August 20, 2019

WWV Centennial Committee Prepares for Trial Run of WW0WWV Special Event

August 20, 2019 12:14 AM -

Department of Defense Message Prompts Listeners to Take WWV/WWVH Survey

August 20, 2019 12:01 AM - ARRL -

Through Saturday, August 24, WWV and WWVH will transmit a US Department of Defense (DOD) message in conjunction with the COMEX 19-3 interoperability exercise in Tennessee. The broadcast also urges listeners to complete a survey on WWV/WWVH listenership and listening habits. The messages are broadcast on WWV at 10 minutes past the hour and on WWVH at 50 minutes past the hour. WWV and WWVH transm...

August 19, 2019

ARRL Contest and DXCC Rules Now Prohibit Automated Contacts

August 19, 2019 07:23 PM - ARRL -

Following the direction of the ARRL Board of Directors, ARRL has incorporated changes to the rules for all ARRL-sponsored contests and DXCC, prohibiting automated contacts. These changes also apply to the Worked All States (including Triple Play and 5-Band WAS), VHF/UHF Century Club, and Fred Fish, W5FF, Memorial awards. The changes are effective immediately.

A resolution at the July ARRL Board ...

WIA Contest Champion

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - G'day, this is Peter VK2PR with the WIA Contest Champion results for 2018. The WIA Contest Champion is awarded annually for the best combined effort in WIA Sponsored Contests

Ideas sought for the next FUNcube satellite

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In November the FUNcube-1 CubeSat will have been in orbit for 6 years and the FUNcube team are now soliciting suggestions for the next satellite

ICQPodcast - Long Island CW Club

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ruth Willet KM4LAO 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 is Long Island CW Club

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 11th/August, through Sunday, 18th/August there were 203 countries active

Cuba DX Group celebration

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Cuba DX Group will be celebrating its 39th anniversary with special activity on September 1st

Bisho Hammies provide communication

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunday 11 August in South Africa saw the latest running of the King Williams Town Adventure Race. This challenges participants to a series of fun activities including mountain biking, walking, running, kloofing and puzzle solving

Amateur Radio Is There When All Else Fails

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) reports on the vital role played by radio amateurs when disaster strikes

Altrincham Wireless Society 2QV

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In the second of his mini documentary series Lewis M3HHY covers the history of the Altrincham Wireless Society 2QV

IOTA news from OPDX

August 19, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

August 18, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

VRT withdraws slur against radio amateurs

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Belgium's Flemish broadcaster VRT falsely said radio amateurs were likely responsible for the transmission of fictional traffic information to vehicle dashboard screens

SARL RF Noise Workshop

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL RF Noise Workshop will be held at the National Amateur Radio Centre on Saturday 28 September. This workshop is presented in partnership with AMSAT SA

SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The second contest in the SARL HF Contest series is the Digital Contest taking place from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC this afternoon (Sunday) with RTTY and PSK activity on 80, 40 and 20 meters

QSO Today - John Nowacki - W3NA

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - John Nowacki, W3NA, was a teenager in the early sixties when he won a contest to name a popular amateur radio line of antennas that are still sold today

Pirates On US Navy Satellites - UHF SatCom

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Here we take a look at how to listen to the Brazillian Pirates on UHF SatCom

FCC dismisses ARRL, AMSAT requests in Small Satellite proceeding

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - An FCC Report and Order released August 2 in the so-called 'small satellite' rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT

BBC increases Kashmir service on shortwave

August 18, 2019 08:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The BBC World Service has stepped up shortwave broadcasts to Jammu and Kashmir during the media shutdown in the region

ICQ Podcast Episode 301 - Long Island CW Club

August 18, 2019 07:16 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ruth Willet KM4LAO 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 is Long Island CW Club.

