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HamCollege 34

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
General Amateur Radio Exam part 5. Volunteer Examiners, good operator practices. Reactance demonstration

IARU-R1 release new VHF Handbook

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:16
IARU Region 1 have announced that the latest edition (8.00) of the VHF Handbook is available for free download

APRS satellites QIKCOM-1 deployed

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
QIKCOM-1 was deployed from the ISS Friday at 0915 UTC attached to the SIMPL spacecraft. It is an APRS digipeater just like the ISS

Special membership offer for RadFxSat launch

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
As part of the preparations for the launch of RadFxSat on November 10th, AMSAT is making our 'Getting Started With Amateur Satellites' book available for a limited time as a download with any paid new or renewal membership purchased via the AMSAT Store

Getting started in Amateur Radio Field Communications

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
Today we are talking about amateur radio field communications. I'm constantly receiving excellent questions about getting a start in Amateur Radio field communications

SSTV goes very high profile

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
In late September, University of Alaska-Fairbanks researcher Chris Fallen, KL3WX, was attempting to produce an RF-induced airglow — or artificial aurora — using the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facility near Gakona, Alaska, to warm up the atmosphere

Special event callsign from the Northern Cape

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 09:53
From 1 to 30 November, the Bo-Karoo Amateur Radio Club will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the commissioning of the Vanderkloof Dam with the special call sign ZS40VDK

ARISS contact planned for Civitavecchia, Italy

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA with Primaria e Secondaria di primo grado Istituto comprensivo Via XVI settembre, Civitavecchia, Italy

Canadian radio ham's 10 µW ERP 8.27 kHz signal heard in UK

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 10:53
SWL Paul Nicholson in Todmorden, UK successfully received an extremely low frequency transmission on 8.27 kHz from Joe Craig, VO1NA, in Newfoundland

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?

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