February 28, 2020

The K7RA Solar Update

February 28, 2020 02:31 PM - ARRL -

Still no sunspots through all of February, except for the first day of the month. I keep watching for possible sunspot activity over the solar horizon on  https://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ . Recently I noticed a promising looking white area, and in the past few days at Spaceeweather.com they pointed out two new regions just over the horizon.

As of Thursday night, both areas still appear to be transi...

PerthTech

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - PerthTech is a premiere annual Australian Amateur Radio event. The day of technical presentations is on Saturday 2nd May, with practical workshops on Sunday 3rd May

Ofcom stops issuing short Full Calls

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Since the middle of 2018 those passing the RSGB exam for the Full licence have been able to apply for short call signs such as M5xx, this has provided a major incentive to upgrade to Full

Can mobile networks connect first responders in remote areas?

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published an article that looks at the challanges of providing communications in remote areas

Royal Netherlands Army's Belize operation

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Look for the 11 Airmobile Brigade from the Royal Netherlands Army and Radiosquad to be active as V31FX

AMSAT cites need for adequate spectrum in opposing deletion of 3.4 GHz band

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT has commented on the FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-348 that proposes to delete the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz (9 centimeter) amateur band and relocate incumbent non-federal operations

AM QSO PARTY in Europe, the results are in!

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The results are in for last month's very first AM Europe QSO PARTY Congratulations to the winners of each section and thank you to those who submitted a log. There were over a 100 stations heard or worked in the event, but few logs submitted

2020 National Convention Booklet

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL 2020 National Convention Booklet is available for download from the League web site. Click on the link on the front page or visit the AGM Documents page

DX News from the ARRL

February 28, 2020 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

February 27, 2020

ARRL Seeks a New Chief Executive Officer

February 27, 2020 05:47 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Board policies. The successful candidate wi...

WIA Annual Conference 2020

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - There is no fear of this conference being cancelled due to corona virus! Even though we did have 130 cruise ships stop in Hobart over the 2019/20 season!. The WIA Annual Conference 2020 is only two months away and is shaping up to be one to remember

SolderSmoke Podcast available

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released another Soldersmoke podcast and asks listeners to let him know how you listen to it

Software-Defined Everything

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Lead software developer Kate Temkin and radio amateur Michael Ossmann AD0NR gave a presentation at the Hackaday Superconference in November

Book now for the SARL Symposium

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL Unlocking Amateur Radio Technology Symposium, will be held at the Wanderers conference centre in Illovo, Johannesburg on 3 April starting with registration at 13:00 and the symposium at 14:00. The event will be followed by a cocktail finger supper at 18:30

MacDoppler Version 2.33 released

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that MacDoppler Version 2.33 has been released

John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2020

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - This is Denis Johnstone VK4AE contest manager for Australia's John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2020 with a reminder that the contest will be held from 0100 UTC on Saturday 21st March to UTC 0059 Sunday 22nd March 2020

ISWL callsigns for March 2020

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The following International Short Wave League (ISWL) club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2020

How Much Do You Really Know About Communications Electronics?

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In Electronic Design, Lou Frenzel W5LEF says good way for electronic enginneers to start learning about communications electronics is to get an amateur radio license

Distracted Driving Regulations in Canada update

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In light of the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to make permanent the exemption for handheld two-way radios for commercial drivers and Amateur Radio operators, we have reviewed the regulations in Canada and, to the best of our knowledge, the exemptions in all other provinces and territories are “permanent” (i.e., with no defined end date)

Tony's 10m Band Report

February 27, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Well I’ve be in Sydney, Australia for the past 3 weeks. Warm yes, but the rain and wind at times was horrendous. We visited Kevin, VK4UH, and Judy in Brisbane and a good time was had

February 26, 2020

Interruption to Internet Access at ARRL Headquarters Scheduled for March 4

February 26, 2020 07:12 PM - ARRL -

As part of ARRL Headquarters’ transition to new internet service providers, an interruption of internet access at ARRL Headquarters is set for Wednesday, March 4, starting at 2300 UTC. The interruption will last no longer than 4 hours.

During the work period, these services will be unavailable:

  • Logbook of The World (LoTW)
  • Online DXCC
  • International Grid Chase Archive
  • National Parks on the Air Arch...