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August 17, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14

WIA Director highlights ham radio spectrum threats

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - WIA Director Aidan VK4APM highlights the threats the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services face from commercial interests keen to grab our spectrum

Radio amateur adventure weekend of Western Slavs

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - We are happy to announce an additional YOTA Sub-regional event for 2019. The camp is mostly meant to get to know each other

Threat to Amateur Radio 23cm band

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - A joint paper to be submitted to the CEPT CPG meeting in Ankara by France, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and The Netherlands attacks the continued use by Radio Amateurs of our 1240-1300 MHz band

QO-100 geostationary satellite talk at Hamfest 2019

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Paul Marsh M0EYT gave a presentation titled ‘All you need to know to get going on Es’hail-2 / QO-100 geostationary satellite’ at Hamfest 2019 in Dorset on Sunday, August 11

VK6WIA NewsWest

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 18th August 2019, is the New Amateurs Edition where we give our attention to new Amateurs, and those seeking to join the hobby. In the regular New Hams segment Bob talks about wire antennas for beginners

France: National societies send joint statement to regulator

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - France’s national Amateur Radio societies AMSAT-F, DR @ F, URC and REF have written to ANFR's International Affairs Department regarding the 50, 144, 1240 MHz and 5 and 47 GHz Amateur Radio bands

Foundations of Amateur Radio

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - What's in a Watt? - We need more power. I'm giving her all she's got, Captain! She cannae take anymore. I'm sure your Scottish ancestors are rolling in their graves right now, but in our community of radio amateurs we have a tendency to advocate the use of more power. More power fixes all problems and hides all sins

144 and 1240 MHz threats: IARU submits papers

August 17, 2019 08:18 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU has submitted two papers to the CEPT ECC Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) meeting which takes place in Ankara, Turkey on August 26-30, 2019

August 16, 2019

FCC Dismisses ARRL, AMSAT Requests in Small Satellite Proceeding

August 16, 2019 02:15 PM - ARRL -

An FCC Report and Order (R&O) released August 2 in the so-called “small satellite” rulemaking proceeding, IB Docket 18-86, failed to address concerns expressed by ARRL and AMSAT. Both organizations filed comments on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the proceeding last year, seeking changes in the FCCs interpretations and procedures affecting satellites operating on Amateur Satell...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 16, 2019 01:20 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots were visible over the recent reporting week, Thursday through Wednesday, August 8 through 14.

According to Spaceweather.com, 67% of the days so far in 2019 have been spotless, and for all of 2018 it was 61%. In the previous solar minimum in 2008 and 2009 the spotless days ran 73% and 71%, respectively.

Solar flux has been minimal and unremarkable, with average daily solar flux changin...

2 Meter Sharing Proposal is on CEPT Conference Preparatory Group Agenda

August 16, 2019 01:07 PM -

The Space Weather Woman

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A Coronal Hole Blows, A Perseid Shower, and Mars - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

World's first FT8 contact on 122 GHz

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Roland Lang, VK4FB, and Stefan Durtschi, VK4CSD, completed what is being claimed as the world’s first FT8 contact on 122 GHz

The spectacular end of Longijang-2 moon mission

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The last commands to Longijang-2 Moon Orbiting Satellite were sent from the from OM Reinhard, DK5LA, during a thunderstorm with lightning strikes nearby his antennas before the satellite crashed on to the moon surface!!

RSGB-Workshop email reflector

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A new email group has been created for supporting, discussing and developing technical content based around RadCom and related published articles

Radio hams combine hobby with serving the community

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - KOMU TV carried a news item about the public service role of radio amateurs in Jefferson City

INDEXA Newsletter

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Summer 2019 Issue of the INDEXA Newsletter is now available to download

Amazon Forest operation

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Daniel 'JD', IK2SGL, and his XYL have moved to a location in the Amazon Forest, Peru. They are international volunteers in a world-wide education program which contacst and helps the indigenous people of the region: the Awajun people

DX News from the ARRL

August 16, 2019 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

August 15, 2019

FCC Staff Recommends Designating 988 as National Suicide, Mental Health Crisis Hotline

August 15, 2019 08:16 PM - ARRL -

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau and its Office of Economics and Analytics have sent a report to Congress that recommends that the Commission considers designating 988 as a three-digit emergency code for a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The report, mandated by the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018, finds that such a three-digit number “would ...

