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ILLW involving the public at Point Lonsdale, Victoria

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum will again participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) at this lighthouse with a number of activities being conducted in conjunction with the Geelong Amateur Radio club

Additional frequencies for Ireland

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
In December 2015 ComReg (Ireland's regulator) published a Draft Radio spectrum Management Strategy 2016-2018. The Society responded with a comprehensive submission to this draft and a summary of this was published in the March 2016 edition of Echo Ireland

ICQ Podcast - Is online purchasing killing hamfests?

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX, Bill Barnes N3JIX and Chris Howard M0TCH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Is the online purchasing killing Hamfests?

Sandi Heyn WA6WZN SK

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
Members of the Nevada amateur radio community were saddened to learn of the passing of well known amateur radio operator Sandra Heyn WA6WZN of Costa Mesa, California

International Air Ambulance Week 2018

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
This year's International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 8th - 16th september with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 22nd April, through Sunday, 29th April there were 228 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Southgate ARC News - Mon, 30/04/2018 - 09:33
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Young South African radio amateurs invited to apply for YOTA 2018

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
The SARL reports that South Africa will host 80 young Radio Amateurs from 34 countries in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East, for a week-long international event from 8 to 15 August 2018. This is the first time that YOTA (Youngsters-on-the-Air Summer Event) is presented in South Africa and hosted by the South African Radio League (SARL)

IARU Region 1 Exam and Licence comparison

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
A comparison chart for amateur radio exams and licences in countries in IARU Region 1 has been released by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ

QSO Today - Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
Roberto Ramirez, CE3CT, from Chile, is a well known South American DXer and Contester who began his ham radio story as a short wave listener

VK6WIA NewsWest

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
In this week’s special edition of NewsWest, we invited Amateur Radio clubs across Australia to tell us who they are and what they get up to. We are hoping that it will result in a better understanding of what makes other clubs tick, and to share ideas about what they get up to

Digital Communications Conference (DCC) call for papers

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC) and publication in the Conference Proceedings. Annual conference proceedings are published by the ARRL

NASA sets sights on May 5 launch of InSight Mars Mission

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website

AMSAT at the Hamvention - 2nd call for volunteers

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
Last year, we had 30 people assist with the AMSAT booth at the Hamvention. We've had a good response so far to our first call for volunteers, but we could really use another 10-15 people. The 2018 Hamvention is May 18-20 in Xenia, Ohio. Would you consider helping AMSAT at the Hamvention this year?

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Southgate ARC News - Sun, 29/04/2018 - 10:03
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at very low levels

Foundations of Amateur Radio #151

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
In the past I've talked about the Standing Wave Ratio, the SWR, and how it describes some of the characteristics of your antenna system. I say system because it's not just the antenna, it's the connection between your radio and the antenna as well. The coax or feed line, their length and how you've connected your antenna, all feature in the performance of the entire kit and caboodle

How does GDPR affect amateur radio clubs?

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
Essex Ham have published information on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 which takes effect May 25. There is a misconception among some radio amateurs that “not-for-profit groups” are exempt from GDPR, that is not the case

Ham Radio 2.0 - Innovation and Discovery at Hamvention

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
Sponsored by the Yasme Foundation, Ham Radio 2.0 is intended to be a gathering spot for innovative groups and organizations at Hamvention

Orford Ness site on TV

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
Channel 5 TV show Portillo's Hidden History of Britain featured Orford Ness where development work on the Cobra Mist HF over the horizon radar was carried out in 1960s and 70s

DF6NM wins inventor award

Southgate ARC News - Sat, 28/04/2018 - 09:33
Markus Vester, DF6NM has been honoured as one of the 'Inventors of the Year' for 2017

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