September 22, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

ZS SOTA Day on 24 September

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Sid, ZS5AYC reports that Tuesday 24 September is Heritage Day and will also be the second ZS SOTA Day of 2019

The SARL RF Noise Workshop postponed to November

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The workshop at the NARC planned for 28 September has been postponed, and some of the discussions will now be incorporated in the next scheduled workshop on 23 November

QSO Today - Paul Andrews - W2HRO

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Paul Andrews, W2HRO, re-entered amateur radio, after a 35 year break, by working FM satellites with a Yaesu portable and a dual band antenna

New Zealand Net (NZ Net)

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - All CW operators are invited to check into the net on at 3535.0 kHz 9pm NZT, Monday-Friday. The net is “formal, but friendly.”

New book on the Icom IC-9700

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - I am pleased to announce that my new book, 'The Radio Today guide to the IC-9700' is now available from the RSGB bookshop, Amazon, and Kindle

Australian government commits to join NASA in lunar exploration and beyond

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his nation’s intention to join the United States’ Moon to Mars exploration approach, including NASA’s Artemis lunar program

A different type of storm: Nevada ARES/RACES now deployed during declared State of Emergency

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Common knowledge tells us that storms knock out communications. Tornadoes, blizzards, hurricanes, typhons, and tsunamis have all disrupted communications

IOTA news from the DARC

September 22, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

September 21, 2019

Saltwater and Plastic Antenna

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A new antenna that uses saltwater and plastic has been developed by Lei Xing and her colleagues at the College of Electronic and Information Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China

Radio Caroline live this weekend

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - We’re climbing 'aboard the Love Ship’ this weekend 21st/22nd September for another fabulous RADIO CAROLINE NORTH broadcast LIVE from Ross Revenge

Ontario considering permanent two-way radio exemption for Amateurs

September 21, 2019 08:13 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

VK6WIA NewsWest

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In NewsWest for Sunday 22nd September 2019 we talk about contests and contesting, with a summary of some of the contests coming up soon, and we take a closer look at the Remembrance Day Contest results

Mirko Mandrino YT7MM SK

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - With sadness I report that Mirko Mandrino YT7MM (ex YU1NQM, YU7NQM) passed away in Pancevo Serbia on 19 September

ICQPodcast - Sherwood Engineering

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Rob Sherwood from Sherwood Engineering

Foundations of Amateur Radio

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Going on an outing - After my fun and games working out how to manage power for a temporary radio set-up, away from my shack and normal infrastructure, I had the pleasure of actually going out to get on air and make some noise

Database of ham radio stations in Japan

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - JJ1WTL's English language License Data Search enables you to look up the license details of over 421,000 Amateur Radio stations in Japan

AmateurLogic 134: Friday The 13th – II

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, George found some neat items at the Huntsville Hamfest. Emile builds the COMM Pi CD Archiver with remote control. Tommy creates an IP address Emailer to keep track of your IP address when you are away. Plus we announce the details of the AmateurLogic.TV 14th Anniversary Contest

2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election results

September 21, 2019 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - As a result of the 2019 Board of Directors Election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV; will serve on the board for two years

September 20, 2019

AMSAT Announces 2019 Board of Directors Election Results

September 20, 2019 09:09 PM - ARRL -

As a result of the 2019 AMSAT Board of Directors election, Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA; Patrick Stoddard, WD9EWK; and Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, were elected by the AMSAT membership to serve for 2 years. The First Alternate is Brennan Price, N4QX. The Second Alternate is Howie Defelice, AB2S. Both will serve 1-year terms.

Total number of votes cast was 1,052 (892 electronic plus 1...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

September 20, 2019 04:43 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

September 20, 2019 01:27 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots this week, and as of Wednesday we’ve seen 15 spotless days in a row. This is the solar minimum. The current Solar Cycle (24) is expected to end by the end of this calendar year.

Average daily solar flux declined from 69.4 to 68.1. Average daily planetary A index declined slightly from 8.9 to 8.3, but average daily mid-latitude A index rose from 7.7 to 8.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on ...

