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ARISS receives Yasme Foundation grant

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made a significant grant to ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station), in support of the Critical Infrastructure Fund

NASA spacecraft makes record close approach to the Sun

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is now closer to the sun than any other spacecraft in history

Ham radio satellites on 5 Euro coin

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
The Bank of Lithuania (Lietuvos bankas) has released a commemorative gold 5 Euro coin featuring the amateur radio satellites LituanicaSAT-1 (LO-78) and LitSAT-1

RaDAR Challenge on 3 November

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
The last South African RaDAR Challenge for 2018 takes place from 00:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 3 November 2018

ARISS contact with Tallmadge Community Learning Center, Lancaster, OH

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Tallmadge Community Learning Center, Lancaster, OH on 31 Oct

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:54
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels. Currently there are no sunspots visible

OP prefix for Belgian radio amateurs in November

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
The UBA reports radio amateurs in Belgium can use the OP prefix during November as part of the 100th anniversary of WWI commemorations

WRC-19: 5 GHz and the impact on amateur radio

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
SARL News say the next World Radio Conference will take place in the last quarter of 2019, and there are a number of agenda items that may impact amateur radio

Ham College 46

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
Ham College episode 46 is now available for download. General Amateur Radio Exam part 17. Solar Propagation Effects, Delta Loop and Log Periodic Antennas

2018 AMSAT Space Symposium named in honor of Bill Tynan, W3XO

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
AMSAT has announced that the 2018 AMSAT-NA 36th Annual Space Symposium and General Meeting has been named in honor of Bill Tynan, W3XO

VHF/UHF workshop fired up new enthusiasm for beacons

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
SARL News reports that Brian Jacobs, ZS6YZ presented a paper entitled Beacon Coordination to gain maximum benefit. In his paper, he highlighted the need for setting up a proper coordinated beacon system which should include an automated monitoring system much like the HF noise floor monitoring system which automatically uploads data to a central server

8 meter band operation

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
Phil EI9KP (ON4TA) is back in Ireland for the next few weeks. Following tests with Dominic EI9JS, he is now fully QRV on the 40 MHz 8 meter band with a converted FT 857 in CW, SSB and FM

What's my WAI Square?

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
During the recent Irish 40-metre Counties Contest, a number of contesters were asked which Worked All Ireland square they were operating in, which led to some enquiries about the WAI Awards Scheme

Satellite operation from the RMS Queen Mary

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 09:21
A day of satellite operating from a deck on the RMS Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach in southern California, is slated for December 15

LED lighting can disrupt radio communications

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
Dutch amateur radio society VERON reports the current EMC standard, developed in the last century, no longer suffices

Australian Armistice Centenary special event callsigns

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
The WIA's Roger Harrison VK2ZRH has an update on special Event callsigns for the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1

QSO Today - Arnold Ziegel - W2HDI

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
After running maritime mobile from his 40 foot sailboat for many years, Arnold Ziegel, W2HDI, switched to power boats and all of the challenges to amateur radio brought on by the new boat

SSTV from the International Space Station

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
Amateur radio Slow Scan TV pictures were sent from the ISS on Saturday, the session ended early in the afternoon

Ham radio on Galicia TV

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
Members of the Alpha Charlie Radio Club EA1RKF in Fene located in the north of Galicia managed to get extensive TV publicity for amateur radio

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 28/10/2018 - 10:01
NewsWest for Sunday 28th October is the contesting edition. We talk about contests coming up, and talk about contesting. Dan discusses his effort chasing DX in a recent contest

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