June 26, 2019

Fireflies QRP 72 Sprint

June 26, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0200Z, Jul 2

June 25, 2019

No Strong Opposition to 144 – 146 MHz Reallocation Proposal at CEPT Meeting

June 25, 2019 03:22 PM -

Help celebrate AMSAT’s 50th anniversary – Take W3ZM on the road!

June 25, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Leading up to the 2019 AMSAT 50th Anniversary Space Symposium and General Meeting, to be held in Arlington, VA, October 18 – 20, 2019, AMSAT’s call sign, W3ZM, will operate from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

June 25, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - In recognition of the contribution to Amateur Radio by individuals based in Co. Clare, a decision has been taken by Limerick Radio Club members to change the name to Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

Lightsail-2 scheduled for launch June 24 - Beacon on 437.025 MHz

June 25, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - LightSail is a citizen-funded project from The Planetary Society. This cubesat will be propelled solely by sunlight, to Earth orbit. LightSail 2 was scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy on June 24, 2019, and we will attempt the first, controlled solar sail flight in Earth orbit

Amateur radio satellites launch on SpaceX STP-2 mission

June 25, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur radio satellites were expected to be launched between 0330-0730 GMT on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy STP-2 from LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Correction - 2019 Candidates for the AMSAT Board of Directors

June 25, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT News Service bulletin 174 as originally published, omitted one of the candidates for the upcoming AMSAT Board of Directors Election

June 24, 2019

UK Online Exams demonstrated at Friedrichshafen

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW demonstrated the UK's new online exam system at the 44th international amateur radio show Ham Radio 2019 held in Friedrichshafen on June 21-23

More P.E.I. women taking up amateur radio

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - CBC News reports more women on Prince Edward Island, Canada, are taking up amateur radio

Your chance to visit the Radio Caroline ship, MV Ross Revenge in August during GB55RC

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - 2019 is the 55th anniversary of Radio Caroline and the Martello Tower Group are going to be celebrating this by running a ‘special’ special event from MV Ross Revenge from the 1st to the 5th August using the callsign GB55RC

IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day Contest

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The first weekend of next month - Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th July - sees the IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day Contest taking place, coinciding with similar contests elsewhere in Europe

ICQ Podcast - HMS Belfast - D-Day Communication Ship

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Bill Barnes (N3JIX), Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB). Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) 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 HMS Belfast, D-Day’s Communication Ship

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th/June, through Sunday, 23rd/June there were 202 countries active

144 and 1240 MHz bands – RSGB information

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - RSGB volunteers continue to be engaged with IARU and Ofcom on WRC matters including the 144 MHz and 1240 MHz bands as well as WRC-19 Agenda Items in CEPT-PTD (50 MHz, WPT, 5 GHz) and CEPT-PT1 (24/47 GHz)

IOTA news from OPDX

June 24, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

June 23, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

WIA News - Discussion Point

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - Geoff Emery VK4ZPP contributes to the discussion on the recent threat to 144 MHz and activity levels in our VHF/UHF bands

RASA review VK 30m band plan

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - RASA (Radio Amateur Society of Australia) has initiated a review of the Australian 30m band plan

QSO Today - Rod Moag - W5NDS

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - Rod Moag, W5NDS, interests in radio and electronics paralleled an interest in American folk and country music leading to advanced degrees in linguistics and South Asian languages

VK6WIA NewsWest

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - The NewsWest broadcast for the 23rd of June is ready to download. This is the Contesting Edition, brought to you by the team at WA Amateur Radio News

Foundations of Amateur Radio #211

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - From Milk to Direct Conversion in a Software Defined Radio - It seems my analogy with milk glasses hit a nerve when I explained some of the inner workings of a simple Analogue to Digital Converter, also known as an A/D Converter or ADC as part of my exploration into Software Defined Radio. Thank you for your comments, suggestions and corrections

16-year-old ham radio satellite builder in the press

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - 16-year-old radio amateur Julián Fernández EA4HCD was interviewed by the newspaper El Mundo Chronicle about his FossaSat-1 PocketQube satellite

144 and 1240 MHz bands - CEPT meeting minutes

June 23, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - CEPT Project Team A, responsible for some aspects of the CEPT position for WRC-19, met in Prague from June 17-21. The meeting minutes are available for download

ICQ Podcast Episode 297 - HMS Belfast - D-Day Communication Ship

June 23, 2019 06:48 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Bill Barnes (N3JIX), Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB). Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) 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 HMS Belfast, D-Day’s Communication Ship.