Remarkable opening on 144 MHz from the Azores results in several contacts over 3,000kms

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - On the evening of the 14th and the morning of the 15th of September 2019, there was a remarkable opening on 144 MHz from the Azore Islands in the Atlantic Ocean to parts of the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany

Pirate DAB multiplexes take to the air in Ireland

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Pirate radio stations are appearing on unlicenced DAB digital multiplexes in Dublin and Cork, and more are planned for other cities in Ireland

Norway to close Long Wave transmitter

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - NRK has announced the long wave transmitter on 153 kHz is to close but the medium wave transmitter in Svalbard on 1485 kHz is to be upgraded

ILLW breaks with tradition

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Since its inception in 1998 the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend has been held on the 3 rd full weekend in August. The founders selected this weekend as it was the most suitable for the European and UK stations that made up the bulk of entries for the event

Elecraft K4 - UK First!

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Waters and Stanton are delighted to announce that Eric Swartz WA6HHQ, co-founder of Elecraft, will be flying over in person to give the first UK live demonstration of the Elecraft K4 Transceiver

CEPT SE24 and SRD/MG meet in Romania

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest meeting of the CEPT SE24 and SRD/MG took place in Romania this week. IARU was there and had submitted three papers for discussion

ARISS school contact planned for Boulder, CO, USA

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - International Space Station school contact has been planned for Nick Hague KG5TMV with participants at University of Colorado Amateur Radio Club, Boulder, CO, USA

Antuino featured on Hackaday

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Danie Conradie writes on Hackaday about the Antuino, a compact Radio Lab for antennas and radio circuits

Another ARRL filing on ham radio symbol rate restriction

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL renews its request for the FCC to replace the amateur radio license Symbol Rate restriction with a Bandwidth limit

22nd IARU Region 1 ARDF Championships 2019

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This year's Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championship was held September 2-8 in Rogla, Slovenia. The United Kingdom won a Silver medal in the category for Men aged 70 years and over

DX News from the ARRL

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

September 20, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - http://www.southgatearc.org/bands/10metres/2019/september/september-20.htm

September 19, 2019

BCC QSO Party

September 19, 2019 09:12 PM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1930Z-1959Z, Sep 19 (CW) and 2000Z-2029Z, Sep 19 (SSB) and 2030Z-2059Z, Sep 19 (RTTY)

Ad Hoc Legislative Advocacy Committee to Meet with Lawmakers

September 19, 2019 08:10 PM - ARRL -

ARRL’s Ad Hoc Legislative Advisory Committee will meet with several members of Congress later this month in Washington to introduce new Committee members, reacquaint the lawmakers with Amateur Radio’s most-pressing issues, seek their input on the best ways to achieve ARRL’s objectives in Congress, and request their continuing support. Committee members have completed a comprehensive analysis of...

ARRL Seeking Emergency Management Director

September 19, 2019 07:28 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is seeking an emergency management director to oversee a team responsible for supporting ARRL emergency communication programs and services, including the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) and National Traffic System (NTS), and to work with staff to develop standards, protocols, and processes designed to support the Field Organization. This is a full-time, exempt position at ARRL Hea...

Nevada ARES/RACES Members Deploy for “Storm Area 51” Event

September 19, 2019 04:16 PM -

ARRL Headquarters Temporarily Closed

September 19, 2019 03:04 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Headquarters will be temporarily closed today from 1530 UTC (11:30 AM EDST) to 1800 UTC (2 PM EDST) for a staff appreciation picnic and Headquarters FM Sprint contest. No online services will be affected by this closure.

 

Brian Machesney K1LI/J75Y Wins the September QST Cover Plaque Award

September 19, 2019 02:25 PM - ARRL -

The winning article for the September 2019 QST Cover Plaque award is “A Slightly Off-Center-Fed Dipole” by Brian Machesney K1LI/J75Y.

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 October issue today.

 

So Now What? Podcast

September 19, 2019 12:00 PM - ARRL -

“Demystifying the Language of Morse Code” will be the focus of the new (September 19) 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 Thur...

September 18, 2019

ARRL Renews Request for FCC to Replace Symbol Rate with Bandwidth Limit

September 18, 2019 06:41 PM - ARRL -

In ex parte comments filed on September 17 in WT Docket 16-239, ARRL renewed its request that the FCC delete symbol-rate limits for data transmissions in the Amateur Service rules. As it did in its initial filing, ARRL asked the FCC to couple the removal of the symbol rate limits with the adoption of a 2.8 kHz bandwidth limit. In response to a 2013 ARRL Petition for Rulemaking (RM-11708), the F...

