October 23, 2021

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

October 23, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio has the charm of being a traditional means of communication, which despite all the new technologies, connects with the public using only one resource: voice

Foundations of Amateur Radio

October 23, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - How to run an SSB contest without using your voice ... As you might know, I consider myself a contester. I derive great pleasure from getting on air and making noise during a contest. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to test my station, hone my skills and work on learning something new every time I participate

Fireball over Michigan likely dead Russian satellite reentry

October 23, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Meteor Society (AMS) received several reports of a fireball seen over Michigan and surrounding US states on October 20, 2021. It was likely the reentry of a defunct Russian satellite known as Kosmos-2551. Watch this Space.Com video

Failed Russian satellite crashes back to Earth over the US and Canada

October 23, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A fireball that blazed a slow trail across the skies above Michigan and other nearby states and provinces Tuesday night wasn't a meteor but instead a spacecraft making an unexpected homecoming

K1USN Slow Speed Test

October 23, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 29

Zombie Shuffle

October 23, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600-2400 local, Oct 29

NCCC Sprint

October 23, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 29

NCCC RTTY Sprint

October 23, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 29

October 22, 2021

The K7RA Solar Update

October 22, 2021 02:33 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Solar activity declined last week, and on Sunday, October 17, there were no sunspots at all. Most days had the minimum non-zero sunspot number, which is 11, indicating a single sunspot group containing a single sunspot.

Average daily sunspot number declined from 23.7 to 11.3, and average daily solar flux dropped 7 points from 85.6 to 78.6.

Geomagnetic indicators ...

WSJT-X version 2.5.1 released

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The development team have announced the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1.

VK6WIA NewsWest

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 24th October is the New Amateurs edition, and we’ll acknowledge those from Western Australia who have recently gained a license

New EMF Regulation: QO-100 satellite / Microwave operation

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - BATC has released a video of an online talk given by Ian GM3SEK and Peter G4SDE on EMF calculations for Microwaves and QO-100 satellite operations

IARUMS September newsletter now available

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports Radio Ethiopia has been operating on 7110 kHz AM in the 40m amateur radio band

ComReg Proposed Strategy for Managing the Radio Spectrum 2022-2024

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - We remind readers that the deadline for submissions in response to the ComReg Document 21/90 close at 1600 today, Friday October 22nd

ARDC grants to fund Amateur Radio project expansions

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The ARRL report that two recent Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grants will benefit the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), K6TZ, and Oregon HamWAN

20 years ago, a severe geomagnetic storm

October 22, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - 20 years ago today, two CMEs hit Earth's magnetic field

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, SSB

October 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 28

EACW Meeting

October 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 28

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

October 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Oct 28

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-0800Z, Oct 28

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Oct 28

October 21, 2021

ARDC Grants to Fund Amateur Radio Project Expansions

October 21, 2021 07:38 PM - ARRL -

Two recent Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grants will benefit the Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club (SBARC), K6TZ, and Oregon HamWAN.

A $35,550 grant will enable SBARC to construct an amateur radio station at the new Chrisman California Islands Center (CCIC) in downtown Carpinteria, California, at the invitation of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation (SCIF). According to Levi Maaia, K6L...

UK EI Contest

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The next UKEI CC contest will be the 24 hour International DX SSB Contest on next weekend, October 23rd and 24th, followed by the monthly one hour CW contest on Wednesday October 27th

The Gambia

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Jan Francois/F4AHV (ex-6W7RV), Gérard/F5NVF , Abdel/M0NPT (7X2TT) and Luc/F5RAV will be active as C5C from Kololi (WW Loc. IK13PK), The Gambia, between October 24th and November 19th

45 million people targeted by scam calls and texts this summer

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Almost 45 million people have been on the receiving end of potential scam texts or calls in the last three months, new Ofcom research reveals

Ham radios to the rescue in rain-hit Kerala

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The district administration here has sought the service of Ham radio operators to coordinate disaster relief operations in case the communication system gets cut off due to any rain-related incident

Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on November 7 - Register Now

Enthusiast built radio telescope in back garden

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Derby Telegraph reports on radio enthusiast Kenneth Stevens who in 1959 produced a radio picture of the Milky Way from his home

Centenary of Argentina's national amateur radio society

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 2 President, Ramón Santoyo XE1KK, has congratulated the Radio Club Argentino on its centennial

Approval of Phone-Paid Services Authority’s new code of practice

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today approved a new edition of the Phone-paid Services Authority’s code of practice for regulating premium rate services