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- New Beta Version of FT4 Now Available

- AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal

- French Proposes 144-146 MHz for Aeronautical Mobile Service

- PW Contest Used to Publicise Amateur Ham Radio

- Could a New Licence Counter Threats at VHF and Above?

- Ham Radio at Women in Tech Event

- YCP Group Taking Part in IARU HF Contest

- RASA Calls for 1 kW for Australia

UFT QRP Contest

June 23, 2019 12:22 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0600Z-0900Z, Jun 29 and 1400Z-1700Z, Jun 29

June 22, 2019

The Space Weather Woman

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW - All Quiet at Earth, New Crater on a Stormy Mars

144 and 1240 MHz bands - WRC-23 Agenda Items update

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU was represented at the meeting of CEPT Project Team A (responsible for some aspects of the CEPT position for WRC-19), which has just finished in Prague

Using AIS metadata to monitor propagation in the 2m band

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - Prognosis, monitoring and analysis of propagation conditions are a basis for kilometres and points in DX competition. As a new tool to monitor propagation in the 2m band, D4C has started receiving vessel AIS data

UK amateur radio exam statistics for 2018 released

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - On June 20 the RSGB released the Examinations Standards Committee (ESC) report which covers 2018 and has some limited data for the first 3 months of 2019

The sun is so spotless, it looks like a giant orange billiard ball

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - The sun has just crossed 33 days without a sunspot, marking the longest stretch of blank suns in the current solar cycle

Review of Novice license for radio amateurs

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - The Netherlands is moving towards a realistic power level (100 watts) and improved band allocations for their Novice license holders

Chicago RAIN to cease

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - This week's WIA News reports that Hap Holly, KC9RP, who’s been producing the The RAIN Report Amateur Radio newscast every week for 30 years, has announced that he’s retiring and closing down

Celebrating the 100 years of WWV

June 22, 2019 08:22 AM - Southgate ARC - We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually operating radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 on October 1, 2019 - less than 5 months!

June 21, 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

June 21, 2019 05:12 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

June 21, 2019 02:07 PM - ARRL -

The quiet sun continues, with still another week passing with zero sunspots. For 33 days in a row, no sunspot activity, as of Thursday, June 20. So far this year 62% of the days are without sunspots, really the same as all of last year, which was 61%.

Average daily solar flux over the past week was 67.1, down from 69 last week and 69.5 the week before.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45 days i...

Internet Access to some ARRL Systems May Be Disrupted on June 23

June 21, 2019 12:00 PM -

Video highlights RF pollution from electrical devices

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - When Argentina was plunged into darkness by a nationwide power cut Luciano Petruccelli LU3DX made a video showing just how much RF pollution is produced by electronic devices

UK Foundation Licence and its impact

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham looks at the impact of the introduction of the Foundation licence in the UK

President congratulates URE on 70th anniversary

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Don Beattie G3BJ, President of IARU Region 1, wrote to Spain's national amateur radio society URE to congratulate them on their 70th anniversary

How to use a Spectrum Analyzer

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Spectrum analysers are one of the most important test instruments for the RF designer. Rather than displaying amplitude against time as with the case of the oscilloscope, these test instruments display amplitude against frequency giving a plot of the signals

Caroline North June

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - We are counting down the days to another fabulous Radio Caroline North broadcast – LIVE from our historic radio-ship Ross Revenge this weekend

Behind the scenes of an ARISS contact

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - On June 20, 2019, anyone in the UK with access to a 2m receiver had the opportunity to listen to a contact between a UK school and astronaut Nick Hague KG5TMV aboard the International Space Station

Upcoming ARISS contact with Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI on 28 June

Amateur radio and TAPR feature in Hackspace mag

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Hackspace magazine #20 (PDF is free) has an article by Cameron Norris on how radio amateurs started the Open-Source Hardware movement, also has articles by Jo MW6CYK and Lucy M6CME

IOTA news from the DARC

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

DX News from the ARRL

June 21, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

June 20, 2019

LightSail 2 Set to Launch on June 22

June 20, 2019 08:53 PM - ARRL -

The Planetary Society’s citizen-funded LightSail 2 solar-propelled spacecraft is set to launch on June 22 on board a SpaceX Falcon Heavy. It will attempt the first controlled solar sail flight in Earth orbit. LightSail 1 successfully completed its test flight mission in 2015. LightSail® is aimed at testing “solar sailing” technology for CubeSats, which comprise many Amateur Radio satellites. Ac...