Festival of Frequency Measurement Set to Honor WWV Centennial

September 18, 2019 03:16 PM - ARRL -

HamSCI and the Case Amateur Radio Club of Case Western Reserve University (W8EDU) will sponsor a “Festival of Frequency Measurement” on WWV’s centennial, October 1, from 0000 to 2359 UTC (starting on Monday evening, September 30, in the Americas). The event invites radio amateurs, short-wave listeners, and others capable of making high-quality frequency measurements on HF to participate and pub...

September 17, 2019

Hurricane Watch Net Announces Tentative Activation Plans

September 17, 2019 08:26 PM -

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club Assisting in Restoring Fire-Damaged Repeaters

September 17, 2019 06:48 PM - ARRL -

The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC) Disaster Recovery Program for the 2018 Carr and Camp Fires has made a $1,000 grant to the California Amateur Radio Linking Association (CARLA) toward the cost of rebuilding one of its destroyed sites. The CARLA network of repeaters provides coverage across California and Western Nevada to provide reliable communication during significant local, region...

Taurus-1 CubeSat with FM-to-Codec-2 Transponder Launched

September 17, 2019 06:36 PM - ARRL -

The Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) CubeSat carrying an Amateur Radio FM-to-Codec-2 transponder was launched on September 12 from China’s Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The CubeSat was developed by Aerospace System Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai for youth education and Amateur Radio. The transponder is similar to that used on the LilacSat-1 (LO-90) CubeSat and can use the same software, on...

Well-Known Yukon Ham J Allen, VY1JA, is Stepping Away from Amateur Radio

September 17, 2019 03:58 PM - ARRL -

Well-known Canadian radio amateur J Allen, VY1JA, of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, has announced that he’s retiring from ham radio, citing long-term health issues and hearing loss. The familiar VY1JA call sign also has been retired. Allen will begin dismantling his station and antennas as early as this weekend. His last contact was with KA4UPI on September 14. He has uploaded his logs to Logbook...

Amateur Radio CubeSats among 15 Set to Launch on October 21 from Wallops Island

September 17, 2019 03:50 PM -

September 16, 2019

Report: North Korea Testing Digital Broadcasting on 80 Meters

September 16, 2019 01:00 PM - ARRL -

Radio World reports that the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) has resumed testing digital radio broadcasting on the 80-meter amateur band after a 2-year absence. North Korea is transmitting with the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) protocol. The latest transmissions on 3.560 MHz began in mid-August.

“It appears unclear at this time, however, whether the current series of transmiss...

September 15, 2019

WWV and WWVH to Broadcast Defense Department WWV Centennial Greeting, Special Event Reminder

September 15, 2019 06:31 PM - ARRL -

Starting on Monday, September 16, WWV and WWVH will broadcast a US Department of Defense message to mark the centennial of WWV and to announce the WW0WWV special event from September 28 until October 2 at the WWV transmitter site near Fort Collins, Colorado. The DoD message transmissions will air until October 1.

Kevin Utter, N7GES, a member of the WW0WWV Centennial Committee, recorded the audio...

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

YOTA 2019 Summer Camp in Bulgaria spawns sub-regional camps

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Most of those attending the recent Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp in Bulgaria were first-timers, observed Monty Schebesta, OE3VVU, a participant this year

Two contests this coming weekend

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The second leg of the The South African Radio League (SARL) VHF/UHF Digital Contest is on the air from 10:00 UTC on Saturday 21 September to 10:00 UTC on Sunday 22 September 2019 with activity from 6 metres and up

The SARL RF Noise Workshop 28 September

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The workshop at the NARC on 28 September starts with a panel discussion about various ways to solve mains induced noise. The panel will present a case study and will show how, with a few simple measures, a reduction in mains noise can be achieved

QSO Today - Burt Fisher - K1OIK

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Burt Fisher, K1OIK, raised a stir and perhaps the ire of many hams with a 2008 YouTube video critical of amateur radio operators and their operating practices

Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Practical Wireless 70MHz Contest takes place on Sunday 22nd September 13:00 to 16:00 UTC

