March 23, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Following a month of no sunspots in February, solar activity returned on March 5-12, then disappeared over five days, returning last week on March 18-20

WIA stops selling books

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Australia's national amateur radio society, WIA, will stop selling books as companies like Amazon offer a superior service. WIA now provide a 'curated list' of recommended books

VK6WIA NewsWest

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - In NewsWest for Sunday 24th March, we take a look at contesting, including a wrap of the John Moyle Contest, and we tell you what’s happening around the traps in the coming week, and of course there’s Roy’s Helpline

New QRM Guru site from RASA

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has announced the availability of the QRM.guru site that aims to help resolve radio interference issues

Maritime Radio Day 2019

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - As part of the MRD2019 activity, callsigns GB0GKA (operated by Tony, G3ZRJ) and GB0GKB (operated by Larry, G4HLN) will be representing Portishead Radio/GKA, the UK's long-range maritime radio station which closed in 2000

Foundations of Amateur Radio #198

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - A topic that rarely if ever gets any serious air-time is the humble station log. It's a process where you track what contacts you've made with whom, when and what conditions prevailed at the time.

ESEO satellite commissioning starts

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - On Monday, December 3, 2018, the 50kg ESA Education Office satellite ESEO was launched by Space-X on the Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express mission

Big sunspot AR2736 crackling with flares

March 23, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunspot AR2736, which hurled a CME toward Earth yesterday, is growing larger and crackling with C-class solar flares

March 22, 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

March 22, 2019 09:05 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.

 

QCX Challenge

March 22, 2019 02:20 PM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Mar 25 and 1900Z-2000Z, Mar 25 and 0300Z-0400Z, Mar 26

The K7RA Solar Update

March 22, 2019 01:34 PM - ARRL -

Following a month of no sunspots in February, solar activity returned on March 5-12, then disappeared over five days, returning last week on March 18-20.

But our reporting week (Always Thursday through the following Wednesday) ended with a bang when the daily sunspot number rose to 28 on March 20, the first day of spring. Sunspot numbers have not been as high since last August, when the sunspot ...

Two thousandth KNH Round

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Netherlands national amateur radio societies VERON and VRZA will be taking part in the 2,000th KNH Round on 145.225 MHz FM

New HackSpace magazine available for download

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Issue 17 of the free magazine HackSpace features Long-range radio communications made easy with LoRa

Geomagnetic storm warning for March 23

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - NOAA forecasters say that moderate G2-class geomagnetic storms are possible on March 23 when a coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field

Special event call EI-100-YXQ marks 100th Anniversary of first voice transmission across the Altantic

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - On Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, the Marconi '100 Years Celebrations' in Ballybunion marked the 100th anniversary of the first voice radio transmission across the Atlantic

Canadian artist to use HAARP to transmit SSTV

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Concordia transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie will use the world’s most capable high-power, high-frequency transmitter HAARP in Alaska to send art around the world and into outer space using Slow Scan TV

Commemoration of the 900 years of Knights Templar in Portugal

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - In order commemorate the 9 centuries' of the Templars presence in Portugal a diploma will be granted to all the Ham radio stations who made contact with, at least, 4 of the castles on the air, next weekend, on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March 2019

DX News from the ARRL

March 22, 2019 10:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

March 21, 2019

Ohio ARES Provides “Situational Awareness” During January Blizzard

March 21, 2019 04:53 PM - ARRL -

Ohio ARES members stared down “Snowmageddon” 2019, the mid-January blizzard that blanketed the lower Great Lakes region. Based on ominous forecasts and discussion with Assistant SECs across the state, Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, and the Ohio Watch Office, SEC Stan Broadway, N8BHL, asked ARES operators to provide observations and reports to assist decision makers at the Ohio Emergency O...

XR0ZRC Update from Robinson Crusoe Island

March 21, 2019 04:34 PM - ARRL -

The XR0ZRC DXpedition team on Robinson Crusoe Island (Juan Fernandez Islands) reports that a very slow internet connection has hampered its ability to upload logs. Operators report that severe local noise on the low bands is making reception difficult.

“The team is looking for another QTH for the low-band position,” an announcement on the group’s website said. “Some of the equipment that came fr...

So Now What?

March 21, 2019 01:40 PM - ARRL -

“The New Ham Radio Starter Pack” is the focus of the new (March 21) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from those who’ve been just where you are now. New episodes will be posted every other Thursday, alternat...

The Space Weather Woman

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov

New 47 GHz and 122 GHz records set

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - WIA Records Keeper John Martin VK3KM has announced that there have been two new microwave records set in Australia

Greece: Interference from LED Lighting

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Greek national amateur radio society RAAG report on the problem of radio interference from polluting LED lighting

FCC cites amateur service rule violations

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports on further developments regarding the case of alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz

Earth-directed solar flare

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - A new and rapidly growing sunspot, AR2736, announced itself this morning with a C4-class solar flare

Disaster Relief Department appoints amateur radio consultants

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Frank Brinkmann, DO1FRK, and Andreas Kleiner, DG4OAE, have been nominated by the Hannover Region as amateur radio consultants in the disaster relief department of the Hannover Region

Tony's 10m Band Report

March 21, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Well obviously Saturday and Sunday were the best days with the rest of the days nowhere. Star of the week without a doubt 5X3C (Uganda) along with KP3Z (Puerto Rico). There have been some spoof stations about. I can’t find TI/2KC2MXH but it looks wrong. If anyone knows better, let me know

March 20, 2019

Comments Due March 22 on Proposed Updates to the National Emergency Communications Plan

March 20, 2019 08:51 PM -

FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz in Branded “Spectrum Horizons” Initiative

March 20, 2019 08:44 PM - ARRL -

The FCC has adopted new rules to encourage development of new communication technologies and expedite the deployment of new services above 95 GHz. The action was the latest move in the Commission’s “Spectrum Horizons” branded initiative.

“This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have made these bands esp...

IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting

March 20, 2019 08:27 PM -

Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

March 20, 2019 06:25 PM - ARRL -

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Ca...

OH10X IOTA “Ice DXpedition” to Inakari Island Logs More Than 8,000 Contacts

March 20, 2019 05:24 PM -

Norfolk Island Special Event DX Operation Set to Start on April 1

March 20, 2019 05:20 PM -

Changes in March 23 West Coast Qualifying Run from K6KPH

March 20, 2019 03:37 PM -

FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

March 20, 2019 03:31 PM - ARRL -

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as an Amat...

Radio Amateurs Aid Isolated Settler in Chile

March 20, 2019 03:24 PM -

HAARP Gearing Up for its Spring Research Campaign

March 20, 2019 03:19 PM -

FCC Seeks Electronics Engineer for Dallas, Texas, Area

March 20, 2019 03:14 PM -

Amateur Radio Becoming More Expensive in Tunisia

March 20, 2019 03:12 PM -

The unseen world of ham radio

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Dispatch reports on a vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators using old and new technology to communicate globally

AMSAT-DL QO-100 Up and Downconverter kit modifications announcement

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT-DL has recommended a modification to their QO-100 Upconverter and Downconverter kits which were shipped prior to March 1 to improve performance of the uplink SSB transmit signal and address reduced gain of the downlink wide-band DATV reception

NASA mission reveals asteroid has big surprises

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface

Low-bands with the upcoming Bouvet Island Expedition

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Now that the 3Y0I team is on their way for their true adventure, it is time to look at some of the elements of their upcoming activity, specifically on low-bands

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada responds to petition about interference

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - On June 6, 2018, Martin Bérubé of Louiseville, Quebec initiated a petition involving a radio station that was 'generating interference on purpose'. The petition attracted 1,135 signatures and was presented to the House of Commons on January 30, 2019

Ham Radio: Socialising via airwaves

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Hailed as the first true social networking medium, ham radio continues to thrive even in this age of Twitter, Skype, Facebook and smartphones

Ham radio geostationary satellite transponders on Hackaday

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The popular Hacker and Maker site Hackaday has an article by Dan Maloney KC1DJT about the new Es'hail-2 / QO-100 amateur radio geostationary satellite transponders

Club hosts 'Ham License in a Day' classes

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Holland Amateur Radio Club members Bob Broene K8RJB and Tom Bosscher K8TB are looking for people who want to spend a Saturday afternoon studying for a ham-radio license

Building a magnetic loop antenna

March 20, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Antennas come in many shapes and sizes, with a variety of characteristics making them more or less suitable for various applications. The average hacker with only a middling exposure to RF may be familiar with trace antennas, yagis and dipoles, but there’s a whole load more out there

March 19, 2019

Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, Receives IARU Diamond Award

March 19, 2019 07:53 PM - ARRL -

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has recognized Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS/F5VKP, for his success over many years in raising the visibility at international forums for Amateur Radio’s role in providing disaster-relief communication. A presentation took place on February 20 in Geneva.

While at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, ...

Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air

March 19, 2019 07:46 PM - ARRL -

The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “We expect to begin operating holiday sty...

Radio Amateurs to Launch APRS Balloon at Young Researchers Congress

March 19, 2019 07:39 PM - ARRL -

Radio amateurs attending the 20th Young Researchers Congress in Münster, Germany, plan to launch an APRS-carrying weather balloon on March 21. The payload will transmit on 433.000 MHz with the call sign DL9II-11. The weather balloon carries a probe with two cameras, meteorological probes, and a Geiger counter. Two University of Heidelberg students will handle the launch under the supervision of...