SAQ “Alexanderson Day” Transmission Set for June 30

June 20, 2019 08:47 PM - ARRL -

The annual “Alexanderson Day” transmission from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, will take place on June 30. The Alexanderson alternator will transmit on 17.2 kHz on the following schedule: Startup/tuning at 0830 UTC, and message transmission at 0900 UTC; startup/tuning at 1130 UTC, and message transmission at 1200 UTC.

Both events will be livestreamedon YouTube. SAQ has introduced an online SAQ recepti...

ARRL Development Department Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, Departs Headquarters

June 20, 2019 08:47 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Development Department Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, has stepped down as manager of the ARRL Development Department to pursue other interests. As the search begins for a new development manager, ARRL wants to reassure its donors and members that routine Development Department operations will continue as normal in the interim.

Development associates Regina Galuppi, W3DGI (860-594-0291), and...

Online Contest Scoreboards Available for Field Day

June 20, 2019 06:32 PM - ARRL -

If your club wants to see how its Field Day efforts are faring in comparison with others in your category, check out the Contest Online ScoreBoard. It will be supporting ARRL Field Day. In addition, Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, has developed Score Distributor, which will relay your score to all scoreboards that support the event. Scoreboards can be very attractive to younger operators, in addition to en...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

June 20, 2019 12:00 PM -

When disaster strikes, engineers provide comms and power

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - EE Times reports engineers outfitted a truck to provide support for search-and-rescue operations through needed communications and power

Radio amateur to lose license

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL report New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action

Mysterious moisture in the mesosphere

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The 2019 season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has been remarkable, maybe the best ever, with NLCs appearing as far south as Los Angeles CA and Albuquerque NM. What's going on?

Montana to get new Section Manager

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Paul Stiles, KF7SOJ, will become ARRL Montana Section Manager on October 1. Stiles, of Billings, was the only candidate after nominations for the position were re-solicited this Spring, and will serve an 18-month term

Gibraltar Special Event

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) will activate ZB2IG19 between July 1-31st

First ham radio Class C exam of 2019

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - CRAC reports that the first amateur radio Class C exam of the year was held on June 15 in Changchun City. Class C is the highest class permitting 1 kW output

ARISS school contact planned for Claygate, United Kingdom

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The event is planned today June 20, 2019. It is scheduled to begin at approximately 12.48 UTC, which is 13.48 BST and 14:48 CEST. The contact will be a direct between NA1SS and GB4RPS. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz

AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - 2019 marks AMSAT’s 50th Anniversary of Keeping Amateur Radio in Space

Afghanistan operation

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Robert, S53R, will once again be in Kabul starting June 24th, and will be there for two years working with the UN World Food Program

2019 JOTA/JOTI event

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Richard, ZS6RKE, the National JOTA/JOTI Coordinator reports that the 2019 JOTA/JOTI event will be held on the weekend of 18 to 20 October

Tony's 10m Band Report

June 20, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - A most excellent week, except I was in China and couldn’t get in front of a radio. Couldn’t even get BBC news or sport so no cricket commentary. Funny because Sky News was ok. This website, SARN (Southgate Amateur Radio News), was OK on a laptop but not available on a smart phone. Why?

June 19, 2019

States, Counties, Municipalities Recognize Amateur Radio’s Contributions in Advance of Field Day

June 19, 2019 08:59 PM - ARRL -

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. The following list of participating communities is not necessarily comprehensive.

In Arizona, Governor Douglas Ducey has recognized June as “Amateur Radio Month.” In his commendation, Ducey noted that the Amateur Radio Co...

ARRL ARDF Coordinator to Retire, New Coordinator Named

June 19, 2019 08:50 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, is stepping down after more than 20 years on the job. Since he became ARRL ARDF Coordinator in February 1998, Moell said the sport of on-foot transmitter hunting under international rules has grown steadily in participation and popularity. Since 2001, beginners and experts alike have gathered each year for the USA Champion...

