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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

Class to focus on amateur radio

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:02
The Joplin Amateur Radio Club will offer a three-week amateur radio class for those interested in the hobby

FoxTelem Version 1.06 software released

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
Chris, G0KLA, has released version 1.06 of FoxTelem on January 27. This release addresses several defects and instabilities in FoxTelem version 1.05 and earlier

Foundation course planned

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
The Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club are planning a Foundation course to start on Monday Feb 26th at 7pm (19:00hrs) over 6 weeks

Space funeral startup to launch ashes into orbit on SpaceX rocket

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
A startup planning to launch dead people’s ashes into orbit has announced that its first launch will be on board one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets

Backscatter available as free PDF

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
Backscatter is a compendium of the best technical articles that have been in Scatterpoint, the UK Microwave Group newsletter (and its predecessor) over the period 1999 to 2006

2018 SARL National Convention

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
The Pretoria Amateur Radio Club hosts the 2018 SARL National Convention over the weekend of 13 to 15 April with the SARL AGM on 14 April 2018

NASA TV to air live coverage of rare lunar eclipse

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
Sky-gazers are in for a rare treat Wednesday, Jan. 31, when three celestial events combine to create a super blue blood moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the celestial spectacle beginning at 5:30 a.m. EST

IRTS QSL Outwards Manager

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
Important reminder that Tony Baldwin EI8JK is stepping aside as QSL Outwards Manager after many years of sterling service. The Irish Radio Transmitters Society is indebted to him for all his work and sends him sincerest thanks

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will launch a sculpture so we can all see art in space

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 30/01/2018 - 09:27
For two months, the night sky will also be an art museum. The Nevada Museum of Art and artist Trevor Paglen will be launching a 100-foot-long satellite into space in mid-2018, and people around the world will be able to see it for themselves whether they have a telescope or not

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