April 27, 2018

SKCC Sprint Europe

April 27, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2100Z, May 3

MIE 33 Contest

April 27, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2300Z, May 3 to 0300Z, May 4

April 26, 2018

Look for “Ham Radio 2.0 — Innovation and Discovery” at Hamvention®

April 26, 2018 09:35 PM -

The ARRL Letter Delayed

April 26, 2018 09:26 PM - ARRL -

Distribution and posting of the Thursday, April 26, edition of The ARRL Letter will be delayed, due to technical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ARRL hopes to distribute and post the newsletter on Friday, April 27. The ARRL Letter offers a weekly summary of essential news of interest to active amateurs that is available in advance of publication in QST, and it is available free to AR...

Logbook of The World has Online Status Monitor

April 26, 2018 08:40 PM -

JK Antennas Donates 40-Meter Yagi Antenna to W1AW

April 26, 2018 07:35 PM - ARRL -

JK Antennas of Connecticut has generously donated a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi antenna to Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters. JK Antennas’ Ken Garg, W3JK, and his assistant, Craig, transported the new Yagi to W1AW on April 24 for assembly and installation.

“I am very grateful for Ken’s generosity,” said W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q. “His kindness toward W1AW, technical...

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #18:

April 26, 2018 06:06 PM - eHam.net News - This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks to all.

FCC Releases Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Small Satellites

April 26, 2018 02:15 PM - ARRL -

The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on April 17, seeking comment on proposals to streamline its rules regarding the deployment of “small satellites.” This would include small spacecraft put into orbit for Amateur Radio purposes, as well as small satellites launched by non-Amateur Radio entities, such as universities, but using Amateur Radio spectrum. The NPRM primarily addre...

Annual Armed Forces Day Crossband Communication Test Set for Saturday, May 12

April 26, 2018 01:58 PM - ARRL -

The Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) will sponsor the traditional military/amateur radio communication tests to mark the 67th annual Armed Forces Day (AFD) on Saturday, May 12. Armed Forces Day is May 19, but the AFD Crossband Military-Amateur Radio event traditionally takes place 1 week earlier in order to avoid conflicting with Hamvention. Complete information, including military statio...

New ARRL Santa Barbara Section Manager Starts Early

April 26, 2018 01:57 PM - ARRL -

The new Santa Barbara Section Manager John Kitchens, NS6X, of Somis, California, is getting a head start, stepping into the job a couple of months earlier than the scheduled date. No nominations for the post were received by the nomination deadline last September, and nominations were resolicited for an 18-month term starting on July 1.

Kitchens, the only nominee, was declared elected, succeedin...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

April 26, 2018 01:00 PM - ARRL -

“Kits and Kit Building” is the topic of the new (April 26) 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 hi...

Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter now available for download

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest edition (No 20 – Spring 2018) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download

SAQ on air on May 1st - a reminder

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station participates in the ERIH event WORK it OUT – Industrial culture, on May 1 and as part of the event we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016

RSGB Youth Committee minutes released

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB Youth Committee have released the minutes of their meetings held in March and April

The Raspberry Pi 3B+ as an SDR – without the SDR!

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - We’ve become used to software-defined radio as the future of radio experimentation, and many of us will have some form of SDR hardware. From the $10 RTL USB sticks through to all-singing, all-dancing models at eye-watering prices, there is an SDR for everyone

50 MHz allowed in Lebanon

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 1 reports that radio amateurs in Lebanon have gained access to the 50 MHz (6m) band

Tony's 10m Band Report

April 26, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Well, a few days did come good, so work it while you can. Sadly I was otherwise occupied on the good days. Z66D (Kosovo) was having a great time all week, VK9X/PE7T (Christmas Is) dropped in top on Friday with 3B9FR (Rodriguez Is) top on both days at the weekend

April 25, 2018

International Amateur Radio Regulatory Developments Announced

April 25, 2018 03:11 PM - ARRL -

Several countries recently have proposed or instituted changes or announced developments with respect to Amateur Radio regulation. 