Radio Club of America Extends Nomination Deadline for Awards

June 19, 2019 08:24 PM - ARRL -

The deadline to submit Radio Club of America (RCA) award nominations has been extended to July 15. No nominees have been submitted for these awards:

  • The Edgar F. Johnson Pioneer Citation

  • The Ralph Batcher Memorial Award

  • The RCA Centenarian Award

  • The Armstrong Medal

  • The Sarnoff Citation

  • The Allen B. DuMont Citation

  • The Henri Busignies Memorial Award

  • The Fred M. Link Award

  • The Jack Poppele Award

  • T...

San Antonio Radio Club Marks its Centennial

June 19, 2019 07:07 PM - ARRL -

Members of the San Antonio Radio Club (SARC) are celebrating the centennial of the club’s founding. Initially known as the Bexar County Radio Association, SARC became an ARRL affiliated club in 1920. SARC is doing several different things to commemorate its Centennial.

SARC kicked off its centennial at its annual ham convention in greater San Antonio, this year called “Centennial Radio Fiesta.” ...

Pennsylvania Radio Amateur Dies in Tower Installation Mishap

June 19, 2019 06:53 PM -

ARRL, IARU Contingent to Attend HAM RADIO 2019 in Germany

June 19, 2019 06:28 PM - ARRL -

A delegation from ARRL and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will attend HAM RADIO 2019, the popular international Amateur Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Each year, a contingent from ARRL attends HAM RADIO, greeting its non-US members and networking with other national radio societies. Billed as Europe's biggest Amateur Radio convention, HAM RADIO 2019 takes place June...

June 18, 2019

Radio Amateur to Lose License as Part of Enforcement Case Settlement

June 18, 2019 08:48 PM - ARRL -

A New Jersey radio amateur, David S. Larsen Sr., WS2L, of Highland Park, will surrender his Amateur Extra-class license and pay a $7,500 civil penalty as part of a Consent Decree with the FCC to settle an enforcement action. An FCC Enforcement Bureau Order released June 18 said Larsen violated the Communications Act of 1934 and Part 90 rules by operating on frequencies licensed to the Borough o...

Historic 2-Meter Transatlantic Contact Reported

June 18, 2019 04:51 PM - ARRL -

D41CV on Cape Verde Islands and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe spanned the Atlantic Ocean on 2 meters for the first time on June 16, according to reports. The distance was 3,867 kilometers (2,397.5 miles). The historic contact was made on 144.174 MHz using FT8 mode.

“The mode of propagation was most likely marine ducting, with the signal traveling in a layer near the ocean surface,” said John Desmond, EI7G...

Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu

June 18, 2019 10:43 AM - ARRL -

At the request of authorities in India’s Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat.

On short notice, they installed HF and VHF stations, equipped with digital communication. Rajesh Vagadia said a lot of hams checked in and remain...

TM5TFV - Special Sailing Event

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - TM5TFV - Tour de France à la Voile 2019 on the air! The special callsign TM5TFV is activated by the Amateur Radio Section of the A2RS

Next sunspot cycle may be 50% lower

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA report research now underway may have found a reliable new method to predict this solar activity

JD1, Ogasawara

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Shew/JA2GQT (JD1BPK), JA2KGT (JD1BPL) and Kazunari/JA2MET (JD1BMG) are active from Ogasawara until June 23rd

HS10KING on QO-100 geostationary satellite

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - To strengthen the relationship between Thai and Japanese amateur radio operators, representatives of the JAMSAT group of Japan have travelled to Thailand to visit the satellite ground station HS0AJ

Historic trans-Atlantic contact made on 144 MHz

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - A historic contact was made on Sunday the 16th June 2019 when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144 MHz

Ham radio promotional video available for download

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL has made the 'What is Amateur Radio?' video and PowerPoint Presentation available for free download

Bouvet Island DXpedition news

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - The deadline for requesting a partial 48% refund of your financial contribution to 3YØZ has now passed

ARRL files interim report with FCC in 'Symbol Rate' proceeding

June 18, 2019 09:24 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL has filed an interim report with the FCC in order to report on its efforts to find common ground regarding issues surrounding the 'symbol' or 'baud' rate proceeding

June 17, 2019

ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation

June 17, 2019 04:17 PM -

Montana to Get New Section Manager

June 17, 2019 04:15 PM - ARRL -

Paul Stiles, KF7SOJ, will become ARRL Montana Section Manager on October 1. Stiles, of Billings, was the only candidate after nominations for the position were re-solicited this spring, and will serve an 18-month term. He will take over the position following George Forsyth, AA7GS, of Great Falls, who decided not to run for a new term after serving since 2013. There are no contested seats in th...

