January 22, 2021

The K7RA Solar Update

January 22, 2021 02:22 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. Fortunately, Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with new sunspot 2796 on January 15. Instead of moving from the east across the solar horizon, it emerged in the southern hemisphere, just west of center.

Currently we are seeing sunspot regions 2797 and 2798, which emerg...

January 21, 2021

Eastern Iowans Rely On Ham Radio When Severe Weather Strikes

January 21, 2021 02:44 PM - ARRL -

A derecho with winds of 80 to 100 MPH struck eastern Iowa last August, disrupting power and telecommunications for some 400,000 residents. But, as ARRL member and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteer Scott Haney, N0GUD, recently explained to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, that’s when amateur radio shines.

Haney, the president of the Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC), was the foc...

The K7RA Solar Update

January 21, 2021 01:59 PM - ARRL -

We just witnessed 12 consecutive days with no sunspots, which many of us found a bit unsettling. But fortunately Solar Cycle 25 activity returned with a new sunspot on January 15.

Average daily sunspot number increased from zero last week, to 14.7 in the January 14-20 reporting period.

Average daily solar flux rose from 73.8 to 76.1, and geomagnetic indicators sank to very quiet levels. Average d...

David A. Duncan, K7DUN, Wins the January 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award

January 21, 2021 01:46 PM -

January 20, 2021

Contest University to Host Propagation Summit on January 23

January 20, 2021 03:30 PM - ARRL -

Contest University (CTU) is holding a Virtual Propagation Summit on Saturday, January 23. The Zoom-platform event will get under way with introductory remarks from Tim Duffy, K3LR, and Ray Novak, N9JA, at 1600 UTC.

At 1605 UTC, Scott Jones, N3RA, and George Fremin, K5TR, will moderate a session “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project & HamSCI activities for 2021” with Nathaniel Fri...

January 19, 2021

TV DETECTOR VANS ONCE PROWLED THE STREETS OF ENGLAND

January 19, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - The United Kingdom is somewhat unique in the world for requiring those households which view broadcast television to purchase a licence for the privilege

Radio Society of Christchurch (New Zealand) Centenary Award

January 19, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - The Christchurch ARC (NZART branch 05) is pleased to announce an informal award to celebrate the club’s centenary

International Emergency Communication Registry of Operators (IECRO) 2021 Annual Membership

January 19, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - Its that time of year again. Every January IECRO runs its membership drive campaign

Australian radio hams keep same callsign when upgrading

January 19, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - In July 2020 Australia followed other countries and stopped forcing radio amateurs to change callsign every time they got a new qualification or moved to another part of the country

ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Hisagi Junior High School, Zushi, Japan

January 19, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts. ARISS is the group that puts together special amateur radio contacts between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses on the International Space Station (ISS)

January 18, 2021

HamSCI Issues Call for Abstracts for March Virtual Workshop

January 18, 2021 07:50 PM -

Orlando HamCation Online Event and QSO Party Set

January 18, 2021 05:00 PM -

HamCation QSO Party Set

January 18, 2021 05:00 PM -

Radio hams comment on the draft BNetzA plans for 2021

January 18, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Germany's amateur radio round table (RTA) has commented in a letter on the Federal Network Agency BNetzA draft plan for the year 2021

QSO Today with Clint Turner KA7OEI

January 18, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Clint Turner, KA7OEI, is an experimenter, builder, and operator on all bands and modes

ICQPodcast - Improving your Handy Talkie

January 18, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features How to improve your Handy Talkie

Germany dealt with over 3,500 radio interference complaints in 2020

January 18, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Germany's Federal Network Agency BNetzA take radio interference seriously and in 2020 dealt with over 3,500 cases

Does price buy performance or satisfaction in an HF transceiver?

January 18, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Frank Howell K4FMH of ICQ podcast is talking on this subject at the Denby Dale amateur radio club on Weds January 20th at 7.30pm (1930utc)

January 17, 2021

ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio

January 17, 2021 05:24 PM -

FCC Issues Enforcement Advisory: Radio Users Reminded Not to Use Radios in Crimes

January 17, 2021 04:44 PM - ARRL -

The FCC has released an Enforcement Advisory for licensees and operators across radio services.

[Complete text of FCC Enforcement Advisory follows.]

FCC ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY

DA 21-73

Released:  January 17, 2021

WARNING:  AMATEUR AND PERSONAL RADIO SERVICES LICENSEES AND OPERATORS MAY NOT USE RADIO EQUIPMENT TO COMMIT OR FACILITATE CRIMINAL ACTS

The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communic...