  • In China, according to the Chinese Radio Amateurs Club (CRAC), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing has announced that radio amateurs will gain access to a 60-meter band starting on July 1. The latest edition of PRC Radio Frequency Division...

D-STAR ONE Phoenix Declared Lost, More D-STAR CubeSats Planned

April 25, 2018 01:58 PM -

GR9RW will be Royal Wedding Special Event Call Sign

April 25, 2018 01:57 PM -

WMPLOTA

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - First, there was Mills On The Air, then Summits on The Air. Now, just when you thought it was safe to come out, comes.. wait for it - WMPLOTA - Walmart Parking Lots On The Air

WIA Annual Radio and Electronics Convention

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Over on the Gold Coast the Commonwealth Games have drawn to a close just in time for the WIA Annual Radio and Electronics Convention (Including the WIA AGM) which is to be held on the 18th to 20th of May, 2018

UBA celebrates 70th anniversary

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The following stations are going to celebrate the founding of the Royal Union of Belgian Radioamateurs (UBA) 70 years ago during May

The Royal Mint Experience

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active from 'Her Majesty's Royal Mint' at Llantrisant, South Wales, UK, signing GB4RME (Royal Mint Experience) between June 1st and 2nd

RSGB 2018 Convention

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place between October 12-14th, 2018, and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams

LED Bulb RF Pollution - Elektor Magazine investigates

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - DARC, the German national amateur radio society, are requesting amateurs to send LED bulbs which pollute the RF spectrum to the magazine Elektor for investigation

Brand new lighthouse for the ILLW event

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Four months to go until our 21st annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend and our 153rd entry just arrived from Portugal with a brand new lighthouse for the event

ARISS contact planned for three schools in Poland - Update

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - As already announced, an International Space Station school contact has been planned for three schools in Poland. The contact will be handled by US astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU

IOTA news from the DARC

April 25, 2018 10:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AGCW QRP/QRP Party

April 25, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1900Z, May 1

RSGB 2018 Convention Booking Now:

April 25, 2018 12:07 AM - eHam.net News - Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park during the day on Friday, 12 October.

King's High School ARISS Contact on BBC TV:

April 25, 2018 12:06 AM - eHam.net News - On April 19 student Eleanor Griffin led the live question and answer session between King's High School and Warwick Preparatory School (GB4KHS) and astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU on the International Space Station (NA1SS). King's High School strongly encourage their girls to develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom. This culture of empowerment led one of their girls, Eleanor Griffin, to apply to ARISS Europe (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) for a highly prestigious link-up to the International Space Station.

April 24, 2018

FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge Set for May

April 24, 2018 05:04 PM - ARRL -

In May 2018 the First Class CW Operators Club (FOC) will celebrate with the FOC 80th Anniversary Challenge, a members-only event. During the entire month, FOC members from around the world will be active on CW, using special call signs, many of them containing the number “80” or having an “FOC” suffix.

Points will be awarded for working these special call signs. The challenge is being run as a ...

New 630-Meter Band Reported “Very Busy”

April 24, 2018 04:42 PM -

Ham Talk Live! -- BONUS: WMPLOTA:

April 24, 2018 04:13 PM - eHam.net News - Thursday night (4/25) at 7 PM Eastern, there's a BONUS mini episode of Ham Talk Live! before our regular show this week. WMPLOTA fever is crossing the globe! We originally scheduled a full bonus episode about Wal-Mart Parking Lots on the Air, but due to an illness we had to postpone the episode. But, I will have a mini episode about WMPLOTA with what you need to know to participate! And, we will follow up later with a full call-in show soon.

The Royal Mint to Host June Amateur Radio Special Event

April 24, 2018 02:44 PM -

Frank Victor Tarkington, W3KLQ, SK — Installed First TV in the White House

April 24, 2018 02:34 PM - ARRL -

Frank Tarkington, W3KLQ, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died on April 19. He was 102. A California native and World War II Navy radioman, Tarkington went on to enjoy a long career with Radio Corporation of America (RCA). In 1948, he installed the first television set in the White House so that President Harry Truman could witness the opening of Congress that January. Following his retirement, Tark...