Coronavirus Fears Postpone Another DXpedition

February 26, 2020 05:45 PM -

Partially Submerged NEMO-1 WSPR Buoy Retrieved by Fishing Boat

February 26, 2020 05:36 PM - ARRL -

The NEMO-1 WSPR buy buoy launched by AMSAT-Argentina (AMSAT-LU) on January 30 was retrieved 12 days later by a fishing vessel. The buoy transmitted WSPR on 14.095.6 MHz and APRS on VHF FM using the call sign LU7AA. The captain of the tuna vessel Juan Pablo II considered that the buoy was partially submerged, decided to retrieve it, and informed AMSAT-LU.

The NEMO-1 traveled another 8 days aboard...

FCC Turns Down Amateur Licensee’s Appeal

February 26, 2020 04:04 PM - ARRL -

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order (MO&O) released on February 20, the FCC turned down an appeal by William F. Crowell, W6WBJ, of Diamond Springs, California, of an Administrative Law Judge’s (ALJ) dismissal of Crowell’s amateur radio license renewal application. Chief ALJ Richard L. Sippel, ruled in 2018 that Crowell “failed to prosecute his application by refusing to attend a hearing scheduled...

AMSAT Cites Need for Adequate Spectrum in Opposing Deletion of 3.4 GHz Band

February 26, 2020 03:54 PM -

New syllabus: Exam pass rate figures released

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The minutes of the RSGB Examinations and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG) meeting held at the Barnes Hotel, Cardington, on February 1, 2020, are now available to download

INDEXA News

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L, reports the following: Clicking on the link below will permit you to download the Winter 2020 issue of the newsletter of the International DX Association

Evidence of past and current electoral support ahead of elections taking place in May 2020

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published up-to-date evidence of past and current electoral support ahead of various elections taking place in England and Wales on 7 May 2020

Bouvet Island DXpedition update

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Rebel team update. We are on track with 3Y0I Bouvet project. Still missing some budget but we are getting closer and closer. Second attempt will take place in December 2020

ARRL opposes FCC plan to delete the 3.4 GHz band

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL has filed comments opposing an FCC proposal to delete the 3.3 – 3.5 GHz secondary amateur allocation

5 Tips on Etiquette and Good Manners on the FM Ham Radio Satellites

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The DX Engineering blog On All Bands recently published an article entitled "5 Tips on Etiquette and Good Manners on the FM Ham Radio Satellites" by Sean Kutzko, KX9X

IOTA news from the DARC

February 26, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

February 25, 2020

ARRL Opposes FCC Plan to Delete the 3.4 GHz Band

February 25, 2020 07:23 PM -

St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society Reports Continued “Smart Meter” RFI

February 25, 2020 04:38 PM - ARRL -

The St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla Amateur Radio Society (SKNAARS) reports continued interference to St. Kitts radio amateurs from so-called power company “smart meters.” SKNAARS, an IARU member-society, took its complaint to the national telecommunications regulator last year, and the regulator issued a cease-and-desist order last October 7.

SKNAARS said this week that Saint Kitts amateur radio opera...

IARU Region 3 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp Set for this Fall in Thailand

February 25, 2020 04:25 PM -

It’s Never Too Late to Upgrade

February 25, 2020 04:21 PM -

Two SARL 40 metre contests next weekend

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The first leg of the SARL 95 40 m Club Sprint takes place from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC on Saturday 29 February and the popular SARL HAMNET 40 m Simulated Emergency Contest takes place from 12:00 to 14:00 UTC on Sunday 1 March

SOTA Flavours Challenge DV Week 1-7 March 2020

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The next "Flavour" in the 2020 SOTA Challenge is the DV - Digital Voice flavour in the first week of March 2020. All SOTA QSOs completed on DMR, C4FM, D-Star or FreeDV will automatically attract scoring credit in the Challenge

Ham radio satellite demo to STEM club

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On February 22 Ruth Willet KM4LAO demonstrated Amateur Radio satellite communications to the Girls Engineering and Coding Organization (GECO) STEM club

Four CW contacts per day certificates

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The ZS-CW group in South Africa have started a new initiative to get more people active on CW on all bands, this will get you a certificate at the end of the year

