At the time, the net had shifted to its 40-meter frequency of 7.268 kHz, collect...

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Resilience Ferries Four Radio Amateurs to the ISS

November 18, 2020 06:37 PM - ARRL -

SpaceX Dragon capsule Resilience, carrying four radio amateurs, autonomously docked on November 17 at 0401 UTC with the International Space Station (ISS). A SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher carrying the precious payload went into space on Sunday, November 15, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. They comprise the ISS Expedition 64/65 crew.

“Well, the ISS is loaded with hams now,” Amateur Radio on the Inter...

The Space Weather Woman

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Activity Ups with Storms, Flares and Fast Wind - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Ofcom consults on new regulations for short range radar equipment

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published proposed amendments to the regulations regarding the use of short range radar (SRR) equipment in vehicles

New launch date for EASAT-2 and Hades satellites

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The revised launch date for the AMSAT-EA EASAT-2 and Hades amateur radio satellites is January 14, 2021

New dual band FM mobile radio

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Moonraker have worked with Anytone to bring a sub £100 starter radio that is easy to use and ready programmed for the Foundation License holder

Netherlands radio amateurs face fee increases

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - VERON reports the Dutch regulator Agentschap Telecom (AT) is imposing higher annual charges on radio amateurs and higher exam fees. Repeaters have been hit with much higher fees due to illegal users

Digital Sound Broadcasting in South Africa

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - South African regulator ICASA has published draft digital sound broadcasting regulations. Licensing applications are invited for DRM in the MW and FM bands

Crazy 3D images of Mars

November 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Warning: Mars is about to leap out of your computer screen

November 17, 2020

South Dublin Radio Club video

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - South Dublin Radio Club has uploaded its latest video to the club's YouTube channel. The video was created for Science Week in collaboration with Dublin Maker and Science Foundation Ireland and is called "Signals from Outerspace! Make your own antenna to get images from Weather Satellites"

Radio Caroline North broadcast

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Tune in for more nostalgia with another Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 21st-22nd November

IEEE: The 11 Greatest Vacuum Tubes You’ve Never Heard Of

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A IEEE Spectrum magazine aricle says for richness, drama, and sheer brilliance, few technological timelines can match the 116-year (and counting) history of the vacuum tube

How ham radio has changed over the decades

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On the DX Engineering blog Sean Kutzko, KX9X, describes some of the changes in amateur radio over the past 40 years

HAREC Examination Classes on Zoom

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The first course on the Zoom platform run by IRTS volunteer tutors commences on Wednesday next

Ham radio VEC testing executed smartly

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Legion reports 21 people took their amateur radio exam in the hall of Post 46 in Danville, Kentucky

Clear frequencies requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic

November 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to Category 5 Hurricane Iota, just off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, are requesting clear frequencies

November 16, 2020

Clear Frequencies Requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic

November 16, 2020 09:28 PM - ARRL -

Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to Category 5 Hurricane Iota, just off the eastern coast of Nicaragua, are requesting clear frequencies.

Radio amateurs not involved in the emergency response are asked to avoid (± 5KHz) the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and WX4NHC (National Hurricane Center) frequencies of 14.325 and 7.268 MHz, as well as a Honduran emergency net operation on ...

Introducing the Winter 2021 AM QSO Party

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The 'AM Amateur Radio Europe' Facebook Group would like to introduce our second operating event! The AM QSO PARTY Winter 2021

Tripura’s Ham Radio Club connects childhood friends after 39 years

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - India's The Print reports Chandana Basu and Sabita Roy, two friends in Tripura who parted ways in 1981, were brought together again by the Tripura Ham Radio Club set up by police officer Biswajit Saha VU2LJB

OH2BC installs large InnovAntennas 50MHz array

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Every now and then, a really special antenna system gets installed and usually it is a result of desire, commitment and dedication of the station owner. Kari, OH2BC is one of these guys

Jamboree on the Air in Borneo

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Borneo Bulletin reports on the successful 2020 Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) held in October at the Belait District Scout Association

IARUMS October newsletter now available

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter says on October 7, three intruding OTHRs were active right next to each other, plus an FSK, the interference covered almost 50 kHz of the 7 MHz amateur radio band

DXCC Country/Entity Report

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th/November, through Sunday, 15th/November there were 212 countries active

December 2020 Festival of Frequency Measurement

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - HamSCI (www.hamsci.org) is looking for amateur radio operators around the world to help collect propagation data during the December 14 eclipse. Data collection requires an HF radio connected to a computer

Alan Turing: Stolen items to be returned to UK from US after decades

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Items belonging to World War Two Bletchley Park code-breaker Alan Turing that were stolen from the UK decades ago are to be returned from the US

IOTA news from OPDX

November 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW

November 15, 2020

Hurricane Watch Net to Activate for Hurricane Iota

November 15, 2020 06:42 PM - ARRL -

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) will activate on Monday, November 16, at 1300 UTC, for Hurricane Iota, now a strong Category 1 storm. The HWN will begin operation on 14.325 MHz, remaining there for as long as propagation holds, then moving to 7.268 MHz.

Iota is expected to be a major hurricane by the time it makes landfall on the eastern coast of Central America, where it’s expected to bring poten...

