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The Day I Joined the Space Race

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 09:16
David Kruh WB2HTO of Analog Devices Inc. takes us back to his early days as a ham radio hobbyist when he first became acquainted with OSCAR — the Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio

Ofcom research on broadband speeds and smartphone services

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 09:16
Ofcom has today published annual reports on the broadband speeds people receive, and the different ways in which people use their smartphones

The way things were

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 09:16
Amateur radio club websites have changed dramatically over the years, the Archive.org site allows you to see what they were like back in 2001

IOTA news from the DARC

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 09:16
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

CATSync V1.1 - Next major release, with revolutionary new feature

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
Oscar, DJ0MY, has just released a major version release of his CATSync software. The new revolutionary "Click + Tune" feature now lets you use the software for bidirectional control

Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co. to partner

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service signed a memorandum of understanding with Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Station 70 April 28. The memorandum formalized a framework of cooperation and a close working relationship between the two organizations

Former Hamvention home 'Hara Arena' getting a new owner!

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
The ARRL Web page and ARRL Letter reports that the 'Dayton Daily News' is stating a Louisville, Kentucky-based developer, Michael Heitz, of Garrett-Day LLC Properties, is in the process of buying Hara Arena

Chang'e-4: Yuanwang 6 tracking vessel prepares for Moon relay satellite launch

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
The Yuanwang 6 space tracking vessel has left port in preparation to support the launch of the relay satellite required for China's ambitious Chang'e-4 lunar far side landing

Course Guide printable version

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
The IRTS Course Guide is designed to assist individuals prepare for the exam and also to act as a template for those organising classes

Realtime band conditions website

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
The purpose of this experimental Web site is to provide 24-7-365 actual (REALTIME) band condition information to CW QRPp, QRPe and CW/SSB for Contesters interested in increasing their scores. It can also be of benefit to other Radio Amateurs to determine band conditions for Nets and casual QSO's

Irish Amateur Station Licence Examination

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:19
We wish to remind all potential applicants that the next Amateur Station Licence Examination will be held on Thursday 31st May in the ComReg Offices in Dublin

Cuba's 'Operation Meteor' will involve ham radio

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
Cuba has launched 'Operation Meteor' to aid the island in preparing for any and all possible natural disasters, from droughts to hurricanes and earthquakes

Solar panel threat to HF spectrum

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
Last week Bob Bruninga WB4APR raised concerns about the threat posed to the HF spectrum by new solar panel installations, now John Pink G8MM / F5VKU has responded

Radio Caroline Trip 2018

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
The Martello Tower group will once again be running a special event station GB5RC from the Radio Caroline ship the MV Ross Revenge over a long weekend 3rd to 5th August. This weekend we have arranged 6 trips out to visit the ship for a tour of the ship including studios, transmitter room etc

STEVE visits the USA

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
Over the weekend, a solar wind stream engulfed Earth, sparking stronger-than-expected G2-class geomagnetic storms

EL58hx Grid Expedition - 25-27 May

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
The activation of maidenhead grid square EL58hx by W5PFG and AC0RA is just three weeks away. Even if you are not a grid or awards chaser, we would love to work you during this expedition via satellite

2018 AMSAT Space Symposium, Nov 2-4, in Huntsville, Alabama

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
AMSAT announces that the 2018 36th Annual AMSAT Space Symposium and General Meeting will be held on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2, 3, and 4, 2018 in Huntsville, Alabama

HamVention news

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 10:18
The Northern Ohio DX Association will once again sponsor a Hospitality Suite (22nd year) at this year's Day-Xenia HamVention

Costa Rica radio hams agreement with Fire Department

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:04
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed May 2, 2018, in San José, Costa Rica between Radio Club de Costa Rica (RCCR) and the Fire Department of Costa Rica to support the development of the 'ITU Winlink Node Project' in Costa Rica

Iowa County may turn to ham radio as backup

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 07/05/2018 - 10:04
If Muscatine County's digital communication systems were to fail during a catastrophe, a local group of amateur radio enthusiasts say they have the backup plan

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