Southgate Amateur Radio News

ARISS contact opportunity

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS

WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Australia's WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis

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 10m Band Report

Best days of the week were Saturday and Sunday. Certainly seems that the DARC contest helped. Best DX EW1I (Belarus), ZC4UW (Cyprus), 3D2DJ (Fiji), OY1OF DZ, CT (all Faroe Is) rare birds indeed. Check out OY1OF’s QRZ web page. Incredible

New ham radio magazine 'On the Air'

The ARRL has launched the bi-monthly amateur radio magazine On the Air and has made the premier issue freely available to read on the internet

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2020

Chair of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, Lisa Leenders PA2LS, reports the 10th edition of Youngsters On The Air will be held in Croatia, in the city of Karlovac not far from the capital Zagreb

Final report from SAQ / Grimeton Christmas Eve transmission 2019

The conditions were very good with clear dry weather in Grimeton, Sweden. The transmission hall was filled up with record-many visitors who had come to enjoy coffee, cake and Swedish ginger snaps, and to watch the activities with starting and running the old radio transmitter SAQ

Radio hams rescue teenage girl from kidnappers

The Millennium Post reports that a 14-year-old girl was rescued from the clutches of kidnappers, after her grandparents alerted Gangasagar Mela authorities on Tuesday

Pacific Tour

Operators Will AA4NC and Ron AA4VK will be active from 8 different islands during this year

ARRL On the Air podcast premieres on January 16

ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month

Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC - SK

With deep sadness DXNL has to report the passing of Peter, DK5DC during the night of Jan. 11/12

LUSAT 30th anniversary

Members of AMSAT Argentina (LU7AA) celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LUSAT (LO-19) satellite between Jan. 18 and 26 on HF on SSB, FT8 and CW. An award is available as well.