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Iceland plans to end ham radio call sign discrimination

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
On November 9, 2017 Iceland's Ministry of Transport and Local Government has published draft changes to the Radio Regulations for comment

AMSAT RadFxSat/Fox-1B launch delay

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced on November 6 that the launch of the Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat has been delayed due to a faulty battery on the booster. The launch is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th at 09:47 UTC

AU2JCB special event call-sign from India

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
AU2JCB is a special event call-sign to commemorate the birth date (30 NOV) and to pay homage and to to tell about the great Indian scientist Acharya JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
This weekend we paused to remember those who suffered or perished through wars. The 11th November marks the end of World War One, the Great War, ninety nine years ago

2017 Makrothen RTTY Contest - Results posted!

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
Pizza Lovers 259 is pleased to announce the completion of scoring and posting of final results of the 2017 running of the Markrothen RTTY Contest

Australian Amateur Radio Callbook 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
This WIA publication is expected to be in sale in early November, with final pre-press work having been under its Editor Peter Freeman VK3PF and in the final printing and binding stages. The Callbook is produced each year with the agreement of the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Students' amateur radio balloon launch

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
The Chicago Tribune reports students with ham radios and GoPro cameras tracked balloons into Ohio

Caroline 648 testing

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
A test signal with continuous music and announcements reported today

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 12/11/2017 - 10:07
Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at very low levels

New product for antenna testing

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:02
SOTABEAMS has released details of latest addition to their antenna testing system, the WSPRlite Flexi, today. Building on the success of the WSPRlite Classic, the Flexi increases coverage from 6 metres through to 630 metres

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:02
What did you hear last week? Last week I spent a little time talking about the Weak Signal Propagation Reporters network, or WSPR, pronounced Whisper. You might remember that I set up my radio to receive these signals to see what I could learn. Turns out, I learnt quite a bit

G2BVN Memorial Trophy awarded to OE1WHC

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:02
Professor Wolf Harranth OE1WHC CEO of the Research and Documentation Center for the History of Radio Communications and the Electronic Media (DokuFunk) has been awarded the Roy Stevens G2BVN Memorial Trophy

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:02
No sunspots are visible so far in November, and as of November 9 we have seen nine days of blank Sun. But the past few days had strong geomagnetic activity, with planetary A index on November 7-9 at 36, 47 and 20, and so far on early November 10, at 21. 28 is the predicted planetary A index for November 10

20th anniversary of BBC News website

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
Twenty years ago this week, the BBC News website was launched. What was reported about amateur radio in those early years?

Hurricanes shine light on emergency communications

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
The Atlantic hurricane disasters this year left more than 260 dead with $300 billion in damages, making them the costliest ever

Cape San Blas Florida Lighthouse activation

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
The Parama City Amateur Radio Club will activate the Cape San Blas Lighthouse ARLHS USA-135M at Core Park in Port St Joe, FL Saturday, Nov. 11, 1500 UTC to 1900 UTC or 10 AM to 2 PM EST

English edition of AMSAT-EA newsletter

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
Spain's amateur satellite group AMSAT-EA have released an English language edition of their November newsletter

Armistice Day Centenary to be commemorated

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
The end of WWI came when Armistice was declared on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Clarifying the designation of certain non-geographic numbers

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 10/11/2017 - 10:08
Ofcom has today published a consultation on proposed changes to the National Telephone Numbering Plan, to simplify the designation of numbers beginning ‘07x’, so they may only be used for genuinely mobile services

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