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AMSAT-NA announces GOLF CubeSat program

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
At the AMSAT-NA Annual General Meeting in Reno, NV, AMSAT-NA President Joe Spier, K6WAO, announced the next phase of AMSAT’s CubeSat program: GOLF - (an acronym for “Greater Orbit, Larger Footprint”)

The more things change, the more they stay the same

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
Wireless Institute of Australia Director David Ford VK4MZ shares some thoughts on the future of amateur radio

ICQPODCAST - QRP Labs released

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is QRP Labs

VK6ARN NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
In this bulletin we have a look at the massive success that was the 60th anniversary of Jamboree On The Air with participation from many clubs, cubs, guides, brownies, scouts and leaders, not to mention mum's, dad's and radio amateurs

The RaDAR Challenge next Saturday

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
The last South African RaDAR Challenge for 2017 takes place on Saturday 4 November with CW, SSB, AM, FM or any legal digital mode on all amateur bands including cross band contacts via amateur radio satellites

Furness radio hams help Scouts take part in JOTA

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
The Mail reports amateur radio enthusiasts have helped Scouts in the Furness area participate in the international Jamboree On The Air event

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

HamRadioNow: EmComm Extra - Force of Two

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
The story of two hams involved in the recovery effort on Puerto Rico. This is not the story you'll hear on Ham Nation, and probably not the one you'll read in QST. If there was a plan, it was barely a plan. And it fell apart immediately...

Spain announces ham radio 60m band and 70 MHz extension

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
On Friday, October 27, the State Official Newsletter, Boletín Oficial del Estado (BOE), carried the new National Frequency Allocation Chart (CNAF) which has good news for Spanish radio amateurs

VHF/UHF/uW Contest Survey

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
The IARU Region 1 VHF, UHF and Microwave Committee is holding a survey on contesting in the amateur radio VHF and above bands

Foundations of Amateur Radio #125

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
Radio signals don't travel in straight lines The other day a friend of mine asked a really silly question. How come when I point my YAGI at a direction for a station using the great circle, the signal is there but weak, but when I point it in a different direction, say 20 degrees away from the great circle, the signal improves?

Following in the steps of the Maya

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
Robert, DL7VOA, and his XYL will be following the tracks of the Maya in Central America with their final recreational stay in Belize. Robert has written permission to use the special callsign V34AO from Hopkins in Belize between November 18-30th

2017 CW ops Award

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
It's with great pleasure that CW ops announce the 2017 recipients of the CW ops Award for Advancing the Art of CW

Strange 'blue auroras' sighted

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
On Thursday night, strange bands and rings of blue light appeared over parts of Scandinavia and Russia

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 20th October, through Friday, 27th October there were 232 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 09:45
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Problem with registration of BC Amateur Radio vehicle licence plate

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 09:49
As the RAC Director for the British Columbia / Yukon Region, it has been brought to my attention that there is a problem with renewing the existing five-digit BC Amateur plates – also known as two-letter Call Sign Ham Plates

AMSAT-NA Board of Directors elect Joe Spier, K6WAO, President

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 09:49
At it’s annual meeting, held at the Silver Legacy Resort Hotel in Reno, NV, the AMSAT-NA Board of Directors elected Joe Spier, K6WAO, of Reno, NV, President, succeeding Barry Baines, WD4ASW, who has retired after nine years of service as AMSAT’s President

INDEXA on the web

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 09:49
Dick Williams, W3OA, Secretary-Treasurer, informs that INDEXA is now on Facebook and Twitter

Expat Club: devoted to our foreign members

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 09:49
Since FEDI-EA started the campaign "Yes, we speak English..." in 2014, a lot of hams from other countries, but living in Spain, have become members of the Federation

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