Update on temporary Covid-19 Restricted Service Licences

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published an update on temporary Covid-19 restricted service licences (‘RSLs’)

RSGB release Board Proceedings for October 1

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB has released proceedings for the October 1 Board meeting which discussed the need for a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System to be in place by the end of March 2021

Presentation on a pioneering radio amateur

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Colonel Meade James Crosbie Dennis C.B. first became interested in wireless transmission in 1898 and held the amateur radio callsigns DNX, GW11B and EI2B

Maunsell Sea Forts on tv

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Margaret Flo McEwan writes: I’ve been working with ITV this week on the technical voiceover information for Paul O'Grady's Great British Escape

HAMNET upgrades to 802.11ac

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Switzerland's USKA reports the HB9ZG section in Zug is the first HAMNET group in Switzerland to upgrade its infrastructure to the new IEEE 802.11ac standard

Coming soon: A total solar eclipse

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - One month from today, on Dec. 14th, the new Moon will pass in front of the sun, producing a total solar eclipse over Argentina and Chile

AmateurLogic 149: Another Friday The 13th

November 15, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Tommy sends pictures over the radio. Mike discusses the new M17 digital radio protocol project. Jeffery Kopcak, K8JTK joins in with a background look at the K8JTK Hub Digital Multimode Interlink System we use each Tuesday night for the AmateurLogic Soundcheck Net. AllStar Link, EchoLink, DMR, D-STAR, NXDN, P25, and Yaesu System Fusion are linked together for the ultimate multimode conferencing experience

November 14, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Radio hams to put Santa on-the-air

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Times-Call reports the Longmont Amateur Radio Club is putting Santa on the airwaves to spark interest in amateur radio among the young

VK6WIA NewsWest

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 15th November, 2020 is the contesting edition, and we have news and reminders of contests coming up this year, as contesting in 2020 isnt over yet. Who was Aacharya Jagadish Chandra Bose? We’ll tell you about a special event activation in India, coming up soon, marking this man’s birthday

IARU-R1 attends Radio Spectrum Policy Group workshop

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU-R1 Political Relations Committee (PRC) members attended a workshop organised by the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) group which is actively engaged in drafting an Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) targeting the 2025-2030 time horizon

Foundations of Amateur Radio

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - For that one special event ... Radio amateurs like to do new things, celebrate, remember, bring attention to, and overall have fun, any excuse to get on air. One of the things that we as a community do is setup our radios in weird and wonderful places, on boats, near light-houses, on top of mountains, in parks, you name it

Final leg of the Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The sixth Wednesday 80 m Club Sprint takes place from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on Wednesday 18th November 2020, with phone and CW activity

20th anniversary of first ham radio operation from ISS

November 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On November 13, 2000, the ISS Expedition-1 crew turned on the ARISS Ericsson radio for the first time and completed several contacts with ARISS ground stations around the world to validate the radio communications system

November 13, 2020

Roy Gross, KM6EOO Wins the November 2020 QST Cover Plaque Award

November 13, 2020 07:49 PM -

The K7RA Solar Update

November 13, 2020 01:26 PM -

Japan's 'Virtual Ham Festival 2020' a huge success

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - JARL cancelled the Tokyo Ham Fair due to COVID-19, but, unlike ARRL or DARC, JARL did not plan anything in lieu of Ham Fair. Therefore, some radio amateur volunteers hosted the “Virtual Ham Festival 2020” on November 1, 2020

Icom IC-705 antenna mounting bracket

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - We are pleased to announce the arrival of our Nevada RC-105 antenna mounting bracket for the Icom IC-705

ARRL petitions FCC to reconsider removal of amateur 3.4 GHz allocation

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports they have petitioned the FCC to reconsider its order removing the secondary Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Service allocations at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz

Amateur radio satellite talk now online

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On Tuesday, November 10, Dave Johnson G4DPZ gave an online satellite talk to the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club, the video is now available for everyone to watch on YouTube

3000km plus contact made on 433 MHz from St.Helena to South Africa

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On the 16th of October 2020, there was a remarkable 3000+ km contact made on the 70cms band between South Africa and St.Helena in the South Atlantic

DX News from the ARRL

November 13, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

November 12, 2020

ARRL Petitions FCC for Reconsideration of Order Removing 3.4 GHz Amateur Allocation

November 12, 2020 09:26 PM -

Red Cross Fall Emergency Communication Drill Set for November 14

November 12, 2020 09:02 PM - ARRL -

The fall 2020 nationwide Red Cross Emergency Communication Drill will take place on Saturday, November 14, in conjunction with ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) groups. The focus of the exercise is sending messages from local sites to a group of divisional clearing houses to simulate and demonstrate amateur radio’s capability to relay information in emergencies and disasters. The dri...

Low-Band Titan John Devoldere, ON4UN, SK

November 12, 2020 02:51 PM - ARRL -

A giant in the field of low-band DXing and contesting, John Devoldere, ON4UN/AA4OI, of Merelbeke, Belgium, died on November 9. An ARRL Life member, he was 79 and had been in failing health. In addition to his enthusiasm for operating, Devoldere may be best known as the author of the popular book ON4UN’s Low-Band DXing, published by ARRL, as well as other books, including Ethics and Operating Pr...

The Space Weather Woman

November 12, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Q and A Mini Course: The Breathing Heliosphere and Solar Activity Cycle (Part 1) - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio hams asked to staff shelters

November 12, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports on the role of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in response to tropical storm Eta

Mid Ulster ARC Foundation training

November 12, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Mid Ulster ARC is planning an online Foundation training course via zoom. This will last a period of weeks and as it is via zoom, anyone can join. The plan will be weekly classes one evening a week

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