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Ofcom decides to make further statutory instruments for 2.3 and 3.4 GHz spectrum auction

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
Ofcom has just published a further statement regarding the regulations for the award of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

David R. Collingham, K3LP Humanitarian and Service Award

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
The Intrepid-DX Group wishes to memorialize our friend, Co-Founder and President, David R. Collingham, K3LP

Ground Hog Day Special Event Station

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
Look for the annual 'Ground Hog Day Special Event Station', K3HWJ, to be active on Saturday, February 4th, around 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (EST) or possibly later, depending upon band conditions at that time

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Eureka Weather Station activation

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
Operators Alexey VE1RUS and Pierre VE3KTB will once again activate the Eureka Weather Station and Eureka Amateur Radio Club - probably the most northerly located amateur radio club in the world - as VY0ERC

RAC Annual General Meeting: ​​A part of RAC's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Red Deer, Alberta as part of the year-long celebration of RAC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

February issue of free HackSpace magazine

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:49
Issue 3 of the free HackSpace magazine PDF includes a tribute by Dr Lucy Rogers M6CME to pioneering maker Professor Heinz Wolff who passed away on December 15, 2017

Ham radio links Cyprus students to ISS

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, thanks to an amateur radio telebridge link students of The English School in Nicosia, Cyprus were able to talk live to an astronaut in space

Saint Brandon Island DXpedition news

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
An updated most wanted list has been published on Clublog. It now shows Saint Brandon as the 27th most wanted entity worldwide (#19 NA, #17 SA, #33 AS, #28 OC, #34 AF, #48 EU)

Ofcom fines Gateway Telecom £20,000 for breaching number porting rules

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom said: Our investigation found the company broke our rules by not enabling a customer to keep their telephone number when switching to another provider. This process is known as number porting

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Yet another poor week. Two or more contacts needed to get into the list. Again I didn’t work anything. Now I’m back from Australia so I’d better get started. Kosovo Z6 has been added to the DXCC list. See here for the ARRL List. It now makes a total of 340. E31A (Eritrea) made an impact and S01WS (Western Sahara), A41NN (Oman) and 6O6O (Somalia last days)

Ofcom: Auction of 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom has published a statement and made the regulations (a statutory instrument) which set out the award process for the auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, the second full Moon of January will pass through Earth's shadow, producing a rare 'Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse.'

Ofcom accredits broadbanddeals.co.uk price comparison service

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 25/01/2018 - 10:01
Ofcom has accredited the price comparison service broadbanddeals.co.uk, which helps UK consumers to find broadband packages that are suitable for them

Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules will expand DXCC list

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World

ARRL speaks out on misinformation

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Board of Directors has been the subject of an organised misinformation campaign

Winter Field Day is coming

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Winter Field Day is presented by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), “a dedicated group of Amateur Radio operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.”

Call for forum moderators

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The WIA (Wireless Institute of Australia) will shortly open a moderated internet forum to provide an online discussion area supporting its members. Associates will also have limited access to the forums

FT8 digital mode has big uptake

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Until now there has been only anecdotal evidence that FT8, introduced in 2017, had been adopted by many on our bands. The weak signal text mode has certainly taken over from the previous JT65, which had been favoured

Deputy Director – Midwest Region: Peter Toth, VE4TTH

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Peter Toth, VE4TTH, as the Deputy Director for the Midwest Region. RAC Midwest Director, Bj Madsen, VE5FX, appointed Peter as Deputy Director on January 8, 2018

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