September 22, 2021

New helps with the old

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - 'Morse code' encodes a simple text into a sequence of dots, dashes/dits, and spaces. It is one of the earliest methods used to transmit messages in the form of audible or visual signals

Locally owned Radio Shack forced to close

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Emmet Bresee has owned and run a Radio Shack for more than 30 years, 18 years in their current location in Smyrna, but he is now being forced to close his store. It is one of the four remaining Radio Shack brick and mortar stores in Middle Tennessee

Focused frequencies

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - As amateur radio operators we are fortunate to have a wide range of frequency allocations. Most other services are limited to one band. Amateur Radio stretches from 135 kHz all the way up to light - literally. Most activity takes place between 160 metres and 23 centimetres, which all together constitute 136 MHz of spectrum

Youngsters On The Air

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Katherine Forson, KT5KMF, is the recipient of the 2021 ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award

Student scientists tracking satellite in space

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - WVLT TV News reports student scientists are learning with guidance from mentors as they track their tiny satellite orbiting above the Earth and transmitting on 436.300 MHz

Public attitudes towards offensive language on TV and radio revealed

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Viewers and listeners have told Ofcom they are generally more relaxed about most swearing on TV and radio, particularly if it is accidental and an apology swiftly follows. This is according to our latest research into public attitudes towards offensive language on TV and radio

Proposal to ban all 300-2000 MHz transmissions in SZM

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Inside GNSS reports on the proposal to ban all radio transmissions between 300 MHz and 2000 MHz in the area designated the Shielded Zone of the Moon (SZM), this would also be applicable to Mars

New superhet radio video from Electronics Notes

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The superhet or superheterodyne has been at the centre of radio receiver technology for over a hundred years. However it is still interesting and useful to understand how it works

Island of Miquelon trip postponed again

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Eric, KV1J, who was expected to operate from the Island of Miquelon (NA-032, DIFO FP-002 WLOTA 1417, Grid GN17) as FP/KV1J between September 21st and October 5th, has postponed his trip 'due to COVID related travel complications.

'Incredible achievement' as Cranfield students sweep the board at space satellite design competition

September 22, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A team of space engineering students from Cranfield University has achieved phenomenal success in an annual competition of their peers

222 MHz Fall Sprint

September 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 28

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

September 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Sep 28

QCX Challenge

September 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Sep 28

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest

September 22, 2021 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0100Z-0159Z, Sep 28

September 21, 2021

Sao Tome and Principe

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Czech DXpedition Group will be active as S9OK from Sao Tome Island (AF-023)

Minami Torishima

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Take, JG8NQJ, will once again be active as JG8NQJ/JD1 from Marcus Island, Minami Torishima (OC-073, JCG 10007), sometime between early October to mid-December for 3 months. He is usually there to work on the island's weather station

Lincoln Short Wave Club Used Equipment Sale

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - On Saturday 9th October 2021 the Lincoln Short Wave Club will be holding our Used Equipment Sale, as this year is our centenary year this will be a bumper sale with lots from three silent keys

IRTS release results of amateur radio survey

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The IRTS have released the results of their survey, it shows just 3% of respondents were under 25 and only 2% were female

Get your Amateur Radio License, test on Oct. 23

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics, and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across the County, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need

Enhance your D-STAR experience with iOS/Android Apps

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RS-MS1i (for iOS™ devices)/ RS-MS1A (for Android™ devices) App allows your mobile device to wirelessly connect to a D-STAR transceiver and remotely set DR functions, link with a map app and send/receive messages in DV mode

Download IC-705 exterior case 3D data and create your own accessories

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Icom is allowing the download of 3D data of the exterior case of the IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver allowing customers to create their own related accessories

La Palma volcanic eruption - radio hams on standby

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palmas in Spain’s Canary Islands erupted for the first time in 50 years on Sunday, September 19

Jack Purdum, W8TEE, joining CQ

September 21, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Arduino authority Jack Purdum, W8TEE, is joining the CQ staff as Microcontrollers Editor, while current Microcontrollers Editor Anthony Luscre, K8ZT, shifts to a new column encouraging hams to explore different activities within the hobby