Chinese Satellite Profiles Earth’s RF Spectrum as Seen from Lunar Orbit

August 15, 2019 07:30 PM - ARRL -

The Chinese DSLWP-B (LO-94) satellite that had been in lunar orbit provided a profile of Earth’s HF spectrum as seen from the moon. The microsatellite subsequently was crashed into the moon’s surface after having completed its mission. DSLWP stands for “Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder.” Among other things, DSLWP-B was designed to test low-frequency radio astronomy and spac...

Questions Raised About Current Process for Awarding the E.T. Krenkel Medal

August 15, 2019 07:14 PM -

Australian Radio Amateur Reports First FT8 Contact on 122 GHz

August 15, 2019 06:12 PM -

Ulrich L. Rohde, N1UL, Named as Honorary Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

August 15, 2019 05:56 PM - ARRL -

The Governing Council of India's Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) has conferred its Honorary Fellowship on noted researcher Ulrich Rohde, N1UL. The IETE is a prominent professional society in the field of electronics, telecommunication computer science/engineering, broadcasting, information technology, and related areas.

The Honorary Fellowship is accorded to an ...

22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Set for August 17 – 18

August 15, 2019 05:54 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio operations at some 400 lighthouses and lightships will commence on August 17 as the 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) activity gets under way. Germany and the US lead the field in registered operations.

New this year is the US Virgin Islands’ Buck Island Lighthouse, built by the Danish government shortly Denmark sold the islands to the US in 1917, and they beca...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

August 15, 2019 12:00 PM -

VK Remembrance Day Contest

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Book your diary’s for Saturday 0300z August 17 to 0300z August 18th for the VK Remembrance Day Contest

Parks on the Air

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Parks on the Air - now in England - This scheme started out from an ARRL event to activate all the National Parks in the USA, during a year. So many Radio Amateurs became involved that following the year there was a high level of interest in working from National Parks. As a result Parks on the Air was born

NASA TV to air US spacewalk, briefing on space station docking port install

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting of docking ports during a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston

Ham radio at Exmouth's Coastwatch station

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Exmouth Journal reports radio amateurs will be transmitting to the world from Exmouth's coastwatch station later this month

GX5TO Special Event Station

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - GX5TO Special Event Station on air on Sunday 22 September 2019 from 10.30Z from Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Sheffield, to help celebrate 100 years of the founding of the Sheffield and District Wireless Society

CEPT ECC Vacancies

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom's Chris Woolford, CEPT Electronic Communications Committee Chair, reports the CEPT ECC is looking for a new Chair of the Working Group Conference Preparatory Group (WG CPG)

Tony's 10m Band Report

August 15, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - CY9C (St. Paul Is) was popular along with 5T5PA (Mauritania), EA9/DL1MGB (Ceuta and Melilla) and OL88YL (special YL for Czech Republic). There are certificates available for contacting OL88YL(/P) but they went off air on 7th August. Bad planning that.

August 14, 2019

Dayton Hamvention Radio Club of the Year to Hold Ham Bootcamp at New England Convention

August 14, 2019 07:41 PM - ARRL -

The Nashua (New Hampshire) Area Radio Society (NARS) will conduct a free Ham Bootcamp at the ARRL New England Division Convention next month to encourage and assist new and inexperienced radio amateurs in becoming more active and engaged in the various facets of ham radio. NARS, the Dayton Hamvention® Club of the Year for 2019, operated a guest exhibit for ARRL at this year’s show. It will also...

