May 24, 2018

New Section Managers elected in five ARRL sections

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1

Ham kids build, learn tech skills

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Xenia Gazette reports young people were taught how to solder and built their own technology kits at Hamvention

DKARS Magazine April/May 2018

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month

Brown University CubeSat now in space

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - WPRI TV reports the EQUiSat satellite built by students at Brown University in Rhode Island has been launched to the International Space Station

ARRL Articles Of Association and By Laws

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL has released a 'white paper' that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting

Amateur Radio transponders on planned Chinese satellites to include HF

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - China's Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will have HF capability

Tony's 10m Band Report

May 24, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Another good week with Monday being top day. Most sought after DX was Z64EEF, Z68AA, Z61KR all from Kosovo plus others including EA9KB (Ceuta and Melilla).

May 23, 2018

ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

May 23, 2018 06:35 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of ...

Amateur Radio Transponders on Planned Chinese Satellites to Include HF

May 23, 2018 03:01 PM - ARRL -

China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will have HF capability.

CAS-5A is a 6U CubeSat. It will an HF/HF (21/29 MHz) mode linear transponder; an HF/UHF (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponder; ...

New Section Managers Elected in Five ARRL Sections

May 23, 2018 02:00 PM - ARRL -

Five new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected to begin their first terms of office on July 1. Section Manager (SM) election ballots were counted in the Indiana and Northern Florida Sections on May 22 at ARRL Headquarters. Other candidates faced no opposition during the spring election cycle.

In Indiana, James “Jimmy” Merry, KC9RPX, of Ellettsville, was declared elected in a very clos...

Radio ham recognized for Skywarn work

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Daily Sun reports on Harold Lloyd W4OE who serves as a volunteer amateur radio operator with Sumter County Emergency Management

German astronaut to make second trip to ISS

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor

Call for nominations - AMSAT Board of Directors

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - It's time to submit nominations for the upcoming AMSAT-NA Board of Directors election. Three directors' terms expire this year: those of Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH; and Bruce Paige, KK5DO

Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN in Geneva for WRC Preparatory Meetings

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, RAC Special Advisor, is in Geneva, Switzerland attending the latest Preparatory Meetings for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19)

Bob Colyard RIP

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bob Colyard who created and maintained the dxworld.com website has passed away

50 Mhz Sporadic E

May 23, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - I'm SWL since 1971 and since 1988 listening to the Magic band and since the last year also decoding the digital modes (JT65 and FT8). But I prefer USB and CW

May 22, 2018

Unicorn-2A to launch from Alaska

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A new UK built PocketQube satellite has been developed by radio amateurs at Glasgow company Alba Orbital. Radio amateurs Constantin Constantinides MM6XOM, Sajimon Chacko 2M0DSY and Alejandro González Garrido EA7KDU worked on Unicorn-2A which will have downlinks in the 437 MHz and 2400 MHz bands

Reunion Island

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Thomas, F4HPX, will once again be active as FR/F4HPX from various locations on Reunion Island (AF-016) between May 25th and June 15th

Map of German radio hams

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A Google map is available that shows radio amateurs in Germany as at June 5, 2017

Latham ham radio family at Hamvention

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Xenia Gazette reports if you’re a member of the Latham Family from Greencastle, Penn., operating amateur radio is almost a given

GACW Contest

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The GACW (Argentinian Group of Radiotelegraphy - Grupo Argentino de CW) have the pleasure to invite you to a new edition of WWSA Contest (World Wide South America Contest)

RAC’s first Gold Maple Leaf Operator member: IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - At the Dayton Hamvention on Friday, May 18, RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, presented Tim Ellam, VE6SH, International Amateur Radio Union President, with RAC's first Gold Maple Leaf Operator Membership

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ (SK)

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness

Summer 2018 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide now available at Amazon

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Older ham radio operators and radio listeners might remember a time when shortwave radio stations broadcast a nearly constant drumbeat of political propaganda during the Cold War years

2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (14-15 July 2018)

IOTA news from OPDX

May 22, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

QRP ARCI Hootowl Shootout

May 22, 2018 12:11 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, May 28

May 21, 2018

Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon

May 21, 2018 03:42 PM -

ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

May 21, 2018 02:24 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m...

