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Forget cyber crims, it's time to start worrying about GPS jammers – UK.gov report

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
The UK must reduce the dependency of its critical infrastructure and emergency services on GPS technology to mitigate against the potentially disastrous impact of signal jamming, a government report has warned

Ham radio in the digital age

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
Erik Bilstad from broadcaster WTMJ interviewed Tom Pachner W9TJP manager of Milwaukee's Ham Radio Outlet (HRO)

Raspberry-Pi DVB transmitter: The benefits of open-source hardware

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
I was first alerted to the benefits of open-source some years ago while talking to a couple of very experienced engineers. These guys, who worked for a multi-billion-dollar company with a global footprint, had been asked by their manager to complete a project in a ridiculously short time frame

RSM website: creating a user friendly experience

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
The team at New Zealand's regulator RSM, have begun a process to improve their website

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
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, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
There have been few stations about this week, never mind any sort of DX. The best was E31A, Eritrea again but activity there has now finished. Me, I worked two European stations after many hours of calling on FT8. Horror, I may have to take a listen on other bands to get any contacts. PU0F (Fernando de Noronha Archipelago) gave a few ops a thrill on the weekend

ARRL comments on TAC Spectrum Policy Recommendations

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
The ARRL has responded to the Technological Advisory Council Spectrum Policy Recommendations and strongly urge the FCC to reinstate a 2016 TAC noise floor study

Early days of ham radio digital voice

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
Gary Pearce KN4AQ has raided the archives to provide a snapshot of Amateur Radio Digital Voice as it was a decade ago

AT and T hopes for 1 GB/second data over power lines

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
Project AirGig involves deploying low-cost plastic antennas along medium-voltage power lines as a means of propagating millimeter wave (mmWave) signals that can be used for 4G LTE and 5G multi-gigabit mobile and fixed deployments

Four ways Ham Radio connects and inspires the world

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
NASA have published an article by Erik López KG5TMU of the International Space Station Program Science Office, Johnson Space Center, which explains the role of Amateur Radio on the ISS

Winter Field Day 2018

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
In this video we will go through my experience participating in Winter Field Day 2018. Although the winter field day is a contest, a few operators and myself decided to try to initiate station to station contacts between Scandinavia and North America, using our off-grid, field portable Amateur radio stations

Czech Republic gets WRC-15 allocation PLUS existing 12 channels

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
A communication from Petr, OK1RP, says he is pleased to report that following extensive discussions with their regulator, the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU), an agreement has been reached whereby Czech Amateurs can access both the new WRC-15 60m Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz and their existing 12 60m Channels

IOTA news from the DARC

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 01/02/2018 - 10:10
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

ARISS contact planned for school in Batesville, Arizona, USA

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Central Magnet Math and Science ES/Batesville School District, Batesville, Arizona. The event is scheduled on Wednesday 31 January 2018 at approximately 16.42 UTC. The contact will be a telebridge operated by IK1SLD in Northern Italy

Ofcom update on 700 MHz clearance

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
Ofcom has published its latest updates on the programme to clear spectrum in the 700 MHz band of TV and PMSE, so it can be used for mobile data services in the future

Satellite presentation in Surrey, BC

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
ARRL Instructor and Legacy Circle Club member Clint Bradford, K6LCS, will be presenting his satellite presentation at the Surrey (BC) Amateur Radio Club on March 14, 2018. All are welcome to attend

NASA TV to air Russian spacewalk at the International Space Station

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
Two veteran Russian cosmonaut spacewalkers will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 2, for a planned 6.5-hour station servicing session. Live coverage of the spacewalk will air on NASA TV and the agency’s website beginning at 9:45 a.m. EST

AmsatDroidFree now open source

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
David Johnson G4DPZ has announced that his AmsatDroidFree satellite tracking App for Android devices is now open source

Raspberry Pi as SDR?

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
In the first of a three-part look at some ways to use a Raspberry Pi for amateur radio purposes, Pete M0PSX looks at setting up an RTL SDR dongle on a Raspberry Pi 3

USA ARDF Championships in California

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
The 2018 USA championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) will take place June 13-17 near Truckee, California, which is along Interstate 80 about 100 miles northeast of Sacramento and 33 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. The competition sites are at about 6300 feet elevation near Donner Summit

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