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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 09/12/2017 - 10:40
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to stay at very low levels

New Log Periodic with Parasitic Element Enhancement

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
InnovAntennas have a new Log Periodic that covers 100MHz to 750MHz to replace their very popular 100MHz to 600MHz Log with rear mounting is 1290mm long and unlike the original, this one can be mounted in either horizontal or vertical plane

German Klasse K licence postponed

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
It looks as though the introduction of an entry level amateur radio license in Germany has been postponed indefinitely

Review of spectrum used by the fixed wireless sector

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
Ofcom has published a consultation as part of a phased strategic review of spectrum used by fixed wireless services

Merging the band plans worldwide

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has three regions, which are steadily aiming at a unification of band planning

Hong Kong celebrates with VR20 prefix

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
Hong Kong licensed radio amateurs are being allowed to use the special prefix VR20 on a voluntary basis to 30th June 2018

MSF interruption

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
The MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be shut down on Thursday 14 December from 10:00 to 14:00 UTC

EURAO Newsletter December 2017

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
The EURAO Newsletter comes out quarterly, either in pdf format and as a website. Spread the word!

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:26
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, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
A really dreadful week even a CW contest could not persuade conditions to lift. There was a little bit of DX about. HC8LUT (Galapagos Is), FY5HB (French Guiana), TO2SP (St. Barthelemy Is), VK8HW (Australia) and a few others

Atmospheric radiation is increasing

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
New space weather balloon measurements over California show that cosmic rays in Earth's atmosphere are increasing. The main reason is the solar cycle

October RSGB Board Proceedings

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
The RSGB Board Proceedings for October 13, 2017 have been released, they report attendees at the RSGB Convention were significantly higher than in previous years

ARISS contact planned for school in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Summa-Aldapeta, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain

Ham radio helps save two at sea

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
Fishermen Maniyan and Anil from Veli owe their lives to amateur radio operators from Quilon and Idukki who pitched in some valuable efforts to reach out to those affected by cyclone Ockhi

NASA TV coverage of Space Station crew landing

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
Three crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to end their mission and return to Earth on Thursday, Dec. 14, just days before another three space travelers begin their mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website

Review of the 070 number range

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
Ofcom has published a consultation on proposals for the regulation of telephone numbers beginning with 070, following a review of this market

IOTA news from the DARC

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 07/12/2017 - 10:26
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Croatia confirms WRC-15 60m allocation, increases 160m privileges

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:55
On Friday, 24th November 2017, the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) published in a Official gazette (Narodne Novine) No 116/2017, changes to the rules on amateur radio communications in the Republic of Croatia

FCC seeks comments on TAC recommendations

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:55
The ARRL report the FCC if seeking comments on Technological Advisory Council (TAC) recommendations

Gibraltar's clandestine SOE wireless station

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 06/12/2017 - 09:55
The Gibraltar Chronicle reports how an illicit diary belonging to Hugh Mallory Falconer, SOE code number GB 007, led to a clandestine SOE wireless station

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