Radio hams prepare for natural disaster

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Events happen frequently around the globe that serve as reminders how life as we know it can suddenly change as a result of a catastrophic event

QSO Today - Jack Mandelman - K1VT

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Dr. Jack Mandelman is on the short list for holding the most patents, over 700 Worldwide, in the area of semiconductor physics, while at the same time a successful ham radio operator working DX and CW

Hyderabad radio ham receives world recognition

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - On Friday, May 18, the international magazine CQ Amateur Radio inducted Ashhar Farhan VU2ESE along with 11 others to its 2018 Hall of Fame, with Farhan being the only living Indian on the list

Ham radio exam held in Xi’an

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Chinese Amateur Radio Club (CRAC) organised the first Class C exam in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, on May 12, 2018. 56 candidates took the exam and 35 passed

Electronics still thrives as a hobby

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Lou Frenzel W5LEF writes though the tools and components have changed radically since its hobbyist beginnings, the fascination and passion for electronics remains

beaconspot change of domain name

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The EU has said that .eu domains held by UK registrants may be revoked when the United Kingdom leaves the EU (March 29, 2019). As a result, beaconspot.eu has been moved to beaconspot.uk

ARISS contact planned for school in Poland

May 21, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Ricky Arnold KE5DAU with Janusz Kusocinski Primary School No. 71, Poznan, Poland. The event is scheduled Wednesday 23 May 2018 at approximately 11:06 UTC

Hamvention 2018 - Sunday Roundup

May 21, 2018 12:19 AM - ARRL -

Hamvention 2018 is history. It was a rain-plagued event . . . until today. On Sunday, the Sun burst forth and the bargain hunters flocked to the Xenia Fairgrounds. A number of exhibitors commented that it was the largest Hamvention Sunday attendance that they had seen in a long time.

This Hamvention may also be remembered for the number of new products that debuted at the show. In addition to th...

May 20, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels

Study of ham radio in Sweden

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - A study of the distribution and usage profiles of Amateur Radio stations in Sweden written in English is available for download

Radio hams help with RNLI fundraising

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Wirral Globe newspaper report the Wirral Amateur Radio Club helped raise money for the national RNLI campaign Mayday

QSL Royal wedding on HamSphere

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - o celebrate the Royale Wedding Of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle I have decided to make spécial QSL cards for QSO on HamSphere 4.0

VK6WIA NewsWest

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Are you new to the hobby of Amateur Radio? This week, Newswest welcomes newcomers to Amateur Radio

IRTS bandplans for new 8m and 5m ham radio bands

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The IRTS have released bandplans for the new Amateur Radio 30-49 MHz (8m) and 54-69.9 MHz (5m) allocations

Historic entry for ILLW

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - 25 years ago on 28th August 1993 the very first Northern Lighthouse Weekend Activity took place managed by Mike Dalrymple GM4SUC of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group

‘Hams’ hail from around the globe

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Traveling from across the country and around the world, thousands of amateur radio operators or “hams” braved the rain at the Greene County Fairgrounds May 18 for the first day of Hamvention

Ham radio heads to the Moon

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - DSLWP is a lunar formation flying mission led by Harbin Institute of Technology for low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and education. It consists of a pair of 47 kg microsatellites, to be launched into a lunar transfer orbit UTC this Sunday evening, and finally enter a 300 x 9000km lunar elliptical orbit

Foundations of Amateur Radio #154

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - With computers becoming more and more ensconced within the confines of our radio shack the variety of information available is increasing regularly. The introduction of a waterfall display has dramatically simplified the process of detecting what the activity level is on a particular band

Essex Skills Night Monday

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hosted by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society Training Team, Skills Nights are Inter-Club events attended by amateurs and SWL's from across Essex and beyond. They provide an opportunity to try something new, share ideas, get help and advice, and socialise with others interested in the hobby

Andy Blank, N2NT, and Tom Wagner, N1MM, inducted into CQ Contest Hall of Fame

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - CQ magazine today announced the induction of two new members to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, which honors those contesters who not only excel in personal performance but who also 'give back' to the hobby in outstanding ways

CEPT RF Spectrum Interference and Enforcement questionnaire

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The result of a questionnaire on interference and enforcement issues for Amateur Radio and other services covering the UK and other CEPT countries is available

Tony's 10m Band Report

May 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Back to the olden, golden days of 4 or 5 years ago. Although conditions had dipped when the weekend arrived.

