May 25, 2020

OT75VED - Victory in Europe Day

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The UBA radioclub of Durnal in Belgium will air this special callsign to remember the end of WW2 We will be active on CW, SSB and digital modes

Schedule released for E2STAYHOME satellite operation

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Thailand’s regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has issued the special callsign, E2STAYHOME, to the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST) for use during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

Ofcom EMF consultation deadline

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom is threatening radio amateurs with EMF regulations that would be onerous and not proportionate

ICQPodcast - Maintenance Time

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanick (KB6NU), Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Maintenance Time

Funding regulations for universal broadband service providers

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has confirmed rules on how universal broadband service providers, such as BT and KCOM, can make a request to claim back any unfair costs involved in providing a universal service

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 17th May, through Sunday, 24th May there were 209 countries active

2020 W9DXCC DX Convention news

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - The board of directors for the Northern Illinois DX Association voted unanimously on May 19th to cancel this year's W9DXCC Convention (scheduled for September 11-12th) due to the coronavirus pandemic and expected limitations in Illinois surrounding large gatherings this fall

IOTA news from OPDX

May 25, 2020 07:16 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

May 24, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Ten-year-old gets ham radio license

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - When ten-year-old Jacob Hoschar's school in Forks, Washington State, shut down due to Coronavirus he and his father Andrew Hoschar studied for their amateur radio exam and now have the call signs KJ7NZC and KJ7NXN

South African special event stations

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - There are two local special event stations you can look out for. ZS95SARL celebrates the 95th birthday of the SARL and ZS1820S celebrates the 200th anniversary of the landing of the 1820 Settlers

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Bob Fontana - AK3Y

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Bob Fontana, AK3Y’s, ham radio and electronic career was a friend’s broken shortwave to AM downconverter

NASA invites public to be its guests to celebrate historic ‘Launch America’

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011

AO-27 returns from the dead

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - A number of amateurs have reported that the FM repeater of AO-27 has been active for brief intervals in recent weeks

AMSAT announces 2020 Field Day rules

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - It’s that time of year again; summer and Field Day! Each year the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) sponsors Field Day as a “picnic, a campout, practice for emergencies, an informal contest and, most of all, FUN!” The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) promotes its own version of Field Day for operation via the amateur satellites, held concurrently with the ARRL event

Amateur radio today is as relevant as it was 95 years ago

May 24, 2020 09:15 AM - Southgate ARC - In a media statement about the SARL 95th anniversary, President Nico van Rensburg, ZS6QL said, "Amateur Radio has withstood the test of time because it is based on three major guiding principles: Communication between people, continuous technological development and self-education and training"

ICQ Podcast Episode 325 - Maintenance Time

May 24, 2020 07:14 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Dan Romanick (KB6NU), Edmund Spicer (M0MNG) and Leslie Butterfield (G0CIB) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is the Maintenance Time.

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- RAYNET Helps Elderly Man - Blind Amateur Radio Operator Promotes Hobby with New Aerial and Morse Code - ARRL Seeks Clarification of Amended Amateur Service RF Safety Rules - Wireless Power Transfer: CIS/B/737/CDV rejected - 2020 State of the Hobby Survey - Director, Vice Director Nominations Invited in Five ARRL Divisions - Judge Approves Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment

May 23, 2020

Propagation de K7RA

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Still no sunspots to report. Spaceweather.com reported on May 20 that the current stretch of days with no sunspots has now reached 18. And with that the 2020 percentage of days with no sunspots has risen to 77%, equal to 2019. Until May 15 that statistic stood at 76%

Spain's URE makes June magazine PDF available

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to the ongoing Coronvirus situation Spain's national amateur radio society URE is allowing everyone to download the PDF of the June edition of their magazine Radioaficionados

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo open Aug 8 and 9th

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - QSO Today podcaster, Eric, 4Z1UG, announces the first Virtual Ham Radio Expo scheduled to open August 8th and 9th

