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New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator named

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position

Amateur radio operators gather for Hamfest

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
NBC TV news reports amateur radio vendors and operators gathered last weekend to discuss evolving technical aspects of the field that help with emergency backup communications

Deutscher Amateur Radio Club - IOTA news

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 24/01/2018 - 09:51
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AREDN donates Mesh Networking equipment to ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
The Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) project team has donated several pieces of High-Speed Multimedia Mesh (HSMM) hardware to the ARRL Laboratory

Iceland updates ham radio regs

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
The Iceland Radio Amateurs (IRA) site says the regulator PFS has updated the Amateur Radio regulations

'It's like Frankenstein's lab': Massive 78-year-old transmitter for sale

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
A piece of radio history could be yours for $5,000. A 1940 RCA 50 kW shortwave transmitter, located at the decommissioned Radio Canada International site in Sackville, is up for sale

What happens to discarded rocket boosters and old satellites?

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
Rockets routinely drop stages on their way to orbit, and you might wonder what happens to these spent piece of space hardware when they fall back?

Callum Stockley joins Icom UK’s Marketing Department

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 23/01/2018 - 09:45
Icom UK are pleased to announce that Callum Stockley joins the marketing department as their new Marketing Assistant

PicSat requests Ham Radio assistance to capture/upload telemetry

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
The Cubesat PicSat was launched on the same PSLV-C40 flight from India that delivered AO-92 to orbit

Foundation Online Course Statistics

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
Essex Ham have published the figures for the 14 free online amateur radio Foundation courses which were run in 2017

ICQ Podcast Episode 258 - Getting Ready for the Six Metre Season

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by, Edmund Spicer M0MNG, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Getting ready for the six-metre season

AO-92 Commissioning: HERCI Experiment and L-Band Downshifter

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
AMSAT North America reports on the testing of the L-Band Downshifter on the recently launched AO-92 CubeSat providing a 1267 to 435 MHz FM transponder

VK6 IOTA

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
Craig VK5CE is pleased to announce his next DXpedition will be to three IOTAs in Western Australia

Southern Ireland Repeater Group

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
It recently became necessary to relocate the 70cm repeater EI7BWR on 430.875 to an alternative site due to a change of site owners who were not as accommodating to amateur radio

3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition news

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
We had an uneventful traverse of the Straits of Magellan, and are currently just southeast of the Falkland Islands, making approximately 11 knots

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th January, through Sunday, 21st January there were 217 countries active

IOTA News from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 22/01/2018 - 10:30
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Pico-Balloon from Argentina

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
AMSAT Argentina has informed SARL News that they launched a Pico-Balloon on Friday 19 January that is heading towards South Africa

ZS30SRC - Celebration of 30 years in Amateur Radio

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
The Secunda Amateur Radio Club, ZS6SRC, is celebrating its 30th anniversary from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 January with a week of DXing on six HF bands using the special call sign ZS30SRC. QSL via the operator's instructions

ARISS contact with Naka Junior High School, Kakamigahara City, Japan

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Naka Junior High School, Kakamigahara City, Japan on 22 Jan

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