New digital protocol Q65

January 17, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - SARL News reports WSJT-X version 2.4.0 will introduce a new digital protocol called Q65, which, according to the Quick Start Guide, is designed for "minimal two-way QSOs over especially difficult propagation paths."

ISS contact using 40 year old computer

January 17, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This lighthearted video (that I helped a little with) shows a project to contact the packet radio digipeater on the International Space Station using a 1980s vintage Commodore 64 home computer. Quite apt for Expedition 64!

GB3LV repeater off the air

January 17, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - GB3LV repeater is off air at the moment and for the foreseeable future

ICQ Podcast Episode 342 - Improving your Handy Talkie

January 17, 2021 08:46 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard (M0TCH), Martin Rothwell (M0SGL), Ed Durrant (DD5LP), Frank Howell (K4FMH) and Bill Barnes (WC3B) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features How to improve your Handy Talkie.

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- New WSJT mode Q65 - Digital Modes on any Android Device - Radio Ham Raises Money for 'NHS Charities Together' - 2021 Carole Perry Educator of the Year Announced - AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Set to Launch - Hamvention 2021 Cancelled - QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo March 2021 - Winter 2021 AM QSO Party - Available/Reserved UK Amateur Radio Callsigns

January 16, 2021

Harmful Coronavirus content on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules for second time

January 16, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - An Ofcom investigation has found that religious satellite television channel, Loveworld, breached broadcasting rules for the second time in a year

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 16, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The APRS of it all ... Amateur radio is a living anachronism. We have this heady mix of ancient and bleeding edge, never more evident than in a digital mode called Automatic Packet Reporting System or APRS

eton.ca is now CLOSED

January 16, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The email robot at RAC-Bulletins@eton.ca is now CLOSED - this is the LAST message you will receive from it

DX News from the ARRL

January 16, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

January 15, 2021

The K7RA Solar Update

January 15, 2021 02:30 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: What happened? Solar Cycle 25 seemed well under way, but no new sunspots have emerged since December 23. The last time any sunspot was visible was January 2. On January 14, Spaceweather.com posted, “Welcome back, solar minimum.”

Average daily solar flux declined from 78.6 to 73.8. Geomagnetic A index remained quiet. Predicted solar flux for the next 30 days is 7...

Just one week until the Winter 2021 AM QSO Party!

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - It is time to get those aerials checked and your vintage sets warmed or your modern transceiver tuned to AM. This can only mean one thing, the Winter AM QSO Party 2021 will soon be with us!

Tips on operating a Satellite while Roving

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In Episode 6 of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Satellite series, Sean Kutzko, KX9X, explores the fun of operating your amateur radio gear from a grid square other than the one where you live

Ofcom: Technologies shaping communications for the future

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A new Ofcom report shines a light on the innovative, emerging technologies that could shape the communications industry in the future

VK6WIA NewsWest

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 17th January 2021 is the History of Amateur Radio Edition, and we take a look at January 1946, when Amateur Radio begins to resume after World War Two

Ham radio centre at Ganga Sagar

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - By January 14 (Makar Sankranti) around 780,000 pilgrims had arrived at Ganga Sagar and radio amateurs from the West Bengal Radio Club established a QO-100 satellite ground station on the island

FT4 on the amateur radio satellites

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The free English language AMSAT-EA January newsletter features an article by Carlos Flores EA3HAH about his experiences in operating WSJT FT4 on the linear (SSB) amateur satellites

CHESS CubeSat Constellation to carry FUNcube transponders

January 15, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In 2020, a project between AMSAT-UK, AMSAT-NL and Swiss universities started with the aim of equipping two Swiss satellites with a linear transponder for amateur radio

January 14, 2021

2021 QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo returning

January 14, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will be returning between March 13-14th, for a full 48 hours

Israel's radio hams lose access to much Microwave spectrum

January 14, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateurs in Israel have lost much of their spectrum between 1 and 6 GHz and suffered a draconian power reduction on 10 GHz

Higher ERP permitted for German automatic stations

January 14, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - DARC report the permitted radiated power limit for link sections of automatically operating stations has been increased to 1 kW

Tony's 10m Band Report

January 14, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A dreadful week not really rescued by Sunday which was the DARC 10m contest. So that’s why Sunday is full of DLs and DKs and they weren’t just working each other

January 13, 2021

Former RAC President John 'Hoppy' Hopwood, VE7RD (SK)

