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Update on problems with RAC website

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:25
Due to recent changes to the WordPress software, we are continuing to experience issues with the RAC website and posts and pages can take up to a minute or more to load

Tin whisker

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:25
This may resemble an alien landscape, but it is actually a microscopic view of tin used to solder electronic components

MRFX Design Challenge

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:25
NXP Semiconductors has started a design competition around the new MRFX1K80H RF power transistor

The Rise of the Maker Movement

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
In this episode, State of Electronics looks at the changes to hobby electronics and how that influences the broader view of the profession of electronic design and manufacture

Queensland students talk with an astronaut

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) linked up the Beaconsfield State School in McKay, Queensland with Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA via a telebridge last Thursday

ARISS contact planned for Livorno and Lomazzo, Italy

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA with Liceo Scientifico ‘Francesco Cecioni”, Livorno, Italy and Liceo Artistico Melotti, Lomazzo, Italy

The Next Generation of Hams

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
Video talk by Ward Silver N0AX about the next generation of radio amateurs, given at the TAPR/ARRL Digital Comunications Conference (DCC)

9 year-old Grace KM4TXT works Surinam

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
Video of 9 year-old Grace Lea KM4TXT working PZ5K in Surinam on 10 meters during the CQ Worldwide DX SSB Contest

174-184 MHz – Land Mobile Radio technical consultation

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
New Zealand's Minister for Communications has decided the new uses for the former analogue television Band III (174-230 MHz) in April 2017, following a review of options for allocating the frequencies in this band. One of these new uses is land mobile radio services, which is allocated 10 MHz between 174-184 MHz

Lake Malawi DXpedition

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
Members of the EIDX Group (who brought you 9N7EI earlier this year) will be active as 7Q7EI from an ideal location on the shores of Lake Malawi between March 21st and April 3rd, 2018

IOTA news from the DARC

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:16
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

FaradayRF Open Source Digital Radio on HamRadioNow

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
What do you do when a DCC presenter can't make it to the conference? Invite the audience to jump in, one of those was Sterling Coffey N0SSC who gave an impromptu talk about FaradayRF

QIKCOM-1 update

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, has posted a status update for the recently deployed APRS QIKCOM-1 satellite module on the AMSAT Bulletin Board

VDSL Pollution - 2017 RSGB Convention video

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
The RSGB has made available the slides and video of the presentation on the VDSL Interference Survey given at the 2017 RSGB Convention Milton Keynes

CEPT level ham radio training book released

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
Sweden's national society SSA has released a preliminary version of the 599 page PDF training book KonCEPT for the country's CEPT HAREC compatible amateur radio exam

HamCollege 34

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
General Amateur Radio Exam part 5. Volunteer Examiners, good operator practices. Reactance demonstration

IARU-R1 release new VHF Handbook

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
IARU Region 1 have announced that the latest edition (8.00) of the VHF Handbook is available for free download

APRS satellites QIKCOM-1 deployed

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
QIKCOM-1 was deployed from the ISS Friday at 0915 UTC attached to the SIMPL spacecraft. It is an APRS digipeater just like the ISS

Special membership offer for RadFxSat launch

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
As part of the preparations for the launch of RadFxSat on November 10th, AMSAT is making our 'Getting Started With Amateur Satellites' book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store

Getting started in Amateur Radio Field Communications

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
Today we are talking about amateur radio field communications. I'm constantly receiving excellent questions about getting a start in Amateur Radio field communications

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