Tony's 10m Band Report

October 21, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - What a fantastic week on Ten. Most sought after were 3DA0RU (Eswatini), J5T (Guinea-Bissau), S9OK (Sao Tome and Principe) and 3DA0WW (Eswatini), popped in for good measure on Sunday J5T is the Italian DXpedition Team. I do like their QSL card. I did manage to work 3DA0RU on Ten Metres. It used to be Swaziland

UKEICC 80m Contest

October 21, 2021 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 27

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 21, 2021 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 27

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 21, 2021 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Oct 27

Phone Weekly Test - Fray

October 21, 2021 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 27

SKCC Sprint

October 21, 2021 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0200Z, Oct 27

October 20, 2021

November QST Article Celebrates Centenary of the Beverage Antenna

October 20, 2021 01:47 PM - ARRL -

The November issue of QST includes the article, “The Beverage Antenna, 100 Years Later,” by Ward Silver, N0AX, and Frank Donovan, W3LPL. The famous receiving antenna, designed and patented in 1921 by Harold Beverage, 2BML, remains popular for the low bands as increasing sunspot activity in Solar Cycle 25 leads to weaker signals on 160 and 80 meters. The article explains the Beverage antenna’s n...

Yasme Foundation Board Announces Grant, Award

October 20, 2021 01:41 PM - ARRL -

The Yasme Foundation Board of Directors has announced that it will be giving a grant to the Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility for its recently formed (2018) amateur radio club.

The Yasme Foundation also announced that Steve Babcock, VE6WZ, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is the latest recipient of its Excellence Award. This honor is presented to individuals and gro...

Technician License Training Course Added to ARRL’s YouTube Channel

October 20, 2021 01:39 PM - ARRL -

ARRL’s YouTube channel, ARRLHQ, has launched a series of amateur radio Technician-class license courses. This series of videos features Dave Casler, KE0OG, QST’s “Ask Dave” columnist, who leads viewers through The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual. These videos supplement the manual and provide an overview of the sections you’ll be studying, along with a few videos on how things work. Share this ex...

UN Day transmission from Sweden's SAQ set for October 24

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - On United Nations Day, Sunday October 24th, 2021, the unique and historical Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton Sweden, with call sign SAQ, is scheduled to send out a message to the whole world on 17.2 kHz CW

The low-down on long-wave: Unlicensed experimental radio

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - In the 125 years since Marconi made his first radio transmissions, the spectrum has been divvied up into ranges and bands, most of which are reserved for governments and large telecom companies

School's ham radio space contact in the press

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Newbury Today reports on the amateur radio contact between students at Mary Hare school and the International Space Station

Radio amateurs invited to participate in the Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The HamSCI Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December is seeking amateur radio participation. As the shadow of the moon passes across Antarctica on December 4, it will generate traveling ionospheric disturbances that will, in turn, affect radio propagation

New CQ World Wide Youth category to debut October 30-31

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The new Youth category for the CQ World Wide DX Contest will debut October 30 – 31 with the phone weekend. The category covers contesters age 25 years old or younger and applies to both the phone and CW weekends

JOTA in Indonesia

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Jamboree On The Air activities over the weekend of October 16-17 were covered by the press in Indonesia and quoted on the ORARI website

IARU R1 Youth Working Group connecting with Scouts

October 20, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU Region 1 report during the COVID-19 pandemic, Team YOTA established a monthly online series called “YOTA Online”. In one of its episodes the main topic covered was the 'JOTA/JOTI' scouts event

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

October 20, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Oct 26

QCX Challenge

October 20, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Oct 26

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest

October 20, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0100Z-0159Z, Oct 26

October 19, 2021

Harold Smith, KE6TI, Wins the October 2021 QST Cover Plaque Award

October 19, 2021 08:09 PM -

Radio Amateurs Invited to Participate in the Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December

October 19, 2021 12:07 PM - ARRL -

The HamSCI Antarctic Eclipse Festival in December is seeking amateur radio participation. As the shadow of the moon passes across Antarctica on December 4, it will generate traveling ionospheric disturbances that will, in turn, affect radio propagation. The unusual geometry of this year’s eclipses will give researchers an opportunity to investigate complicated ionospheric dynamics over the pole...

UN Day Transmission from Sweden’s SAQ Set for October 24

October 19, 2021 12:02 PM - ARRL -

On United Nations Day, Sunday, October 24, the vintage and historical Alexanderson alternator in Grimeton, Sweden, with call sign SAQ, is scheduled to send out a message to the world on 17.2 kHz CW. The events of the day will be livestreamed on YouTube starting at 14:25 UTC. Transmitter startup and tuning will begin at 1430 UTC, with the message transmission to follow at 1500 UTC.

This year’s me...

