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SARL membership annual renewals

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Final membership renewal notices for the 2018/2019 financial year were sent by e-mail on Friday 14 September and members reacted positively with their payments. A word of thanks to all who have renewed their membership so far

Makrothen RTTY Contest (Distance Based Scoring = More FUN!)

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Originally conceived by Waldemar Kebsch, DK3VN and now sponsored by Pizza Lovers 259 (PL259), the contest takes place each year during the second full weekend in October

ESEO student satellite to enter final test phase

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
The European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) satellite carries an AMSAT-UK FUNcube-4 amateur radio 1260/145 MHz FM transponder. On September 27 it successfully completed the vibrations test

UK’s rarest lizard to be tracked by tiny radio tags

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Tiny radio tags are being used to track the movements of a group of Britain’s rarest reptiles as they are reintroduced into the wild

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Foundations of Amateur Radio #173

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
One of the often repeated attributes of noise and antennas is that man-made noise is vertically polarised and that is why a vertical antenna sounds noisier than a horizontal dipole. It's an interesting thing to say, but it it true?

The chill of solar minimum

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
The sun is entering a deep Solar Minimum, and Earth's upper atmosphere is responding

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
In the news this week, the FCC appears to ban the operation by amateurs of all unlicensed radios that are capable of being used outside amateur bands, closer to home we have an update from the Ham Feast, the Platinum VKFF Hunter Award, an update on the Golden Globe Yacht Race where radio amateurs are providing weather and net control services to sailors traversing the globe

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
The Sun remained spotless over the past week, and by September 27 the period with no sunspots was over two weeks. Average daily solar flux declined from 68.6 to 67.9. Average planetary A index increased from 9.7 to 10.9, while average mid-latitude A index declined from 8.3 to 7.9

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 21st September, through Friday, 28th September there were 211 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 29/09/2018 - 09:38
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Global Learn Day on the Air

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
The ARRL reports Global Learn Day on the Air (GLDOTA) is an extension of Global Learn Day, which celebrates learning and encourages everyone to recognize the importance of education

New!! - Reboot Amateur Radio Podcast Episode 1: Futuristic Technology – Aredn

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
This podcast is your bi-weekly Futuristic Technology News source. Join your host Johan ZS1I and share in the excitement and importance of futuristic amateur radio technology and events

ISWL callsigns for October

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of October 2018

Free download CQ-DATV 64 Magazine

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
CQ DATV 64 magazine is now available for free download. The back issues CQ-DATV 1 through to CQ-DATV 64 are also available

Superhet Radio History

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
Electronics Notes tells the story of how the superhet radio was born. Today we all take the superhet radio for granted. It has always been there and given good performance. But how often do we step back and think about when and how it was developed

EURAO Party - Autumn 2018: discover the 60m band

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
The European Radio Amateurs' Organization announces a new party on the air, this time with the motto: "discover the 60m band"

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 28/09/2018 - 09:23
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, 27/09/2018 - 09:46
A terrible week. Sunday was the only day when DX and spotters got into double figures. I worked only 2 Eu stations on 10m. Chile have special event stations starting XR208 on air

MacDoppler Version 2.29 released

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 27/09/2018 - 09:46
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that MacDoppler Version 2.29 has been released

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