Southgate Amateur Radio News

UWE-4 CubeSat frequency change request approved

After two weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape. The batteries are fully charged, the temperatures of the batteries, the outside panels and the MCU are all lying in the expected range

Beacon on 2 200 m

The Caboolture Radio Club in Australia reports the start of operation of a new beacon on the 2 200 m band

VI25AJ astronaut contact a success

The special event Amateur Radio station VI25AJ was active on the amateur satellites during the 25th Australian Scout Jamboree and on January 12 they had a contact with a former ISS astronaut

3rd World Youth ARDF Championships 2019

Young people are invited to take part in the Youth Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) World Championships to be held at Vinnytsia, Ukraine from June 30 to July 4

5 GHz HAMNET meeting in Amsterdam

Netherland's Ham News site reports almost all the lectures at the next MikroTik Meeting for HAMNET users will be in the English language

Radio eBooks for download

There are a number of vintage radio and amateur radio related eBooks available for free download on the Gutenberg site

Postage going up for U.S. and Canada

The U.S. Postal Service announced new prices for 2019 and they come into effect Jan. 27, 2019. The Canadian Postal will also go up on January 14th

4th annual RST special event

Look for members of the North Country DX Association (NCDXA) to once again be active from different locations in Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Greenland between January 15th and February 28th (some ops may be on earier or later).

SolderSmoke Podcast

Episode 209 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

SD contest logging software

A little reminder that EI5DI has, over the past few years, developed some amateur radio software which may be of help to those seeking to carry out logging during HF Contesting

DXCC Country/Entity Report

According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 6th January, through Sunday, 13th January there were 210 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

QSO Today - George Zafiropoulos KJ6VU

George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU, is the the co-host of the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast, one of the more popular ham radio podcasts

VHF/UHF workshop to boost activity above 30 MHz

The SARL/AMSAT SA VHF/UHF workshop will be held at the SARL National Amateur Radio Centre on Saturday 9 February. Some of the discussions and presentations include: the cost of a decibel on two metres; VHF and UHF propagation forecasting; a discussion of the various modes of VHF/UHF propagation, and methods that can be deployed to predict the likelihood of such conditions

British Columbia QSO Party 2019

Join us! It’s always a whale of a good time. There’s never been a better time to collect some nice wallpaper for the shack wall