January 19, 2020

Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO

January 19, 2020 04:25 PM - ARRL -

At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before his retirement. The board has created a search committee to select the next CEO. More details on this ...

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Variation to talkSPORT’s national analogue licence

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has approved talkSPORT’s request to change its national analogue radio licence, following a consultation

Sweden: New rules for ham radio permit applications

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The SSA reports applications for amateur radio permits will now take 2-3 weeks longer due to National Security considerations

Satellite Status and Tracking API's added to AMSAT website

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Thanks to an initiative by Heimir, W1ANT, AMSAT added Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to the AMSAT web site to make it easy for developers to write apps for mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast George Byrkit - K9TRV

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - George Byrkit, K9TRV, was first licensed in 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin. He returned to amateur radio as a licensee many years after letting that Novice license expire

Full-fibre broadband in the UK

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The briefing paper Full-fibre broadband in the UK is now available for download from the House of Commons library

DK3ZL visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Dr Charly Eichhorn, DK3ZL is visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March. In Namibia, he will operate as V51QO with activity on the QO-100 satellite and as V5/DK3ZL at other times using SSB and CW

BNetzA takes action against non-compliant devices

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In 2019, BNetA, the German Federal Network Agency, blocked 4.5 million unsafe products that can cause radio interference or electromagnetic incompatibilities

American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport's weather radar by stealing spectrum

January 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Register reports: Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico

ICQ Podcast Episode 316 - Questions Answered and Tips

January 19, 2020 09:03 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Frank Howell K4FMH, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is - Questions Answered and Tips.

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- G4KUX extends 432 MHz tropo record to 4,644kms - DARC 70 Years - Going Ham at Green Bank Elementary-Middle School - Tunisia Issues Personal Licenses to Operate - YOTA Month a Success in the Americas - Leadership Elections Highlight ARRL Annual Board Meeting - ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres - Canvey Radio & Electronics Rally - Special Certificate to Celebrate 30 Years of LUSAT - Swiss Special Event Station

January 18, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Solar Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5

Special certificate to celebrate 30 years of LUSAT

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT-LU will be issuing a special certificate to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of LUSAT (LO-19) during LUSAT week which takes place January 18-26, 2020

RAC President attends ARRL Board Meeting

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XN, attended the annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Windsor, Connecticut, January 17-18

Ofcom Consultation: Improving spectrum access for Wi-Fi

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom wishes to boost the use of Wi-Fi in Amateur Radio spectrum at 5725-5850 MHz

VK6WIA NewsWest

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest this week is the New Amateurs Edition, where we congratulate and acknowledge those with new or upgraded callsigns or licenses, and where we share information useful for new Hams, including New Hams the series where I take a look at learning opportunities

Ham radio Winter Field Day

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Winter Field Day Exercise, January 25 and 26, 2020

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The lessons we teach - When you become a member of the amateur radio community you become part of a small group of humans who know and understand certain aspects of life. That's not to say that others don't share this or that the knowledge is unique or special, but radio amateurs are required to know this before they receive their license

ARISS educational radio contact with school in Toronto, Canada

January 18, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada

January 17, 2020

New Book from ARRL: Amateur Radio Contesting for Beginners

January 17, 2020 11:00 PM -

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

January 17, 2020 09:35 PM - ARRL -

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

January 17, 2020 03:20 PM - ARRL -

The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...

Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

January 17, 2020 03:17 PM - ARRL -

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.

“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...

The K7RA Solar Update

January 17, 2020 02:43 PM - ARRL -

Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.

Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.

Predi...

WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis

USKA preparing response to Article 37a on ham radio antennas

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Switzerland's national amateur radio society USKA is preparing its response to OFCOM's consultation regarding the new Article 37a on ham radio antennas in the FMG Telecommunications Act

RSGB looking at One-stop training portal

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) has been looking at a One-stop Training Portal for exam candidates

Puerto Rico ham radio operators on maximum alert following Puerto Rico's earthquakes 2020

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - At the end of December 2019 and in early January 2020, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by a series of strong earthquakes, including six that were of magnitude 5 or greater

Magnetic explosions discovered on 'Earth's Doorstep

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A type of explosion in space called "magnetic reconnection" can happen much closer to Earth than previously thought

ITU highlights role of amateur radio in emergency comms

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur radio features in the ITU Guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans, published by the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)

ARISS contact opportunity

January 17, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

DX News from the ARRL

January 17, 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

January 16, 2020

High Speed Telegraphy Competitions Set

January 16, 2020 05:12 PM -

Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

January 16, 2020 05:08 PM - ARRL -

Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...