CQ Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 20, 2018 02:01 AM - ARRL -

CQ Magazine has announced the 2018 inductees to its Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest halls of fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018, bringing to 321 the total number of inductees since its establishment in 2001. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made signif...

Hamvention 2018 - Saturday Roundup

May 20, 2018 12:24 AM - ARRL -

As with most Dayton Hamventions, Saturday was the big day. The crowds were large with streams of people moving from building to building. The rain showers persisted, accompanied by an afternoon thunderstorm, but the wet episodes were relatively brief. Most attendees had come prepared with everything from umbrellas to rain ponchos.

Hamvention’s attempts to mitigate last year’s mud issues in the f...

CQ WW WPX Contest, CW

May 20, 2018 12:11 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, May 26 to 2359Z, May 27

May 19, 2018

Hamvention 2018 - Friday Roundup

May 19, 2018 12:44 AM - ARRL -

Friday was damp at the Dayton Hamvention, but the rain showers did little to deter the crowds. In fact, many seemed to even prefer overcast conditions to the alternative: sun and heat.

Perhaps as a consequence of the rain, the indoor exhibit areas were packed. At times the crowds revived memories of Hamvention at Hara Arena when movement was next to impossible with human traffic jams in the aisl...

May 18, 2018

Hamvention 2018: ARRL Renews Memorandum of Understanding with SATERN, Promotes Partnerships at Forum

May 18, 2018 09:28 PM - ARRL -

ARRL and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) today renewed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two organizations that spells out how they will work together in disaster and emergency responses. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, signed the MoU on behalf of ARRL on Hamvention’s opening day in Xenia, Ohio. SATERN National Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH, represented...

The K7RA Solar Update

May 18, 2018 12:31 PM -

FT8 Activity Bumping Up at Some Expense to Other Modes

May 18, 2018 04:01 AM - ARRL -

Despite largely dismal HF conditions, there is no doubt that the recent FT8 digital protocol has made hams more enthusiastic about getting on the air. The mode has caught on so quickly that co-developer Joe Taylor expressed surprise last fall at the rapid uptake of FT8 for making contacts on HF bands. Judging by Logbook of The World (LoTW) data, more than 2.3 million FT8 contacts were uploaded ...

May 17, 2018

Solar Eclipse QSO Party Research Results Published in Geophysical Research Letters

May 17, 2018 06:28 PM - ARRL -

The first science results from the Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) last August 21 have been published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters. In the paper, “Modeling Amateur Radio Soundings of the Ionospheric Response to the 2017 Great American Eclipse,” Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, and team present Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) observations of the SEQP and compare t...

Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit

May 17, 2018 04:53 PM - ARRL -

During the planned visit of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, to Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, she has been invited to take part in a scheduled contact between KM1CC on the Cape and the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) club in St John’s Newfoundland. SONRA will use VO1AA.

“Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, will serve as the net controller, so a few ...

Puerto Rico Radio Amateurs Honored by Lawmakers on “el Día del Radioaficionado”

May 17, 2018 04:15 PM - ARRL -

The Amateur Radio community of Puerto Rico was honored by the island’s House of Representatives on May 8 in San Juan as part of the celebration of el Día del Radioaficionado (Radio Amateur Day), observed each year on the second Tuesday of May. The office of Representative Nestor Alonso-Vega, WP4BL, prepared a resolution. ARRL Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, was among those on ha...

ARISS Kicking Off 2018 Fundraising Effort at Hamvention

May 17, 2018 04:03 PM - ARRL -

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station team (ARISS) team and Hamvention® will be working together again this year, as ARISS kicks off its 2018 fundraising campaign. That will include a special drawing on the last day of Hamvention to award an ARISS Challenge Coin display, valued at $200.

