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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 02/09/2018 - 09:25
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Live streaming of EMF Camp talks this weekend

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
Radio amateurs are operating three separate Special Event Stations from the EMF Camp event being held at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire Aug 31-Sept 2

Foundations of Amateur Radio #169

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
Nothing like the standard of Morse Code ... Morse Code is a way of communicating with people across the globe using dits and dahs and the spaces between them to convey a message. It's no longer required to get an Amateur License, but that doesn't mean that it's not useful, in fact, far from it, Morse is still heavily used in this hobby

Korean postage stamp recognizes ARDF championships

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
ARRL reports Korea Post has issued a postage stamp in recognition of the 19th Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championships, being held September 2–8 in Sokcho City, Gangwon Province, Korea. The Korean Amateur Radio League (KARL) will host the event

Goonhilly 32-meter dish on Moonbounce Sept 1-2

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
A team of moonbounce enthusiasts expect to activate the 32-meter antenna GHY-6 at Goonhilly, on the Lizard Peninsular in Cornwall (IO70jb) in the UK on September 1-2, operating as GB6GHY

Annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF 3-12 September 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
The annual maintenance shutdown of the MSF service to allow safe maintenance of the masts and antennas, including greasing of the stays, will take place between 3 - 12 September 2018

Morse code’s vanquished competitor: The Dial Telegraph

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
The IEEE Spectrum website carries a fascinating article by Allison Marsh about the early needle telegraphs

Up, up and away: Amateur radio enthusiasts will track weather balloon

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
Members of the Rowan Amateur Radio Society, located in Salisbury NC, will launch, track and recover a weather balloon Sept. 22, starting at Dan Nicholas Park

The bladeRF 2.0 - the next generation Software Defined Radio

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
The bladeRF 2.0 micro xA4 is the next generation Software Defined Radio (SDR) offering a frequency range of 47MHz to 6GHz, 61.44MHz sampling rate, and 2×2 MIMO streaming

Propagation de K7RA

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 10:04
We just saw 15 straight days with visible sunspots, but it ended on Wednesday, August 29 with a sunspot number of zero. There were also no sunspots seen on Thursday, the following day

EMF Camp features Raspberry Pi and LimeSDR GSM network

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
Jenny List G7CKF writes on Hackaday about the GSM Phone Network at the Electromagnetic Field event EMF Camp that's been built using Raspberry Pi's and LimeSDRs

Radiosport hits teen's wavelength

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
The New Zealand Herald reports high-school student Xenia Berger ZL4YL had a contact with King Juan Carlos I, of Spain

Free Magazine Download

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
CQ-DATV issue 63 the online ATV magazine is now available for free download (no login required)

New amateur radio regulations proposed for Malta

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) is planning to introduce new amateur radio regulations but the proposal appears to ban use of popular Amateur-Satellite Service allocations

WIA website re-vamp

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
The WIA's website has served us well for many years under the experts Rob VK3DN and Marc VK3OHM. Having done such a great job maintaining and developing it over the years, it has become time to undertake a refresh in the vision of 2020 and beyond

DX News from the ARRL

Southgate ARC News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 09:42
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10m Band Report

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 08:20
Not as bad as some recent weeks. Saturday, usually a good day, was poor with Sunday not much better. I didn’t get to the radio much, lots of house and garden jobs to be done. OJ0C (Market Reef), TX5T (Austral Islands, Tubuai), YT600WCA (Serbia) and 5E5A (Morocco) were all much sought after

MB7PBR DAPNET POCSAG Pager Gateway licensed

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 08:20
The RSGB's ETCC report their first DAPNET POCSAG paging gateway application MB7PBR on 439.9875 MHz in Bognor Regis was licensed on August 24

Find a UK ham radio training course

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 08:20
Short amateur radio Foundation training courses will be taking place across the UK during September

9W2JOH Silent Key

Southgate ARC News - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 08:20
Today Malaysian amateur radio operators lost one of their best friends. He was very kind, and helpful during field events. His name is Feroz and his call is 9W2JOH

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