Hams on Dominica Conduct “Preparedness” Field Day in Advance of Hurricane Season

April 24, 2018 02:24 PM - ARRL -

Members of the Dominica Amateur Radio Club Incorporated (DARCI) held a second field-day-style emergency preparedness, awareness, and recruiting exercise on April 21. Radio amateurs on the Caribbean island are continuing the process of taking on a larger role in emergency preparedness and response for the Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins June 1. Dominica suffered severe damage from Hurric...

ARRL Raises Amateur Radio’s Profile at 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Convention

April 24, 2018 02:05 PM -

Marconi day at Oxford museum

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Oxford Mail reports children and parents turned out and tuned in to help transform one of Oxford’s museums into an amateur radio station

'Girls Can Do ICT!'

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - 'Girls Can Do ICT!' is the theme of International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day on 26 April

Get Icom Radio News delivered to your inbox

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Icom UK put emphasis on publishing useful and informative Icom news as quickly as possible via its various websites and social media channels. Did you know that the company have a quarterly email newsletter that features details about the latest Icom products, competitions, special offers and company news?

SWODXA DX Forum at Hamvention

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Details of the SWODXA DX Forum for the 2018 Day-Zenia Hamvention have been posted

Sunday Times publishes RSGB response

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - On April 8, the Sunday Times newspaper published a misleading item about amateur radio in their Home Help section

Possible ISS SSTV on Wednesday

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest ARISS schedule notes that the 145.800 MHz FM Slow Scan Television on the International Space Station may be tested on April 25

Japanese Special Event

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Look for special event station, 8J1ITU, to be on the air from Japan between 1500z, on April 30th, and 1459z, on May 31st

Canadian radio hams celebrate Marconi day

April 24, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - CBC report on the Prince Edward Island amateur radio operators who celebrated International Marconi Day on Saturday, April 21

Visitors Tune Into Amateur Radio Stations at Parma Radio Club's Earth Day:

April 24, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - PARMA, Ohio -- A couple of slender, temporary towers stood in a grassy field at Stearns Homestead April 21 while members of the Parma Radio Club operated some amateur radio stations from the adjacent parking lot. Hal Rogers, a Parma resident and club president, shifted the dial on a digital receiver and was able to pick up another operator in Arizona. This was the sixth year that the Parma Radio Club has hosted its Earth Day event at Stearns Farm. Their equipment was powered by energy from the sun. A large solar panel was located outside the historic Stearns farmhouse. He said despite the popularity of cell phones, the internet and other high-tech methods of communication, amateur radio remains popular. "It's easy to contact other operators around the world," Rogers said, noting that it's not necessary to have an internet connection. A radio signal is relayed through the air and bounced to a receiver.

Do Ham Radios Really Slow Wi‑Fi?

April 24, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - Your reader's letter (April 8) claimed the neighbour's ham radio aerial affects his wi-fi. This is highly unlikely. The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) suggests that neighbours work together: the operator keeps a record of when he is transmitting, the reader of when he is having wi-fi problems. This will identify whether it is the transmitter at fault or (as is more common) the modem.

April 23, 2018

Ham Talk Live #112 -- HV Youth Forum:

April 23, 2018 10:39 PM - eHam.net News - Thursday night (4/26) at 9 PM Eastern, Hamvention Preview continues with the Youth Forum! Carole Perry, WB2MGP and her young guest Mason Matrazzo, KM4SII (one of the speakers at the forum) will be here to preview the instructors forum and youth forum for 2018. Mason will talk about his DXpedition experiences, and his upcoming presentation.