“We are happy to be able to make the ARISS Challenge Coin display a very special part of Sunday...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

May 17, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

“RF Loss” is the topic of the current (May 10) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Doctor himself, Joel ...

May 16, 2018

Hamvention® to Use AM Information Radio Station to Communicate with Inbound Traffic

May 16, 2018 07:51 PM - ARRL -

To avoid a repeat of the first-day traffic tangles of its 2017 debut in Xenia, Ohio, Hamvention® 2018 will utilize a low-power Information Radio Station on 1620 kHz AM to get out the word on traffic, parking, and event details to visitors as they approach the city. The town is bracing to host an influx of some 25,000 Amateur Radio operators, exhibitors, and the curious, nearly doubling Xenia’s ...

“Extra, Extra! Hear All about Hamvention!

May 16, 2018 02:00 PM -

National Hurricane Center’s WX4NHC will be On the Air for Annual Station Test

May 16, 2018 01:59 PM -

ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

May 16, 2018 01:29 PM -

May 15, 2018

Cuba’s “Operation Meteor” will Involve Amateur Radio

May 15, 2018 04:07 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio will have a role in Cuba’s soon-to-be-launched “Operation Meteor,” aimed at aiding the island nation in preparing for natural disasters. Among the new strategies under review for implementation are civilian first-aid training; assist and rescue missions; damage control, and large-scale needs assessment. The nationwide initiative aims to mitigate the impact of natural disasters, es...

Maritime Radio Historical Society’s Museum Station K6KPH is Back

May 15, 2018 03:42 PM - ARRL -

Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) Amateur Radio station K6KPH in is back on the air after a brief hiatus, although still at a minimal level at this point. K6KPH, intended as a tribute to KPH, the “wireless giant of the Pacific,” relays the W1AW Field Day Bulletin, and W1AW Morse code practice qualifying runs for West Coast amateurs.

“Not all the K6KPH frequencies were back on at first, as...

“Scouts BSA” Program Change Expected to Enhance Ham Radio Opportunities for Young Women

May 15, 2018 01:40 PM - ARRL -

Boy Scouts of America’s Radio Scouting Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, says that, although the program name for ages 11 to 17 will change to “Scouts BSA” and begin admitting girls starting on February 1, 2019, the organization’s name remains the same.

“Perhaps the big difference is that girls will now be eligible to earn the Radio merit badge as part of their Scouting program,” Wilson told ARRL. “...

John Dorr, K1AR, Named CQ World Wide DX Contest Director

May 15, 2018 01:29 PM - ARRL -

Former CQ magazine Contesting Editor, CQ Contest Hall of Famer, and longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member John Dorr, K1AR, has been appointed as director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest. He succeeds Doug Zwiebel, KR2Q, who had been CQ WW Director for the past 2 years and has stepped down for personal reasons.

A ham since 1969, Dorr has been a member of the CQ WW Contest Committee si...

QSO Today - Alex Grimberg, PY1AHD

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - From his QTH in Rio De Janeiro, Alex Grimberg, PY1AHD, has mastered the art of the portable magnetic loop antennas for QRP use in the field

Japanese Frequency Allocation Table

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Japan's Frequency Allocation Tables, in English, can be downloaded from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website

Hamvention 2018 live stream

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Streaming starts on Wednesday May 16 at around 13:00 UTC with our 550 mile drive to Dayton, which takes about 10 hours

DR@F respond to DGE consultation

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The French amateur radio society DR@F has published its response to the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) consultation on interconnection

Bouvet Island DXpedition news

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Following our previous announcement we have received a huge number of requests and suggestions to make our project better and more successful. We REALLY appreciate and consider them all

AmateurLogic 117: Sounds of the Studio

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - How would you describe a particular artifact in someone’s transmit audio so they understand what you are hearing? In Sounds of the Studio, we listen to some common audio problems and effects to see what everyone calls them

SOTA-LINK

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - SOTA-LINK is an experimental back-channel to support SOTA (Summits on the Air) activations, and facilitate group chats between SOTA enthusiasts all over the world

New CAMSAT amateur radio transponder satellites

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - CAMSAT has released details of three new amateur radio satellites, CAS-5A, CAS-5B and CAS-6, that are hoped to launch in September 2018

Low-latency shortwave link for trading?