Eclectic Tech podcast

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The February 13 edition of the ARRL Eclectic Tech podcast features QO-100, the first geostationary amateur radio satellite transponder, and a discussion about the current solar cycle

Canvey Rally 2020 featured on BBC Essex

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On Sunday, February 2, radio amateurs converged on the Cornelius Vermuyden School on Canvey Island for the 2020 Canvey Radio Rally

Betelgeuse is brightening again

February 25, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Call off the supernova watch. Betelgeuse is brightening again

February 24, 2020

South African Radio League Financial Statements

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - At the Council Meeting held on 7 and 8 February 2020, the SARL Council stated that an electronic vote (Rule 8.9.2) would be held

SDR2020: the first French SDR Winter School

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Don Beattie G3BJ reports more than 30 “SDR Geeks” attended the first SDR Winter School

IOTA BASH 2020

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The IOTA Bash, an annual event to raise funds for the "Island Radio Expedition Foundation" (IREF) [www.irefradio.com], is scheduled this year, March 27-28th, at AD5A’s QTH in Boerne, TX, near San Antonio, TX

International all youth contesting team to compete in CQ WPX CW

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Seven youth from 6 countries and 4 continents will meet this May at superstation K3LR in West Middlesex, PA and compete for 48 hours in CQ WPX CW in hopes to contend for a top finish, inspire more youth radio sport events, and ultimately bring down the average age of today’s contester

Email addresses in Ireland

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Irish Radio Transmitters Society have issued an urgent reminder regarding email addresses following reports that holders of eircom.net email addresses will shortly incur a monthly charge for the use of their email address

DXCC Country/Entity Report

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 16th-February, through Sunday, 23rd-February there were 226 countries active

AO3MWC: Barcelona week instead of Mobile World Congress

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - 22 February - 1 March this special event station will be on air thanks to Ràdio Club Barcelona, EA3RKB, echoing this first class international event hosted by the mobile world capital

AMSAT files comments opposing deletion of 3.4 GHz band

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT has filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which proposes to delete the 3.3 - 3.5 GHz (9 cm) amateur band, including the 3.40 - 3.41 GHz amateur satellite service allocation

IOTA news from OPDX

February 24, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - piled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

February 23, 2020

ARRL Website, Other Services to be Offline on February 28

February 23, 2020 01:00 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL website and other online services will be offline on Friday, February 28, for up to 8 hours in order to conduct necessary maintenance. The outage will begin at 0500 UTC and should end by 1300 UTC. Affected will be the main ARRL website, the ARRL Store, and the ARRL contesting-related pages, including the log submission page. Logbook of The World (LoTW), email, and all ARRL Headquarters...

EurAsia HF Championship

February 23, 2020 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-1200Z, Feb 29

February 22, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Propagation de K7RA

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The most recent sunspot appearance was on February 1, nearly three weeks ago. Average daily solar flux over the past week declined just barely from 71.1 to 70.9

State law protects ham radio operator

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The York Dispatch reports on the case of radio amateur Lindsey Fowler K0WXT who installed a short mast at her home

Ofcom consultation on EMF compliance

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom is holding a public consultation on proposed measures to require compliance with international guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)

VK6WIA NewsWest

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 23rd February 2020 is the contesting edition, and we take a look at a few contests coming up in the near future, including a roundup of where locals will be during the John Moyle Field Days

Low Cost HF Portable Antennas

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In this Waters and Stanton video Peter Waters G3OJV looks at simple low-cost HF portable antennas

Foundations of Amateur Radio

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The chicken and the egg, which comes first, the antenna or the radio? In my day to day activities as a radio amateur I come in contact with people across all parts of their amateur journey. Some who don't yet know that they're amateurs, through to those who've just passed their test and are waiting for their callsign

Down Under Amateur Radio Special Event

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Over the March 14 – 15 weekend, members of the Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club (SADARC) in Australia will be on the air as VI3RA (Radio Australia), connecting their transceivers to the curtain array and rhombic antennas at the former Radio Australia site in Shepparton. Radio Australia ceased transmitting from the site in 2017

Distracted Driving in Canada update

February 22, 2020 11:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time

February 21, 2020

VP8PJ South Orkney Islands DXpedition Anticipates Being on the Air on Sunday, February 23

February 21, 2020 06:44 PM - ARRL -

 

 

The VP8PJ DXpedition to South Orkney Islands now anticipates being on the air sometime on Sunday, February 23, a couple of days behind the projected schedule. “The process of assembling the camp continues,” the DXpedition team reported on February 21. “[G]oing well, but will continue throughout today and tomorrow.” And in a follow-up report, “The ice has cleared enough to get the equipment as...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

February 21, 2020 06:26 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.

