January 23, 2019

Amateur Radio Applications Piling Up as Partial Government Shutdown Continues

January 23, 2019 11:04 PM -

West Kootenay radio hams looking for funds

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The West Kootenay Amateur Radio Club have indicated they'll need $100,000 to repair and upgrade their network

Radio hams from across India attend radio convention

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Telangana Today reports radio amateurs from across the country attended the Lamakaan Annual Radio Convention on January 19-20

Meteoroid hits the Moon during lunar eclipse

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - On Jan. 21st, a meteoroid slammed into the Moon. We know this because many amateur astronomers witnessed the explosion

Ham radio in the Golden Globe Race

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - A sailing news article suggests some sailors in the Golden Globe Race have been operating in the amateur radio bands using made-up callsigns

Ecuador operation

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/SP9E is active until February 7th from Ecuador. He may also operate /portable from other HC prefix areas during this trip

Register now for the 2019 AMSATSA Space Symposium

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Book now for the 2019 AMSATSA Space Symposium. It will be held at the Accolade Conference Centre in Midrand just off the Ben Schoeman Highway

Ali active from Mogadishu

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Ali, EP3CQ, who works for United Nations in African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), in Mogadishu, will once again be active as 6O1OO between January 21st and February 6th

IOTA news from the DARC

January 23, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

January 22, 2019

FCC Reactivating Equipment Authorization System

January 22, 2019 08:31 PM - ARRL -

The FCC says it will reactivate its Equipment Authorization System (EAS), which had been unavailable since the FCC ran out of funds on January 3 because of the partial government shutdown that began a month ago. RF devices, including most Amateur Radio equipment, must be properly authorized before being marketed or imported into the US. The FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) adminis...

Hams in Indonesia Get New Bands

January 22, 2019 03:21 PM -

OPDX Bulletin Mailing List is Victim of Hamnet.org Server Hack

January 22, 2019 03:02 PM - ARRL -

The Ohio/Penn DX (OPDX) Bulletin mailing list is reported to be “in limbo” after a January 11 hack of the Hamnet.org server. OPDX Bulletin Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, reports that the server, which he’d used since the late 1980s, was “hacked and wiped” on January 11. The OPDX Bulletin mailing list was among the casualties. “The OPDX mailing list is now in limbo, and I was told that the serve...

Quartzfest 2019 video

January 22, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Randy Hall K7AGE is one of the many radio amateurs attending this year's Quartzfest in Arizona, January 20-26

Nevada new dealership

January 22, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Mike Devereux writes: I am delighted to announce that Nevada have just been appointed authorised UK dealers for the SGC range of Automatic Antenna Tuners

HamRadioNow: Elmercast!

January 22, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Jim Aspinwall NO1PC of the Amateur Radio Elmers Facebook Community talks to David Goldenberg W0DHG about Elmering (mentoring) and their joint effort to bring new content to the Amateur Radio Community!

Cloning knobs for vintage test equipment

January 22, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Knobs! Shiny candy-colored knobs! The last stand of skeuomorphism is smart light switches! Everyone loves knobs, but when you’re dealing with vintage equipment with a missing knob, the odds of replacing it are slim to none

Upcoming ARISS contact with Ashbury College Junior School, Ottawa, ON, Canada

January 22, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ashbury College Junior School, Ottawa, ON, Canada on 23 Feb

January 21, 2019

Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

January 21, 2019 05:15 PM - ARRL -

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

The Knacksat tea...

Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested

January 21, 2019 05:15 PM - ARRL -

The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.

The Knacksat tea...

New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia

January 21, 2019 05:08 PM - ARRL -

The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the beacon, using WSPR2 (6H00F1D), plus a CW identifier. The power is 1 W EIRP into a 500-meter (1,640-foot) wire at a maximum of 40 meters (131 feet).

Locat...

China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April

January 21, 2019 04:59 PM - ARRL -

Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.

CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beacon, UHF AX.25 4.8k/9.6k baud GMSK telemetry, and 3-centimeter AX.25 1 Mbps GMSK image data transmission for an onboard camera.

CAS-7B is described a...

