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Application process for Short Term Restricted Service Licences (SRSLs) during May and June 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
Ofcom has just outlined the application process for SRSLs to provide a radio service between 12 May and 16 June 2018 (inclusive)

Final touches on Kletskous this weekend

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
The AMSATSA Kletskous team will be busy this weekend with the final touches on the CubeSat to get it ready to fly next Saturday on BACAR

CQ Hou Koers

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
CQ Hou Koers is the South African Voortrekkers' national amateur radio day and takes place on Saturday 21 October, with most Voortrekker stations active from 08:00 until 12:00 on 40 and 20 m and local repeaters

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
At 0326 UTC on October 12 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at very low levels

Imminent shutdown of seven repeaters

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
South Yorkshire Repeater Group (SYRG) have taken the unprecedented decision to close down our whole repeater network

Tiangong 1: Out of control Chinese space station about to fall to Earth, expert says

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Engineers lost contact with the space laboratory last year, and has been gradually falling back to Earth ever since and will crash land soon

ARISS contact planned for Ireland and Sweden

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA with Tallaght Community School, Dublin, Ireland and Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden

Foundations of Amateur Radio #123

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
The way we connect our antenna to our radio depends on a number of different factors. If you've come through the ranks recently, like I have, it's probable that you've only ever considered using COAXIAL cable

Olivier ON4EI is back in Ireland again

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Olivier ON4EI, is back again to Ireland from October 21st to November 1st 2017 in order to operate EI8GQB and EI1A during the CQ WW DX SSB (October 28-29th) from a caravan using mainly green energy

UTC issues 475/137kHz approvals to transmit to specific USA ham stations

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Yesterday (Friday 13th), some lucky email recipients received approvals deemed by the UTC not to be within 1Km of PLCs operating on 137 or 475kHz, and can operate using their amateur calls

Next Advanced distance learning course starts January

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Steve Hartley G0FUW reports the Bath-based Distance Learning course for the amateur radio Advanced exam has achieved an 85% pass rate with over 500 passes to date

Student to contact ISS with ham radio

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
WGLT reports 13 year-old Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX hopes to use amateur radio to talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Ofcom publishes 700 MHz clearance programme update

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Ofcom has published a progress update on work to clear spectrum in the 700 MHz band, to make it available for mobile broadband use

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

More than 2,500 registered for JOTA-JOTI

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) has more than 2,500 signed up to take part in the 2017 event over the October 20-22 weekend. This is the 60th JOTA

FCC grants experimental license for project to help provide cell service in Puerto Rico

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
'Project Loon,' led by Google's parent company Alphabet, is set to help provide emergency cellular service in Puerto Rico

VK1 WICEN activities

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Canberra Region have now arrived at the WICEN busy season. they have two events that clash on the same weekend

Live streaming from Space Colloquium this weekend

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:11
Thanks to volunteers from the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) the talks given at this weekend's AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium at Milton Keynes will be streamed live to a global audience

Geostationary Amateur Radio Transponder Talk and Demonstration

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/10/2017 - 10:11
On Saturday, October 14 at 1:45pm BST (1245 GMT) AMSAT-DL President Peter Guelzow DB2OS will give a presentation on the Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Amateur Radio Transponders to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium in Milton Keynes

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