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Ham radio training - Assesors rule change

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
WIA Director and Company Secretary Peter VK8ZZ reports on planned changes to the rules for amateur radio training assessors

JY1SAT pre-launch integration video

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

South African Ham Radio exam results

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

QSO Today - Mark Rosenberg - 4X1KS

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

Radio hams ready to respond in Alaska

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

Reciprocal ham radio callsigns in the UK

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

SSTV from space for JOTA and Space Station NA1SS active

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
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

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - 5 hours 56 min ago
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

JOTA-JOTI FUNcube Challenge

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
During Jamboree On The Air this weekend, a special, coded, Enigma message will be transmitted from the FUNcube-1 (AO73) satellite

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

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Right now, specks of dust from Halley's comet are disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere, kicking off the annual Orionid meteor shower

JOTA/JOTI at the Voice of America Museum

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
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

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air has arrived

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
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

JOTA in Canada's SW corner

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
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

Foundations of Amateur Radio #176

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
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

Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
News4JAX reports amateur radio operators are needed to help communication after Hurricane Michael

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