October 19, 2018

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

October 19, 2018 04:56 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.

 

Correction: Practice Contest for ARRL RTTY Roundup Participants Planning to Use FT8

October 19, 2018 02:09 PM -

The K7RA Solar Update

October 19, 2018 01:42 PM - ARRL -

Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18.

Sunspot area was listed at zero on October 15-17, which means that the area was less than 10 milli...

WRTC 2018 QSL Cards on Order; No Return Cards Wanted

October 19, 2018 01:38 PM - ARRL -

World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) chair Christian Janssen, DL1MGB, says QSL cards for contacts with the competing Y8-prefix stations now are on order at the printer’s.

“It is not always easy to keep up the pace after such a big event like the WRTC 2018,” Janssen said. “But, we are moving forward.” WRTC 2018 will not automatically send QSL cards, but everyone who wants a paper Q...

Philippine Organizations Join Forces for “Robust” JOTA-JOTI Presence

October 19, 2018 12:42 PM -

RSGB Convention video released

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB have released the presentation given by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ to the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes on October 13 - So what has the IARU ever done for us?

Ofcom: Spectrum Licensing Team survey

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - At the end of Ofcom's Freedom of Information responses is an often overlooked link to a Spectrum Licensing survey on the performance of the licensing team

Norwegian radio ham prevented from leaving Chad

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports a saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, involving Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA

K7AGE - New Ham Shack

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Randy Hall K7AGE recently moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and has released a couple of videos about his new amateur radio shack and workshop

JOTA in Canada's SW corner

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Local Amateur Radio groups SARC, SEPAR and LARA will be providing communications in a demonstration of Emergency Communications on Saturday, Oct 20 starting at 0900 PST

Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - News4JAX reports amateur radio operators are needed to help communication after Hurricane Michael

France: Consultation on WRC-19 position

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Earlier this year Ofcom held a public consultation on the UK position for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019 (#WRC19), now in France the ANFR is carrying out a similar exercise

Foundations of Amateur Radio #176

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Mistakes are common in all aspects of life. Sometimes they are only known to you, other times they are public knowledge and open to ridicule and lambasting. Getting on air for the first time is an accomplishment and often the initial source of mistakes, mishaps and great frustration

Amateur radio lunar satellite LO-94 on Hackaday

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the amateur radio spacecraft LO-94 (DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2) which has been taking pictures from the far-side of the Moon

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air has arrived

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - 3rd Limerick Scout Group rise to the challenge It's finally arrived! The 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air starts today and will run for the next three days which will see over 1.5 million Scouts take part in the largest worldwide Scouting event

DX News from the ARRL

October 19, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

October 18, 2018

ARRL Northern Florida Section Seeks Volunteers to Deploy to Hurricane Zone

October 18, 2018 07:10 PM - ARRL -

Northern Florida ARES is seeking volunteers to deploy for up to a week to areas of the state devastated by Hurricane Michael. Serious communication issues remain in the Florida Panhandle in the storm’s wake, with the telecommunications infrastructure ravaged and storm victims unable to communicate with family members outside the region. The Florida State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is hop...

Norwegian Radio Amateur Being Prevented from Leaving Chad

October 18, 2018 06:46 PM - ARRL -

A saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, where Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA, had only operated as TT8KO for about 1 day before security police shut down his station on October 10. He’d logged 2,150 contacts, already uploaded to Club Log, and all antennas except a 160-meter vertical had been installed. At the...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

October 18, 2018 12:00 PM - ARRL -

“Winterizing Your Station” is the topic of the new (October 11) 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 Doct...

Portuguese beacons re-activated

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px

Portuguese JOTA stations lists 2018 available

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A complete lists of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 61st Jamboree On The Air and 22nd JOTI 2018 is now available

Polluting LED lamp withdrawn from Jula stores

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The SSA reports Swedish DIY retailer Jula has agreed to withdraw an LED lamp that pollutes the RF spectrum causing interference to radio communications

New Swedish ham radio textbook PDF

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Sweden's SSA has announced a new edition of the 370 page amateur radio textbook KonCEPT is available for free download

Impact of VDSL interference on Amateur Radio Service

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB has released an interim report - Determination of impact of VDSL interference on the Amateur Radio Service

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Glasgow's Evening Times reports Terry Robinson GM3WUX is using the special event callsign GR150NIB to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People

FT8 to be permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite

David G0EVV becomes Mountain Goat

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - David Stansfield G0EVV, from Morpeth in Northern England, has reached SOTA Mountain Goat status after six years of participating as an activator

Tony's 10m Band Report

October 18, 2018 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Another good week although Thursday and Friday were pretty poor. I managed St. Helena, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and loads of Eu. (I even squeezed in the Dominican Republic but that was on 17m.)