VK6WIA NewsWest

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 24th May 2020 is the Club Focus edition, and we’ve invited local Amateur Radio clubs to provide items on what they are getting up to on the Amateur Radio Club scene here in Western Australia as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions that we’ve been wearing for the last couple of months

New product HAMKit VMAC ESP32

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The new HAMKit VMAC ESP32 product, has just been released. This is a small but powerful board, driven by an ESP32, which provides a very flexible Audio and Video Switching Matrix, with on-board DTMF Decoder, OSD Graphics, Video Signal Detectors and Synchronous Bucks

Monthly performance of 8J17CALL for April-May

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - This is 7M4VQJ, Satoshi from 7-CALL Amateur Radio Club (JS1YEY), Tokyo based club station organized by Japanese 7-CALL amateurs

Ham radio YOTA Online

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The Youth Working Group within IARU Region 1 has created a newly developed program called Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) Online

Foundations of Amateur Radio

May 23, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The antenna and coax you use matter - During the week I climbed on my roof and installed a base antenna for the 2m and 70cm band. The antenna is a Diamond X-300N. It's 3 meters tall, has a gain of 6.5 dB on 2m and 9 dB on 70cm. I've owned it for just under eight years and this week I finally took it out of the box and installed it. I know, I know, in my defence, you shouldn't rush these things

May 22, 2020

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

May 22, 2020 06:39 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.

 

Director, Vice Director Nominations Invited in Five ARRL Divisions

May 22, 2020 03:33 PM - ARRL -

Nominations are being invited in five ARRL Divisions for the volunteer positions of Director and Vice Director, for 3-year terms that start January 1, 2021. Affected Divisions are Atlantic, Dakota, Delta, Great Lakes, and Midwest. A nominee must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid amateur radio licensee, and have been a full ARRL member for a continuous term of at least 4 years immediately p...

Venerable AO-7 Satellite Continues to Deliver

May 22, 2020 03:27 PM - ARRL -

The nearly 46-year-old AO-7 amateur satellite made a remarkable contact possible on May 4 between Diego Feil, LW2DAF, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (GF05rk), and Tom Ambrose, ZS1TA, in Cape Town, South Africa (JF95fx). The contact spanned 4,329 miles across the South Atlantic, with both stations aiming at only 2 or 3 degrees above the horizon.

Both stations had been watching orbital predictions for...

Federal Judge Okays Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment

May 22, 2020 03:24 PM - ARRL -

A US federal judge in Virginia has given permission to retrieve the ill-fated RMS Titanic’s Marconi wireless gear, which transmitted distress calls from the sinking ocean liner during its maiden voyage. Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the US District Court in Norfolk ruled that the radio gear is historically and culturally important and could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck. The Tit...

The K7RA Solar Update

May 22, 2020 11:45 AM - ARRL -

Still no sunspots to report. Spaceweather.com reported on May 20 that the current stretch of days with no sunspots has now reached 18. And with that the 2020 percentage of days with no sunspots has risen to 77%, equal to 2019. Until May 15 that statistic stood at 76%.

Average daily solar flux for the week rose to 69, marginally higher than last week’s average of 68.5. Average planetary A index d...

Telford radio amateurs get newspaper coverage

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Shropshire Star newspaper reports members of the Telford and District Amateur Radio Society (TDARS) take to airwaves to support each other

RAC is considering offering more online Amateur Radio courses: survey now being conducted

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to the current global pandemic, Radio Amateurs of Canada organized an online Advanced Amateur Radio Certification Course in March 2020 so that individuals could upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing

In 'Memory of Dayton Hamvention 2020' net

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Astronomy Meets Amateur Radio will be conducting it’s “In Memory Of Dayton 2020” net on Saturday May 23 5:00 PM. EDT/2:00 PM PDT

Ham radio operators still transmitting

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - CHAT News reports on amateur radio in the city of Medicine Hat in southeast Alberta

FT8 used for ham radio Moonbounce (EME) contact

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Joe Taylor K1JT reports what is possibly the first FT8 contact via Moonbouce (EME) which took place on Thursday, May 21, 2020 between Paul W2HRO and Peter PA2V

EURAO General Assembly 2020: virtually on June 27

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Because of COVID-19, the popular Friedrichshafen HAM RADIO exhibition has been canceled. However, EURAO will hold its General Assembly on the scheduled date: Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 17:00 CEST, albeit virtually

DX News from the ARRL

May 22, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

May 21, 2020

ARISS Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio Concept Proving Successful

May 21, 2020 02:22 PM - ARRL -

Judging by the outcome of two tests so far, the new Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio concept appears to be a winner. ARISS completed the second test of the new-style radio contact called Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio on May 15, when Airdrie Space Science Club members in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, interviewe...

