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Southgate Amateur Radio News Feed

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

HRN 391: ARRL Director Dick Norton N6AA at the Yuma AZ Hamfest

Dick Norton N6AA, the ARRL SW Division Director, is at the center of the dust-up (Firestorm?) at the ARRL Board of Directors. He's the director who was censured in a special Board Meeting last fall for what the Board said were inappropriate comments at the Visalia DX convention the previous spring

Foundations of Amateur Radio #142

What criteria do you have for your ideal shack? From time-to-time people move and their shack tends to move with them. For me that move is happening right now, I'm moving all of 900m up the road, a long story in itself, but perhaps best told over a camp fire far from civilisation

Amateur Radio Club makes waves

The Bradley Scout reports on a thriving university amateur radio club

Propagation de K7RA

Average daily sunspot number dropped from 24 during the previous seven days, to 5.6 in the current reporting week, February 15-21. That average is so low because no sunspots have been seen since February 17, and no new sunspot regions were observed since February 4.

The rise and fall of Radio Shack

The first Radio Shack store came into existence in Boston in 1921. It was established by Theodore and Milton Deutschmann as a retail outlet for amateur or ham radio enthusiasts

Jim Linton VK3PC SK

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer

City eases up on amateur radio restrictions

The Independent Enterprise reports Payette, Idaho’s amateur radio operators need no longer fear for their hobby’s local future

ISWL callsigns for March

The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of March 2018

Unusual oscillations in Earth's magnetic field

Yesterday morning (22 Feb) in Lofoten, Norway, a magnetic observatory picked up unusually pure low-frequency waves rippling around the Arctic Circle

Ham Radio License Study Guide

Dan Romanchik KB6NU is publishing chapters from his No Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide on his blog

New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband

Ofcom has today published a package of measures to further increase investment in ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks

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