January 13, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John Farrell 'Hoppy' Hopwood, VE7RD, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on December 8. He was 91

IARU preparing for WRC-23

January 13, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL report preparations continue on the part of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to represent the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23)

Home Construction talk by G0FUW and N6QW

January 13, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB has made available the video of the talk on amateur radio construction given by Steve Hartley G0FUW and Pete Juliano N6QW on January 11

Dayton Hamvention 2021 cancelled

January 13, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Hamvention organizers have decided to cancel this year's show which had been planned for May 21-23 in Xenia, Ohio

ARISS live stream

January 13, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This concerns today's ARISS contact with Shigagakuen Junior and Senior High School in Higashioumi, Japan scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 12, 2021

International Amateur Radio Union Preparing for WRC-23

January 12, 2021 04:55 PM - ARRL -

Preparations continue on the part of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to represent the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sponsors WRCs, typically every 4 years, to consider revisions to the international Radio Regulations that define frequency allocations for v...

Radio Caroline North January

January 12, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Tune in for more nostalgia courtesy of another Radio Caroline North broadcast this weekend 16th-17th January – our first 'North' of 2021!

North West AllStar Group

January 12, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Recently, MB7IMB came on air in North Lancashire. MB7IMB is a simplex AllStar gateway on 145.2375 NFM with a CTCSS of 110.9

Interplanetary shock wave sparks auroras

January 12, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Surprising forecasters, a shock wave buried in the solar wind hit Earth's magnetic field today, sparking rare blue auroras around the Arctic Circle

FM transponder ham radio satellite launches soon

January 12, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The launch of the UVSQ-SAT satellite carrying an FM transponder is provisionally scheduled for January 21, 2021

Available/Reserved UK amateur radio callsigns

January 12, 2021 10:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom were asked in a Freedom of Information request to provide a list of Available/Reserved amateur radio callsigns for the UK and Crown Dependencies

January 11, 2021

New Amateur VLF Transatlantic Record Set

January 11, 2021 11:03 PM - ARRL -

Very low frequency (VLF) enthusiast Joe Craig, VO1NA, reports that Stefan Schaefer, DK7FC, copied his 50-character message transmitted from Newfoundland on 8.271 kHz, with a radiated power of 10 mW.

“This is a new record for amateur transatlantic VLF,” Craig told ARRL. “The mode used was EbNaut by Paul Nicholson. EbNaut is a synchronous coherent BPSK mode for use at VLF and low LF. Craig’s tower...

AMSAT/Vanderbilt RadFXSat-2/Fox 1E Set to Launch

January 11, 2021 10:49 PM -

Dayton Hamvention Cancels 2021 Show

January 11, 2021 08:44 PM -

Former RAC President John "Hoppy" Hopwood, VE7RD, SK

January 11, 2021 05:20 PM - ARRL -

Former Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President John Farrell “Hoppy” Hopwood, VE7RD, of North Vancouver, British Columbia, died on December 8. He was 91. Hopwood was instrumental in the founding of RAC and was inducted in 2015 as a member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

Hopwood spent his career in telecommunications, once working as a telegraph lineman. In 1971, he formed a Systems C...

ARRL Life Member Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, is 2021 Carole Perry Educator of the Year

January 11, 2021 04:39 PM - ARRL -

Orlando HamCation® has announced that ARRL Life Member Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, of Bloomington, Indiana, is the 2021 recipient of the Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding individual contribution in educating and advancing youth in amateur radio. It was first awarded in 2018 to its namesake, Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in honor of her work as an educator teaching stud...

Seven US Schools Move Forward in ARISS Selection Process

January 11, 2021 04:38 PM -

TV drama about murder of radio ham G0HFQ

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - On Monday, January 11, ITV will be broadcasting the first of a three part TV drama about the murder in June 1989 of Oxfordshire radio amateur Peter Dixon G0HFQ and Gwenda Dixon who were on holiday in Pembrokeshire

TF5B achieved more than 30,000 FT8 QSOs in 2020

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - Iceland's national amateur radio society, IRA, reports Brynjólfur Jónsson TF5B had a total of 30,103 FT8 contacts with 156 DXCC entities during 2020

Radio imports

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - Now that the United Kingdom has left the European Union, we will see major changes in importing radio equipment

Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - Happy new year! So, what do you do on a Tuesday evening? Well, The Mid Ulster ARC Tuesday Night Lecture Series is back!!

