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SARL HF Digital Contest this afternoon

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
The second of the three SARL HF Contests, the HF Digital Contest, is on the air this afternoon, 20 August, from 13:00 to 16:30 UTC with PSK31 and RTTY activity on 20, 40 and 80 metres

Three methods of transmitting WSPR reviewed at QSO365

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
Keith, G6NHU reviews three popular methods of transmitting WSPR on his blog

Broadband terminated dipole for ALE

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
The topic of this week's video is automatic link establishment or ALE. This time I'm presenting an ALE compatible Broadband terminated dipole antenna

FlexRadio update - SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success!

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
The results are in and SmartSDR V2.0 is a huge success! We excited to see that a significant percentage of customers have already upgraded to the new version in less than a month. The release has been one of our most successful yet, despite being one of the biggest

Ham experts sniff out illegal radio sets in Darjeeling

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
Amateur radio experts, engaged by security agencies to monitor cross-border radio chatter in the Darjeeling Hills region, have helped in the detection of at least 4 transceivers operating in the Hills illegally

Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 09:50
Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or “Great Tasting Whiskey.”

Revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
The revised NCVEC Form 605 must be used at exam sessions starting on August 21. Both the new FCC and NCVEC forms ask applicants if they have been convicted of a felony in any state or federal court. This conforms with FCC requirements to evaluate an applicant's qualifications to hold any FCC-issued license

Eclipse Day: Ham radio communication resources to be available

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse

MacLoggerDX Version 6.13 released

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released

Suzan PD3SZN established ARDF record at YOTA 2017

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
The Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports Suzan PD3SZN established a record for the fastest time among women in the ARDF competition at YOTA 2017 in Gilwell Park

Diversity in amateur radio

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF, said when he first attended an amateur radio meeting "No one spoke to me"

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 115

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
How does PSK or Phase Shift Keying actually work?

Ofcom - When ding dongs go wrong

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
When Wendy Macbean discovered customers at her gym in Londonderry were unable to lock or unlock their car doors she called Ofcom

Digital sign of the times

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
The move towards the use of digital modes for entry level licences is being considered in at least three major countries as a means of making Amateur Radio more relevant and attractive

An HF beacon system that fits in your pocket!

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 19/08/2017 - 09:24
The WSPRlite portable HF beacon/antenna testing system has been enhanced with the the release of 'WSPRlite-to-go'.

This weekend for lighthouses

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:59
The 20th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend has so far attracted 430 registrations from throughout the world and a few more may be received

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2017

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:59
The upcoming weekend sees this year's edition of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW), with close to 400 activations already registered

International lighthouse on the air - GB2SL Spurn Lighthouse

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:59
This year the Humber Fortress DX ARC have been invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to put on a station during International Lighthouse on the air weekend

Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2017

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:59
Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (August, 19-20th)

Russian Cosmonauts deploy satellites

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 10:59
On Thursday, July 17, ISS Expedition 52 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, RN3FI and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy manually deployed 5 satellites during a spacewalk

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