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Amateur Station Licence Examination

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:38
The next Irish Amateur Station Licence Examination will be held on Thursday 7th December in the ComReg Offices in Dublin

Scout Jamboree on the Air

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:38
The 60th Scout Jamboree on the Air will be held over the weekend 20 to 22nd October

Simoco to supply DMR network to England and Wales Rescue Group

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:38
Simoco Wireless Solutions has been selected to supply Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Tier 2 equipment across England and Wales’ mountain rescue service

B17 updated operational transmission schedule

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 09:38
The B17 HFCC master schedule is now available at the HFCC website

HamRadioNow video - EmComm Extra SATERN

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
Gary Pearce KN4AQ reports the Salvation Army Team Radio Network (SATERN) has been busy following the recent hurricanes

Practical Wireless magazine now in Digital format

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
The recent change in owner of Practical Wireless is already bringing benefits to readers with both PW and RadioUser magazines now available in Digital format

Jefferson City RadioShack re-opens

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
The newly re-opened Jefferson City RadioShack store which is partnering with the Lakeway Amateur Radio Club to offer Ham Radio classes

Videos of AMSAT-UK Colloquium talks

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
Videos of the talks given at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, held as part of the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes, October 14-15, are being made available on YouTube

ComReg moving forward with online applications

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
Ireland's regulator ComReg is in the process of finalising its new online paperless application facility for all Amateur Station licence applications. It expects to make this new facility available before the end of October

Spotless sun sparks bright auroras

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
The sun is sliding into a deep Solar Minimum that continues to defy some expectations. For much of the past week, the sun was absolutely blank--no sunspots--and solar activity was deemed 'very low.'

Final BBC Operating Licence revealed by Ofcom

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
Radio Today report the BBC’s new Operating Licence from Ofcom will see extra peak-time news on Radio 2 and more social action campaigns on Radio 1 when it comes into effect on 1 January 2018

SARL Amateur Radio Hall of Fame nominations for 2018

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 09:58
The SARL Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honours individuals who have made significant contributions to amateur radio in South Africa. Their memory is preserved on a page on the SARL Web site

Reinvention of Amateur Radio

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
Lack of growth in radio amateur numbers, and how to make Amateur Radio attractive and relevant to young people, is very much on the minds of many International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member societies, including the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA)

AmateurLogic 109: ALTV’s 12th Anniversary

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
Celebrate ALTV’s 12th Anniversary with us. Emile prepares for a spooky Halloween with Sonic Pi. Unveiling the new RigPi. Mike, VE3MIC updates us on recent projects. Icom/MFJ/Heil Sound/AmateurLogic IC-7300 base station giveaway

ICQ Podcast Episode 250 - Building Mobile Station (Flossie), RSGB Online Exams and Yaesu DR-2X

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
In this episode, Colin M6BOY is joined by Leslie (G0CIB), Edmund (M0MNG), Bill (N3JIX) and Matthew (M0NJX) to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news and this episode’s feature is a triple from UK Hamfest - RSGB Online Examination, Building a Mobile Station (Flossie) and Yaesu tell us more about the DR-2X

SolderSmoke Podcast

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
Episode 200 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

Accidental satellite hacks can re-broadcast cell towers

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
It’s tempting to imagine that up there in orbit is a communications hub and distribution node of breathtaking complexity and ingenuity, but it might come as a surprise to some people that most communications satellites are simple transponders. They listen on one frequency band, and shift what they hear to another upon which they rebroadcast it

3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
The Bouvet DXpedition team report: Our sea container is packed! After weeks of inventorying, packing, padding and weighing supplies and equipment, we have sealed our container and loaded it aboard a truck bound for the port of Savannah

Lakshadweep Islands

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
A team of 6 DXers are now active as VU7T from Lakshadweep Islands until October 20th

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 8th October, through Sunday, 15th October there were 224 countries active

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