October 17, 2018

New Islands on the Air Groups Announced

October 17, 2018 07:24 PM - ARRL -

Islands on the Air (IOTA) General Manager Roger Balister, G3KMA, has announced the first tranche of six new IOTA groups. Release of the new groups comes in the wake of an August solicitation for possible new groups. The new groups cover a Swedish/Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers, which means they will need t...

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission to Celebrate UN Day

October 17, 2018 06:43 PM - ARRL -

An Alexanderson alternator transmission from Sweden’s Grimeton Radio Station, SAQ, will be part of UN Day festivities on October 24 at the World Heritage Site in Grimeton, Sweden.

A “Peace Party” at the site will feature Irish folk music from the Swedish band Green Hill. The music style honors the first transatlantic telegraph cable between Ireland and Newfoundland, which opened for telegram tra...

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Team Under Way aboard the Braveheart

October 17, 2018 04:02 PM - ARRL -

After 18 months of intensive planning, the 14-member international VP6D team now is en route on the long voyage to Ducie Island from Mangareva, French Polynesia, aboard the MV Braveheart. The team rendezvoused in Tahiti before flying to Mangareva and set sail on October 16. The DXpedition is scheduled to begin on October 20 and continue until November 3. VP6D will use DXA to post contacts on a ...

ARRL Website Security Software Update Could Affect Certain LoTW ADIF Downloads

October 17, 2018 12:44 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni...

FT8 to be Permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

October 17, 2018 12:41 PM - ARRL -

[UPDATED 2018-10-19 @ 1550 UTC] The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite. The RTTY Roundup takes place January 5 - 6, 2019. A "Practice Contest" has been set for Wednesday, October 24, in North American time zones. Details are below.

“Even though digital modes ot...

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

Technical advice on improving rail passengers’ access to mobile data services

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - To help the Government’s work to make it easier for rail passengers to get online while travelling, Ofcom has published technical advice originally provided to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in August

Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters

Free VE testing set

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Our next free Amateur Radio Exam will be November 3, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Fire Rd, Selma, NC

Coming soon: The comet of the year

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Get ready for a very nice comet. In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air is nearly here…

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air

IOTA news from the DARC

October 17, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

October 16, 2018

DX Group Seeks Reconsideration of Kure Atoll DXpedition Permit Application

October 16, 2018 06:20 PM -

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - After 18 months of intensive planning we will soon begin our long journey to Ducie Island. This is a team effort and you are part of the team. Please help us to work you by reviewing this important information

RAC President attends ARISS-US Education Summit in Washington

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is in Washington, DC attending meetings for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program

M7 Foundation Licences

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB has issued a short statement regarding the new M7 Foundation amateur radio licences

JOTA / JOTI 2018

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - JOTA / JOTI 2018 runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October 2018. This is the 61st year this event is running and is the largest Scouting event on the calendar with approximately 1,5 million Cubs, Scouts and Guides taking part

CQ Hou Koers

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In South Africa, CQ Hou Koers is the Voortrekkers' national amateur radio day and takes place on Saturday 20 October with most Voortrekker stations active from 08:00 until 12:00 on 40 and 20 m and local repeaters

AMSAT-UK Colloquium / RSGB Convention ARISS talk released

October 16, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The presentation on Amateur Radio on the International Space station (ARISS) given by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ has been released on YouTube

October 15, 2018

Bidding in ARRL On-Line Auction Set to Begin on October 19

October 15, 2018 05:29 PM - ARRL -

More than 230 items will be on the block as bidding gets under way on Friday, October 19, at 10 AM ET (1400 UTC) for the 13th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction. The auction will continue through Friday, October 26, at 10 PM ET (0200 UTC on Saturday, October 27). An auction preview opens on Wednesday, October 17.