3Y0I DXpedition Team Reports It has Departed for Bouvet Island

March 19, 2019 07:31 PM -

General Class Element 3 Question Pool Errata Released

March 19, 2019 04:15 PM -

You're listening to Quantum Radio

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Researchers at Delft University of Technology have created a detector that enables the detection of a single photon’s worth of radio frequency energy

Springtime cracks are opening in Earth's magnetic field

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Studies show that March is the most geomagnetically active month of the year. The reason is springtime

Short Contest Callsign NoV revision

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Ian G0FCT has reported on the VHF and UHF Yahoo Group that Ofcom's amateur radio Special Contest Call Notice of Variation has been updated

New West Gulf Division Vice Director appointed

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division

JVCKENWOOD UK appoints Martin Lynch amd Sons as sole UK Distributor

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Established in 1990, Martin Lynch and Sons Ltd (MLandS) is Kenwood’s largest Ham Radio distributor/retailer in the UK and from April 2019 becomes its sole UK distributor for Kenwood Amateur Radio products

ICQ Podcast - UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit Review

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a review of the UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit by Martin M1MRB

FCC invites comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL's 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters

ARISS contact planned for students in Calgary, Canada

March 19, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with North Point School for Boys, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

March 18, 2019

W1AW Endowment Contributions will be Properly Credited Despite Incorrect Return Envelope

March 18, 2019 03:40 PM - ARRL -

Due to an inadvertent mix-up, a recent ARRL solicitation letter to benefit the W1AW Endowment Fund included a return envelope designating the Spectrum Defense Fund.

“We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused for those who donated or were considering making a donation,” ARRL Development Manager Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, said. “At ARRL, we always strive to present ourselves...

South Orkney Islands DXpedition

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - After their successful VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DX-pedition, the Perseverance DX Group (pdxg.net) is pleased to announce their intention to activate South Orkney Islands, currently ClubLog #16 most wanted

Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, Funeral Notice

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - The funeral of Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, SK, will take place at St Aiden's Church, Sudden, Rochdale on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 13:30

George Dobbs G3RJV Silent Key

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - This week's Irish Radio Transmitters Society News report: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of the truly great radio amateurs last Monday

DXCC Country/Entity Report

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th March, through Sunday, 17th March there were 226 countries active

Bouvet DXpedition News

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - 3Y0I INITIAL PLANS EXTENDED -- A short but essential update this time. An important decision to our DXpedition plans has been taken today, which will reflect in extending the initial 3Y0I plans

AmateurLogic 128: Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - George runs the full Windows 10 Pro (not IOT Core version) on the Raspberry Pi. Emile visits the W5DDL Hamfest in Rayne, LA. Tommy builds an Arduino Battery Monitor/Alert

IOTA news from OPDX

March 18, 2019 09:23 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

UBA Spring Contest, 6m

March 18, 2019 12:20 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-1100Z, Mar 24

March 17, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

'Theatre of the Mind:- Sound Effects During Radio’s Golden Age'

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - A long time ago, before the age of the internet—and even before the age of television-- radio comedies and dramas entertained the masses by creating stories and situations that relied on the listener’s imagination

QSO Today - Joe Lynch - N6CL

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Joe Lynch, N6CL, began his ham radio story over 50 years ago in Bonita, California

Essex Skills Night Monday

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Skills Night takes place at 7pm on Monday, March 18 in Danbury Village Hall, Essex, this free event is open to all

The 2019 Day of the Radio Amateur

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - The venue for the SARL Awards Dinner on Saturday evening 13 April has changed. The new venue is the Devonvale Golf Estate in Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch

AMSAT at the Dayton Hamvention - Call for volunteers

March 17, 2019 09:21 AM - Southgate ARC - Last year, we had about 40 people assist with the AMSAT booth at the Hamvention. It was the efforts of those volunteers that made the 2018 Dayton Hamvention a success for AMSAT

ICQ Podcast Episode 289 - UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit Review

March 17, 2019 08:38 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is a review of the UHF/VHF Weekender Transceiver Kit by Martin M1MRB.

