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Digital Mobile Radio registrations in Ireland continue to grow

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018, the latest stats show that roughly 500 individuals have registered for DMR numbers on the island of Ireland. The numbers continue to grow as Digital Mobile Radio spreads across the island

GB100MCV - Commemorating the sinking of the RMS Leinster

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
On the 10th of October 1918, just a month before the Armistice which ended World War 1 was signed, the RMS Leinster (call sign ‘MCV’) was sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine UB-123

Simulated Emergency Test

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Date: Saturday, October 13 - Note: In Ontario the Simulated Emergency Test will be held on Saturday, October 13, but at Emergency Operations Centres that are located in Municipal offices, that can’t get access on the weekend, the SET will also be held on Wednesday, October 10

Antique Wireless Association Valve QSO Party

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
The second leg of the AWA Valve QSO Party will be run on 6 and 7 October, with the AM QSO Party running from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Saturday 6 October 2018, and the SSB QSO Party running from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 7 October 2018

New rules to combat high call costs and scams

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Phone users will be protected from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers – which are often mistaken for mobiles, but cost much more to call

Allied bombing in WW2 altered ionosphere

Southgate ARC News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Research by Professor Chris Scott, from the University of Reading, shows the impact on the Ionosphere of the Allied bombing raids over Europe during WW2

Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is being held as part of the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes, one of the highlights wil be a presentation by Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN CEO of Infostellar Inc

Update on the prohibition of unrestricted two-way radios in New Zealand

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
New Zealand's regulator RSM reports: In August, we mentioned creating a prohibition notice for unrestricted two-way radios. This was to limit the availability to the general public for radios that don’t meet the Radio Standards

2018 Simulated Emergency Test

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
The 2018 ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is just ahead. The primary ARRL-sponsored national emergency exercise is designed to assess the skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service volunteers as well as those affiliated with other organizations involved with emergency and disaster response

Last Man Standing ratings surge

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
Variety reports the TV series 'Last Man Standing' ratings surged in its Fox debut September 28. In the show Tim Allen KK6OTD plays radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT

Irish DMR gateway test

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
The committee for the IECRO Radio Club would like to invite any amateur radio operators living within the Midlands region of Ireland to participate in the testing phases of their new analogue and DMR gateways

ICQPodcast - The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - The Classic Bird 43 Wattmeter

Wireless message centenary report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
In a suburban street of Wahroonga, a northern suburb of Sydney, some two hundred people are assembled in front of a small, yet significant monument. Addressing the crowd is the City of Sydney Town Crier...

Jamboree On The Air - October 2018

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
With just a month to go before JOTA 2018, planning should be well underway for your Jamboree On The Air radio station

Indonesia Earthquakes and Tsunami

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
A sequence of earthquakes and a tsunami in the Indonesian areas of Donggala and Palu on September 28 have left hundreds of people dead and many more injured

FCC 24 and 47 GHz 5G spectrum auction

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
The FCC has announced it is to make additional spectrum available for 5G services by auctioning spectrum that includes 24.25-24.45, 24.75-25.25 and 47.2-48.2 GHz

QSO Today - Tom Wright - NN2X

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Tom Wright, NN2X, grew up in the sixties in the foster care system. Amateur radio provided a way out of the system and into the US Army and a career in satellite communications

SARL 80 metre QSO Party on Thursday evening

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
The aim of the 80 metre QSO Party is to create an interest in and activity on the 80-m band

NASA TV to air live coverage of International Space Station crew landing

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
Three of the astronauts aboard the ISS are scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday, Oct. 4. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide complete coverage of their departure from the station and landing back on Earth

Update on Es'hail-2 given at AMSAT-DL symposium

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 30/09/2018 - 10:09
DARC reports on Saturday, September 29, the annual symposium of AMSAT-DL took place in the IUZ observatory Bochum

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