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RSGB talk at Chelmsford

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
Keith Haynes G3WRO, the RSGB Region-12 Manager, will give a talk "RSGB: Past, Present and Future" at the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society on Tuesday, February 6

ICQ Podcast Episode 259 - RF Safety

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX, and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is RF Safety by Bill Barnes (N3JIX)

Practicing for disaster

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
Radio amateurs and various agencies came together at the Copperas Cove Civic Center in central Texas on Saturday, January 27 to deal with a mock disaster

Ofcom update on making spectrum in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz band available for mobile services

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
This band is currently used for fixed links, fixed satellite services and wireless solutions, and is part of the band identified as the primary band for 5G services in Europe

ES100, Estonian Special Event

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
Look for 15 special event stations to be active until March 31st, using the prefix ES100 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Republic of Estonia

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 28th January, through Sunday, 4th February there were 218 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 05/02/2018 - 10:28
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

MB7TV SSTV repeater off air due to theft

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
It is with sadness that I have to report that MB7TV, the SSTV repeater run by the Martello Tower Group is currently off air

Bouvet DXpedition aborted

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
Last night an issue developed in one of the ship’s engines. This morning the captain of the vessel declared it unsafe to continue with our project and aborted the expedition

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
In this broadcast: It’s our CLUB FOCUS week as we discuss the need for Publicity Officers for YOUR club. We’ll hear from the RATOC, the Bunbury Radio Club, F-Troop, and of course – what we’re up to at WA Amateur Radio news

The AWA CW Activity Day

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
This afternoon, 4 February from 15:00 to 17:00 CAT you can participate in the AWA CW Activity Day

Wicker: Amateur Radio Essential to Emergency Response

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, attended a hearing to examine U.S. emergency alert systems in the wake of a false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii that left citizens terrified as various state and federal agencies struggled to correct the error

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 04/02/2018 - 10:12
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels

Foundations of Amateur Radio #139

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
Antenna gain and polar chart magic - If you've ever been on the hunt for an antenna, and let's face it, in amateur radio that's pretty likely, you'll get information about the gain of an antenna. Often someone will tell you that this one has 12 dB gain, versus that one which only has 9 dB

Free Radio Programming at Canvey Rally

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
For the 4th year running, M0PZT's 'Ham Goodies' will be at the Canvey Rally this Sunday offering free programming of DMR and FM handhelds

Special Event Station - 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook's 1st voyage

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
2018 marks the 250th anniversary of one of the greatest voyages of exploration in history. It has been likened to the 18th century’s equivalent of NASA’s Apollo missions. However, unlike the NASA missions, this voyage was going into the unknown, with no possible hope of help if disaster struck

The Cold War bunkers still in use

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
A BBC news story from 2012 reports that bunkers from the Cold War are still in use

This weekend: Trophy F9AA CW and TM50URC

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
Starting at 12:00 UTC on Saturday February 3, 2018, the first round (24h) of this Trophy is devoted to CW

The CWops Award for Advancing the Art of CW

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 03/02/2018 - 10:06
CWops is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for this prestigious award for the year 2018

Emergency Communications Meeting at HamRadio 2018

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:52
June 1-3 will see the largest gathering of Radio Amateurs in Europe and also the largest gathering of Emergency Communicators at HAMRADIO 2018 in Friedrichshafen

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