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UK/EI DX Contest, CW

March 17, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Mar 23 to 1200Z, Mar 24

March 16, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Sunspots reemerged for 8 days on March 5-12. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 4.4 in last week's bulletin to 9.9 this week (March 7-13). Average daily solar flux barely changed, from 70.6 to 70.9. Average planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 5.1, and average middle latitude A index from 9.7 to 3.9

Photo tour of the 2019 Charlotte Hamfest

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Last weekend, we attended the 2019 Charlotte (North Carolina) Hamfest. This regional hamfest was well-attended and flea market vendors had a wide variety of radio items for sale

Ofcom confirms approach to recovering costs for satellite filing work

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has just published a statement on recovering the costs for its satellite filing work from industry

ARRL supports no change to Table of Allocations for 45.5 - 47 and 47 - 47.2 GHz bands

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The FCC has opened a brief window for public comment on recommendations approved by the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee (WAC). Comments are due March 18 on International Bureau Docket 16-185

VK6WIA NewsWest

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for 17th March 2019, New Hams edition NewsWest is the news programme by, for and about Radio Amateurs

FCC moves to open 95 GHz to 3 THz

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The FCC is creating a new category of experimental licenses for use of frequencies between 95 GHz and 3 THz

Commenting electronically on FCC proceedings

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express

Amateur radio in UK Spectrum Policy Forum report

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) have released the report Valuing the impact of radio spectrum use on the UK economy which features amateur radio

23-24 March Activity Days - 5th Anniversary of RDRC

March 16, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - We invite you to the Birthday of RDRC - activity days Made in Russia 2019. Our club was founded on March 21, 2014

March 15, 2019

FCC Invites Comments on ARRL Technician Enhancement Proposal

March 15, 2019 09:00 PM - ARRL -

The FCC has invited public comments on ARRL’s 2018 Petition for Rule Making, now designated as RM-11828, which asks the FCC to expand HF privileges for Technician licensees to include limited phone privileges on 75, 40, and 15 meters, plus RTTY and digital mode privileges on 80, 40, 15, and 10 meters. Interested parties have 30 days to comment. The Technician enhancement proposals stemmed from ...

Preliminary Results of the ARRL International DX Contest (CW) Now Available

March 15, 2019 05:31 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Radiosport and Field Services Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, has announced that through the yeoman efforts of Charlie Carroll, K1XX; Kelly Taylor, VE4XT, and Ward Silver, N0AX, preliminary results of the 2019 ARRL International DX CW now are available.

 

New West Gulf Division Vice Director Appointed

March 15, 2019 05:23 PM - ARRL -

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced his choice of past South Texas Section Manager Lee Cooper, W5LHC, of Leander, Texas, to be the new Vice Director for the West Gulf Division.

“I’ve known Lee for a number of years and really look forward to having him on the Board team,” Roderick said.

Cooper’s appointment fills a vacancy created when former West Gulf Division Vice Director John Ro...

Well-Known Moonbouncer and VHF-UHF DXer David Anderson, GM4JJJ, SK

March 15, 2019 05:18 PM - ARRL -

A luminary in the moonbounce and VHF-UHF DX arena, David Anderson, GM4JJJ, of Dunfermline, Scotland, died on March 15. Anderson was the developer of MoonSked software for EME.

“He had been fighting spinal cancer through many years of remission and relapse, which often made it difficult to come on the radio,” his friend Ian White, GM3SEK, explained. “David did everything he could to remain active...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

March 15, 2019 04:58 PM - ARRL -

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

 

 

The K7RA Solar Update

March 15, 2019 01:51 PM - ARRL -

Sunspots reemerged for 8 days on March 5-12. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 4.4 in last week’s bulletin to 9.9 this week (March 7-13). Average daily solar flux barely changed, from 70.6 to 70.9. Average planetary A index declined from 12.6 to 5.1, and average middle latitude A index from 9.7 to 3.9.

The vernal equinox will occur next Wednesday, March 20 when the southern and northern he...

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings

March 15, 2019 01:46 PM - ARRL -

Those interested posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL Technician Enhancement proposal (RM-11828) using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express.

In the “Proceeding(s)” field, enter the number of the PRM, e.g. RM-11828 (using this format), complete all required fields, and enter brief ...

Pay your amateur radio licence fee to ICASA

March 15, 2019 09:22 AM - Southgate ARC - The amateur radio licence renewal process in South Africa is on the go and you can select one of five options

Keyless chaos in Joondalup as drivers mysteriously locked out of cars

March 15, 2019 09:22 AM - Southgate ARC - 9 News in Perth say more than 100 have been stuck in recent days, all within 150 metres of the Lakeside shopping centre

GNU licensed KLog Logbook software v.0.9.7 released

March 15, 2019 09:22 AM - Southgate ARC - Jaime, EA4TV, released KLog v.0.9.7, a multiplatform free hamradio logging program which is able to run in Linux, Windows and macOS

Foundations of Amateur Radio #197

March 15, 2019 09:22 AM - Southgate ARC - On Thursday the 3rd of July 2008 at 6 minutes to 7 at night a developer called Dan KK7DS started to scratch an itch and published the results. The next morning before breakfast Dan added more. Since then about a hundred people from around the globe have contributed to that project

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