Warwick students' ham radio space link-up

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARISS Operations UK Team have released a video of the amateur radio contact between students at King's High School in Warwick and astronaut Ricky Arnold KE5DAU on the ISS

Salado students use ham radio to call astronaut

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - “NA1SS, this is K5LBJ, over. NA1SS, this is K5LBJ, over,” 12-year-old Morgan Morreale said, and on the fourth “ring,” astronaut Scott Tingle KG5NZA picked up

3B7A Saint Brandon - Thank you everyone

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - I’m writing these words now the entire team is safe back in Mauritius. Of course our very first priority has been to give news to our family after 2 weeks without any exchange

G3PSM receives the G2BVN Memorial Trophy

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The 2017 Region 1 Conference agreed the award of the Roy Stevens, G2BVN, memorial trophy to Colin Thomas, G3PSM

DXCC Country/Entity Report

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th April, through Sunday, 22nd April there were 225 countries active

Caister Marconi radio station contacts more than 100 amateurs in 26 countries

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio hams at Caister Lifeboat in Norfolk managed to contact 116 other radio amateurs in 23 different countries on Saturday 22 nd April 2018 when they took part in the annual International Marconi Day (IMD) event to mark the inventor's birthday

ARISS contact planned for three schools in Poland

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Scott Tingle KG5NZA with three schools in Poland The contact should be audible in parts of Europe on the 145.800 MHz FM downlink

IOTA News from OPDX

April 23, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

BARTG Sprint 75

April 23, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-2059Z, Apr 29

Caister Calling... Radio Hams Enjoy International Marconi Day:

April 23, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club held the International Marconi Day event on Saturday and saw 116 other radio amateurs in 23 countries contacted. Notable contacts were made with stations in Italy, Ireland, Weston-Super-Mare and Poldhu, Cornwall - home of the Marconi Centre from where the inventor made the first transatlantic transmission in 1901. The radio club was based at Caister Lifeboat to commemorate the village's original Marconi Wireless Station, which was set up in 1900. Its original purpose was to communicate with ships in the North Sea and the Cross Sands lightship.

P.E.I. Ham Radio Operators Celebrate Marconi Day in International Event:

April 23, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - Sitting in the Marconi Museum in Cape Bear, P.E.I., George Dewar fiddles with the knob on his radio, trying to get a clear signal to communicate with people, some of whom are thousands of kilometres away. Dewar and his friend Bernard Cormier are taking part in a 24-hour worldwide event to celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi, the person who pioneered long distance radio transmission. The event is organized annually by the Cornish Amateur Radio Club in the U.K. To register, groups must transmit from a location that has a connection to Marconi. Over the course of 24 hours, those groups attempt to make contact with each other.

Binghamton Amateur Radio Association Celebrates Marconi Day:

April 23, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Over a dozen amateur radio enthusiasts celebrated International Marconi Day, to honor the 144th birthday of Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi. Marconi pioneered the first amateur radio and experimented with wireless communication in Binghamton. Members of the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association, or BARA, connected with Marconi fans around the world through their ham radios. Allen Lutins, former president of BARA and organizer of the event, said it's the second year that Binghamton is participating in this global celebration.

Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Celebrate Marconi Day at Museum:

April 23, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - CHILDREN and parents turned out and tuned in to help transform one of Oxford's museums into an amateur radio station. The Museum of the History of Science at Broad Street became a pop-up communications hub for the day on Saturday. Together with the Oxford and District Amateur Radio Society, the museum invited youngsters and their families to celebrate the birth of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi at the free educational day. Mr Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer who was known for his work on long-distance radio transmission as well as his development of 'Marconi's law' -- the relation between antenna heights and signaling distance of radio transmissions.

April 22, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels

ZS4 Sprint this afternoon

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The ZS4 Sprint is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in the Free State and radio amateurs in Southern African countries and takes to the air from 14:00 to 16:00 UTC on Sunday 22 April 2018

Understanding DX Clusters

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Ham Radio Deluxe Team have posted a very interesting article on the workings of DX Clusters

SDR Workshop at NARC on 5 May

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The SDR Workshop at the National Amateur Radio Centre on 5 May will address antenna issues for the SARL RF Noise Monitoring Project

Royal Wedding - Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The first use of the 'GR9' prefix in the United Kingdom. GR9RW 19th – 23rd May 2018