The 2018 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipm...

ARRL Executive Committee to Meet in Minneapolis

October 15, 2018 03:10 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President as well as Secretary and former Chief Executive Officer Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chri...

ARRL Executive Committee Meeting to Meet in Minneapolis

October 15, 2018 03:10 PM - ARRL -

The ARRL Executive Committee (EC) is set to meet on Saturday, October 20, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will preside. In addition to reports from the President and the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, the EC will hear a status report of the ad hoc committee to draft updates/changes to Code of Conduct.

ARRL General Counsel Chris Imlay,...

Ofcom issue M5 + two letter callsign

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The UK communications regulator Ofcom has issued what is believed to be the very first M5 + 2 letter callsign - M5ET

M7 ham radio callsigns

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - It has been reported that M7 Foundation callsigns are now being issued by Ofcom

Kure Atoll permit application 'denied'

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur radio permit application to Kure Atoll “denied”; Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources cites 1990 textbook, “Vertical structures such as the radio antenna… for ham radio operations, pose a direct bird strike hazard.”

ICQ Podcast - Hamfest 2018

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX 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 - Hamfest 2018

Ham radio numbers dwindling

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - CBC News interviews Mike Johnson VE1MWJ who is trying to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio, "our numbers are dwindling" he says

GB3KS now dual mode

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Dover's GB3KS 2M repeater is now operational dual mode - FM and Fusion

Emergency Comms activities in Region 1 - Oct 13/14

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - October 13/14 was a busy weekend in IARU Region 1 with two major exercises and at least one emergency happening

DXCC Country/Entity Report

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 7th October, through Sunday, 14th Oct there were 228 countries active

Banbury UK amateurs win RSGB prize

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The Banbury Amateur Radio Society has won a constructors prize at the RSGB Convention in the UK

Upcoming ARISS contact with Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM on 18 Oct.

ARISS contacts planned for schools in Germany and Belgium

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - As announced earlier, on Tuesday 16 October 2018 two International Space Station school contacts are planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM. Moreover, the event in Turnhout, Belgium will be webcast

IOTA news from OPDX

October 15, 2018 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

RSGB RoLo CW

October 15, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 21

Illinois QSO Party

October 15, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z, Oct 21 to 0100Z, Oct 22

UBA ON Contest, 2m

October 15, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-1000Z, Oct 21

Asia-Pacific Fall Sprint, CW

October 15, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 21

October 14, 2018

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Special callsign to commemorate the end of World War 1

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - At approximately 05:00 on Monday 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of Marshall Foch's special train located in the forest at Rethondes in France on the western front

QSO Today - Ken Oelke - VE6AFO

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, stepped up to the plate for his local amateur radio club and ended up making leadership in local and national Canadian amateur radio organizations the major focus of his ham radio activity

VK6WIA NewsWest

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This is our History of Amateur Radio edition, and we’ve delved into the past to tell you how Amateur Radio was way back when

ISS FundRazr campaign

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades on ISS

Earth just dodged a meteor storm

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - On Oct. 8-9, European sky watchers were amazed when a flurry of faint meteors filled the sky at midnight. It was an outburst of the annual Draconids meteor shower. Turns out, that outburst was just the tip of the iceberg

ARISS contact planned for schools in Kuenzelsau, Germany

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Ganerben-Gymnasium Kuenzelsau + Georg-Wagner-Schule, Kuenzelsau, Germany

AO-92 L-band demo by N8HM at Hamvention

October 14, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - John Brier, KG4AKV, has produced a video showing Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, working AMSAT-OSCAR 92 (Fox-1D) in L/v mode (1267.359 MHz uplink, 145.880 MHz downlink) using AMSAT's club callsign, W3ZM/8, at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention

ICQ Podcast Episode 278 - Hamfest 2018

October 14, 2018 08:11 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX 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 - Hamfest 2018

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

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  • The Chill of Solar Minimum
  • WW2 Allied Bombing Altered Ionosphere
  • Rare Lizard Tracked by Tiny Radio Tags
  • ARRL and FCC Discuss Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers
  • FUNcube Operations Update
  • RSGB Past President GI3KYP SK
  • EchoLink Now Connected to Irish DMR Network