 

Emergency Communication Exercise Set in Northern Florida

February 21, 2020 04:07 PM - ARRL -

On Sunday, March 1, dozens of amateur radio volunteers from several states will take part in a 3-hour exercise in the northern Florida city of Gainesville. The exercise is designed to test and evaluate skills, assets, and strategies for emergency communication, such as those that might be needed in the aftermath of a hurricane. The exercise is being organized by the North Florida Amateur Radio ...

France Authorizes Use of 60-Meter Band

February 21, 2020 04:01 PM -

New World Distance Record Claimed on 122 GHz

February 21, 2020 03:59 PM - ARRL -

A new world distance record of 139 kilometers (86.2 miles) is being claimed by radio amateurs in northern California. This tops the record of 114 kilometers set in 2005 by WA1ZMS and W4WWQ, according to the Distance Records on the ARRL website.

The February 17, 2020, contact was between Mike Lavelle, K6ML, on Mount Vaca (CM88WJ75ON) at 835 meters (2,739.5 feet) above sea level, and Oliver Barret...

Mississippi ARES® Emergency Coordinator Credits Training for Effective Tornado Response

February 21, 2020 03:57 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) volunteers in DeSoto County, Mississippi, devoted several days in January to assisting local emergency managers in responding to tornado damage in the region. Desoto County Emergency Coordinator Ricky Chambers, KF5WVJ; Assistant EC Gene Adams, KF5KVL; Tate County EC Brad Kerley, KG5TTU, and Andy Luscomb, AG5FG, reported at 3 AM on January 11 to the DeSot...

The K7RA Solar Update

February 21, 2020 02:56 PM - ARRL -

The most recent sunspot appearance was on February 1, nearly three weeks ago.

Average daily solar flux over the past week declined just barely from 71.1 to 70.9.

Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.3 to 7, and mid-latitude A index went from 6.7 to 5.1. Solar activity remains very low.

Predicted solar flux is projected to remain very low, at 70 on February 20-27, and 71 on February 28 th...

The Space Weather Woman

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - A Mini Solar Storm with a Fast Wind Chaser - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

9J2LA Zambia DXpedition news

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Some good news have to be shared. After an endless long process to get our Zambian license we are finally there. A big thanks to Mario/9J2MYT (IK1MYT) and Brian/9J2BO in Lusaka who helped us achieving this important goal. The license has been received just before the weekend

Yasme Foundation Grants and Excellence Awards

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made the following grants at its board meeting in Orlando, Florida

Puerto Rico TV features ham radio

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - On February 18 the 4 PM newscast of TV station WAPA highlighted the importance of amateur radio for emergency communications in Puerto Rico

Historian Wanted

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) is looking for a Historian

NEMO-1 Ham Radio Buoy report

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - On January 30 at noon, AMSAT ARGENTINA launched the NEMO-1 buoy into the Atlantic sea, callsign LU7AA. It was transported 70 km east of Mar del Plata by the fishing vessel 'Porteño', from Sandokan

Ham radio club gets free publicity on TV station

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - WBNG News reports the Binghamton Amateur Radio Association met for one of their regular meetings Wednesday night- something this organization has been doing locally for decades

Coronavirus outbreak postpones DXpedition

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL report the W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been postponed until Fall due to coronavirus travel restrictions

ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The Great Lakes Division Convention will be held in conjunction with the Toledo Mobile Radio Association’s annual hamfest in Perrysburg, OH, on March 14th and 15th

DX News from the ARRL

February 21, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

February 20, 2020

WA9ZCO Wins the February QST Cover Plaque Award

February 20, 2020 05:03 PM - ARRL -

The winning article for the February 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “CW Combo Key” by Marc Alan Winzenried, WA9ZCO.

