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Australian scouts prepare for JOTA/JOTI

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 08:15
A reminder that next weekend 20th and 21st is Jamboree On the Air. It is anticipated there will be more than 8000 Scouts and Girl Guides participating in Australia and more than 1 million world-wide

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/10/2018 - 08:15
Last week this bulletin reported a return of sunspot activity on September 29 after a 16 day absence from September 13-28, but the new activity only lasted 6 days. As of Thursday night (October 11) we are now at 7 days with no sunspots visible

Rocket carrying radio ham KG5TMV to ISS fails

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
A Soyuz rocket booster failed during the launch of a capsule carrying radio amateur Nick Hague KG5TMV and Alexey Ovchinin to the International Space Station

AMSAT-UK talks web streamed this weekend

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
Watch this weekend's talks at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes live on the web

Scouts to swap a badge by radio - JOTA with SSTV, from GB2GP

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
Jamboree on the Air is coming! And GB2GP is getting ready... This year we'll be swapping badges - by radio!

Foundations of Amateur Radio #175

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
Everything you know about dipole (calculators) is wrong ... The other day I did an experiment. I searched for 'dipole calculator' and using the first 20 results I calculated the length of a dipole suitable for 7.130 MHz

Wireless electricity transmissions in Texas

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
KWTX reports scientists are studying wireless electricity transmission in Central Texas

EchoLink now connected to Irish DMR Network

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
The Irish digital radio community continues to grow with more stations registering for DMR numbers every month. New digital repeaters and gateways have been established around Ireland to allow various users talk to each other

Polar battle under the northern lights - this Saturday

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
The Scandinavian Activity Contest (SAC) is a matter of equality when some two-hundred Polar Contesters gather, gaze under the Aurora Borealis and flex their muscles under somewhat equal conditions

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 09:39
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

ARISS contact planned for school in Turnhout, Belgium

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with Sint-Jozefcollege, Turnhout, Belgium

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
Sunday was the only day worth counting. Really a phenomenal day, plenty of DX and activity on 10m. TO6OK (Mayotte) and 9X0T (Rwanda) cut the week up between themselves but Sunday was FY/F5DKO’s day. (French Guiana)

RMS Leinster commemoration

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
The Wrexham Leader notes that radio amateurs were among those commemorating the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster by a submarine on October 10, 1918

ISS crew member fires up NA1SS to seek random contacts

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
'Hello, America. This is the International Space Station. Who’s out there?' And with that “CQ” of sorts on 145.800 MHz, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, KG5TMT, MD, spent some time at the helm of NA1SS on October 6 making casual, random contacts — something that’s fairly rare these days

Gutter clips for stealth wire antennas

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
Many radio amateurs face restrictions when they want to install HF antennas at home. In the US, HOA restrictions can make getting on the HF bands especially challenging

Reboot Amateur Radio Podcast

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
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

Guidance for communications providers on ensuring access to emergency services in a power cut

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
New Ofcom guidance, published today, sets out the measures communications providers should have in place to ensure customers using broadband-based landline services can still call the emergency services during a power cut

Geomagnetic thunder? Auroras caught making noise

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
For centuries, people inside the Arctic Circle have reported hearing strange hissing and popping sounds under the Northern Lights. Evidence is mounting that at least some those auroral sounds are real

Update on Made TV licences

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
Ofcom has published a decision on certain changes to the programming commitments of seven local television services held by Made Television Limited

Radio ham's golden wedding anniversary

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 08:54
The Wiltshire Times reports that radio amateur George Feary G4MDH and his wife Renee have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary

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