Southgate Amateur Radio News

Foundations of Amateur Radio

Breaking the isolation one QSO at a time. - In our hobby we regularly talk about its purpose, its need, its usefulness and other potentially abstract notions. Often there's a nod towards science, learning, self-discovery, challenge, emergency service or some other higher order concept. I know I've discussed many of those over the years and encouraged you to find what the hobby means to you

REF makes magazine available for Free download

France's national amateur radio society REF has made the April edition of its magazine Radio REF available as a free PDF for everyone to download

Thousands apply to join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 5th April 2020 is the History of Amateur Radio edition, and this time we bring you some excerpts from fifty years ago, March 1970. We report on Western Australian locals doing well in recent Commonwealth and Ross Hull contests, and comment on a recent announcement by the ACMA

Propagation de K7RA

A new sunspot appeared on the last day in March and the first days of April, with daily sunspot numbers of 12, 13 and 12. Total sunspot area increased on each day from 10 to 20 to 30 millionths of a solar hemisphere

Amateur radio in the age of COVID-19

The South Strand News reports members of the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club (GSARC) have overcome the social separation issue imposed during the coronavirus, by meeting several times each week using their radios

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

The conditions on Ten Metres were the best for ages. So much so that I had to up the ante to 5 reported contacts and 6 for the contest at the weekend. I haven’t had to do that for ages. Well sought-after were TT8SN (Chad), VP8A (Falklands), ZP5DBC (Paraguay), PX2A (Brazil special) (for the contest weekend) and D2EB (Angola).

New Multimode Digital Gateway for the West of Ireland

A new Multi-mode Digital Gateway, EI2BED, was placed on air from Roscommon Town in the West of Ireland on the 23rd of March 2020. Following a week on air a few minor fine tweaks have been made to perfect the transmitted audio levels