Southgate Amateur Radio News

ILLW nears 300 entrants

Entries for the 2019 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend are nearing the 300 mark with recent rarer entries from Serbia, Malaysia, Cuba, Hawaii, Market Reef and Mexico

Foundations of Amateur Radio #215

Recently there was a discussion on social media about the legality of various types of transmissions. Before I get into the specifics, it's worth looking at some of the rules around this. I will point out that this isn't exhaustive, but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about

144 MHz threat: SSA meets regulator

On July 11 Sweden's national amateur radio society, the SSA, met the communications regulator PTS to discuss the threats to the amateur bands

New ham radio regulations for Peru

IARU Region 2 reports new Amateur Radio regulations have come into effect in Peru. Novices are no longer forced to upgrade within 3 years

FCC Podcast interviews Dale Hatfield

Dale Hatfield ex-W0IFO, former chief of the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, is interviewed in the latest FCC Podcast

IRA purchase APRS and Qatar Oscar 100 equipment

The Board of Directors of Iceland's nation society, the IRA, has authorized the purchase of amateur radio equipment to operate via the QO-100 geostationary satellite

Propagation de K7RA

Very low solar activity continues. Over the past week, average daily solar flux changed insignificantly from 67.1 to 67. There were no sunspots

Cuban FT8 user CO8LY records more than 60000 contacts

Cuban radio amateur Eduardo Somoano CO8LY has made more than 60000, yes, sixty thousand FT8 contacts, and requested applications for many awards and diplomas using the log of his FT8 contacts

The Space Weather Woman

A Cycle 25 Storm Launch and Aurora Highlights - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Radio ham in Golden Book of World Records

The New Indian Express reports that radio amateur Sanil Deep VU3SIO has been Controller of the BC-DX Net, aimed at shortwave broadcast station dxers, since 1990. The net meets every Sunday on 7085 kHz

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

GB19 stations did well, I did another GB19LL slot. It was OK but I enjoyed the Spanish King’s competition more and the Spanish AM70URE also. There are still plenty of special events going on. I did manage to work OJ0Z (Market Reef) but on 20m. They were on 10m but not when I was on.

Dutch 2 meter propagation experiment on local television

On Friday July 19 the local television station Omroep Flevoland will pay attention to the 2 meter propagation experiment held on July 20. In a full hour broadcast, free to air and internet, Johan PA3JEM will explain why it is important that the 2 meter band must stay exclusive for the radio amateur services

Call for nominations for the RAC Amateur of the Year Award

To qualify for the title '“Amateur of the Year', an individual should have made an outstanding contribution to Amateur Radio in the past year, or have contributed consistently to the welfare of Amateur Radio over several years

Amateur Radio Kids Day in Elizabeth

Members of the Tri-County Radio Association and the Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will jointly conduct a special Ham Radio Day for Kids activity on Saturday, July 27, 2019