ARRL Board Pledges to Oppose French Proposal for 2 Meters

August 14, 2019 02:51 PM -

Youth and Amateur Radio

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Belgium's UBA reports the best way to keep amateur radio alive is to arouse young people's interest in our wonderful hobby

Young ham of the year radio interview

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - WGLT 89.1 FM interviewed Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year, Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX

This day in history - August 14

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - On August 14, 1967, the UK Marine, and c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967 came into force

Special FT8 callsign issued in Bahrain

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The Bahrain Daily Tribune carries a report on the issuing of the amateur radio special event callsign A91FTDMC to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the FT8 Digital Mode Club

Radio Hams continue support of RNLI

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Cunbria Crack reports this year the Barrow RNLI received a donation of £650 from the Furness Amateur Radio Society

Propaganda and insults on 7055 kHz

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports every day for the past 5 years licensed radio amateurs from Ukraine and Russia have been insulting each other on 7055 kHz LSB

NanoVNA $50 vector network analyzer reviews

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The RTL-SDR site has posted a collection of reviews of the NanoVNA vector network analyzer, an instrument that can be used to measure antenna or coax parameters such as SWR, impedance and loss

India flooding: Radio hams join relief operations

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - With mobile towers failing and network curtailed in large parts of flood-affected areas in North Karnataka, the postal department has gone back to basics and deputed officers and HAM operators to provide robust line of communication to relief personnel

IARU prepares for CEPT CPG

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The final CEPT Conference Preparatory Group (CPG) prior to WRC-19 takes place from August 26, the 144-146 and 1240-1300 MHz amateur radio bands are among the issues of interest

Caroline North August

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - We hope the sun will be shining down on the river Blackwater for the August Caroline North broadcast LIVE from our historic radio-ship Ross Revenge over the weekend 17th - 18th

AmateurLogic 133: In A Tight Spot

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Tommy installs and reports on the ZumSpot. George shows how to modify those cheap 4 and 8 Relay Modules for better operation. Emile presents COMMspiracy 2. Plus your viewer email and what’s been going on

African Telecommunications Union meets in South Africa

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The ATU African Preparatory Meeting (APM) prior to WRC-19 takes place August 26-30. ATU is one of the four Regional Telecommunications Organisations in Region 1. IARU will be present at the meeting

IOTA news from the DARC

August 14, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

August 13, 2019

Results Posted for USA, IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships in North Carolina

August 13, 2019 10:11 PM - ARRL -

The results of the 19th USA ARDF Championships and 10th IARU Region 2 ARDF Championships in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) are now in the record books. The joint event was held earlier this month in North Carolina. Results from these championships will factor into the equation to determine the makeup of ARDF Team USA at the 20th ARDF World Championships, set for September 2020 in Serbia...

ARRL Board Confers Awards

August 13, 2019 04:31 PM -

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Opens on September 1

August 13, 2019 10:21 AM - ARRL -

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check o...

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking now

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Perseid meteor shower is peaking as Earth moves through the debris trail of parent Comet Swift Tuttle

JT9 Activity Days - 'Make haste slowly'

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - We invite fans of digital modes of radio communication to JT9 Activity Days 'Make haste slowly' which will take place from 00:00 UTC Saturday August 24 to 23:59 UTC Sunday August 25, 2019 on all HF-bands from 160 to 10 meters

India: Flooding hits broadcast transmitter

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati reports on All India Radio (AIR) Sangli Engineering staff who have been working at the 20 kW Medium Wave Tung transmitter hit by flooding since August 5

Ham radio in Maharashtra floods relief effort

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Republic World reports amateur radios and drones were brought in to assist rescue operations in the aftermath of the Maharashtra floods

Ham radio at Fort Langley

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Aldergrove Star reports on the amateur radio activation of the Fort Langley National Historic Site as part of Canadian National Parks On the Air

BARTG GB60ATG special event

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) will be active as GB60ATG until June 2020