Massachusetts Club Offers Support to Arecibo Observatory Following Earthquakes

January 16, 2020 04:57 PM - ARRL -

Although not in the hardest-hit earthquake zone, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory nonetheless has been affected by the recent spate of earthquakes and aftershocks. The landmark Arecibo radio telescope and ionospheric radar facility was a victim of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Members of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) have stepped up to assist in support and...

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2020

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Chair of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, Lisa Leenders PA2LS, reports the 10th edition of Youngsters On The Air will be held in Croatia, in the city of Karlovac not far from the capital Zagreb

Radio hams rescue teenage girl from kidnappers

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Millennium Post reports that a 14-year-old girl was rescued from the clutches of kidnappers, after her grandparents alerted Gangasagar Mela authorities on Tuesday

Pacific Tour

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Will AA4NC and Ron AA4VK will be active from 8 different islands during this year

New ham radio magazine 'On the Air'

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL has launched the bi-monthly amateur radio magazine On the Air and has made the premier issue freely available to read on the internet

History of Portishead Radio talk at South Bristol Amateur Radio Club

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - We have a guest speaker coming to South Bristol Amateur Radio Club on Thursday 23 January 2020. We are very pleased to welcome Larry G4HLN who will be telling the story of the history of Portishead Radio

Grow lights cause interference to ham radio

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Lansing State Journal reports amateur radio operators have been complaining of interference from marijuana grow lights

Final report from SAQ / Grimeton Christmas Eve transmission 2019

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The conditions were very good with clear dry weather in Grimeton, Sweden. The transmission hall was filled up with record-many visitors who had come to enjoy coffee, cake and Swedish ginger snaps, and to watch the activities with starting and running the old radio transmitter SAQ

ARRL launches 'On the Air' - a new podcast for beginner-to-intermediate amateur radio operators

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - For those who are just getting started on their journey in amateur radio, ARRL is launching a new podcast aimed at providing support and encouragement to help you get the most out of this hobby

Tony's 10m Band Report

January 16, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Best days of the week were Saturday and Sunday. Certainly seems that the DARC contest helped. Best DX EW1I (Belarus), ZC4UW (Cyprus), 3D2DJ (Fiji), OY1OF DZ, CT (all Faroe Is) rare birds indeed. Check out OY1OF’s QRZ web page. Incredible

January 15, 2020

YOTA Month Reported a Success in the Americas

January 15, 2020 09:57 PM -

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Effort Continues, with Help from Ham Radio

January 15, 2020 09:37 PM -

AM Rally 2020 Gets Under Way on February 1

January 15, 2020 09:30 PM -

Virgin Orbit plans flight test of LauncherOne rocket in February

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - If this first test flight is successful RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is planned for launch on the second flight of LauncherOne during 1Q 2020 on the ELaNa XX mission

Point Amour contest operation

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Chris VE3FU, Dave VE9CB, and Frank VO1HP will be active as VO2AC, VO2AAA, and VO1HP/VO2 from the lighthouse Point Amour/Labrador in Canada (CQ zone 2)

Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC - SK

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - With deep sadness DXNL has to report the passing of Peter, DK5DC during the night of Jan. 11/12

Ofcom fines Post Office £175,000 for overcharging for relay telephone calls

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has fined Post Office £175,000 after an investigation found the company overcharged people with hearing or speech impairments who made telephone calls using a relay service

LUSAT 30th anniversary

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of AMSAT Argentina (LU7AA) celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LUSAT (LO-19) satellite between Jan. 18 and 26 on HF on SSB, FT8 and CW. An award is available as well.

ARRL On the Air podcast premieres on January 16

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month

IOTA news from the DARC

January 15, 2020 10:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

January 14, 2020

ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres on January 16

January 14, 2020 11:31 PM - ARRL -

ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month. The podcast is a companion to the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is already on its way to member subscribers. On the Air magazine editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, will be the host of the new podcast. Both the podcast an...

