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QRZ DX and The DX Magazine publisher Carl Smith, N4AA (SK)

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
QRZ DX and The DX Magazine Publisher and Editor Carl Smith, N4AA, of Asheville, North Carolina, died on October 20. An ARRL member, he was 77 and had been a radio amateur and DXer for more than 6 decades

St Brandon DXpedition news

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
Our last communication goes back to several months but we didn't stay inactive! All tasks are going as scheduled. The logistical operations are going on and will soon be finalized. Transport to St. Brandon has been secured by a 50% deposit. It will be a 24h journey by boat between 3B8 and 3B7

ISWL Callsigns for November

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of November 2017

Ultra-wideband licence exempt proposal

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
Ofcom has published a proposal to license exempt ultra-wideband equipment (UWB)

Amateur Radio is back to the young generation

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
Mathrubhumi reports 'ham radio, the predecessor of telecommunications, is being explored by this young generation'

G0SFJ at ESA's open day in Noordwijk

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
Here's a new video released by ESA that includes audio from NA1ISS and W0PD/N0PD

Geomagnetic storms likely this week

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
A large hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of solar wind toward Earth. Estimated time of arrival: Oct. 24th

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 09:45
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Summary Record of IARU Administrative Council Meeting

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
The IARU have released published a Summary Record of the 42nd meeting of the Administrative Council which note "...no agenda items for new or harmonized spectrum allocations should be sought at WRC-19"

Caution urged in using high duty cycle digital modes via satellite

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
As a result of on-the-air observation other satellite users planning to try FT8 or MSK144 modes via satellite are encouraged use caution using these modes and possibly avoid their use completely in light of problems

Radio ham's HAARP experiment

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
The IEEE Spectrum reports on the Slow Scan Television (SSTV) transmissions made from Alaska's HAARP facility by radio amateur Chris Fallen KL3WX

ICQPODCAST – G8BBC the official launch

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
In this special episode, Colin M6BOY, Chris M0TCH and Martin M0SGL visit Broadcasting House in London for the official launch of G8BBC

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 15th October, through Sunday, 22nd October there were 230 countries active

Bad weather prompts GB1BSW postponement

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 09:41
As you're probably aware, a large chunk of North Wales was subjected to the remnants of Hurricane Brian yesterday!

Aussie pico balloon series restarts

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
After an absence since March this year, a tiny high altitude balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne was right on track to head north in Victoria before turning west into South Australia. Andy Nguyen VK3YT put up PS-72 on Sunday 15th, a solar powered party foil-like balloon measuring 90-cm across, filled with hydrogen

New venue for Cape Town SDR Workshop

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Due to problems on the CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) campus, the venue for the SDR Workshop to be held in Cape Town on 4 November has been changed

International Space Station crew invites public along for photographic trip around world

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point on social media

The Terahertz spectrum

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Most radio amateurs are only active on the bottom 30 MHz of the entire radio spectrum, which covers in total 300 000 MHz (300 GHz)

Weekend meteors from Halley's Comet

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower

J-Codes

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
J-Codes are designed to enable very basic communication between Scouts that do not share a common language

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