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New radio frequency plan still held up by Ministry

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:12
SARL News reports the allocation for access to the portion of the 5 MHz amateur secondary allocation as agreed at WRC-15 is contained in the revised band plan, submitted by ICASA to the Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS) for approval

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:12
In this broadcast: It’s our CLUB FOCUS week, and we’ll hear from Ham College, the RATOC, the Bunbury Radio Club, F-Troop, and of course – what we’re up to at WA Amateur Radio news

Is worldwide DX moving to microwave EME?

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:12
Contrary to the myth that Microwave equipment is too expensive, a modern trend is developing where DX operation is slowly shifting to the Microwave frequencies where there are already a lot of Microwave activities in the rest of the world

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 05/11/2017 - 10:12
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at very low levels

HamRadioNow: ICOM Stuns, Kills DMR

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Gary Pearce KN4AQ leads this episode with a note from ARRL HQ responding to our Force of Two episode about ham radio's part in Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria

Morse Code prevents yacht grounding

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Yachting Monthly reports the use of Morse Code and an Aldis lamp by a National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) watchkeeper has been credited with averting a possible grounding off The Lizard in Cornwall

Low Pass Filter Kit

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
SOTABEAMS has introduced a new low pass filter kit. Low pass filters are an essential part of any transmitter and also have applications in receivers

Build a 160/80 Meter Magnetic Loop Antenna - Part 1

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Amy (AI6ZU) and I build a magnetic loop antenna for 160 and 80 meter amateur radio

Foundations of Amateur Radio #126

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Hearing very weak signals This week I'm going to talk about a Digital Mode you can use with any Amateur License, or even without an Amateur License. You can set-up your radio, hook it to a computer and the Internet and after installing some software, you can join the Weak Signal Propagation Reporters

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Average daily sunspot number increased from 13.4 to 17.7 for the October 26 to November 1 period, compared to the previous seven days

Authorising 2 GHz base stations to allow aeronautical communications

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 04/11/2017 - 10:22
Ofcom has just published details of the technical conditions and fees for a form of licence for the operation of 2 GHz terrestrial base stations

Department of Defense nationwide blackout drill sparks social media frenzy

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
WXYZ TV reports on hysteria that followed a press release from the Department of Defense about an emergency planning exercise involving amateur radio

ARRL Executive Committee udated on Entry-Level license

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
The ARRL report their Executive Committee reviewed plans to implement recommendations of the Entry Level License Committee, when it met on October 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

New Digital modes changing complexion of bands and perhaps of Ham Radio

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
The ARRL say the wave of software-based digital modes over the past several years has altered the atmosphere of the HF bands

RSGB Strategy video update

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
The RSGB has released the first of its Strategy video updates. The RSGB launched its new five-year strategy in April 2017 and already it is having an impact on plans and activities across the organisation

RAC website update

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
Radio Amateurs of Canada have been able to resolve the issue with the slow loading of posts and pages

ACMA Annual Report 2016-17 is released

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has tabled its annual report, which includes references to its activities for radiocommunications services

Park radioactive Nov 25 and 26

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
Are you new to the world of park activating and would like to try your hand at a portable activation? Perhaps you are one of the many park ‘die hards’ here in Australia. Either way, put Saturday the 25th and Sunday 26th November in your amateur radio diary

This weekend: EANET Sprint Contest 2017

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
After the great welcome of the previous editions, it comes again the 'sprint contest' version of the EANET Award, devoted to the 'Radio Clubs of the World'

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:09
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

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