Vietnam operation

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will once again be active as XV9D from Phan Tiet between November 17-30th

Special call EI19RE active for 2019

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The special call sign EI19RE will be active for the duration of 2019 to commemorate the establishment of the Dáil, the first Irish parliament

Kerry Amateur Radio Group special callsign

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - KARG are pleased to announce that they will be QRV during calendar year 2019, using the special event call EI-100-YXQ

ICQ Podcast - Icom IC-9700 - First Impressions

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is our first impression of the ICOM IC-9700

Ham radio training in mid-Essex for 2019

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society have published their Training Diary for 2019 with a record number of Exam and Practical assessment opportunities planned before the new syllabus kicks in

GRCon18: Open Source Radio Telescopes

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Who doesn’t like to look up at the night sky? But if you are into radio, there’s a whole different way to look using radio telescopes

DXCC Country/Entity Report

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th January, through Sunday, 20th January there were 208 countries active

Run Android Peanut App on a Windows machine

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Peanut is an Android voip application that allows hams talk on analogue and over the air gateways to Dstar DMR Fusion Wiresx etc using a cellphone or other Android device

IOTA news from OPDX

January 21, 2019 09:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

January 20, 2019

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

U.S. Islands Awards Program celebrates 25 years

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - This year the U.S. Islands Awards Program (USI) is 25 years old. And to celebrate this they are offering a special, 25th Anniversary award for both chasers and activators

Total eclipse of the Moon

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - There's a total eclipse tonight--and it's going to be super

Secunda Radio Club - field station event

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The Secunda Radio Club, ZS6SRC will be active on the air from 18 - 27 January 2019 at the Trichardtsfontein Dam Yacht Club, a few kilometres from Secunda in Mpumalanga

Radio hams ready if disaster strikes

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - In an emergency, a converted ambulance will be Marysville’s communication hub

QSO Today - Ray Waldemar - WA6NVL

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Ray Waldemar, WA6NVL, is an early adopter of electronic technologies that find their way into amateur radio including the first Apple 1 computer, first instances of repeaters, remote base stations, digital modes, D-Star, and now DMR

Lime SDR (and PLUTO, too) sends TV

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - If you have experienced software defined radio (SDR) using the ubiquitous RTL SDR dongles, you are missing out on half of it. While those SDRs are inexpensive, they only receive. The next step is to transmit

National VOA Museum of Broadcasting to Celebrate 75 Years of Telling the Truth at VOA Bethany Station

January 20, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting plans a dozen free events this year at the iconic history museum in West Chester. Included is a four-part series on “The Voice of Truth in America: Celebrating 75 Years of the VOA Bethany Station” with the MidPointe Library System

ICQ Podcast Episode 285 - Icom IC-9700 - First Impression

January 20, 2019 07:55 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is our first impression of the ICOM IC-9700.

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Winter Field Day

January 20, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z, Jan 26 to 1900Z, Jan 27

UBA DX Contest, SSB

January 20, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z, Jan 26 to 1300Z, Jan 27

REF Contest, CW

January 20, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0600Z, Jan 26 to 1800Z, Jan 27

BARTG RTTY Sprint

January 20, 2019 12:21 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Jan 26 to 1200Z, Jan 27

January 19, 2019

Propagation de K7RA

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4

WIA Board Comment

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - This week's comment from the board of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), by Director Justin VK7TW, highlights VHF/UHF/uW operating and YOTA

RSGB launch Photo Friday on Twitter

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The Society is now publishing pictures from the RSGB Archives on Twitter every Friday morning

RAC President attends annual ARRL Board meeting

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), is underway in Windsor, Connecticut and will conclude today, Saturday, January 19

VK6WIA NewsWest

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - This week is all about new amateurs. We welcome those new to the hobby and have suggestions of how to enter at foundation level or to improve your privileges and responsibilities

Ham radio regulation changes in Bulgaria

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - On January 18, 2019, new Amateur Radio regulations were published by the Bulgarian Ministry of Communication

Emergency Grid Down Communications Winter Edition

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Extreme weather and grid down disasters seem to be happening more often, and with greater intensity. More often than not, when we organize off grid emergency communications training with our portable radio gear, it usually takes place in fair weather conditions. What about training for a winter snow storms, the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado..?

AmateurLogic 126: Blue Thumb DV and 1/4 Wave Stubs

January 19, 2019 10:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Tommy reviews the Blue Thumb DV. George and the crew pull out the test equipment and experiment with 1/4 wave stubs. This live demonstration helps clear up some of the mystery. Mike, VE3MIC sits in for the Cheap Old Man to help keep expenses under control

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

January 19, 2019 12:20 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2200Z, Jan 25 to 2200Z, Jan 27

January 18, 2019

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

January 18, 2019 08:38 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

January 18, 2019 03:41 PM - ARRL -

No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4.

Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on January 18-20, 72 on January 2...

YOTA in VK ?

