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Japanese robots land on near-Earth asteroid

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:03
Yesterday, the Japanese space agency made history by landing a pair of robots on diamond-shaped asteroid Ryugu

2018 CQ WW RTTY Contest next weekend

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:03
The 2018 CQ WW RTTY Contest starts at 00:00 UTC on 29 September and ends at 23:59 UTC on 30 September with activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 23/09/2018 - 11:03
In this week’s Contesting edition of NewsWest, we promote contests that are coming up next month, including the non-contest JOTA.

New Inrad Desk Microphone

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
We are pleased to introduce to the UK, the new DMS-629 Desk Microphone from Inrad USA. The DMS series of desk microphones are compatible with most makes of Transceiver

2018 AMSAT Board of Directors election results

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
As a result of the 2018 Board of Directors Election, Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH; and Bruce Paige, KK5DO; will serve on the board for two years

NASA names Holly Ridings new Chief Flight Director

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston

Robin Banks RIP

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
Hans Knot has today reported on Facebook - 'Just received a sad message that this afternoon around 2.25 CET Robin Banks passed away after a long period of illness due to kidney cancer.'

Booking is open for the 2018 AMSAT Space Symposium in Huntsville

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
AMSAT's 2018 36th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held Friday through Sunday, November 2, 3, and 4, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama. The location will be at the US Space and Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama

October SA RAE registration closing date extended

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
South Africa's October examination is only a few weeks away, to be written on 13 October 2018

Two 40-meter broadcast inruders gone

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:54
The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that two long-time broadcast intruders on 40 metres are gone

Ofcom issues M5 prefix calls again

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
The Twitter feed of the RSGB Youth Committee reports its Chair Mike Jones has now got the Full licence callsign M5PMJ

ICQPodcast - Antennas for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie G0CIB, Edmund M0MNG, Matthew M0NJX and Bill N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Antenna for Portable Amateur / Ham Radio Operation by Ed Durrant DD5LP

The IBA Archive channel

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
Liam Mustapha has made available a collection of TV Engineering Announcements broadcast on ITV and Channel 4 in the 1970's and 80's

QSO Today - Mike Bryce - WB8VGE

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
Mike Bryce, WB8VGE, collects and restores the old Heathkit and Drake rigs that we remember from the 60s and 70s, works QRP on his favorite Ten-Tec transceivers, and has enough solar electric power to run power his whole house and his rigs

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th/September, through Sunday, 16th/September there were 201 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:29
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

US Hurricane Watch Net stands-down

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 08:34
The ARRL reports the Hurricane Watch Net has stood down after nearly 40 hours of operation

United Nations grants EURAO special consultative status

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 08:34
Last May, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations recommended special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations to EURAO

FoI request to Ofcom on high power CB amplifiers

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 08:34
When Peter Sampson asked Ofcom if they'd do anything about CB users running 34 times permit power level Ofcom replied "it is not considered to be a proportionate use of resources"

HamRadioNow: N2RJ for Hudson Division!

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 08:34
David Goldenberg W0DHG talks with Ria Jairam N2RJ‏ about her run for ARRL Hudson Division Director

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