K0BAK Wins the May QST Cover Plaque Award

May 21, 2020 01:24 PM - ARRL -

Peter Kobak, K0BAK’s, article “Canadian NPOTA Maritimes Rove” detailed his adventures while operating in several parks in the Canadian Maritime provinces.

QST Cover Plaque Awards are given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue. You choose the winners by casting your vote online at www.arrl.org/cover-plaque-poll. Log in now and pick your favorite article in the June i...

CQ Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

May 21, 2020 11:35 AM - ARRL -

CQ has announced the 2020 inductees to its three halls of fame. The magazine named three new members to its Contest Hall of Fame, seven new members to its Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, and two new members to its DX Hall of Fame.

CQ Contest Hall of Fame

Geoffrey Howard, W0CG/PJ2DX. In 2000, Howard purchased and restored the former PJ9JT contest station owned by CQ Contest Hall of Famer John Thompso...

Twelve UAE NMT stations on the air

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will activate twelve stations with suffix NMT (National Medical Taskforce) during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis

Record numbers to take UK Foundation exam

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB reports that despite a record number of 600 online amateur radio exam slots being made available in June, they are already fully booked!

Ofcom: Opening up 100-200 GHz

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom are holding a public consultation on updated technical analysis information on proposals to open up access to spectrum in the 100-200 GHz range

Malawi operation postponed

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Pista, HA5AO, who was expected to be active as 7Q7AO from Malawi during the second half of September/early October 2020, has postponed his operation

IC-705 QRP SDR transceiver update

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Icom have announced details about the launch of the IC-705 QRP SDR ultra-portable transceiver. Available to the Japanese HAM community from the middle of June 2020, deliveries are planned to the rest of the world shortly afterwards

Tony Gonzalez, EA5RM, and Ned Stearns, AA7A, inducted to CQ DX Hall of Fame

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - CQ magazine today announced the induction of the two newest members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame, which honors those DXers who not only excel in personal performance but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.

AMSAT receives PPP funds during COVID-19 pandemic

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - On March 31, 2020, AMSAT's Board of Directors authorized the organization's leadership team to pursue relief afforded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Pursuit of this relief was in accordance with the Directors' fiduciary duty to pursue all funding sources available to sustain AMSAT's operations

Tony's 10m Band Report

May 21, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Lots of activity way into the evening or night. For me it was mainly European stuff no real DX. Well there was some DX but I’d worked them before.

May 20, 2020

Islands On The Air Users May Obtain Award Credits via Logbook of The World

May 20, 2020 07:36 PM - ARRL -

Islands On The Air (IOTA) users may now obtain contact credits via ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW). A similar arrangement is already in place with Club Log.

“Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd. is delighted to announce the implementation of the ARRL application which allows the use of QSO-matching via LoTW,” IOTA’s Roger Balister, G3KMA, said. “We wish to thank ARRL for having made their applicat...

Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO - Early years and favourite space missions

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateur Sir Martin Sweeting G3YJO has recorded a series of home videos from Coronavirus lockdown to record answers to the questions he is most frequently asked

Ofcom release ham radio Club Call sign list

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request Ofcom released a list of amateur radio Club call signs in the UK and Crown Dependencies

Introduction to the AMSAT GOLF program

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT is developing a satellite program that should see amateur transponders in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and eventually High Earth Orbit (HEO). GOLF is an acronym for "Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint"

First British settlers in South Africa

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The special event station ZS1820S celebrates the arrival of the first British settlers at the South African Cape 200 years ago

Czech Republic

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - On May 19 in 1930, the first amateur radio licenses were issued in Czechoslovakia

ARISS continues test of MultiPoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - ARISS completed the second test of the new-style radio contact called Multi point Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio

AMSAT Executive VP congratulates HuskySat-1 team

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - The first of what will be many AMSAT Linear Transponder Modules in orbit was opened for amateur use worldwide Sunday morning

IOTA news from the DARC

May 20, 2020 08:15 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

May 19, 2020

ARRL Invites Applications for Awards and Programs Assistant

May 19, 2020 02:11 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is inviting applications to fill the position of Awards and Programs Assistant at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, non-exempt opening in the Radiosport and Field Services Department. The pay range is from $16.08 to 19.30 per hour.

The Awards and Programs Assistant will help with all Radiosport and Field Services Department activities, with an initial priorit...

The Space Weather Woman

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Bright Region Fireworks and Chance for Aurora - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

NASA to make announcement about WFIRST space telescope mission

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission

The 10th KANHAM Contest

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hello. Let me introduce you to a contest that will be on the first weekend of June

SWODXA announces DXpedition of the Year

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Tom Inglin, NR8Z, President of the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODA), announced the 2019-2020 SWODXA "DXpedition of the Year" award on May 14th

News and sermon about Covid-19 on Loveworld breaks broadcasting rules

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on the licensee Loveworld Limited, which broadcasts the religious television channel Loveworld, after a news programme and a live sermon included potentially harmful claims about causes of, and treatments for, Covid-19

New Zealand: Ham radio exams can be held at Alert Level 2

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - NZART reports the great news that New Zealand can now start holding amateur radio examinations under Alert Level 2, however, this does come with conditions

Kerala: Ham radio stations to be set up at major dam sites

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The New Indian Express reports in preparation for the onslaught of another monsoon, radio amateurs in Kerala are setting up stations at major dam sites to ensure communications are maintained

Australia moves closer to getting WRC-15 60m (5 MHz) band

May 19, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - WIA reports the ACMA has released a public consultation titled Possible use of the 5351.5–5366.5 kHz band by the amateur service

QRP ARCI Hootowl Sprint

May 19, 2020 12:15 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, May 25

May 18, 2020

ARRL Invites Applications for the Position of Chief Executive Officer

May 18, 2020 11:18 PM - ARRL -

ARRL is seeking an experienced radio amateur to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at its headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. The CEO is the top compensated employee in ARRL’s management structure and oversees all operations in collaboration with the President and the Board of Directors, in accordance with ARRL’s Articles of Association, Bylaws, and Board policies. The successful candidate wi...

Wireless Power Transfer: CIS/B/737/CDV rejected

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR) has rejected a proposal by the Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) lobby that would have resulted in pollution of the precious HF RF spectrum

Technical writers wanted

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - New Zealand's NZART exam rewrite committee needs writers from among the amateur community to help make our exam more relevant for current times

IARU WRC-19 team recognised

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 1 President reports members of the IARU team involved in WRC-19 have been recognised by the Radio Society of Great Britain in a recent awards announcement

IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Edition 86 of the free IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-Microwave newsletter is now available for download

DXCC Country/Entity Report

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th May, through Sunday, 17th May there were 211 countries active

Deep ‘Solar Minimum’ is feared

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Forbes magazine reports a deep ‘Solar Minimum’ is feared as 2020 sees record-setting 100-day slump

Big sprites and colorful airglow over west Texas

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - This week, a colorful "bullseye" formed at the edge of space above a towering thunderstorm in west Texas

2020 State of the Hobby Survey

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Dustin N8RMA reports it's time for the fourth annual survey into the State of Amateur Radio

2020 Contest University

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Those who missed DX Engineering's 2020 Contest University (CTU) webinar on May 14th, you can now view it on YouTube.com

IOTA news from OPDX

May 18, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Day of the YLs Contest

May 18, 2020 12:14 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0001Z, May 24 to 2359Z, May 25