Irish contest news

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - There was a good turnout of Irish and overseas stations for the New Year's Day IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest

Brazil: Home constructed ham radio equipment

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - On December 29, 2020, Brazil's national amateur radio society LABRE participated in a video conference with the communications regulator ANATEL

DXCC Country/Entity report

January 11, 2021 12:11 PM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 3rd January, through Sunday, 10th-January there were 211 countries active

January 10, 2021

Worked All ZS 60 metre Award

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL is challenging radio amateurs to use the 60 metre band and work towards the SARL Worked All ZS award

Radio ham raises money for 'NHS Charities Together'

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - White Horse News reports Roy Bailey G0VFS of the Trowbridge and District Amateur Radio Club raised money for “NHS Charities Together”

QSL Cards Art and History for Ham Radio and Beyond

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - K8QS and WA9TDD show how amateur radio operators as well as SWL and AM broadcast radio DXers have used QSL cards to form personal identities, share memories, earn awards, and create art

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - When you join the community of radio amateurs you'll find a passionate group of people who to greater and lesser degree spend their time and energy playing with radios in whatever shape that takes. For some it involves building equipment, for others it means going on a hike and activating a park. Across all walks of life you'll find people who are licensed radio amateurs, each with their own take on what this hobby means

Bangalore Amateur Radio Club - Virtual Monthly Meeting

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - You can join the meeting just by clicking the link from your Desktop/Laptop

ARISS contact with school in Japan

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - An ARISS educational school contact is planned for Shannon Walker KD5DXB with students at Shigagakuen Junior and Senior High School, Higashioumi, Japan

Ham radio rig used to control MQ-9 Reaper drone

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) used an amateur radio transceiver to demonstrate Beyond Line of Sight

5 MHz band in South Africa

January 10, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - South Africa's SARL has asked the communications regulator ICASA to allow radio amateurs a 100 kHz wide allocation in the 5 MHz (60m) band with 400 watts output

January 08, 2021

FCC Invites Comments on Expanding the Number of Volunteer Examiner Coordinators

January 08, 2021 03:42 PM - ARRL -

In a January 5 Public Notice, the FCC requested comments on whether the current 14 Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs) are sufficient to facilitate the efforts of their accredited Volunteer Examiners (VEs) in administering amateur radio examinations, or whether up to five additional VECs should be authorized. The ARRL VEC is the largest of the 14 VECs in the US. Comments are due by February ...

The K7RA Solar Update

January 08, 2021 10:44 AM -

January 07, 2021

2021 AM Rally Set for First Weekend in February

January 07, 2021 03:32 PM - ARRL -

The 2021 running of the AM Rally will take place from 0000 UTC on Saturday, February 6 to 0700 UTC on Monday, February 8. The annual AM Rally operating event encourages all operators to explore amateur radio’s original voice mode by showcasing the various types of amplitude modulation equipment in use today, ranging from early vacuum-tube radios to the latest SDR-based transceivers.

“Participati...

Uzbekistan joins 5 MHz

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - Information comes from Fedor, UK9AA, of the Radio Amateurs of Uzbekistan, to tell us that permission has been received for Category 1 Uzbek licensees to operate in the new WRC-15 Amateur 60m Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with a Maximum Power of 100W

Special theme announced for World Amateur Radio Day 2021

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - SARL News reports the IARU Administrative Council has chosen 'Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone' as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day on Sunday, April 18, 2021

Portable satellite station active during Antarctic journey

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - A portable amateur radio station for the QO-100 geostationary satellite is active from the icebreaker FS Polarstern on its journey to the Antarctic

New year looking bright

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - Since the 22nd of December to 2nd of January there has been approx 190 people signed up to my intermediate course

Launch of Spanish ham radio satellites delayed

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT-EA report Alba Orbital, the UK space broker that manages the launch of EASAT-2 and Hades satellites, has informed them of a delay in the SpaceX launch which had been planned for January 14

Home Construction Webinar Jan 11

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB’s Tonight @ 8 programme starts again on Monday, January 11, with a webinar on amateur radio construction by Steve Hartley G0FUW and Pete Juliano N6QW

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - The Club's repeater team has recently commissioned a VK-DMR based repeater in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group and reports are the coverage is great! One station was transmitting from Inner Sydney and reached the repeater on 2 watts via Handheld

Icom announces AH-705 HF/50 MHz Automatic Antenna Tuner

January 07, 2021 12:12 PM - Southgate ARC - Icom has announced details of its forthcoming portable automatic antenna tuner for the IC-705. The AH-705 is a palm-sized portable antenna tuner that has been designed to work between the 1.8-50MHz bands. It can be powered either by alkaline batteries or DC 13.8V supply

SEA-PAC Cancels In-Person Convention

January 07, 2021 12:16 AM - ARRL -

SEA-PAC, designated as the 2021 ARRL Northwestern Division Convention, will not take place as an in-person gathering this June.