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Writing on Hackaday Jenny List G7CKF highlights a recent blog post by Bob Van Valzah KE9YQ speculating on use of shortwave to link Chicago Mercantile Exchange with the London financial center

Lost asteroid returns to Earth

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Eight years ago, astronomers lost a near-Earth asteroid. They just found it. The space rock, named 2010 WC9, is approaching Earth for a close encounter on Tuesday, May 15th

John Dorr, K1AR, named CQWW DX Contest Director

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Former CQ magazine Contesting Editor, CQ Contest Hall of Famer and longtime CQ World Wide DX Contest Committee member John Dorr, K1AR, has been named Director of the CQ World Wide DX Contest, CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, announced today

Annual Dayton K9PG Hooters Party for Contesters

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Paul, K9PG, states : Thursday, May 17th, 5pm (Hooters Happy Hour is from 4-6pm;(or maybe it's 3 to 6?)... I believe they have discounted pitchers of beer and appetizers, feel free to show up earlier and to warm yourself up

39th Annual KC DX Club CW Pileup Competition

May 15, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bill K0VBU, reminds everyone: Don't forget the 39th Consecutive Kansas City DX Club Annual Dayton CW Pileup Competition on *Saturday night* in Dayton!

May 14, 2018

JK Antennas Donates New Multiband Yagi to W1HQ ARRL Club Station

May 14, 2018 06:15 PM -

“Last Man Standing” Moving to Fox Network

May 14, 2018 03:14 PM -

AMSAT Names Alan Johnston, KU2Y, as AMSAT Vice-President, Educational Relations

May 14, 2018 02:59 PM - ARRL -

Alan Johnston, KU2Y, will become AMSAT’s Vice-President, Educational Relations, AMSAT President, Joe Spier, K6WAO, has announced. “The subject of educational outreach is critical for the mission of AMSAT,” Spier said. “AMSAT continues creating structure for fulfilling our mission component regarding education with projects such as the CubeSat Simulator, ARISS, and outreach to primary, middle, h...

Work the AMSAT Hamvention Demo Station!

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - As previously announced, AMSAT will have it's traditional presence at Hamvention this year, including a satellite demo station. The demo station will operate under the AMSAT club callsign W3ZM/8

Prince Edward Island lighthouse on-air May 18-20

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group will set up a number of radios and antennas at the Wood Islands lighthouse in Canada on May 18

ICQPodcast - Good Set of Headphones

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. This episode’s feature is - A good set of Headphones

ICASA new automatic licencing system soon

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - SARL President, Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL and SARL Regulatory Affairs Manager, Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV met with the ICASA CEO Willington Ngwepe and some of his senior staff to discuss several long outstanding issues that could not be resolved by the liaison committee

Hamvention 2018 Marathon webcast

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - We will be webcasting over 48 Hours of live video from Hamvention. We will also have many special guests plus prizes for our viewers all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Astronaut Douglas Wheelock, joins us again for the 5th year as a co-host

Essex Skills Night on May 21

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Skills Night takes place at 7pm on Monday, May 21 in Danbury Village Hall, Essex, this free event is open to all

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th May, through Sunday, 13th May there were 214 countries active

Amateur satellite operation from Islay

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The AMSAT News Service reports members of Camb-Hams operating GS3PYE/P will be active on the amateur radio satellites from Islay between May 13-18

IOTA news from OPDX

May 14, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

May 13, 2018

TF1VHF 4 m and 6 m beacons on air

May 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Today the TF1VHF 4 m (70,057 MHz, 20 W) and 6 m (50,457 MHz, 25 W) beacons went on air from the real beacon site in HP84WL at Álftanes about 80 km NNW from Reykjavik

Radio ham's wizardry sends signals across Europe

May 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Teesdale Mercury interviews radio amateur Nick Peckett G4KUX a keen VHF, UHF and Microwave enthusiast

Norwegian ham radio license regulations consultation

May 13, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The NRRL reports Norway's communications regulator NKOM has published the responses to the consultation on amendments to the Radio Amateur License Regulations

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