RSGB FT4 Contest Series

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Sep 27

QCX Challenge

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 27

QCX Challenge

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 27

K1USN Slow Speed Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, Sep 27

UBA ON Contest, 6m

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-1000Z, Sep 26

Masonic Lodges on the Air

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z-2200Z, Sep 25

AGCW VHF/UHF Contest

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1400Z-1700Z, Sep 25 (144) and 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 25 (432)

Maine QSO Party

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Sep 25 to 1200Z, Sep 26

CQ Worldwide DX Contest, RTTY

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z, Sep 25 to 2400Z, Sep 26

K1USN Slow Speed Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 24

NCCC Sprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 24

NCCC RTTY Sprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 24

RSGB 80m Autumn Series, Data

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2030Z, Sep 23

EACW Meeting

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 23

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Sep 23

CWops Mini-CWT Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0700Z-0800Z, Sep 23

CWops Mini-CWT Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0300Z-0400Z, Sep 23

CWops Mini-CWT Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 22

CWops Mini-CWT Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300Z-1400Z, Sep 22

Phone Weekly Test - Fray

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0230Z-0300Z, Sep 22

SKCC Sprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0200Z, Sep 22

RTTYOPS Weeksprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z-1900Z, Sep 21

Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0100Z-0159Z, Sep 21

144 MHz Fall Sprint

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900 local - 2300 local, Sep 20

K1USN Slow Speed Test

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 0000Z-0100Z, Sep 20

Run for the Bacon QRP Contest

September 21, 2021 12:00 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2300Z, Sep 19 to 0100Z, Sep 20

September 20, 2021

ARISS Contact Scheduled with Patients at the Children’s National Hospital

September 20, 2021 06:22 PM - ARRL -

Patients at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. They will chat with ISS Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI, on Tuesday, September 21 at 1805 UTC. This will be a multipoint telebridge contact via amateur radio between the ISS and the hospital, with IK1SLD as the direct ISS-to-amateur radio con...

When were the various UK call prefixes first issued?

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The RF-Man site provides a list showing the year in which each UK amateur radio prefix was first issued as well as a history of CB radio

Suffolk RED ham radio event

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The next Suffolk RED amateur radio event takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, September 29, at the Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum, Foxhall, IP3 8JU, all are welcome

Peoria Amateur Radio Club Super Fest returns

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - After two years the Super Fest is back. Members of the Peoria Amateur Club (Illinois) come together on an annual basis to buy equipment and network with others interested in the radio industry

New book for Yaesu owners

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - New book - The Radio Today guide to the Yaesu FTDX10

Kerry Amateur Radio Group

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - KARG would like to congratulate 14 year old Megan Lorenz on getting her new call EI5LA during the week. She has already been very active on the air since receiving her new call

JOTA-JOTI looking for helpers

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - JOTA-JOTI takes place from the 15th to the 17th of October, hundreds of Scout stations are taking part including many Irish Scout Troops. The IRTS are seeking volunteers to lend a hand and an hour or two over the weekend in order to facilitate the event

IARU-R3 looks at significant expansion of Data segments

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 3 online conference hosted by Thailand's RAST takes place Sept. 20-23, one of the topics under discussion is band plans

Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Sir Clive Sinclair died at home Thursday morning, after battling a long illness. Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the home computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at relatively affordable prices

AmateurLogic 160: RN Noise, Huntsville Hamfest snd Hurricane Ida

September 20, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - George demonstrate RN Noise, free AI noise suppression plug-in. Emile rides out Hurricane Ida while stationed on emergency stand by. Tom Apalenek, WA2IVD joins us to share his first visit to Huntsville Hamfest

September 19, 2021

Vacancies at SARL QSL Bureau

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Willem Weideman, ZS6X has informed SARL Council that after 19 years as the QSL Manager, he wants to retire. Johan van Aarde, ZS2I in Mossel Bay, who has been dealing with the ZS1, ZS2 and ZS5 QSL cards has also said that he is retiring after contracting Covid 19

Sweden: High power permits extended automatically

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Good news from the Swedish regulator PTS regarding high power permits. PTS has extended higher power permits for the next 5 years, so radio amateurs do not need to apply for a new permit

