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DPØGVN WSPR Beacon in Antarctia is operational

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00
On January 15 in the afternoon hours, the multiband receiver of the new permanent WSPR beacon DPØGVN in Antarctica was put into operation. It is active from the German research station "Neumayer III" of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Modes used on air during 2017

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00
Michael Wells G7VJR has published a breakdown by mode of the amateur radio contacts uploaded to Club Log in 2017

The English School, Nicosia students to have live discussion with astronaut in space

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00
On Wednesday, 24th January 2018 at 10:35:45 UTC, students of The English School in Nicosia, Cyprus will have the opportunity talk live to an astronaut in space. The astronaut will be on-board the International Space Station

4U0R, Austria

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00
Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club (ARCDXC) [4U1A] will be active with special callsign 4U0R from the Vienna International Center, Austria, for the 'World Radio Day' (February 13th) between February 13-20th

SDR Workshop

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 19/01/2018 - 10:00
The SARL and AMSAT SA will be holding another SDR Workshop at the National Amateur Radio Centre from 09:00 - 13:00 CAT on Saturday 20 January 2018

New 'Celtic Knot' VHF-UHF Competition

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
The GMDX Group is sponsoring a new annual competition to promote VHF-UHF DX and contesting activity in the North and West of the geographical British Isles - and to give stations everywhere an opportunity to work those areas

Zhou Enlai student satellite to launch

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai, developed with primary and middle school students, is expected to launch on Friday, January 19, 2018

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Trying to concentrate on the positive side of Ten Metre activity is a tad difficult at the moment. For example Monday shows H91IT, H91TT and H91T. Only the first of these is a good call.

New BT broadband service to transmit across VHF

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
BT's Openreach plans to use the polluting technology G.fast, that transmits across the VHF spectrum as well as HF, to deliver new broadband services

Auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Ofcom has published an update on the timetable for setting the regulations that will apply to the forthcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands

SSTV on a Baofeng?

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Sending and receiving images over amateur radio using SSTV can be lots of fun. Andy M6XFC has written on the Essex Ham site about how to get started with SSTV on a Baofeng handheld

The home of the good guys

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
A radio amateur from Far North Queensland has achieved a lot for a remote village while on holidays in the Solomon Islands

New SOTA Associations 2017

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:15
Fifteen new SOTA associations were added during the year 2017, bringing the total to 136

InnovAntennas release 4/2m dualbander

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
InnovAntennas today released the first in a new range of dual band Yagis covering both 4m and 2m bands. The first in the range is a 12 element which has 5 active elements on 70MHz and 7 active elements on 144MHz with a single feed point and 2.4m boom

Winter Field Day 2018

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
It's that time of year again where we'll get outside and practise amateur radio in the field. The difference now is, we will be doing it via the Winter Field Day 2018 event

NCVEC Question Pool Committee releases errata to new Technician Question Pool

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8

Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82

SOTA Sherpa Award for 2017 - Guru EA2IF

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 17/01/2018 - 11:45
Each year, the SOTA Sherpa Award is made to a person who in the opinion of the SOTA Management Team, has made a particularly substantial effort and contribution in the growth and development of the programme that year

Tom and Jimmy 'complete' GI

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
Jimmy Read M0HGY and his dad Tom Read M1EYP became only the 4th and 5th SOTA participants to activate every summit in the GI - Northern Ireland association

AO-73 / FUNcube-1 Illumination update

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 16/01/2018 - 10:10
The time when the amateur radio AO-73 CubeSat enters continuous sunlight, for the first time, is fast approaching

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