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Wireless Institute of Australia Director Marcus VK5WTF commented recently on the Youth on the Air or YOTA program that has received attention at IARU level

Reports on death of two New Zealand radio hams

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The deaths have been reported of two New Zealand radio amateurs, 97-year-old Reg Motion ZL2LX and 81-year-old John Duncan ZL2JD

Long-range RFID with feedback

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Not long ago, Hackaday published an article about researchers adding sensor data to passive RFID tags, and a comment from a reader turned their heads to a consumer/maker version which anyone can start using right away

Infringing Hytera products banned from importation to United States

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Orders prohibiting importation, sale or marketing of Hytera products in the United States have taken effect (Motorola press release)

Foundations of Amateur Radio #189

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The reported death of Amateur Radio due to FT8 is an exaggeration - In 2017 a new digital amateur mode called FT8 joined the ranks of inventions related to our hobby. Since then it's taken the amateur world by storm, filled the bands with contacts and attracted a strong following among radio amateurs across the planet. Making contacts with low solar cycle numbers has never been so easy

Earth's shifting magnetic poles are affecting your phone

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Earth's magnetic field is changing so quickly that researchers have been forced to update to the World Magnetic Model ahead of schedule

Amateur radio tax abolished in France

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - French national society REF has confirmed that the annual amateur radio tax (license fee) has been abolished

International Air Ambulance Week 2019

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 7th-15th September 2019, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world

DX News from the ARRL

January 18, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

January 17, 2019

Registration is Open for QRP-ARCI “Four Days in May” 2019

January 17, 2019 06:17 PM -

German Satellite Special Event to Commemorate AMSAT 50th Anniversary

January 17, 2019 06:08 PM -

Over-the-Horizon Radar Reported on 15 Meters

January 17, 2019 06:00 PM - ARRL -

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that an over-the-horizon (OTH) radar located on Cyprus has been active on 21.170 MHz, which is inside an exclusive Amateur Radio allocation. “The Sovereign Base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus,” IARUMS Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, explained in the ...

On-Orbit Frequency Change Announced for UWE-4 CubeSat

January 17, 2019 05:58 PM - ARRL -

The Satellite Technology group at the University of Würzburg has announced a change of frequency for the UWE-4 CubeSat, launched on a December 27 Soyuz flight. The 1U CubeSat carries an electric propulsion experiment and a 70-centimeter 9.6 k AX.25 digipeater.

“After 2 weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape,” the group reported. “After the early-orbit phase, we are looking forward to some i...

ARRL Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting to Welcome New Members

January 17, 2019 05:54 PM -

The Doctor Will See You Now!

January 17, 2019 01:00 PM -

Radio hams in Indonesia get new bands including 5 MHz

January 17, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - ORARI reports new Indonesian amateur radio regulations have been issued with new bands at 136 kHz, 472 kHz and 5 MHz

RAC Scholarship awarded

January 17, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - It is with great pleasure that RAC Atlantic Director Dave Goodwin, VE9CB and Scholarship Chair Bill Unger, VE3XT, announce the awarding of a $500 scholarship to Alex Colpitts, VE9LEX, on behalf of all Radio Amateurs of Canada members

IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1200 MHz Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver, UK launch update!

January 17, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Icom UK have been fortunate to have had an engineering sample of the IC-9700 VHF/UHF Base Station Amateur SDR Transceiver from Icom Inc. to evaluate for a short time. So far, the company have been amazed by the fantastic sensitivity and performance of the radio

Good pass rate for Dutch ham radio exams

January 17, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Pass rates of 88% and 66.7% were achieved in the latest Novice and Full amateur radio exams in the Netherlands

Tony's 10m Band Report

January 17, 2019 10:20 AM - Southgate ARC - Note that this week it only takes two contacts to get in the table except for Sunday during the DARC 10m contest. DX of the week 9LY1JM (Sierra-Leone DXpedition). They have been on FT8 but the call upsets WSJT-X. You can get round it by typing the call into “DX Call” then all the messages get generated correctly. It will be corrected in the next version.

January 16, 2019

December YOTA Month Activity Records More Than 80,000 Contacts

January 16, 2019 03:52 PM - ARRL -

More than 80,000 contacts went into logs at YOTA suffix stations and others participating in December Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month, with most operations in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1). The final tally included 46,989 on SSB, another 28,064 on CW, some 3,814 on FT8, and the rest on various other modes.

“This year, as many as 44 participating stations made 82,938 QSO...

