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DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:43
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 10th June, through Sunday, 17th June there were 215 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 18/06/2018 - 09:43
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

ITU officially confirms: Z6 prefix is illegal

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
In a repost by YT9TP (Serbia) it would appear that the International Telecommunication Union has officially confirmed use of the Z6 prefix is illegal

QSO Today - Raul Midon - AE3RM

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
Bad ass and blind is how my guest on QSO Today describes himself on his website and the release of his new jazz music album of the same name

The Reverse Beacon Network and FT8

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
A few weeks ago, several prolific Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) nodes began spotting FT8 signals, using the combination of WSJT-X and an unreleased Aggregator Version 5

Free book SDR for Engineers

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
Analog Devices has recently released a new 375 page text book for free called 'Software-Defined Radio for Engineers, 2018'

Portable Ham Radio design fosters experiments

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
On Hackaday Al Williams WD5GNR writes again about the work of Charlie Morris ZL2CTM

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
New to Amateur Radio, this show is for YOU! This week, new amateur calls on air, a new FreeDV on-air net, courses, contests and calendar updates and that's just to whet your appetite

Beware of scammers on the Swap Shop

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
Tom Adams, ZS6OMT from Potchefstroom notified SARL News that he advertised on the SARL Swap Shop for an Electronic Morse keyer and got a response from a Graham Mckinnon from Bredasdorp in the Western Cape with mobile number 083 338 0586

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 17/06/2018 - 09:31
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Get the most up to date cloning/programming files of Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
The most up to date cloning/ programming files for Icom D-STAR radios and data files of UK D-STAR repeaters and reflectors can be found on the Icom UK D-STAR microsite

Foundations of Amateur Radio #158

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
Get a Contesting Buddy There is a solitude about amateur radio. Sitting in your shack, listening to the bands, trying to locate an elusive station and if you're doing a contest then even that can be something that you do alone. Don't get me wrong, I like my own company as much as the next introvert, but there is much joy to be found in finding a companion

Easier access to 70.5 MHz experimental band

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
The RSGB reports a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5 MHz experimental band

EURAO Newsletter June 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
The EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website

The Cass Awards

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
Janusz Wegrzyn, SP9FIH, has won the 2017 Single-Operator Cass Award. 'The Cass Awards encourage DXpedition operating excellence.'

Quake Contesters bound for Niue

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
Members of the Quake Contesters will be active as E6Y at Turtle Lodge in the Makefu area on Niue Island (OC-040) between October 6-16th

W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
Dear fellow radio amateur: It's our hope that you might help us spread the word about the 66th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet on Sept. 14-15th, 2018, in Schaumburg, Illinois

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 16/06/2018 - 09:35
Sunspots returned a few days ago after a 7-day absence. Average daily sunspot number dropped from 12.9 in last week's report to 4 this week. Average daily solar flux dropped from 73.2 to 69.4

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:51
Yes folks a really good week when the entry point for the list was raised from three to four. It’s been a long time since that happened. Anyway, most popular DX of the week was, AO18FWC who cracked 6 days out of 7 as top dog although there were quite a few more 18FWCs on air and some 18FIFAs too. There was plenty more DX out there

ISS 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter defective

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 15/06/2018 - 08:51
Around mid April, the 2.4 GHz Ham Video transmitter onboard the ISS Columbus module stopped working

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