QSO Today - Ryhor Greg Harbacheuski - W3NW

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Dr. Ryhor “Greg” Harbacheuski, W3NW, began his ham radio story in Belarus, a republic of the former Soviet Union

VK6WIA NewsWest

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - In this Contesting edition of the news we look at upcoming contests and recent past experiences. There's a reminder for HARGfest, notifications from Ham College, the WA VHF Group, and the Broadcaster get together with the NewsWest Team, plus more

Lyrid meteor shower

April 22, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower

10-10 Int. Spring Contest, Digital

April 22, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0001Z, Apr 28 to 2359Z, Apr 29

Helvetia Contest

April 22, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z, Apr 28 to 1259Z, Apr 29

Florida QSO Party

April 22, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600Z, Apr 28 to 0159Z, Apr 29 and 1200Z-2159Z, Apr 29

SP DX RTTY Contest

April 22, 2018 12:10 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Apr 28 to 1200Z, Apr 29

Phone from Home: Salado Students Call Astronaut:

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - SALADO -- "NA1SS, this is K5LBJ, over. NA1SS, this is K5LBJ, over," 12-year-old Morgan Morreale said, and on the fourth "ring," astronaut Scott Tingle picked up. A small group of students at Salado Intermediate School contacted the International Space Station by radio in front of an all-school assembly Tuesday morning, the culmination of a year-long science and technology program organized by teachers Colleen Gilchrest and Laura Tomlin. The students chosen to speak with Tingle, a U.S. Navy captain and engineer, read out questions that they had written followed by questions submitted by their schoolmates. "How do you all get along in space, even though there are people from all over the world, over," Morgan asked. "We get along with a lot of patience and a lot of tolerance," Tingle replied. "We train together ... we get to know each other and each other's families pretty well." Gilchrest said she first learned about Amateur Radio on the International Space Station when she and three other teachers attended a conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in February 2017.

Radio Amateur Interviewed on BBC:

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - James Patterson, M1DST -- a member of Swindon and District ARC -- was interviewed recently on BBC Wiltshire about amateur radio. He discussed whether it still has a place now we have modern technology and the internet.

British Island Waterways On the Air:

April 22, 2018 12:00 AM - eHam.net News - British Island Waterways on the Air (BIWOTA) is on the weekend 25 to 27 August 2018. The event is open to all boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, towpaths and riverbanks for work or recreation.

April 21, 2018

Propagation de K7RA

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning

International Marconi Day, Co. Kerry, Ireland

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The Kerry Amateur Radio Group based in Co. Kerry Ireland will participate as an Award Station in this year's International Marconi Day event on Saturday 21st April 2018

HF Propagation could be poor for International Marconi Day

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - The arrival of a high speed stream (HSS) from a solar coronal hole could cause problems for HF on International Marconi Day on Saturday 21st April

Ham radio enthusiasts promote the Wild Atlantic Way

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - County Clare broadcaster Clare FM has featured an item about radio amateurs who have been promoting the Wild Atlantic Way

HackSpace Magazine free PDF

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Issue 6 of HackSpace magazine mentions amateur radio and provides links to the RSGB and ARRL

Foundations of Amateur Radio #150

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Last week during F-troop something very interesting happened. If you're not familiar with F-troop, it's a weekly net for new and returning amateurs and every Saturday we welcome callers to the one hour net to discuss anything and everything amateur radio

dogparkSDR Version 1.12 released

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 1.12 of dogparkSDR has been released

Consultation on World Cup 2018

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has received requests from the BBC and ITV for consent to broadcast exclusive live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018

Beijing authorizes 60m from July 1

April 21, 2018 09:09 AM - Southgate ARC - CRAC report the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in Beijing has announced that on July 1 radio amateurs will have access to the 5 MHz (60m) WRC-15 band

Clare Ham Radio Enthusiasts Promote The Wild Atlantic Way:

April 21, 2018 12:11 AM - eHam.net News - The Wild Atlantic Way is being promoted overseas through a unique initiative involving HAM radio enthusiasts across Clare. The project, which is funded by Clare Tourism and Clare County Council's Community and Tourism Department, involves ham radio operators exchanging postcards depicting scenes of Clare locations along the Wild Atlantic Way with other overseas operators whom they make contact via radio and Morse code.

