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Do 'Numbers Stations' really instruct spies?

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 08:11
Radio World reports unidentified radio broadcasts have been transmitting coded messages, using numbers, for years

Geomagnetic storm in progress

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 08:11
A G1-class geomagnetic storm is underway on Jan 14th as Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 14/01/2018 - 08:11
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Ham radio CubeSat launch success

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
Three CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were successfully launched on January 12 at 0358 UT on an Indian ISRO PSLV rocket. In total 31 satellites were deployed on this launch

Amateur radio on BBC TV

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
BBC TV's Great British Railway Journeys broadcast on January 12 featured two amateur radio related segments

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
NewsWest this this week is centred around Amateur Radio History, where we give you some insight into what was happening in Amateur Radio in days gone by. Will VK6UU has been delving into a quantity of old records that have recently surfaced, and today’s items are mostly drawn from that source

The future of Amateur Radio update

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
A key part of how we operate is known as the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Licence Conditions Determinations (LCD)

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
Average daily sunspot number was 11.9 over the past reporting week (January 4-10, 2018) compared to zero (no sunspots) over the previous seven days. But average daily solar flux declined slightly, 70.4 to 69.9

IARU Region 1 VHF Newsletter released

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 13/01/2018 - 10:45
Edition 76 of the free IARU-R1 VHF-UHF-uW newsletter is now available for download

Building a better community? - Foundations of Amateur Radio - Episode 136

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
A week or so ago I watched a movie that was simultaneously the funniest and saddest movie I'd seen in a while. "Pecking Order". While watching, all I could see was squabbling radio amateurs

Winter Field Station QRP Portable @ 65° North

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
In today's video I'm heading out to the sea shore to setup the solar powered field station, in winter conditions

Robin Hood January VHF Award

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
MX0YHA (Aries ARC) and MX0PHX (Phoenix ARC) are running a Robin Hood VHF Award on Sundays in January from Earby SD94 and Charnwood Forest SK41 respectively. Activities will be as portable stations from high ground

New POC radios have arrived

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
Android based POC Radio (PTT over Cellular)

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

A hyperactive blue comet is approaching the sun

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 12/01/2018 - 10:11
Beyond the orbit of Mars, an unusual blue comet is approaching the sun

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:29
Another exceedingly poor week with Tuesday registering a zero DX, well not much. I’ve worked nothing. Best of the bunch was probably D41CV, Cape Verde

Test Equipment at SOTABEAMS

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:29
SOTABEAMS has started stocking the Peak Electronics range of test equipment. With six instruments to choose from they are suitable for use in the radio shack or lab

PicSat to launch Friday

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:29
The PicSat 3U CubeSat carrying an amateur radio 145/435 MHz FM transponder will be launched into Earth orbit on January 12, 2018

CQ White Paper on proposed changes to ARRL Governing Documents

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:29
CQ magazine has issued a White Paper with its analysis of proposals to make significant changes in the ARRL's Articles of Association and By-Laws, as well as reaction to comments made about the proposals by the League's CEO

D-Star One v1.1 Phoenix

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 11/01/2018 - 10:29
The amateur radio satellite D-Star One was lost on November 28, 2017 when the launch vehicle failed to achieve orbit, but the team have assembled a replacement which should launch February 1

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