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MSF Scheduled Maintenance Periods

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
The MSF 60 kHz standard-frequency and time signal, broadcast by Babcock on behalf of NPL, is occasionally taken off-air to allow maintenance work on the masts and antennas at Anthorn Radio Station to be carried out in safety. This means that your radio-controlled clock will not be picking up the MSF signal, so may not be working correctly

Ofcom’s proposed 2018/19 Annual Plan – reminder about public meetings

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
Ofcom is holding public meetings in Belfast, Cardiff, London and Edinburgh to gain feedback on its proposed Annual Plan, which outlines Ofcom’s planned areas of work for the next financial year

FT8 Party: a great success!

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
For the last EURAO Party, the one in Autumn 2017, devoted to 'FT8, a brand new mode', we have received more logs than ever: 24, including 1614 QSOs in 10 bands, from 12 countries in 3 continents

Young Washington radio ham debuts her call sign on HF

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
January 1 was the opening day for the ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 (IGC), and newly minted General-class operator Katie Thompsen, KI7HCX, of Mt Vernon, Washington, used the occasion to embark on the chase and to get on HF for the first time using her own call sign

Thank you for helping to make RAC Canada 150 a success!

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Radio Amateurs of Canada was pleased to present the RAC Canada 150 Award program in 2017

No Sunspots means challenging propagation

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
Changes in the density and structure of the ionosphere affects the transmission path at high frequencies and can even block HF radio signals completely

The election of WIA Directors

Southgate ARC News - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 09:45
Three WIA director positions are ending their term and the vacancies are open under the WIA Constitution through a postal ballot

Intrepid Spirit Award

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
The Intrepid-DX Group is seeking nominations for the individual or group that most displayed their 'Intrepid Spirit' this past year

STEM isn't just for young people

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
When the Juneau Makerspace ran a workshop to teach basic electronics, the students were far closer to retirement age than school age

Ham College 36

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
General Amateur Radio Exam part 7. More operation discussion. More Impedance questions

Peak of the Sporadic-E season

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
SARL News reports that it's the peak of the Sporadic-E season in South Africa and says that, for those of you who have never experienced a strong Sporadic-E opening on 50 MHz, you are in for a very exciting surprise when it happens

RAST New Year Party on January 14

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
There will be no regular meeting of RAST (Radio Amateur Society of Thailand) on the first Sunday of January, 2018 and the next organised get-together for members will be for the RAST New Year Party on the second Sunday of January, January 14

IARU coordination completed for DreamSat for ISS deployment in 2019

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
The Dream Satellite Project plans to develop and deploy a 1U cubesat from the ISS in 2019

Why we may not be able to visit space in the future

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:45
Watch this eye-opening video

HamRadioNow: Proposed ARRL changes

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
Gary Pearce KN4AQ talks to Dan Romanchik KB6NU about the CQ magazine report on changes proposed to ARRL governing documents

Contest today

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
We start the New Year with the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest. It's on today, New Year's Day, from 15:00 to 17:00 UTC

Sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Leinster remembered

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
EI100MCV will be active throughout the year 2018. During the year there will be particular attention drawn to dates of special significance relating to the sinking tragedy. There will, however, be particular activity in the weeks around 10th October 2018

Microwave Scatterpoint 2016 newsletters now available

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
In line with the UK Microwave Group (UkuG) policy of releasing past Scatterpoint Microwave Newsletters the whole of the 2016 series is now available for download

Radio Amateurs of Canada welcomes new Officers

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
The RAC Constitution states that members of the RAC Board of Directors and the Executive can hold office for a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms, and at the end of 2017 two members of our Executive completed their third term in office

Eritrea 2018 DXpedition

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:22
E31A The FGC Radio Team will active from Eritrea between 14-23 Jan 2018

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