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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

Ham Radio volunteers in Puerto Rico

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
Amateur Radio volunteers on the ground in Puerto Rico continue to provide assistance in a number of areas

Radio hams take part in largest ever severe weather drill

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
WHIO TV reports local ham radio operators took part in the largest ever amateur radio severe weather drill. It simulates what would happen if a massive weather disaster happened in Ohio

RSGB response to Ofcom on 5 GHz plans

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
The RSGB have responded to Ofcom's proposals to use permit the use of Broadband Fixed Wireless Access across the key Amateur and Amateur Satellite allocations at 5725-5850 MHz

August RSGB Board Proceedings

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
The RSGB Board Proceedings for August 19, 2017 have been released, they report the mailshot to G3 and G4 call sign holders delivered at least 100 new members

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
In the News this week we hear about the history of Jamboree On The Air, the largest annual activity organised by the World Organisation of Scouting Movements that introduces half a million Scouts and Guides in over one hundred countries involving some ten thousand amateur radio stations to Amateur Radio every year, 60 years this year and going strong

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
Many things fall apart. Over the past week, the 45 day outlook for solar flux and planetary A index at NOAA has been in a failure mode (probably at the US Air Force end, based on past experience) with no new predictions for three days, October 2-4. This is the longest outage that I recall for this resource

Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 122

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
Organisation around your shack The art of keeping your station organised and accessible has much to do with choosing wisely which bits to keep and which bits to throw. That's part of the story, but there are other aspects of organisation that will assist you

Asteroid to sweep close October 11-12

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 07/10/2017 - 10:53
Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass farther than some thought at first, but still within the moon’s orbit. How to watch online. Plus, how it’ll be used it as a test of Earth’s global asteroid defense system

ARISS contact planned for Montenegro

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Joe Acaba KE5DAR with Elementary School '21st of May', Podgorica, Montenegro

Symbol rate restrictions - FCC grants temporary waiver

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
The ARRL reports the FCC has granted an ARRL request to waive current Amateur Radio rules to permit data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently permitted, in order to facilitate hurricane relief communications between the continental US and Puerto Rico

Yaesu's System Fusion at Digital Communications Conference

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
HamRadioNow have released the video of the DCC talk by Chris Petersen K9EQ on the capabilities and possibilities of Yaesu's System Fusion

LimeSDR. Flexible, next-generation, open source software-defined radio

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
'What makes LimeSDR interesting is that it is using Snappy Ubuntu Core as a sort of app store. Developers can make code available, and end-users can easily download and install that code.'

Receiver front end protection unit from Cross Country Wireless

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
Cross Country Wireless have released a receiver front end protection unit for HF and low VHF receivers

Radio Caroline AM

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 10:14
Radio Caroline have just issued the following statement regarding their planned 648kHz AM service

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