SOTABEAMS introduces SOTA Tours

January 16, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The Summits on the Air award programme runs in many countries across the world with SOTA activators keen to explore. SOTABEAMS has introduced the concept of a "SOTA Tour". This is a guided trip, giving overseas SOTA activators a stress-free way of activating summits in Scotland, England and Wales

German satellite special event

January 16, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT's 50th anniversary will be celebrated with the special event callsign DL50AMSAT

Canadian op

January 16, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Chris/VO2AC, Frank/VO1HP, and Dave/VE9CB plan to operate the CQ WW 160m Contest from the Point Amour Lighthouse (WW Loc. GO11) in the south-eastern part of zone 2 as VO2AC

A collision in the asteroid belt

January 16, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Something violent just happened in the asteroid belt. Not far beyond the orbit of Mars, asteroid 6478 Gault appears to have been struck by another asteroid

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

January 16, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

January 15, 2019

New 2019 Repeater Directory is Now Shipping

January 15, 2019 07:54 PM - ARRL -

The new 2019 ARRL Repeater Directory® is now shipping. It includes “crowdsourced” listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater Directory® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada.

R...

Japanese Ham Receives License to Operate in Myanmar

January 15, 2019 07:39 PM - ARRL -

Akio Taguchi, JE2QIZ/AC7XZ, reports that he has received a license from the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Ministry of Transportation and Communication. His call sign there will be XZ2B. Taguchi explained that Myanmar only permits Amateur Radio operation from 20 MHz to 300 MHz at a power of just 25 W, and he plans to operate a "fishing rod antenna" from his hotel.

Because license fees in Myan...

Court Rules Excessive Antenna Application Fees Violated Reasonable Accommodation

January 15, 2019 05:45 PM - ARRL -

Long-pending Amateur Radio antenna litigation that ARRL helped to fund has finally borne fruit. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department has ruled in the case of Myles Landstein, N2EHG, that the Town of LaGrange, New York, not only overstepped its state-granted authority by assessing excessive fees, but violated the limited federal preemption PR...

AMSAT Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Program

January 15, 2019 02:32 PM - ARRL -

AMSAT has announced its 50th Anniversary Awards Program, to help celebrate 50 years of keeping Amateur Radio in space. Satellite and HF contacts can help participants to earn one of these awards:

  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite Communications Achievement Award
  • 50th Anniversary AMSAT Satellite Friends of 50 Award
  • AMSAT on HF 50th Anniversary Award

The 50th anniversary AMSAT OSCAR Satellite ...

Beacon on 2 200 m

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The Caboolture Radio Club in Australia reports the start of operation of a new beacon on the 2 200 m band

Your New Year's Resolution - Learn Morse Code!

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Now is the time to start! Morse classes commence at Danbury Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019

UWE-4 CubeSat frequency change request approved

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - After two weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape. The batteries are fully charged, the temperatures of the batteries, the outside panels and the MCU are all lying in the expected range

How different groups use communications services

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Differences in how certain groups use communications services are explained in Ofcom’s latest Access and Inclusion research report, published today

December YOTA Month 2018 Final Report

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Gergana LZ1ZYL has published the December YOTA Month 2018 Final Report on the IARU Region 1 site

ARDF competition part of BARC 60th anniversary

January 15, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The Times of India reports Bengaluru’s amateur radio operators are to set out on 3-hour hunt to locate a hidden transmitter

January 14, 2019

US Islands Awards Program Announces 25th Anniversary Award, Recent Rule Changes

January 14, 2019 07:29 PM - ARRL -

The US Islands (USI) Awards Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is offering a commemorative award for both chasers and activators for contacts made between January 1 and December 31.

To qualify, chasers must confirm 25 islands during 2019, as a club or individual, and activators must qualify or activate 25 islands in any combination, making at least 15 contacts for both new isl...

Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is Radio Amateurs of Canada 2018 Amateur of the Year

January 14, 2019 04:27 PM - ARRL -

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

“Gabor has demonstrated an intense commitment to diverse aspects of Amateur Radio, and in 2010 he was recognized as the Pacific Northwest VHFer of the Year for consistently promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest,” RAC Pres...

VI25AJ astronaut contact a success

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The special event Amateur Radio station VI25AJ was active on the amateur satellites during the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree and on January 12 they had a contact with a former ISS astronaut

SolderSmoke Podcast

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - Episode 209 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

SD contest logging software

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - A little reminder that EI5DI has, over the past few years, developed some amateur radio software which may be of help to those seeking to carry out logging during HF Contesting

Radio eBooks for download

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - There are a number of vintage radio and amateur radio related eBooks available for free download on the Gutenberg site

Postage going up for U.S. and Canada

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The U.S. Postal Service announced new prices for 2019 and they come into effect Jan. 27, 2019. The Canadian Postal will also go up on January 14th

DXCC Country/Entity Report

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th January, through Sunday, 13th January there were 210 countries active

Announcing the 27th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner

January 14, 2019 09:19 AM - Southgate ARC - The North Coast Contesters are proud to announce: The 27th Annual Dayton Contest Dinner at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton, Ohio

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