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NZART - Sep 27, 2020
The September NZART broadcast is now online in MP3 format for online listening. ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
A solar wind stream is heading for Earth, and it could spark the strongest geomagnetic storm in more than a year ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
he contact, which was scheduled on Tuesday September 29, is postponed to a later date. ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
Jim Heath, W6LG, has been a ham for over 56 years. Jim is an Elmer’s Elmer with an amazing You-Tube channel, with over 30,000 subscribers...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
The club will be holding a HF Operating night within the club on Tuesday the 29th of September with doors opening from 5:30 PM ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
The video of the AMSAT-DL Online Satellite Symposium 2020 held on Saturday, Sept 16, can now be watched on YouTube...
Southgate ARC - Sep 27, 2020
Slow Scan TV (SSTV) transmissions will probably occur from the International Space Station (ISS) next week...
AMSAT-NA - Sep 27, 2020
AMSAT NEWS SERVICE ANS-271 The AMSAT News Service bulletins are a free, weekly news and information service of AMSAT, The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. ANS publishes news related to Amateur Radio in Space including reports on the activities of...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
Until September 23, we saw 32 consecutive days with no sunspots. Then we saw new sunspot group AR2773 which has a magnetic signature indicating it is part of new Solar Cycle 25...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
Ofcom is consulting on requests from Bauer Radio to change its ‘approved areas’ in the north, south and west of England ...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
The Singapore Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (SARTS) have an online training course for the exam for their 800 watt amateur licence which is equivalent to UK Full...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
In NewsWest for Sunday 27th September 2020, we are welcoming new amateurs, with information, experiences and advice for the newcomer to the hobby of Amateur Radio...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on October 4...
Southgate ARC - Sep 26, 2020
In the latest edition of QNews Geoff Emery VK4ZPP describes the severe radio interference he gets from his neighbours' polluting Solar Panel installations...

Elecraft XV Transverters XV50 XV144 XV222 and XV432

Four state-of-the-art transverters are included in Elecraft's new XV Series: the XV50 (6 Meters), XV144 (2 Meters), XV222 (222 MHz) and XV432 (432 MHz). The transverters can be used with nearly any transceiver that covers the 28 to 30 MHz frequency range

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WSJT-X 2.2.0 new version available to download

WSJT-X 2.2.0 has been officially released and it includes improvements and fixes for all digital modes like FT8 FT4 JT4 JT66 WSPR

WSJT-X Drops Windows XP

Beginning from version 2.2.0 WSJT-X will not run on Windows XP and Windows Vista anymore.

New FT8 Frequencies with WSJ-X 2.2.0-Rc2

WSJT-X development team has added a second set of suggested dial frequencies for FT8 on three HF bands and also on 6 meters.

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Elecraft AX1 Antenna

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Elecraft AX1 Antenna

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Let this microprocessor controlled MFJ Contest Voice KeyerTM call CQ, send your call and do contest exchanges for you in your own natural voice!

Yaesu FT-991 vs ICOM IC-7300 Videos

A selection of videos comparing the Yaesu FT-991 versus the Icom IC-7300

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New FT8 Frequencies with WSJ-X 2.2.0-Rc2

WSJT-X development team has added a second set of suggested dial frequencies for FT8 on three HF bands and also on 6 meters.

FT4 Frequencies

FT4 Frequencies for HF and VHF bands as listed on WSJT-X.

The Truth about the G5RV Antenna

The G5RV Antenna and two other improved alternatives to this basic design, the well known ZS6BKW antenna and the W0BTU variant

Grid Square Locator System

The Grid Square Locator, also known as the Maidenhead Locator System, is a geographical co-ordinate method based on a 6-digit code, widely used by amateur radio operators to determine a rough position on the Earth.

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Elecraft AX1 Antenna

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Six meter dipole project, Short Monoband Dipole Antennas - KGD Antennas, Home Built six meter J-Pole Antenna, Exploring The J-Pole Antenna, 6 Meter Ladder Line J-Pole Antenna, Royal Communications International, Inc., KG-UV6 Commander

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FT8 Frequencies

FT8 Frequencies for HF and VHF bands as listed on WSJT-X. Region 1 exceptions and JS8Call frequencies.

5 Free Amateur Radio Logbook Programs Worth a Try

A selection of five free ham radio logging programs, Logger 32, DXKeeper, Swisslog, Log4OM and BBLogger taken from the amateur radio logging software category.

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