“The SEA-PAC Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the continuing COVID-19 pandemic situation and has determined that the safest course of action for all is to cancel the 2021 in-person event,” SEA-PAC 2021 Chair John Bucsek, KE7WNB, announced this week. “This...

January 06, 2021

The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) Committee Announces Awards

January 06, 2021 06:47 PM - ARRL -

The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) committee, in cooperation with CQ magazine, has announced awards to DXpedition teams and individuals who made outstanding contributions to the world’s DX community. The 2020 JIDXM award program will recognize the VP8PJ South Orkney DXpedition Team (February 2020), the VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team (March 2020), and the TO0Z St. Barthelemy Expedi...

Croatia Grants Access to New 40 MHz Band

January 06, 2021 06:38 PM - ARRL -

Croatia has joined the small number of countries to allow operation on the new 40 MHz (8-meter) band. Dragan Mojsilovic, 9A6W, reports that national telecom authorities there have granted him a 1-year experimental license to operate from 40.660 MHz to 40.700 MHz, in the Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) band.

Croatia becomes the fifth country to offer at least some operating authority in...

Northernmost Reverse Beacon Net Node in Europe Launched

Mauritius to Launch its First CubeSat in 2021

January 06, 2021 06:29 PM -

January 05, 2021

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Returning in March

January 05, 2021 04:09 PM -

January 04, 2021

NA Contest Logging Software Developer Dave Pruett, K8CC, SK

January 04, 2021 06:54 PM - ARRL -

Contester and logging software developer Dave Pruett, K8CC, of Allen Park, Michigan, died on December 29. An ARRL member, he was 66. Although slowed in recent years by health issues, he is considered to have been a significant contributor to the contesting community. After obtaining the source code for the CT contest logger, Pruett wrote new code, and “his NA software breathed new life into the...

ARRL Seeks Nominations for Six Awards

January 04, 2021 03:04 PM - ARRL -

ARRL invites nominations for awards that recognize excellence in amateur radio educational and technological pursuits. Nominations are also open for the Hiram Percy Maxim Award, ARRL’s premier award to honor a young licensee. 

The Hiram Percy Maxim Award

The Hiram Percy Maxim Award is the premier honor for a radio amateur and ARRL member younger than 21 whose accomplishments and contributions are...

January 03, 2021

ICQ Podcast Episode 341 - Listener Q and A

January 03, 2021 08:41 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Edmund Spicer M0MNG and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and in this episode’s features we answer your questions.

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- FCC Sets Amateur License Fee at $35 - 3200km opening on 144 MHz in Australia - Ofcom Release New Licences Total - Temporary Licence for 160m Ham Radio Band Extended - FCC Starts Crackdown on Pirate Radio Landlords - Amateur Radio Decline in Japan Continues - Austria Receives 60m and 630m Christmas Present - HB40POLICE - Switzerland Special Event - Ham-Com Event to Close

January 02, 2021

UCC Awards-Endorsements for January 1 2021

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Here are the endorsements and new VUCC Satellite Awards issued by the ARRL for the period December 1, 2020 through January 1, 2021. Congratulations to all those who made the list this month!

Netherlands special event

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - With the passing of Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, legendary guitarist of the band Van Halen, October 6th 2020, a special tribute event station is on air as PA5150EVH until January 31st 2021, a few days after Eddie's birthday

Foundations of Amateur Radio

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The impossible task - For decades I've been playing with every new piece of technology that comes my way. In amateur radio terms that's reflected in, among other things, playing with different antennas, radios, modes and software

Did you work a YOTA station in December?

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - For the Amateur Radio community, December was designated as YOTA month. It is an annual initiative sponsored by Youngsters on the Air that wants to demonstrate amateur radio to youth to encourage them to get licenced, and for younger radio amateurs, to get active on the ham bands

Central Coast new DMR repeater

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - With it being the 31st of December there was a project that our repeater team set to be cleared and completed by the end of the year

From Yukon to Finland: CBC's radio signal heard from afar

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Canada's CBC reports an AM radio broadcast on 560 kHz from CBC Yukon was heard 7,000 km away in Finland

2021 ARRL RTTY Roundup

January 02, 2021 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The 2021 ARRL RTTY Roundup on January 2 3 features two new multioperator categories: multi-two and multi-multi

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