W1AW Announces ARRL Field Day Bulletin Schedule

June 17, 2019 04:09 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has announced its Field Day 2019 W1AW bulletin schedule.

Friday, June 21 

Mode

 

Pacific

 

Mountain

 

Central

 

Eastern

 

UTC

 

CW

 

5:00 PM

 

6:00 PM

 

7:00 PM

 

8:00 PM

 

0000 (Sat)

 

Digital

 

6:00 PM

 

7:00 PM

 

8:00 PM

 

9:00 PM

 

0100

 

Phone

 

6:45 PM

 

7:45 PM

 

8:45 PM

 

9:45 PM

 

0145

 

CW

 

8:00 PM

 

9:00 PM

 

10:00 PM

 

11:...

ARRL Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

June 17, 2019 01:10 PM - ARRL -

 

The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2019 recipients the scholarships it administers.

The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship, $2,000 each

Marisa K. Allyn, KF7NER, Sammamish, WA

Jonathan L. Doorn, KG5CUK, White Rock, NM

Ian J. Hofbeck, KG7GDZ, Lynnwood, WA

Shefali K. Janorkar, KD2FIW, Staten Island, NY

Jonathan D. Williams, K5DVT, Huntsville, AR

John T. Wirt, KD8SWT, Howell, MI

The ARRL Rocky Mo...

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

The smallest Hacker camps are the most satisfying

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Jenny List G7CKF writes on Hackaday about CampGND in Aberdeenshire which featured the special event amateur radio station GB1GND

Suffolk RED BBQ Social

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Suffolk RED Chair Sarah 2E0ISJ reports there will be an Amateur Radio BBQ Social at the Foxhall W-T Building, Kesgrave, IP10 0AH over the weekend of July 13-14

SARL to hand-over YOTA Flag and key at Friedrichshafen

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - It is almost a year ago that the SARL (South African Radio League) received the YOTA Flag and the official Morse key and hosted what is described as the best IARU Youngsters on the Air summer camp event in South Africa

DXCC Country/Entity Report

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th-June, through Sunday, 16th-June there were 203 countries active

Dollar-for-dollar match on your ARISS donation ends today!

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - During the ARISS Forum at the Hamvention, it was announced, that between now and June 17, that an anonymous donor will equally match one dollar for each dollar donated up to $10,000

Could a new licence counter threats at VHF and above?

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Concerns have been raised recently by IARU Region 1 about potential threats to the amateur radio 144 MHz and higher bands

2019 Winter VHF-UHF Field Day

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The Winter solstice is next Friday, the 21st of June. Hence, the 2019 Winter VHF-UHF Field Day is next weekend !

IOTA news from OPDX

June 17, 2019 08:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

June 16, 2019

Youngsters On The Air at Ham Radio Friedrichshafen

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Chair of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, Lisa Leenders PA2LS, reports their will be a Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) booth at Friedrichshafen June 21-23

SAQ Grimeton Transmission on June 30th, 2019

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The annual transmission on 'Alexanderson Day' with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz with the call SAQ will take place Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Record setting noctilucent clouds

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - If you've never seen a cloud of frosted meteor smoke, now is the time to look. 2019 is shaping up to be the best year for noctilucent clouds ... maybe ever

RASA calls for 1 kW for VK

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has written to the Australian Government radio regulator seeking an increase in output power from 400W to 1kW for advanced class amateurs

QSO Today - Rich Zwirko - K1HTV

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Rich Zwirko, K1HTV, was quickly bitten by the DX bug in the late fifties and has gone on to log just about every DX entity on every band

Emergency Communication during VAYU Cyclone at Porbandar (Gujarat) India

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - During recent VAYU Cyclone crisis around Gujarat coast, myself Rajesh Vagadia VU2EXP and Shyama Vagadia VU3WHG (my niece) deployed to Porbandar for Ham Radio Emergency Communication service. Gujarat Police and Divyabhakshar invited us for EmCom services

EM44T VHF DXpedition

June 16, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Hi, this is to announce our next DXpedition during Perseids shower 2019 with the main purpose to be active during MMMonVHF's sprint contest on 2m

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