New CQ World Wide Youth Category to Debut October 30 – 31

October 19, 2021 11:39 AM -

Propagation Forecast Report

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Propagation Forecast Report for the week ahead

United Nations Day

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Global Service Centre ARC (4U1GSC) are now active as 4U24OCT from Brindisi, Italy. Activity is to mark 'United Nations Day' (October 24th), which has been celebrated since 1948

South Dublin Radio Club open again

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Subject to government guidance on the further easement of coronavirus restrictions on the 22nd of October 2021, South Dublin Radio Club is delighted to invite all current club members, returning members and new prospective members, to the reopening of our club premises

Publications Library update

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The IRTS Publications Library contains newsletters and other IRTS publications from 1948 to the year 2000

New episode transcripts

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - I learned today, sadly, that Joseph Cotton, W3TTT, became a silent key on July 31st, 2021

Last few days for eSwatini

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Latvian RSF team continue to be active as 3DA0WW from eSwatini until October 26th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H)

Galapagos Islands

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Tifariti Gang/DX Friends will be active as HD8R from Galapagos Islands (SA-004) between October 26th and November 7th

First POTA (Parks on the Air) in India

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - It is my immense pleasure to let you know that I (ARUNAVA DEY) CALL SIGN -VU3XRY AND ABHRAJIT DAS (VU3YDA) have recently Operated H.F ( HIGH FREQUENCY) RADIO From Kanchanjungha National Park DESIGNATED AS VU-0081, above an altitude of 6000 ft ASL in Sikkim, India

European DX Foundation activity

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - To commemorate the 35th anniversary of the European DX Foundation (EUDXF), look for the following stations to be using the special prefix callsign P*35EUDXF during the month of November

AmateurLogic.TV celebrates 16 years

October 19, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AmateurLogic.TV, the world's first and longest running Amateur radio related video podcast, celebrated 16 years on the air Friday, October 15th

QCX Challenge

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 25

QCX Challenge

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Oct 25

K1USN Slow Speed Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, Oct 25

Telephone Pioneers QSO Party

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1800Z, Oct 24 to 0300Z, Oct 25 and 1800Z, Oct 25 to 0300Z, Oct 26

Classic Exchange, CW

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z, Oct 24 to 0800Z, Oct 25 and 1400Z, Oct 26 to 0800Z, Oct 27

North American SSB Sprint Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0400Z, Oct 24

Stew Perry Topband Challenge

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1500Z, Oct 23 to 1500Z, Oct 24

UK/EI DX Contest, SSB

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Oct 23 to 1200Z, Oct 24

YBDXPI FT8 Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Oct 23 to 2359Z, Oct 24

ARRL EME Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Oct 23 to 2359Z, Oct 24

K1USN Slow Speed Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2000Z-2100Z, Oct 22

NCCC Sprint

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 22

NCCC RTTY Sprint

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0145Z-0215Z, Oct 22

EACW Meeting

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 21

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Oct 21

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-0800Z, Oct 21

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Oct 21

Walk for the Bacon QRP Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, Oct 21 and 0200Z-0300Z, Oct 22

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Oct 20

AGCW Semi-Automatic Key Evening

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 20

CWops Mini-CWT Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Oct 20

Phone Weekly Test - Fray

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Oct 20

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Oct 19

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0100Z-0159Z, Oct 19

RSGB FT4 Contest Series

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Oct 18

ARRL School Club Roundup

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z, Oct 18 to 2359Z, Oct 22

K1USN Slow Speed Test

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, Oct 18

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2300Z, Oct 17 to 0100Z, Oct 18

Illinois QSO Party

October 19, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z, Oct 17 to 0100Z, Oct 18

October 18, 2021

Radio amateur exam on 23 October

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - South Africa's RAE team and Council would like to wish the RAE candidates all the best for the upcoming RAE next Saturday morning

President's speech to Shaping the Future of Amateur Radio workshop

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The video of the address to IARU Region 1 Workshop - Shaping the Future of Amateur Radio - given by President Don Beattie G3BJ is now available

Oregon student satellite expected to launch early next year

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Portland State University say they expect Oregon's first satellite to be launched early in the new year

NRSI Radio News for Sunday - 17th October 2021

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Our News Service will be transmitted every Sunday on 3633 KHz at 11:30 am Local time. We are delighted to announce that our membership is continuing to grow since our formation last year and we also have several new clubs/groups affiliated to our Society

North Dublin Radio Club resume weekly meetings

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The North Dublin Radio Club is pleased to announce that, following relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, it has resumed its weekly meetings every Saturday night from 8pm

No ham radio for Golden Globe Race 2022

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Yachting Monthly magazine reports the use of amateur radio in the Golden Globe Race 2022 has been banned due to unlicensed usage in 2018

Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club Rally

October 18, 2021 06:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club will hold a Rally in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Sunday, 7th of November 2021

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