Satellite light pollution

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Go outside and enjoy the night sky because it might be about to change. That’s according to Dr. Samantha Lawler with the Physics Department at the University of Regina

QSO Today - Mark Beckwith, N5OT

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Mark Beckwith, N5OT, grew up in Southern California, befriended by amateur radio’s most famous television producer, Dave Bell, W6AQ, who was his amateur radio mentor in the 1970s

ARISS contact scheduled with students at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC, USA

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - This will be a Multipoint Telebridge Contact via Amateur Radio between the ISS and students from Children’s National Hospital. Children will take turns asking their questions of ISS Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, amateur radio call sign KE5DNI, during the ARISS radio contact

Amsat Space Symposium shifts to virtual event

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The AMSAT-NA 39th Space Symposium and Annual Meeting, planned as an in-person event, will now be a virtual event on Saturday 30 October, due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Amateur Radio activity on 24 September

September 19, 2021 11:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Heritage Day and National Braai Day are celebrated on 24 September each year. This year on Friday 24 September, three amateur radio activities will take place

September 18, 2021

Southgate Vibes Podcast #96

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest edition of the Southgate Vibes amateur radio podcast is out NOW! To listen just click the link here.. Or ask your smart-speaker to 'Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast'

The OO21WCC-Award

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - From 18 to 26 September 2021, Belgium will be hosting the 100th anniversary of the UCI World Cycling Championships

The Gambia

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Gerard, F5NVF, will be active as C5C from Kololi, The Gambia, between October 24th and November 19th (maybe more if he can stay there longer)

Ofcom publishes applications for second round of small-scale DAB licensing

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has published the applications we have received to operate small-scale radio multiplexes in North West England and North East Wales

VK6WIA NewsWest

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for Sunday 19th September 2021 is the history edition, where we probe around in the past of Amateur Radio in Australia. It’s quite instructive delving into our past - because we see some of the same issues troubling Amateurs that we see today

Madeira Island

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Operators Helmut DF7EE and Elmar PD3EM will once again be active as CT9/DF7EE and CS9/PD3EM, respectively, from Madeira Island (AF-014) between October 25th and November 2nd

Local amateur radio clubs

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Essex Ham take a look back on the launch of a local club back in 2012 and the prospects for local clubs post-Covid

GB0EEH at opening of East Essex Hackspace

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The East Essex Hackspace in Hawkwell, Hockley, opens today, Saturday, September 18 at 11am, and all are welcome to come along and take a look at the country’s newest active Hackspace

Foundations of Amateur Radio

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - We need more glue in our hobby ... Since December 2010 I've been licensed as a radio amateur. For some this seems like a long time ago, for others, it's just the beginning. In my time thus far I've attempted to document and describe my journey and in doing so, I've had the unbeatable pleasure of hearing stories from others who were inspired by my efforts to join, or rejoin the hobby

A CME hit Earth's magnetic field today

September 18, 2021 07:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Minor G1-class geomagnetic storms are underway on Sept. 17th following the predicted arrival of a CME. The strike was, at first, seemingly weak and inconsequential

September 17, 2021

The K7RA Solar Update

September 17, 2021 01:23 PM - ARRL -

Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot numbers started strong at 124 this reporting week, September 9-15, but ended at zero. Average daily sunspot numbers went from 64.6 to 58.3. Average daily solar flux declined from 92.9 to 87.4.

Geomagnetic indicators remained moderate, with last week’s average daily planetary A index unchanged at 7, and average daily middle latitude A index changed from 7...

RAAF No 3 Telecommunication Unit

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has declassified documents relating to RAAF No 3 Telecommunication Unit (3TU) whose operators intercepted Morse code to provide strategic and tactical support to the Australian Defence Force

IARUMS August newsletter now available

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports "RFI (Radio France International) on 7205 kHz was active daily between 2100 and 2200 UTC and spluttered massively down to 7186 kHz, an untenable condition!"

HS18IARU active on QO-100 geostationary satellite

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Thailand's national society RAST reports HS18IARU is now active on all bands and the geostationary satellite QO-100 to promote the upcoming IARU Region 3 conference

European Radio Amateurs' Organization Newsletter

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website. Spread the word!