ARRL July Board meeting discussed digital modes

August 13, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL Board minutes for the meeting held July 19-20 are now available for anyone to download . Page 13 notes that Ria Jairam N2RJ proposed a motion to bestow the 2019 ARRL Technical Innovation Award to the FT8 development team, led by Joe Taylor, K1JT, and Steve Franke, K9AN. This was approved with applause

August 12, 2019

Young Radio Amateurs from around the World Gather for YOTA Summer Camp

August 12, 2019 07:53 PM - ARRL -

The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp opened over the weekend with pomp, circumstance, and celebratory dancing. This year’s Summer Camp is taking place in Bankya, Bulgaria, under the sponsorship of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA), Bulgaria’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society. After welcoming words from BFRA and IARU Region 1 representatives, th...

D4C Contest team set up new 432 MHz station on Cape Verde Islands

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - So far in 2019, the D4C contest team off the west coast of Africa have made some pretty amazing contacts on 144 MHz using the call D41CV. Many of these contacts to the Caribbean and Europe were well in excess of 4000 kms in distance

Oldham ARC Commemorates Peterloo at 200

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Oldham Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event at Tandle Hill Country Park, Royton Nr Oldham on Sunday 18th August for the bi-centenary of the Peterloo Massacre that took place in Manchester on 16th August 1819

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - LCARC members are preparing to participate in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend event on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August

ILLW Final Countdown

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - With only a few days to go registrations for the 22nd International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) we are nearing the 400 mark. A new country in the event is the US Virgin Island with Buck Island Lighthouse being registered for the first time

EI-100-YXQ

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - EI-100-YXQ will be active on the air until the end of 2019 on all bands and modes. This is a special call to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission across the Atlantic from Ballybunion to Louisberg, Cape Breton, NS

DXCC Country/Entity Report

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th/August, through Sunday, 11th/August there were 201 countries active

Chinese satellite DSLWP-2 (Longjian-2) gives RF spectrum of Earth seen from Moon

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - According to reports in the Chinese media the Chinese microsatllite DSLWP-2 which had been orbiting the Moon has now been crashed into it having completed the mission

IOTA news from OPDX

August 12, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

NJQRP Skeeter Hunt

August 12, 2019 12:22 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-2100Z, Aug 18

August 11, 2019

YOTA Summer Camp – Bulgaria 2019

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Today Sunday, August 11, 80 youngsters from 28 countries are meeting near Sofia, Bulgaria, because it’s again time for the YOTA Summer Camp hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA)

Vintage Night

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club invites local amateurs to participate on the air as part of 'Vintage Night' on Friday, August 16th

The SARL HF Digital Contest

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The second contest in the SARL HF Contest series is the Digital contest taking place from 14:00 to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 18 August 2019 with RTTY and PSK activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres

QSO Today - Nathaniel Frissell - W2NAF

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, is the 2019 Dayton Ham of the Year because of this contribution to the amateur radio art though his combined professional interest in ionospheric physics and the amateur radio modes, such as WSPRnet and FT-8, that build big data bases of propagation data. HamSCI is an organization founded by Nethaniel on this concept

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 17 and 18 August is not a contest, there are no prizes, certificates or other enticements to participate and therefore, participation is free. Each station's operators decide how they will operate their station regards modes and bands

'Ham in a Day' returns

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - In the USA the complete training course and exam for the 1.5 kW Technician amateur radio license can be done in just 7 hours with a 95% pass rate

50th Anniversary AMSAT Space Symposium Banquet speakers announced - tickets now available

August 11, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT is pleased to announce that the AMSAT Symposium Saturday Evening Banquet on Saturday, October 19th will feature a panel of guest speakers presenting "The Foundations of AMSAT" followed by a question and answer period

August 10, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

August 10, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - A new sunspot group appeared only briefly this week, on August 7 and 8. It was sunspot 2747, from current cycle 24. Sunspot numbers on Monday and Tuesday were 11 and 12

WIA Board Comment

August 10, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The last week has seen much activity in the preparation of the submission to put to ACMA in relation to any proposed changes to the Amateur LCD

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