The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the March issue today.

 

Upcoming AMSAT Events

February 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Want to see AMSAT in action or learn more about amateur radio in space? AMSAT Ambassadors provide presentations, demonstrate communicating through amateur satellites, and host information tables at club meetings, hamfests, conventions, maker faires, and other events

Spy radio found during archaeological dig

February 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A 30-year-old Soviet spy radio has been found by archaeologists in a site cleared for a new lignite mine about 30 km west of Köln in Germany

SARL RTTY Contest and 40m Club Sprint

February 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL RTTY Contest takes place from 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 23 February 2020 with activity on 80, 40 and 20 metres. Thw SARL 95 40 m Club Sprint takes place on Saturday 29 February

National society acts over Smart Meter interference

February 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 2 reports in Saint Kitts amateur radio operators are still battling with the RF Interference, noise and frequency jamming caused by the smart meters of the electric company

Historic TV news report on ham radio rally

February 20, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On April 9, 1990 TV station RTE broadcast a news item about the Lough Erne Radio Rally in Northern Ireland

February 19, 2020

ARISS Radio Telebridge Stalwart Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD, SK

February 19, 2020 07:13 PM - ARRL -

When the International Space Station (ISS) orbit is not favorable for a direct Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a particular school or location scheduled to speak with an astronaut, ARISS radio telebridge stations bridge the gap. Gerald Klatzko, ZS6BTD, of Parklands, South Africa, one of the “regulars” during the earlier years of the ARISS program, died on F...

Coronavirus Outbreak Postpones Swains Island W8S DXpedition

February 19, 2020 07:08 PM - ARRL -

The W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been postponed until fall as a result of travel restrictions imposed on individuals entering American Samoa, stemming from the recent coronavirus outbreak. The Department of Health allows non-residents to enter American Samoa only via Hawaii after a 14-day mandatory quarantine in Hawaii, and the DXpedition w...

Students allowed to use amateur radio

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Austrian national amateur radio society ÖVSV reports the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology granted Martin Rafenstein OE3RQA an exception to enable students to use amateur radio

QARMAN and Phoenix CubeSat deployment from ISS

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Sarah Rogers KI7OOY reports that following the successful launch of NG-13 on Feb 15, the upcoming CubeSat deployment from the ISS is now scheduled for Wednesday, February 19

One-day ham radio course on TV news

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - KTVZ news broadcast a report on the successful "Ham radio license in a day" training course run by the High Desert Amateur Radio Group

Magnetic crack sparks rare blue auroras

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Yes, there really are cracks in Earth's magnetic field. One of them opened on Feb. 18th, sparking some of the strangest auroras in years--including rare blue auroras over Norway

Lots of new DXCC on HamSphere 4.0

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A lot of new DXCC on HamSphere 4.0 since it is possible for hams who are registered on QRZ.COM and HamSphere members to work remote station on exotique QTHs like Clipperton island, etc

Institute for Broadcasting Technology to close

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Institute for Broadcasting Technology (IRT), the research institute of all public broadcasting companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with headquarters in Munich-Freimann, is apparently to be closed at the end of 2020 and all employees laid off

ICQPodcast - South Essex Rally Review

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell - M0SGL, Frank Howell - K4FMH 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 - South Essex Rally Review

David Lloyd to present The Story of Radio

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - David writes: The landmark 100th anniversaries of radio are now being hit. The first entertainment broadcast by a celebrity, the first 'radio station', the first news bulletin - and the birth of the BBC. At Burgh House in Hampstead on March 4th, I've been invited to tell 'The Story of Radio'

British radio antenna arrives at space station

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The UK's first industrial contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) was delivered on Tuesday

IOTA news from the DARC

February 19, 2020 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

February 18, 2020

VP8PJ South Orkney Team En Route to Signy Island

February 18, 2020 08:05 PM - ARRL -

The MV Braveheart is at sea again, this time transporting the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition team to Signy Island. Track the vessel’s progress on the VP8PJ website. The Perseverance DX Group is sponsoring the DXpedition. Team members have been operating as ZL1NA/mm during their voyage, generating heavy pileups.

VP8PJ is expected to commence operation on February 21 and continue until March 5. Op...

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