ICQ Podcast Episode 278 - Hamfest 2018

October 14, 2018 08:09 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX 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 - Hamfest 2018

ICQ AMATEUR/HAM RADIO PODCAST DONORS

We would like to thank Avi Solomon, Danny Robson (GM6CMQ), Brett Stalbaum, Gair Matthews (G1VWC) and our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the podcast advert free. To donate, please visit - http://www.icqpodcast.com/donate

  • The Chill of Solar Minimum
  • WW2 Allied Bombing Altered Ionosphere
  • Rare Lizard Tracked by Tiny Radio Tags
  • ARRL and FCC Discuss Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers
  • FUNcube Operations Update
  • RSGB Past President GI3KYP SK
  • EchoLink Now Connected to Irish DMR Network

Argentina National 7 MHz Contest

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0930Z-2230Z, Oct 20

Araucaria World Wide VHF Contest

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Oct 20 to 1600Z, Oct 21

New York QSO Party

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z, Oct 20 to 0200Z, Oct 21

Stew Perry Topband Challenge

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1500Z, Oct 20 to 1500Z, Oct 21

10-10 Int. Fall Contest, CW

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0001Z, Oct 20 to 2359Z, Oct 21

Worked All Germany Contest

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1500Z, Oct 20 to 1459Z, Oct 21

JARTS WW RTTY Contest

October 14, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Oct 20 to 2400Z, Oct 21

October 13, 2018

Propagation de K7RA

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Last week this bulletin reported a return of sunspot activity on September 29 after a 16 day absence from September 13-28, but the new activity only lasted 6 days. As of Thursday night (October 11) we are now at 7 days with no sunspots visible

RSGB release Board Proceedings for May-July

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB Board Proceedings for the May, June and July 2018 meetings have been released

New FREE RS-R30 remote control software available for the IC-R30 Communications receiver

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - After recently being demonstrated at the Tokyo Hamfair, we are pleased to announce that the new RS-R30I (for iOS)/RS-R30A (for Android) remote control software for the IC-R30 Communications Receiver is now available to download for FREE from the App Store and Google Play

Radio hams assist in Hurricane Michael aftermath

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - WFLA TV News reports on how amateur radio operators provide hurricane aid through the airwaves and interviews Lee Paulet KK4VNZ

Interview with Howard Michel, WB2ITX, the ARRL’s new CEO

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Dan KB6NU, publisher of the 'No Nonsense' amateur radio podcast writes: I’m very excited about this episode. After reading about the selection of the new ARRL CEO, I kind of joked with my co-host Tom, KB5RF, that we should get him on our podcast. Tom said, “Well, why not?” So, I asked, and he agreed!

EURAO Party - Autumn 2018: discover the 60m band

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party which is on the air NOW, this time with the motto: "discover the 60m band"

Australian scouts prepare for JOTA/JOTI

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A reminder that next weekend 20th and 21st is Jamboree On the Air. It is anticipated there will be more than 8000 Scouts and Girl Guides participating in Australia and more than 1 million world-wide

A village of amateur radio

October 13, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The tourist office of Saint-Malo in Brittany are promoting 'a village of amateur radio'

Zombie Shuffle

October 13, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600-2400 local, Oct 19

October 12, 2018

Northern Florida ARES Teams Handle Hurricane Duty

October 12, 2018 06:21 PM -

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

October 12, 2018 06:16 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.

Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Looking Forward to Successful 2018 Event

October 12, 2018 01:28 PM -

Melbourne Hamfest is Still On

October 12, 2018 01:22 PM -

The K7RA Solar Update

October 12, 2018 11:11 AM - ARRL -

Last week this bulletin reported a return of sunspot activity on September 29 after a 16-day absence from September 13-28, but the new activity only lasted six days. As of Thursday night (October 11) we are now at seven days with no sunspots visible. 

Average daily sunspot number declined from 9.6 to 1.6, while average daily solar flux rose slightly from 68.4 to 68.9. 

Average planetary A index i...

Wireless electricity transmissions in Texas

October 12, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - KWTX reports scientists are studying wireless electricity transmission in Central Texas

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