NO-104 camera will be 'live' this week

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Controllers for NO-104 (PSAT-2) announced on September 13 that they have commanded the camera to take a picture and store it into memory every 10 minutes. This mode should last for 7 days or at least to next commanding session on Monday

Montana's Dept of Justice to issue 200 ham radios

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Havre Daily News reports Montana's Havre and Hill County Local Emergency Planning Committee intend to take up a Department of Justice offer of amateur radio equipment

Makrothen RTTY Contest

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Makrothen is coming! The Makrothen RTTY Contest is 1 month away! Originally conceived by Waldemar Kebsch, DK3VN and now sponsored by Pizza Lovers 259 (PL259), the contest takes place each year during the second full weekend in October

IARU Region 3 approves new 15m satellite allocation

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) - Region 3 (Asia-Pacific Region) Directors meeting was held in Tokyo September 2-3

FT4 Contest results released

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB Contest Committee have released the results of the first 80m FT4 one hour contest

Amateur Radio Is There When All Else Fails

September 15, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Jefferson Public Radio (JPR) interviews Joe Bassett W1WCN and Steve Bosbach KW5V about the role of amateur radio in a natural disaster

ICQ Podcast Episode 305 - Sherwood Engineering

September 15, 2019 07:03 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ruth Willet KM4LAO to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Rob Sherwood from Sherwood Engineering.

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- ARRL HF Band Planning Committee Reactivated - VDSL - PTA Imposes Restrictions on Radio Amateur - Radio Hams Track Interfering Signals - Good News for Amateur Radio Two Metre Band - Hamvention to Stay at Xenia for next 5 Years - AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons Travels around the Globe - North Korea tests DRM on Amateur Radio Band - GB100GP Active for Jamboree on the Air

Wisconsin Parks on the Air

September 15, 2019 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600Z-2300Z, Sep 21

September 14, 2019

The Space Weather Woman

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Sound the All Clear After Aurora - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Propagation de K7RA

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - No sunspots this week. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 3.4 to 0. At the same time, average daily solar flux rose from 67.4 to 69.4

University CubeSat Club members get ham radio licenses

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Students at the Villanova University College of Engineering started a CubeSat Club in the fall of 2018 and have since got their amateur radio licenses

Taurus-1 with Codec-2 transponder launched

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Taurus-1 (Jinniuzuo-1) carrying an amateur radio FM to Codec-2 transponder was launched on a CZ-4B rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center on Thursday, September 12 at 0326 GMT

SSTV on BBC's 'The Capture'

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Whilst watching a recording of episode 2 of 'The Capture' on BBC 1 a couple of nights ago, I suddenly heard a familiar sound

Satellite, GNU Radio and SDR talks released

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Mark M5BOP reports the complete set of amateur radio technical talks from this year's Martlesham Microwave Round Table is now available to watch on YouTube

Local commercial radio update: Communicorp UK Limited

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has approved requests from commercial radio group Communicorp UK Limited to change the formats of two stations in Peterborough and Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough

Foundations of Amateur Radio

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Planning for an outing - Recently I had the opportunity to use a new radio whilst I was far away from my shack. It wasn't unexpected, I took the radio with me, planned for the experience and packed light with intent

FCC seeks to streamline its hearings process

September 14, 2019 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended

September 13, 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

September 13, 2019 07:55 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.

 

Amateur Radio Digital Communications Announces Grant to ARISS

September 13, 2019 01:28 PM - ARRL -

[UPDATED: 2019-09-17 @ 1450 UTC to provide additional detail and clarity.] Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has announced what’s being called “a very generous grant” to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to help fund its next-generation Interoperable Radio System (IORS) and associated infrastructure improvements and enhancements. ARISS said the IORS will replace...

The K7RA Solar Update

September 13, 2019 01:27 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots this week. Average daily sunspot numbers declined from 3.4 to zero. At the same time, average daily solar flux rose from 67.4 to 69.4.

Geomagnetic activity quieted, with average daily planetary A index declining from 19.9 to 8.9, while average daily mid-latitude A index went from 16.7 to 7.7.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on September 13-22, 69 on September 23 through October 5, 68 on Oc...

FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process

September 13, 2019 12:28 PM - ARRL -

The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

“Currently, these hearings typically are conducted like trials in civil litigation and include, among other things, live testimony before an administrative law judge, cross-examination of witnesses, and an initial decision b...

September GEO Newsletter available for download

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The September PDF of the GEO Newsletter weather satellite publication produced by the Group for Earth Observation is now available for free download

RAC planning meeting underway

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The biennial Planning Meeting of Radio Amateurs of Canada is now underway in Moncton, New Brunswick just ahead of the RAC Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday, September 14

VK6WIA NewsWest

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 15th September 2019 is the New Amateurs edition, and we’re giving our attention to New Amateurs, with hints, tips and recognition of those who have gained a new license or new callsign

IARU Region 3 approves new bandplan

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 3 Directors meeting was held in Tokyo September 2-3. A modified interim Region 3 bandplan was approved which included an Amateur-Satellite Service allocation in the 15m band

AMSAT-LU PicoBalloons travel around the globe

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The WSPR Picoballoon on 14.0956 USB released August 31 is about to complete its first circumnavigation of the globe after traveling 33,000 km in 12 days

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) awards generous grant to ARISS

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded a very generous grant to ARISS for the Next Generation radio system. ARDC is the owner and manager of the Internet network known as the AMPRNet

A possible interstellar comet enters the solar system

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - A new comet just discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is rocketing through the solar system too fast for the sun's gravity to hang onto it. Indeed, it appears to be a visitor from the stars

100 years of radio from Königs Wusterhausen

September 13, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On December 22, 1920, something remarkable happened in Königs Wusterhausen

DX News from the ARRL

September 13, 2019 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

September 12, 2019

Nine Schools and Organizations Make the Cut for Ham Contacts with ISS Crew

September 12, 2019 03:19 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that nine schools and organizations have been selected to host Amateur Radio contacts with International Space Station crew members during the first half of 2020. The selected host organizations must now complete equipment plans that demonstrate their ability to execute the ham radio contact. Once a plan is approved, the fin...

Contester Activities to Remain at Crowne Plaza during 2020 Dayton Hamvention

September 12, 2019 03:16 PM - ARRL -

Tim Duffy, K3LR, reports that after checking out available facilities in the Dayton/Xenia area to host contest-related activities during the 2020 Dayton Hamvention®, the contester Super Suites will remain at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton.

“Local authorities have given assurances that there will be improvements during our stay for 2020,” Duffy said, noting that hotel security issues have be...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

September 12, 2019 12:00 PM -

Reprieve for RTÉ Longwave ?

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Campaigner Enda O’Kane, who used to work for RTÉ and its transmission network pointed out that RTÉ 252 LW is unlistenable in the south and south-east of England because of interference from Radio Algeria beside it on the dial

Past ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY (SK)

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Former ARRL Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone, Iowa, died on September 2. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77

North Korea tests DRM on amateur radio band

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio World reports North Korea has returned to digital radio broadcasting after an absence of nearly two years

ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA (SK)

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia, died on September 10

Glasgow PocketQube Workshop hears about EASAT-2

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Spain's national amateur radio society, URE, reports on the presentation on EASAT-2 given to the PocketQube Workshop in Glasgow

Bulgarian radio hams gain limited access to 50 MHz

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 1 reports radio amateurs in Bulgaria have obtained temporary access to the digital portion of 50 MHz band

9 US schools moved forward in ARISS selection process

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the first half of 2020

Tony's 10m Band Report

September 12, 2019 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Poor during the week but perking up for the SSB Field Day but not as much as I’d expect. Best DX VP8LP (Falklands), 5T5PA (Mauritania), EG2SDC (Asturias Spain), on his own on Wednesday, with some others during the week. F4CXO top spotter except Thursday and Friday.

September 11, 2019

ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA, SK

September 11, 2019 01:23 PM - ARRL -

ARRL and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Emeritus Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia, died on September 10. An ARRL Life Member, he was 85.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Price was first licensed as WN5TIA at age 16 and subsequently held several other call signs before becoming W4RA. After earning BSEE, MBA, and PhD degrees, he was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenan...

St. Pierre and Miquelon

September 11, 2019 09:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Eric, KV1J, will once again be operating from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 24th and October 8th. This is his 13th trip to the island

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