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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 03/06/2018 - 09:09
Currently there is a single sunspot visible that can be the source of M-class solar flares

Foundations of Amateur Radio #156

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
The Internet of Digital Radio - The topic of how radio evolves and embraces available technology is one that describes the hobby itself. From spark-gap through AM, SSB and FM our community picked up or invented solutions to make communication possible

School STEM projects use Amateur Radio

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
An Amateur Radio-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiative at an Arizona elementary school culminated on May 22, as youngsters competitively deployed their own radio-controlled rovers to explore a simulated planet set up in the Sonoran Desert

Receive CubeSat signals for just $25

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
Eric Evenchick VA3EVK writes on Hackaday about the low-cost approach to CubeSat reception used by Thomas Cholakov N1SPY

All Hands On Deck...

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
This weekend you don't need to 'go down to the sea in ships' to participate in a fun 'world wide event.'

Back to homebrew

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
Banbury Amateur Radio Society (BARS) has started a program to boost homebrew. This is in two parts, understanding components and practical understanding and building radio equipment

Russian CubeSats to be deployed during spacewalk

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
It is planned that two Russian CubeSats will be deployed from the International Space Station in August during a spacewalk (EVA)

Summer rover announcement

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
Robert, KE4AL writes on the Amsat BB: As part of my plans to activate 43 grids this Summer, I will be operating from EN37 26-31 July, holiday style

NASA selects mission to study solar wind boundary of outer solar system

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space

BBC Radio 4 - The Bottom Line

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
Will 5G revolutionise our lives? The next generation of mobile technology - 5G - will be rolled out from 2019. It will enable faster streaming on our mobile phones and tablets and speed up the 'internet of things', allowing thousands of computers to 'talk' to each other

F-TROOP

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
In last week's WIA News, we told you of probably VK's first Foundation Members net using the catchy moniker 'F-TROOP.' Now from the west wing comes news of VK's longest RUNNING 'new comers net.'

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
On May 30 at 0005 UTC the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a warning: "On 1 June geomagnetic activity is expected to increase to Active and Minor Storm levels due to arrival of the co-rotating interaction region and high-speed solar wind streams associated with the recurrent trans-equatorial coronal hole."

Threat to key part of 70cm ham radio band in Belgium

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
UBA report the Belgium Regulator BIPT is consulting on a proposal to restrict Amateur Radio access to 433.050 - 434.790 MHz in such a way that it will hardly be usable anymore

Virgin Island residents get ham radio licenses

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
The Virgin Islands Daily News reports residents have got amateur radio licenses ahead of 2018 hurricane season

Hamvention Forum videos available

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
ARRL reports videos of some Hamvention 2018 forums are available in the YouTube Dayton Hamvention 2018 videos playlist

Upcoming Canadian Hamfests and Fleamarkets

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
The following events are featured on the RAC Events Database as of May 31, but please check the site frequently as new events are added and/or updated

Ofcom awards two new community radio licences

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
Ofcom has today announced the award of two new community radio licences in England

RAST has booth at Friedrichshafen Ham Fair

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
This year’s international amateur radio exhibition takes place from June 1 to 3 at the fairgrounds in Friedrichshafen under the motto “Radio Scouting - The Adventure of Youth Amateur Radio.”

Submissions received for 5G spectrum

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
The New Zealand regulator, RSM, report submissions for the 5G discussion document have been published on the RSM website

SIERA collaborating with Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall for radio event

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 02/06/2018 - 16:41
A local amateur radio group is collaborating with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, Nevada, for an event that will run from Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3

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