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Norwegian radio ham prevented from leaving Chad

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
ARRL reports a saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, involving Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA

K7AGE - New Ham Shack

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Randy Hall K7AGE recently moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and has released a couple of videos about his new amateur radio shack and workshop

RSGB Convention video released

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
The RSGB have released the presentation given by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ to the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes on October 13 - So what has the IARU ever done for us?

Amateur radio lunar satellite LO-94 on Hackaday

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the amateur radio spacecraft LO-94 (DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2) which has been taking pictures from the far-side of the Moon

France: Consultation on WRC-19 position

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Earlier this year Ofcom held a public consultation on the UK position for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019 (#WRC19), now in France the ANFR is carrying out a similar exercise

Ofcom: Spectrum Licensing Team survey

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
At the end of Ofcom's Freedom of Information responses is an often overlooked link to a Spectrum Licensing survey on the performance of the licensing team

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
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, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Another good week although Thursday and Friday were pretty poor. I managed St. Helena, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and loads of Eu. (I even squeezed in the Dominican Republic but that was on 17m.)

FT8 to be permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite

Impact of VDSL interference on Amateur Radio Service

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The RSGB has released an interim report - Determination of impact of VDSL interference on the Amateur Radio Service

Polluting LED lamp withdrawn from Jula stores

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The SSA reports Swedish DIY retailer Jula has agreed to withdraw an LED lamp that pollutes the RF spectrum causing interference to radio communications

David G0EVV becomes Mountain Goat

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
David Stansfield G0EVV, from Morpeth in Northern England, has reached SOTA Mountain Goat status after six years of participating as an activator

New Swedish ham radio textbook PDF

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Sweden's SSA has announced a new edition of the 370 page amateur radio textbook KonCEPT is available for free download

Portuguese JOTA stations lists 2018 available

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
A complete lists of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 61st Jamboree On The Air and 22nd JOTI 2018 is now available

GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
Glasgow's Evening Times reports Terry Robinson GM3WUX is using the special event callsign GR150NIB to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People

Portuguese beacons re-activated

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/10/2018 - 09:13
The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air is nearly here…

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air

Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Coming soon: The comet of the year

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Get ready for a very nice comet. In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age

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