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YLs in Bhutan

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
YL operators Kay/WA0WOF/A52YLE and Mio/JR3MVF/A52YLM will be active as A52YL from Dochula Eco Retreat in Bhutan between April 29th and May 5th

A special conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
This weekend, the Moon and Jupiter are converging in the constellation Libra for a special conjunction

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
Solar activity increased over the past week, with average daily sunspot numbers up from 5.4 to 20 and average daily solar flux rallying from 69.9 to 73.4. The previous week saw four days with no sunspots, and the recent week had sunspots on every day. New sunspot groups emerged on April 19 and 21

Hamvention 2018 live stream

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
W5KUB will once again be webcasting for the 17th year the Hamvention Marathon Webcast. It will be over 40 hours of live streaming of our yearly event. There are many people who can not attend hamvention due to health, finances, work, and age. Our motto is "Bringing ham radio to you".

Germany to get a temporary allocation on 70MHz again in 2018

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
A new ruling from BNetza for the German amateur radio service; Temporary admission will be granted to 70.150 - 70.180 MHz, from 2 May to 31 August 2018

ISWL callsigns for May

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of May 2018

Villa Griffoni Bologna: the birthplace of radio

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
Steve Ahern writes in Radio Info about his visit to Villa Griffoni where Guglielmo Marconi carried out his early experiments with radio

US cargo spaceship set for departure from International Space Station

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 10 a.m. EDT

An fm transceiver from an unexpected chip

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
The Si47xx series of integrated circuits from Silicon Labs is a fascinating series of consumer broadcast radio products, chips that apply SDR technologies to deliver a range of functions that were once significantly more complex, with minimal external components and RF design trickery

Ofcom fines Care Free £10,000 for breaking complaints rules

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
Ofcom has fined the landline and broadband provider Care Free £10,000, after an investigation found it broke rules designed to ensure that customers can seek appropriate redress when things go wrong with their services

Kettering student's Young Achiever’s Award

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
Kettering University student Ruth Willet KM4LAO has received the Radio Club of America’s Young Achiever’s Award

Ofcom publishes updated ‘calling line identification’ guidance

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
Ofcom has today published updated guidance to help phone companies comply with new ‘calling line identification’ requirements, in advance of them taking effect from 1 October 2018

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:09
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
Well, a few days did come good, so work it while you can. Sadly I was otherwise occupied on the good days. Z66D (Kosovo) was having a great time all week, VK9X/PE7T (Christmas Is) dropped in top on Friday with 3B9FR (Rodriguez Is) top on both days at the weekend

50 MHz allowed in Lebanon

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
IARU Region 1 reports that radio amateurs in Lebanon have gained access to the 50 MHz (6m) band

RSGB Youth Committee minutes released

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
The RSGB Youth Committee have released the minutes of their meetings held in March and April

Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter now available for download

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
The latest edition (No 20 – Spring 2018) of The 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for free pdf download

SAQ on air on May 1st - a reminder

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station participates in the ERIH event WORK it OUT – Industrial culture, on May 1 and as part of the event we plan for the first SAQ transmission since 2016

The Raspberry Pi 3B+ as an SDR – without the SDR!

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 26/04/2018 - 09:34
We’ve become used to software-defined radio as the future of radio experimentation, and many of us will have some form of SDR hardware. From the $10 RTL USB sticks through to all-singing, all-dancing models at eye-watering prices, there is an SDR for everyone

Brand new lighthouse for the ILLW event

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:24
Four months to go until our 21st annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend and our 153rd entry just arrived from Portugal with a brand new lighthouse for the event

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