October 23, 2018

JOTA Participants Urged to File Post-Event Reports

October 23, 2018 03:44 PM -

Practice Makes Perfect with FT8 and Other WSJT-X Protocols

October 23, 2018 02:04 PM -

Mexico’s IARU Member-Society Requests Clear Frequencies for Hurricane Nets

October 23, 2018 12:31 PM - ARRL -

The Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores (FMRE), Mexico’s IARU member-society, is asking radio amateurs to avoid 7.060, 7.130, and 14.120 MHz, where Category 4 Hurricane Willa emergency nets are operating (in Spanish).

As of 1200 UTC, the storm was some 150 miles south-southwest of Mazatlan, with maximum sustained winds of 130 MPH. Willa is moving north at 5 MPH and is expected to make l...

Sinking of the S.S. Dundalk

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Dundalk Amateur Radio Society are activating a Special Event Station EI100SSD to commemorate the sinking of the S.S. Dundalk which occured 14th Oct, 1918

Inferior conjunction of Venus

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This week, something strange and wonderful is happening to the shape of Venus

Ham radio spacecraft signal decoded after bouncing off Moon

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateur Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ / M0HXM reports decoding a JT4G signal from the LO-94 (DSLWP-B) spacecraft that was reflected off the Moon

FRC expands its presence on social media

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Recently, Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) activated its official Twitter site

Ducie Island report

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Ducie Island DXpedition team report: Pileups have been deep, energetic and generally well behaved THANK YOU

Daring spies who broadcast from behind enemy lines

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - An ITV News report says: Owning just one of them in World War Two carried the death penalty, but Ian Keyser, G3ROO has more than a dozen - ensuring a piece of secret history is brought out into the open. So what are they?

CB1H installs 4el G0KSC OWA Yagi

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Nick, XQ1KZ contacted me through my website and asked for a 40m 4 element Yagi design which I provided to them. The attached photos show the finished antenna and SWR results with comments from Nick

ARISS joins NASA On-The-Air for a special SSTV event

October 23, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio On The International Space Station (ARISS) is planning a very special Slow Scan Televison (SSTV) event during October 27-29 on 145.800 MHz FM using PD-120

October 22, 2018

VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Reported “Progressing Well”

October 22, 2018 02:23 PM - ARRL -

[UPDATED on 10/22/2018 @ 1707 UTC] “Signals on this end are loud,” was the assessment as the VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition got under way over the weekend. “Pileups have been deep, energetic and generally well behaved. Thank you.” So far, the main priority has been setting up the CW camp and more antennas.

“Over the next 2 to 3 days, we’ll complete the antenna work, including 30, 80, and 160,” a T...

ARISS Joins with NASA on the Air (NOTA) for SSTV Special Event

October 22, 2018 02:07 PM -

Scouts in Langley learn how to communicate during emergencies

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekend event at Camp McLean part of worldwide Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The Internet

Montreal's 'radio doctor'

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - CBC reports on Montreal's 'radio doctor', Joseph Hovsepian, who says he is part of the last generation that knows how to repair electronics

Latvia's 100th birthday

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The special amateur radio callsign prefix YL100 has been created to celebrate Latvia's 100th birthday. Latvia will celebrate this centenary on 18th November 2018

Holy Land DX Group at Masada Fortress

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the Holy Land DX Group will operate from the heart of 'Masada Fortress' as 4X0M (M=Masada) between January 4-6th, 2019

DXCC Country/Entity Report

October 22, 2018 09:12 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

Ducie Island report

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Good morning from Ducie Island. We are progressing well

Bouvet Island DXpedition news

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This past week the Rebel DX Group announced their 3Y0I band plan – frequencies and modes they will use while operating from Bouvet Island

IOTA news from OPDX

October 22, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

October 21, 2018

SSTV from space for JOTA and Space Station NA1SS active

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Adil Namakoe YD3HNL has released a video of the Slow Scan TV pictures he received during Jamboree On The Air from the amateur radio satellite IO-86

South African Ham Radio exam results

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The results of the October 13, 2018 Radio Amateurs Exam (RAE) are now available on the South African Radio League (SARL) site. The exams are held twice a year, in May and October

Reciprocal ham radio callsigns in the UK

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - In response to FoI request Ofcom released a list of Reciprocal amateur radio callsigns issued between January 2010 and December 2017, it included G4, G5+2 letters, G5+3 letters, G6, G8 and M0 calls

Radio hams ready to respond in Alaska

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - TV broadcaster KTUU reports a hobby that helped save Alaskans during the 1964 earthquake is still keeping communications online when natural disasters shut them down

QSO Today - Mark Rosenberg - 4X1KS

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - While exposed to amateur radio at an early age, it was not until Mark Rosenberg, 4X1KS, got his first license and upgraded quickly within a few short months, in Memphis, Tennessee

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

JY1SAT pre-launch integration video

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - JY1SAT is a one unit CubeSat, dedicated to the memory of His Majesty the late King Hussein, the first founder of the HAM Radio in Jordan and holder of call sign JY1. This will be Jordan's first satellite

Ham radio training - Assesors rule change

October 21, 2018 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - WIA Director and Company Secretary Peter VK8ZZ reports on planned changes to the rules for amateur radio training assessors

Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, Resigns as Rocky Mountain Division Director

October 21, 2018 02:00 AM - ARRL -

In a letter to ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, on Friday, October 19th, Dwayne Allen, WY7FD, resigned as Director of the Rocky Mountain Division due to time constraints and competing duties with work and family. As such, the Secretary of the Corporation has declared the position vacant.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Articles of Association, Vice Director Jeff Ryan, K0RM, will assume th...

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

October 21, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Oct 27 to 2400Z, Oct 28

October 20, 2018

Propagation de K7RA

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - 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

The Orionid meteor shower is underway

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Right now, specks of dust from Halley's comet are disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere, kicking off the annual Orionid meteor shower

Short 'Practice Contest' set for ARRL RTTY Roundup participants planning to use FT8

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - A 1-hour 'practice contest' will be held next week on Thursday, October 25, 0200 – 0300 UTC (Wednesday, October 24, in North American time zones)

Ofcom FoI on Interference

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio amateur Gary Myers M0PLT submitted a Freedom of Information request to Ofcom regarding use of the Control of Interference from Apparatus Statutory Instrument

VK6WIA NewsWest

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Welcome to the Newswest Bulletin for Sunday 21st October 2018. This edition is aimed at new hams. That of course isn’t just Foundation Licencees but also those who have gained increased privileges and responsibilities or who are returning to the hobby after an absence

JOTA-JOTI FUNcube Challenge

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - During Jamboree On The Air this weekend, a special, coded, Enigma message will be transmitted from the FUNcube-1 (AO73) satellite

JOTA/JOTI at the Voice of America Museum

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Some 450 sites in the USA are among nearly 3,000 locations around the world that are hosting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) stations over this weekend, October 19 – 21. One site that will be activated for JOTA is the Voice of America (VOA) Museum in Ohio

BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries

October 20, 2018 09:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT (03:45:28 CEST) on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the mysteries of the Solar System’s innermost planet

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

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