Southgate Amateur Radio News Feed

Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world as compiled by the Southgate Amateur Radio Club web site.

Enter the InnovAntennas XR7 and XR7C

After the success of the XR6, InnovAntennas announce today the release of the new XR7 models

Foundations of Amateur Radio #194

More WSPR adventures - Previously I've spoken about the joy of making something out of not much. On that theme I've covered WSPR, the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, a mechanism to use a modest station to report signals received, which is something any suitably interested person can participate in, no license required

WIA Board Comment WRC-19

In WIA News, Board Director Marcus Berg VK5WTF discusses preparation for the World Radio Conference WRC-19 which takes place in October and November

Carole Perry, WB2MGP, first recipient of educational award

ARRL congratulates Amateur Radio educator Carole Perry, WB2MGP, for being the first recipient of the newly established Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award, presented on February 9 by Orlando HamCation

Eire mobile phone coverage map

ComReg has released an online outdoor mobile phone coverage map allowing consumers to check mobile phone coverage and signal levels at locations throughout Eire

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest is the Amateur Radio news that’s all about Amateur Radio, and it’s always about Amateur Radio in or of interest to Western Australia

Propagation de K7RA

No sunspots are visible since January 30. The lack of sunspot activity has persisted for over 3 weeks, as of February 21

Golden Globe Race: Penalty given for ham radio use

My Sailing reports a sailor in the Golden Globe around the world race has been given a penalty after using amateur radio to ask for weather routing information

World JOTA-JOTI 2018 Report published

With a goal of increasing JOTA-JOTI participation to three million, what were the numbers for 2018? But as importantly, how were Scouts engaged in the largest annual Scouting event in the world?

Update on the Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC-19

Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, RAC Special Advisor, is once again in Geneva, Switzerland attending the latest Preparatory Meetings for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19)

Winter Section Manager election results announced

Four new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected in the just-concluded winter election cycle, and one incumbent Section Manager was re-elected to a new term

The Space Weather Woman

The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov

Atmospheric radiation update: Cosmic rays continue to increase

New data released by the Earth to Sky Calculus/ high-altitude ballooning program show that atmospheric cosmic rays are intensifying for the 4th year in a row--an ironic side-effect of the decaying solar cycle

AO3MWC: Mobile World Congress 2019

21 February - 3 March this special event station will be on air thanks to Ràdio Club Barcelona, EA3RKB, echoing this first class international event hosted by the mobile world capital

DX News from the ARRL

The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

A pretty poor week except for the weekend as there was a contest. Even so Ten was not exactly swamped with contesters. Best DX was V84SAA (Brunei) , ZV8FC (Brazil Lighthouse) and ZW7O (Another Brazil Lighthouse)

Receiving the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite

George Smart M1GEO has published an article about his experiences in receiving the amateur radio transponders on the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite

ARRL adds JO-97, FO-99, QO-100 to LoTW configuration file

The ARRL has released version 11.7 of the Logbook of the World configuration file adding the ability to confirm QSOs made through JO-97, FO-99, and QO-100 via LoTW

NASA to provide coverage of SpaceX commercial crew flight test

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Station for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil for the first time since 2011

Digital Communications Conference - call for papers

Technical papers are solicited for presentation at the ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), to be held September 20-22 at the Marriott Detroit Metro Airport Hotel

West Rand Amateur Radio Club flea market

The West Rand Amateur Radio Club is hosting its next flea market on Saturday 23 February 2019 at their clubhouse in Kroton Street, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels