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IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 09:20
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Last Man Standing on Fox TV

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
Season 7 of the popular Last Man Standing show in which Tim Allen plays radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT will be shown on Fox TV

TF1VHF 4 m and 6 m beacons on air

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
Today the TF1VHF 4 m (70,057 MHz, 20 W) and 6 m (50,457 MHz, 25 W) beacons went on air from the real beacon site in HP84WL at Álftanes about 80 km NNW from Reykjavik

17 new Hammies in Bhisho

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
The SARL congratulates Dave Higgs, ZS2DH and his team who ran a special RAE boot camp which saw 17 youngsters from a rural community write the Class-B RAE on April 30

Norwegian ham radio license regulations consultation

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
The NRRL reports Norway's communications regulator NKOM has published the responses to the consultation on amendments to the Radio Amateur License Regulations

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
In this broadcast: It’s HISTORY week - and we head back to 1974, and before. To warm you up for your trip to the 2018 Gold Coast WIA extravaganza, Onno brings you a wrap of “WIA Convention #37”. Bob discusses “A funny thing happened in the shack the other night”. I’m shaking up a can of magic LPS spray. We have news of the Limited AOCP ...and to end history off, a round the world yacht race

Electric blanket sparked fire which killed radio ham

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
New Zealand radio amateur Arthur Earle Plimley ZL1TAG was killed by 40-year-old electric blanket which had been modified to allow the voltage to be increased

Radio ham's wizardry sends signals across Europe

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:26
The Teesdale Mercury interviews radio amateur Nick Peckett G4KUX a keen VHF, UHF and Microwave enthusiast

2017 CQWW CW Contest scoring change

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
A change in scoring methodology for duplicate contacts (dupes) in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored

Amateur Radio Parity Act language in NDA Act

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
ARRL reports Amateur Radio Parity Act language has been inserted into the National Defense Authorization Act

Foundations of Amateur Radio #153

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
The other week I participated in a contest. This particular contest was on the 80m band, around 3.5 MHz. The contest itself, while worthy of a mention, the Harry Angel Memorial Sprint, runs for 106 minutes and commemorates every year of Harry's life, at the time, the oldest radio amateur in Australia. I made two contacts. Count 'em and weep. Two

The future of Ham Radio

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
Retiring WIA Vice President David Ford VK4MZ looks forward to a future where amateur radio is one of the fastest growing hobbies on the planet and Multi-operator contest stations are streamed live online via YouTube and Twitch

VERON membership numbers increase

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
Netherlands amateur radio society VERON reports that from January 1, 2018 until May 8 the number of members has increased by 100

German ham radio regulator releases 2017 report

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has presented its report for 2017

Red airglow over the Atacama Desert

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
On Thursday night, the normally dark skies of Chile's Atacama Desert lit up with rippling bands of red light. It looked like the aurora borealis, but it was not

NASA sending helicopter to Mars

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:15
Sunspots reappeared this week, after none on April 28 through May 3. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 3.6 (last week) to 14.6 (May 3-9)

Linear transponder CubeSat to deploy from ISS today

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:43
Masa JN1GKZ reports JAXA has announced three CubeSats, Irazu (Costa Rica), 1KUNS-PF (Kenya) and UBAKUSAT (Turkey) will deploy from the International Space Station on Friday, May 11 between 1030-1040 GMT

Norway introduces 2x1 contest call signs

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:43
Following a longtime request from the Norwegian contest community, the Norwegian Communication Authority (NCA) recently permitted the use of 2x1 contest call signs for individual radio amateurs

IARUMS newsletter now available

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:43
The IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the situation in the 5 MHz secondary amateur radio allocation

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