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Radio Clubs of the World Sprint Contest 2017

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:40
After the great welcome of the previous editions, it comes again the 'sprint contest' version of the EANET Award, devoted to the 'Radio Clubs of the World'.

2017 Examination Standards Committee Report

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:40
The RSGB Examination Standards Committee Report 2017 is available for download. It includes a submission about the Air Cadets Organisation Foundation equivalent exam

Election of RAC Director for Ontario South Region

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:40
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) would like to congratulate Phil McBride, VA3QR/VA3KP, on his re-election as RAC Director for the Ontario South Region

DXCC Most Wanted (ClubLog)

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:40
The DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of October 1st

Turkish Special Event

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:40
Look for 10 Turkish special event callsigns to be active between October 20th and November 20th

PowerFilm F15-1200 Portable Solar Power for ham radio

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
Continuing the series on portable power for ham radio, we turn our attention to portable, packable solar power

RadioStrat probe retrieved

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
The RadioStrat Team reports that they retrieved the probe that they launched on September 25th. On Friday, October 6th, a gardener from Mequinesa (Zaragoza) called them to inform him that he had found the probe hanging from a tree

AMSAT Phase 4 Groundstation Report for the Week 3 October

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
Michelle Thompson, W5NYV, has released the Weekly Report for the AMSAT Groundstation Team

Sputnik Replica - The Transmitter

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
In the January edition of the RAZzies magazine Frank Waarsenburg PA3CNO continued to report about building a replica of the original Sputnik 1 transmitter

Proposals to revise the broadband speeds Codes of Practice

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
Ofcom has just published a consultation on proposed changes to its Codes of Practice on broadband speeds

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 1st October, through Sunday, 8th October there were 217 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:21
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Radio Amateurs - a threatened species?

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
Within ten years – probably less – member society numbers in many countries seem likely to be in freefall

Radio amateurs should keep up with modern times

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
Radio amateurs made their mark in history when they discovered worldwide HF communications while using radiotelegraphy, which is the correct term for CW. Ten years later they discovered VHF propagation beyond the line-of-sight to the surprise of the radio experts

Makrothen RTTY Contest (Distance Based Scoring = More FUN!)

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
Most contests use a scoring system based on the number of QSOs made together with the number of multipliers accumulated by each station during the contest. The Makrothen RTTY Contest is different – it scores based on the distance between the two stations

Radio ham provided Morse link after hurricane

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
The Miami Herald reports Chet Hogue N3BK used amateur radio to link to the outside world when hurricane Irma knocked out phones and Wi-Fi in the Florida Keys

October Radio ZS magazine available for all to read

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
The South African Radio League (SARL) have made the October edition of their magazine Radio ZS available for free download

Update on CARHOF nomination process

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
The RAC Board is pleased to announce that former RAC Atlantic Director Ev Price, VO1DK, has been appointed as a Trustee for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF)

Frank Perry named CQ Advertising Manager

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
CQ magazine Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, has announced the appointment of Frank Perry of Wantagh, New York, as CQ's Advertising Manager, effective Monday, October 9, 2017

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 08/10/2017 - 10:22
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

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