Germany Special Event Recognizes Anniversary of SDR Development

January 14, 2020 07:11 PM - ARRL -

The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) this year is honoring 35 years of software-defined radio (SDR) technology with special call sign and special DOK.

“In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general, and amateur radio in particular, a special event station DL35SDR will be active from the greater Munich area throughout 2020,” ...

Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, SK

January 14, 2020 07:10 PM - ARRL -

The Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, died on January 10. He was 79. The Diwan of the Royal Court has declared 3 days of mourning, with the flag flown at half-mast for the next 40 days. The sultan was the patron and sponsor of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) and its A47RS club station. He had been the Sultan of Oman since 1970. 

Tragic Drowning Cuts Short DXpedition to Rotuma

January 14, 2020 07:03 PM -

Leadership Elections to Highlight January 17 – 18 ARRL Annual Board Meeting

January 14, 2020 07:01 PM -

Well-Known DXer and DXCC Card Checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC, SK

January 14, 2020 04:43 PM - ARRL -

 Well-known DXer and DXCC card checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC/AA6HM, of Werl, Germany, died unexpectedly on January 12. An ARRL member, he was 68. Glasmacher served as the editor of the monthly DX column “DXtra” in CQ DL, the official journal of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), to which Glasmacher also belonged. Glasmacher was a familiar face at Ham Radio, held each June in Friedrichsh...

The Space Weather Woman

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Satellites Charge as Fast Solar Wind Approaches - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

The sun swallows a comet

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Yesterday, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory discovered the first comet of the new decade. Hours later it was gone, destroyed by the sun

The SARL Wednesday 80m Club Sprint

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The first leg of the Wednesday 80m Club Sprint will be held from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on 15 January

Terrible, tragic news from Rotuma

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Antoine, 3D2AG, who has been active from Rotuma since December 21st, has reported that his 11-year-old son (eldest) drowned on January 9th. His son accompanied him on his latest trip to Rotuma

Summer Field Day 2020

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's Summerland Amateur Radio Club report that due to current Nation Park and Forest Closures, Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG and myself VK2QJ will be activating VK2SRC this weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January, from a location near The Pinnacles Grafton QG60LL 170m ASL for the Summer VHF / UHF Field Day

Selecting the right type of antenna

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - There are very many different types of antenna to choose from: dipoles inverted Vs, single band, multiband, doublets, verticals beams trapped dipoles, and many more. On top of this many can be home made or factory made. The choice is huge

New Indian moon landing attempt

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Work is going 'smoothly' on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a rover probe on the moon's surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Sivan told a press conference

Further changes to some BBC local radio medium wave services

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In my blog posted in the summer of 2017, I explained the BBC’s plans for local radio and the reasons for the closure of some of our medium wave transmitters - which happened in January last year. This was the first stage of putting into action a plan that the BBC originally

AMSAT-DL announces a new QO-100 down converter V3d

January 14, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The first version of the AMSAT-DL down converter was built in early 2019, enabling many stations to become active on QO-100 for the first time. Since then, a lot of operating experience and new insights have been gained, which have flowed into the new board V3d

PRO Digi Contest

January 14, 2020 06:14 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-1159Z, Jan 18

January 13, 2020

Puerto Rico Volunteers Deployed to Red Cross, ARRL Sending Equipment

January 13, 2020 07:20 PM - ARRL -

Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, reports that several Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers have been deployed to earthquake-ravaged regions of the island at the request of the American Red Cross. Initial operations got under way in the town of Yauco, where the Red Cross has a central warehouse for the earthquake relief effort. Operations are on VHF and UHF, although ...

Nominations Solicited for Six ARRL Awards

January 13, 2020 04:49 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is inviting nominations for awards that recognize educational and technological pursuits in amateur radio. Nominations are also open for the League’s premier award to honor a young licensee.

  • The Hiram Percy Maxim Award recognizes a radio amateur and ARRL member younger than age 21, whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of amateur radi...