Consultations: assessment of BBC’s plans to relaunch BBC Three as broadcast televisional channel

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom is today seeking views on our provisional decision to allow the BBC to relaunch BBC Three as a broadcast television channel

ARRL awards Colvin Grant to latest Bouvet Island DXpedition

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL has awarded a Colvin Grant of $5,000 to Amateur Radio DXpeditions (ARD), the Norwegian non-profit organization that is sponsoring the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island next fall

ARISS seeks hosts for Ham Radio contacts with space station crew

September 17, 2021 08:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Starting on October 1, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) will accept applications from US schools, museums, science centers, and community youth organizations — individually or working together — interested in hosting amateur radio contacts with crew members on the International Space Station (ISS)

September 16, 2021

ARISS Seeks Hosts for Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew

September 16, 2021 07:43 PM -

Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, Joins ARRL Headquarters Staff

September 16, 2021 07:35 PM - ARRL -

Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, of Batesville, Mississippi, has joined the staff at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut, where he will serve as manager of the Education and Learning Department (formerly the Lifelong Learning Department). He had consulted for the department as an instructional designer and was instrumental in the implementation of ARRL’s Learning Network webinars.

Goodgame teache...

ARRL Headquarters to Close Briefly on Friday, September 17

September 16, 2021 05:23 PM -

ARRL Awards Colvin Grant to Latest Bouvet Island DXpedition

September 16, 2021 02:14 PM - ARRL -

ARRL has awarded a Colvin Grant of $5,000 to Amateur Radio DXpeditions (ARD), the Norwegian non-profit organization that is sponsoring the 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island next fall. Co-leaders for the effort are Ken Opskar, LA7GIA; Rune Øye, LA7THA, and Erwann Merrien, LB1QI. A Colvin Grant in the same amount was returned after the Intrepid-DX Group had to drop its plans for an early-2023 Bouv...

The SARL 100 Working Group

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The SARL 100 WG is currently compiling the history of the SARL (South African Radio League) in preparation for the centennial celebrations in 2025

FUNcube-1 (AO73) returns to full sunlight

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - After a few months of normal eclipse periods, FUNcube-1 (AO73) will re-enter full sunlight from next week for a period of approximately two months

Four radio hams will head to space station

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Deaf pupils to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station in a world first

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - A group of pupils at the Mary Hare School for deaf children in Newbury will be talking to an Astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as it orbits above them at 11,000 miles per hour

Amplitude Modulation Amateur Radio Society announces monthly 80m AM net

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - The recently formed Amplitude Modulation Amateur Society has announced the date of it's very first monthly AM Net!

Tony's 10m Band Report

September 16, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Saturday and Sunday weren’t bad but the rest of the week was poor. In fact I don’t know if I had a data failure on Tuesday or conditions were really that bad.

September 15, 2021

Next SpaceX Commercial Crew to ISS Comprised of Radio Amateurs

September 15, 2021 12:55 PM - ARRL -

Four radio amateurs will head to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a commercial flight, thanks to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU; Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC; Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH. As the most experienced space traveler, Maurer, who is a European Space Agency (ESA) Astronaut, could end up with a very heavy ...

AMSAT Shifts to Virtual Format for 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting

September 15, 2021 12:51 PM - ARRL -

The 39th AMSAT Space Symposium, planned as an in-person event for late October, will now be a virtual event due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Initial plans had called for a “live” event in Bloomington, Minnesota, following last year’s virtual symposium. AMSAT President Robert Bankston, KE4AL, said that AMSAT members voiced concern over the continued coronavirus pandemic and the risks as...

RTTY Service Station K6KPH is Back

September 15, 2021 12:46 PM - ARRL -

RTTY Service Station K6KPH, operating from the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS), is officially back on the air. K6KPH also transmits W1AW Qualifying Run texts and the W1AW Field Day Bulletin. The station was off the air due to COVID-19 restrictions and antenna damage.

Repairs to the transmitter site in Bolinas, California, were performed under a US National Park Service grant and support...

Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 is Canceled

September 15, 2021 12:32 PM -

Something just hit Jupiter

September 15, 2021 08:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Last night, an astronomer in Germany was surprised when a bright flash of light emerged from the cloudtops of Jupiter. It appears to be the impact of an asteroid or comet

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