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Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
Sunspots appeared every day of the past reporting week, and compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 13.1 to 15. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.1 to 74.5 ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 16th October, through Friday, 23rd October there were 215 countries active ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
NewsWest for Sunday 25th October 2020 is a programme of information for new and prospective Amateurs ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
The IARU have released a summary of the Administrative Council Virtual Meeting held from October 8-10 ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
In WIA News, the Wireless Institute of Australia Vice President Lee Moyle VK3GK reports on the work being done to identify and report intruders in the amateur radio bands ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 24, 2020
Antenna testing in the field - If you've been around amateur radio for any time at all, you'll know that we spend an awful lot of time talking about antennas. How they work, where to get them, how to build them, how strong they are, how cheap they ar...
RSGB - Oct 23, 2020
The German town of Bad Bentheim is taking nominations for the Golden Antenna Award. For 50 years, the town has hosted German-Dutch amateur radio days, during which the town stresses the importance of amateur radio as a public service. A committee hea...
RSGB - Oct 23, 2020
The individual presentations from the Introduction To… stream at the successful RSGB 2020 Convention Online are now available on the Society’s YouTube channel. You can catch up on ones you missed, or take the opportunity to watch again the on...
RSGB - Oct 23, 2020
The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) reports that, unfortunately, the New Zealand Defence Force has advised they are not willing to approve another renewal of their 5MHz trial allocation and licence. As a result, all use by New Z...
RSGB - Oct 23, 2020
Don’t forget, in the UK, the clocks go back one hour at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020. We will then we back to Greenwich Mean Time, or UTC, until the clocks change again in March 2021....
ARRL - Oct 23, 2020
The K7RA Solar UpdateTad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports:Sunspots appeared every day of the past reporting week. Compared to the previous 7 days, the average daily sunspot number increased from 13.1 to 15. Average daily solar flux rose from 73.1 to 74.5...
Southgate ARC - Oct 23, 2020
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 23, 2020
Who needs solar activity? Last week the sun was very quiet. Somehow, the lull produced a vivid display of rare red auroras around the Arctic Circle ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 23, 2020
Congratulations to Clint Frost, W2BL of Owens Cross Roads, AL. Clint was randomly selected as winner of the AmateurLogic.TV 15th Anniversary contest! ...
Southgate ARC - Oct 23, 2020
The University of Western Australia is set to install an optical communications station capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space. ...

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WSJT-X 2.3.0 RC-1

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CQ WW DX SSB Contest 2020

The CQ WW is the largest Amateur Radio competition in the world. Over 35,000 participants take to the airwaves on the last weekend of October (SSB) and November (CW) with the goal of making as many contacts with as many different DXCC entities and CQ Zones as possible.

Top Amateur Radio Websites – Issue 2024

Notable Patents on Antenna Design, 80m Top Loaded Vertical Antenna, IC-7300 Quick Start Guide, 5 Things to Know About Portable Power Stations, IC-7300 and WSJT-X Setup, Hamtech, An Audio Selection Panel in the Shack, 23cm 1296 MHz Transverter , WiFI vSWR Meter, 2m Slim-Jim Aerial using Ladder-Line,

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