Sign up now for Morse Classes in Essex

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Morse code classes resume at Danbury Village Hall, Essex, at 7pm on Thursday, January 16, complete beginners are most welcome

Ham radio email reflector for the South-West

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB Region 11 Volunteer Team have set up an email reflector to help facilitate cooperation between local radio amateurs and clubs in South Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

DXCC Country/Entity Report

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 5th/January, through Sunday, 12th/January there were 213 countries active

DL35, Germany special event

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The DARC honors 35 years of SDR-technology with special callsign and special-DOK. In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general and amateur radio in particular, a special event station 'DL35SDR' will be active from the greater Munich area throughout the year 2020. The Special-DOK "35SDR" was issued for this station

Amateur Radio Satellite talk in Basingstoke

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Noel Matthews G8GTZ will give an introduction to the geostationary satellite QO-100 at the Makerspace in Basingstoke at 7pm on Tuesday, Jan 14, this is a free open evening all are welcome

IOTA news from OPDX

January 13, 2020 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

January 12, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - This novel 'water drop' antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology, KTH.

The SARL National Convention

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL 95 National Convention, which includes the Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology Symposium, the Annual General Meeting and the SARL 95 Dinner Dance, will be held over the weekend of 3 to 5 April

South Cook Islands

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Donald, VE7DS, will be active as E51DDG from the Kiikii Inn on Rarotonga Island (OC-013) between February 2-14th

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Michael Murphy - WU2D

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Michael, Mike, Murphy, WU2D, separates his professional and his personal radio and electronics life by building, using, and working with vintage radios made no later than the early 1960s

PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The PEARS National VHF/UHF Contest will be run over two sessions from 17 to 19 January

AMSAT South Africa Space Symposium 2020 First Call for Papers

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Papers are invited for presentation at the conference and publication on the web

AMSAT at Cowtown Hamfest - Ft. Worth

January 12, 2020 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT will be represented at the 2020 Cowtown Hamfest in Fort Worth, TX on January 17 and 18 with a table, demos and presentations. If you live in the North Texas area, this is a great event, well attended and lots of vendors. Please put it on your calendar

January 11, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A single new Solar Cycle 25 sunspot appeared over the past week,January 1 through January 8. NOAA did not record or number the newspot until January 2, but Spaceweather.com indicated it (sunspotregion 2755) began on January 1

The Fainting of Betelgeuse

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Red giant star Betelgeuse is on the verge of going supernova. Is the end near?

The 2020 CQ DX Marathon

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This ia a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries and CQ zones during this calendar year

South Orkney Islands DXpedition VP8PJ

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - We are pleased to announce that the call sign for the Perseverance DX Group's expedition South Orkney 2020 will be changed to VP8PJ

2020 Nordics On The Air Norway

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This year, the annual Nordics On The Air ham radio youth camp will be held in Norway during Easter, April 10-13, 2020

Marquesas Islands EME operation

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Lance W7GJ and Gene KB7Q will be active as TX7MB from Taaoa, Hiva Oa Island (OC-027), between November 3-15th

JARL focus is on Younger Generations and Women

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In his New Year statement Japan Amateur Radio League President Yoshinori Takao JG1KTC says JARL continues to focus on acquiring new members of Younger generations and Women

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - What's in a plan? - As radio amateurs we learn which frequencies we're allowed to transmit on, where stuff lives and who has priority when there's a signal on the frequency you're operating on and when you need to contact your regulator if you hear an illegal station on the air

ARISS contact with Sayama Mizutomi Community Center, Sayama, Japan

January 11, 2020 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Sayama Mizutomi Community Center, Sayama, Japan on 13 Jan

January 10, 2020

The February Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

January 10, 2020 07:48 PM - ARRL -

The February issue of Digital QST is now available for viewing on your desktop or laptop. Click here to view the issue. It is also available for reading on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device.

  • Build an affordable D-STAR Hotspot
  • Learn about CAT
  • Ham-friendly homes and a hidden wire antenna
  • See the craftsmanship of the Combo Key
  • Take a look back to May 1970

                …and much more!    

 

 

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

January 10, 2020 07:04 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.

2019 ARRL Periodicals Available on DVD and via Download

January 10, 2020 02:26 PM -

The K7RA Solar Update

January 10, 2020 11:29 AM - ARRL -

A single new Cycle 25 sunspot appeared over the past week, January 1 through January 8. NOAA did not record or number the new spot until January 2, but Spaceweather.com indicated it (sunspot region 2755) began on January 1.

Then another new Cycle 25 spot emerged on Thursday, January 9, with a daily sunspot number of 14. I was excited to see Spaceweather.com post “Solar Cycle 25 Continues to Inte...

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