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New 'Celtic Knot' VHF-UHF Competition

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
The GMDX Group is sponsoring a new annual competition to promote VHF-UHF DX and contesting activity in the North and West of the geographical British Isles - and to give stations everywhere an opportunity to work those areas

Zhou Enlai student satellite to launch

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai, developed with primary and middle school students, is expected to launch on Friday, January 19, 2018

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Trying to concentrate on the positive side of Ten Metre activity is a tad difficult at the moment. For example Monday shows H91IT, H91TT and H91T. Only the first of these is a good call.

New BT broadband service to transmit across VHF

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
BT's Openreach plans to use the polluting technology G.fast, that transmits across the VHF spectrum as well as HF, to deliver new broadband services

Auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Ofcom has published an update on the timetable for setting the regulations that will apply to the forthcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

SSTV on a Baofeng?

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Sending and receiving images over amateur radio using SSTV can be lots of fun. Andy M6XFC has written on the Essex Ham site about how to get started with SSTV on a Baofeng handheld

The home of the good guys

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
A radio amateur from Far North Queensland has achieved a lot for a remote village while on holidays in the Solomon Islands

New SOTA Associations 2017

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Fifteen new SOTA associations were added during the year 2017, bringing the total to 136

InnovAntennas release 4/2m dualbander

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
InnovAntennas today released the first in a new range of dual band Yagis covering both 4m and 2m bands. The first in the range is a 12 element which has 5 active elements on 70MHz and 7 active elements on 144MHz with a single feed point and 2.4m boom

Winter Field Day 2018

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
It's that time of year again where we'll get outside and practise amateur radio in the field. The difference now is, we will be doing it via the Winter Field Day 2018 event

NCVEC Question Pool Committee releases errata to new Technician Question Pool

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8

Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82

SOTA Sherpa Award for 2017 - Guru EA2IF

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Each year, the SOTA Sherpa Award is made to a person who in the opinion of the SOTA Management Team, has made a particularly substantial effort and contribution in the growth and development of the programme that year

Tom and Jimmy 'complete' GI

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Jimmy Read M0HGY and his dad Tom Read M1EYP became only the 4th and 5th SOTA participants to activate every summit in the GI - Northern Ireland association

AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Illumination update

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The time when the amateur radio AO-73 CubeSat enters continuous sunlight, for the first time, is fast approaching

Essex Ham at Southend Digital Professionals

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Southend Digital Professionals is a monthly meetup in Southend-on-Sea designed as a networking event and a chance for those interested in tech to chat, and swap ideas

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition news

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Heavy sea ice east and north of King George Island has made navigation between King George Island and Bouvet slow and of increased risk

SWODXA DX Dinner

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) is pleased to announce that we will again sponsor the DX Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2018 Dayton Hamvention

PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest - this weekend

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The PEARS National VHF and UHF Contest will take place from 19 to 21 January 2018 and is divided into two 22-hour sessions to spread activity over the whole weekend and benefit from changing propagation

AX prefix on Australia's national day

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day. Their national day this year falls on Friday 26th of January

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