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Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 09:13
No sunspots were seen over the past reporting week, April 5-11, so average daily sunspot number declined from 3.3 to 0. Average daily solar flux declined from 68.6 to 67.7. Average daily planetary A index increased from 5 to 9.4, and average daily mid-latitude A index went from 4 to 8.1

Holyland Contest 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 14/04/2018 - 09:13
This year's the Holyland Contest is dedicated to the 70 years Anniversary of Israel and IARC

Live streaming of UK school ISS contact

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:30
Live web stream schedule now available for the contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick (GB4KHS) and the International Space Station (OR4ISS)

Satellite tracking software for Mac

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:30
Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that MacDoppler Version 2.28 has been released

UK Business Radio License look-up

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:30
Russ Garrett, co-founder of London Hackspace and EMF Camp organiser, has created a site to browse the full dataset of Ofcom business radio licenses

How Relevant is Construction Today?

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:30
On the Essex Ham site Ed G8FAX gives his thoughts on the relevance of construction to the radio amateur today

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 13/04/2018 - 09:30
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Radio hams receive Slow Scan TV from space

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
Radio amateurs around the world are receiving Slow Scan Television images on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station

ARRL VEC conducts first-ever Amateur Radio licensing exam session in Cambodia

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
The first ARRL VEC Amateur Radio examination session in Cambodia was held on April 5. The session resulted in two new Technician licensees, both Cambodian nationals, and one university professor who tested all the way to Amateur Extra-class in a single bound

The FCC’s Big Problem with Small Satellites

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
IEEE SPECTRUM report that confusion and erratic enforcement at the US communications agency is sending satellite makers abroad

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
It seems to me that conditions are getting worse. This last week not even the weekend produced the usual increase in activity. I worked the odd Eu station but I’ve been mainly on 18MHz. Most popular DX 7Q7EI (Malawi), 5V7SM (Togo), FY5KE (French Guiana) and a few others

Eastbourne Radio Rally cancelled

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
An announcement on the Southern Electronics and Radio Fair site says due to lack of local support and bookings, the rally due to be held on May 6 has been cancelled

Hackers can hijack emergency alert sirens

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
Radio amateur Balint Seeber VK2FUNK has discovered a way to hack into the Emergency Alert Systems in cities such as San Francisco using a $35 VHF/UHF handheld FM transceiver

Emergency ham radio communications in Ionia

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
The Daily News reports the ARES/RACES coordinator in Ionia County MI is stepping down after 10 years in the role

The ESA just discovered a second magnetic field surrounding our planet

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
A trio of satellites studying our planet's magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field produced by the ocean's tides

Rare video of STEVE

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
Last night in parts of Canada, dogs started barking at the midnight sky. The canines were responding to a bright purple ribbon of light--also known as 'STEVE.'

ISS ham radio link-up for UK school

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
A contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick and the International Space Station is planned for Thursday, April 19 at 1205 UT (1305 BST). We strongly encourage our girls to develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom. This culture of empowerment led one of our girls to apply to ARISS Europe for a highly prestigious link-up to the International Space Station

Contest events at Dayton

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Tim, K3LR, reports the following updates/information for the HamVention

Ofcom confirms start of spectrum auction assignment stage

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Ofcom confirms start of spectrum auction assignment stage Ofcom has confirmed bidding in the assignment stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services has just started

Australian Callbook

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Australian amateurs might be interested in a new callbook program from Tim at MapAbility (home of the Global Overlay Mapper)

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