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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

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
In the news this week, we take a long hard look at new amateurs, what they can do, where to start, what myths exists around the Foundation License and what is going on in the social scene about Foundation Calls

Hammies Class B RAE course

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
The Hammies Amateur Radio Club ZS6ZU, will be running a Class-B RAE course for 10-15 year olds

AMSAT Membership Deal and Getting Started

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 21/01/2018 - 10:31
AMSAT membership supports the organization and construction of new satellites. Right now, we are offering a free PDF copy of our Getting Started with Amateur Satellites with every new on-line membership

Bored of Directors, on Ham Radio Now

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
David W0DHG and Gary KN4AQ catch up on the final details of all the proposals and revisions that are going into the ARRL Board of Directors meeting this weekend

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 137

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
Virtual Radio - There is a feeling of anticipation in the air, the year has started, there are so many different ideas bubbling through my mind that I feel like an excited puppy dog wagging its tail. I've been playing with a wonderful piece of software called GNU Radio

Noctilucent rocket fumes over Japan

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
On Thursday, Jan. 18th, Japan's space agency JAXA launched a small rocket over the Pacific Ocean. It created a rare and amazing display of artificial noctilucent clouds

GPS lobby seeks block on use of nearby spectrum

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
A GPS World article highlights the attempt by GPS interests to exclude other users from spectrum near 1575 MHz

Turn the bands green for St Patrick's Day

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
In Ireland we traditionally celebrate St Patrick's Day on the 17th March. But with radio we go world wide by getting on air following the time zones as people celebrate across the globe from 12 noon on 16th March till 12 noon on the 18th March

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:55
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

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