May 17, 2020

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Radio amateur interviewed on BBC Radio Cornwall

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - RSGB reports 11-year-old Anne-Marie 2E0RUX was nominated by Nicola Neal, Headteacher of Leedstown School, as local 'Hero of the week' for running Amateur Radio nets during the Coronavirus lockdown

Radio amateurs honor veterans for Memorial Day

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ohio's Highland County Press reports members of the Highland Amateur Radio Association helped honor veterans buried in the Hillsboro Cemetery

QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast - Jim Andrews, KH6HTV

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Jim Andrews, KH6HTV, has spent a life in amateur radio and technology, and is known for his contributions to amateur radio television and now amateur digital television

Happy 95th birthday to the SARL on Wednesday, May 20

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - SARL News reports the SARL celebrates its 95th anniversary on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. ZS95SARL will be on the air on Wednesday, May 20 to celebrate the 95th birthday

AmateurLogic 143: N5BOC Hotspot, Huskylens, Squelch Tapping

May 17, 2020 09:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Ray Novak, N9JA joins us for the latest information on the Icom IC-705. Tommy demonstrates his favorite new hotspot, the N5BOC Duplex Multiple Mode Digital Voice Modem

May 16, 2020

VDSL interference

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - The RSGB report that in many areas of the UK, all of the HF amateur bands up to and including 20m are being blighted by interference from VDSL (Very high-speed Digital Subscriber Line)

Special callsign II2EMCA to commemorate Emilio Caimi

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - The special station 'II2EMCA' will be active – cw only (HF / WARC) from 01.07.2020 until the end of the year-to commemorate Emilio Caimi (Milan 1876–1963), the famous key maker

Radio Society of Kenya special event

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Radio Society of Kenya (RSK) are proud to share in the activity with their special event callsign 5Z4STAYHOME in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has wrought globally!

Update on Ofcom’s auction plans and consultation on technical model

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has today published a consultation on one aspect of the technical modelling in its statement on the award of spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands

ITU WRC-19 Final Acts

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - The Final Acts of ITU WRC-19 are available to all for download with no registration or log-in!

Ham radio antennas proposed at East Vancouver home

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/may/ham-radio-antennas-proposed-at-east-vancouver-home.htm

Foundations of Amateur Radio

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Buying and using pre-loved equipment The other day I received an email from Colin VK2JCC who mentioned that he was a keen home brewer and he was interested in a discussion about using ex-military gear in amateur radio. If you want to see his beautiful rig, check out Colin's Clansman PRC 320 Radio, does 2 to 30 MHz at 3 or 30 Watts. Look for his callsign and you'll also find a video of him calling CQ

EM100/EO100 Ukraine special event

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Look for EO100A, EM100ALK and EM100LK from Sumy, Ukraine, special memorial stations to celebrate the 100th birthday anniversary of "Marshal Kozhedub"

Announcing: 2020 Inductees, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has seven new members for 2020, CQ magazine announced today. This brings to 333 the total number of members inducted since the hall's establishment in 2001

Invitation to apply for community radio licences in Northampton

May 16, 2020 07:18 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom is today inviting applications for FM community radio services in Northampton

May 15, 2020

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

May 15, 2020 04:39 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

May 15, 2020 01:29 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots appeared last week. The previous seven days had only one big sunspot group on one day, with a sunspot number of 35. Over the seven-day period this averaged out to a sunspot number of 5, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 5 to 0 this week.

Average daily solar flux also declined, by one point from 69.5 to 68.5.

Geomagnetic indicators were quiet, with average daily planetary ...

Zoom satellite talk now on YouTube

May 15, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - A video of the talk on amateur radio satellites, EME, Meteor scatter and the International Space Station by Robin Moseley G1MHU given via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13 is now available on YouTube

Sable Island DXpedition (October 17-26th)

May 15, 2020 08:14 AM - Southgate ARC - Randy, N0TG, reports: Hmmm..... Coronavirus Stay At Home and bored---looking for something to do? Check out our Sable Island Dxpedition Web site

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