John Lindsey: Discovery of Radio Waves Eventually Gives Rise to Hams:

April 21, 2018 12:11 AM - eHam.net News - In a burst of brilliance in 1864, James Maxwell theorized that electromagnetic -- radio and light -- waves could travel through free space without the mythical "ether" or "quintessence." A few years later, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz -- the unit of cycles per second is named for him -- was able to prove electromagnetic waves could propagate through free space, which confirmed Maxwell's theory of electromagnetism. In fact, for many years radio waves were called Hertzian waves. "Radio" is not an acronym or hyphenation but is derived from the word "radiation" or "to radiate." Waldo Warren coined the word and it was adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1912. You see, the electromagnetic spectrum contains radio waves, microwaves, infrared light, visible light, ultraviolet light, X-rays and Gamma rays. Those are all forms of electromagnetic radiation. The waves travel in interesting ways across our sky, in outer space and even into the earth and oceans. Since the early 1900s, no other group has made a greater contribution to radio communications than our treasured amateur or so-called ham radio operators. Even though they are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, they are called amateur radio operators because the FCC has set aside certain noncommercial radio frequencies for their utilization. Amateur radio operators have a distinguished history of public service as well as emergency communications.

April 20, 2018

VK6WIA NewsWest for 22 April 2018:

April 20, 2018 11:45 PM - eHam.net News - In this Contesting edition of the news we look at upcoming contests and recent past experiences. There's a reminder for HARGfest, notifications from Ham College, the WA VHF Group, and the Broadcaster get together with the NewsWest Team, plus more.

ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, reports that the current 4B4B DXpedition to Revillagigedo has been approved for DXCC credit.

April 20, 2018 06:00 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, reports that the current 
4B4B DXpedition to Revillagigedo has been approved for DXCC credit.

Foundations of Amateur Radio #150:

April 20, 2018 05:36 PM - eHam.net News - Last week during F-troop something very interesting happened. If you're not familiar with F-troop, it's a weekly net for new and returning amateurs and every Saturday we welcome callers to the one hour net to discuss anything and everything amateur radio. It's been going for about seven or so years, about as long as I have been making this weekly contribution to the hobby.

DogparkSDR Version 1.12 Released:

April 20, 2018 05:35 PM - eHam.net News - Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 1.12 of dogparkSDR has been released. DogparkSDR is the first Native Mac client for the Flex Radio Systems Signature series SDR Radios.

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #16 de K7RA:

April 20, 2018 05:33 PM - eHam.net News - At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning. "Earth is currently under the influence of a high speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable southward Bz periods.

The K7RA Solar Update

April 20, 2018 02:26 PM - ARRL -

At 0631 UTC on April 20 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning.

“Earth is currently under the influence of a high-speed stream from a negative polarity equatorial coronal hole. Geomagnetic activity at Quiet to Active levels is expected and at times may reach up to Minor Storm levels if there are notable southward Bz periods.

INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EX...

Telford radio club’s expedition to the Welsh coast to celebrate Marconi’s work

April 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Telford and District Amateur Radio Society will set up a radio station on the West Coast of Wales to join a global celebration of Guglielmo Marconi, born on 25th April 1874 and vital to the history of communications

Replacement speaker for the FT-817

April 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - SOTABEAMS is now stocking a replacement speaker for the FT-817. The stock speaker is easily damaged if you use the radio in wet weather. This dulls the sound of the radio

Radio ham pitches solar plan

April 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateur Evan Cameron VE6BIC pitched two ideas to Sturgeon county councillors during their April 10 meeting

Radio ham makes contacts in all 29 bands

April 20, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL reports Brian Justin, WA1ZMS, in Virginia, has completed contacts on all 29 US amateur radio bands

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