Southgate Amateur Radio News

Foundations of Amateur Radio

How to run an SSB contest without using your voice ... As you might know, I consider myself a contester. I derive great pleasure from getting on air and making noise during a contest. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to test my station, hone my skills and work on learning something new every time I participate

Fireball over Michigan likely dead Russian satellite reentry

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received several reports of a fireball seen over Michigan and surrounding US states on October 20, 2021. It was likely the reentry of a defunct Russian satellite known as Kosmos-2551. Watch this Space.Com video

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

Radio has the charm of being a traditional means of communication, which despite all the new technologies, connects with the public using only one resource: voice

Propagation de K7RA

Solar activity declined last week, and on one day (October 17) there were no sunspots at all. Most days this week had the minimum non-zero sunspot number, which is 11, indicating a single sunspot group containing a single sunspot

WSJT-X version 2.5.1 released

The development team have announced the General Availability (GA) release of WSJT-X version 2.5.1.

VK6WIA NewsWest

NewsWest for Sunday 24th October is the New Amateurs edition, and we’ll acknowledge those from Western Australia who have recently gained a license

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

What a fantastic week on Ten. Most sought after were 3DA0RU (Eswatini), J5T (Guinea-Bissau), S9OK (Sao Tome and Principe) and 3DA0WW (Eswatini), popped in for good measure on Sunday J5T is the Italian DXpedition Team. I do like their QSL card. I did manage to work 3DA0RU on Ten Metres. It used to be Swaziland

Ham radios to the rescue in rain-hit Kerala

The district administration here has sought the service of Ham radio operators to coordinate disaster relief operations in case the communication system gets cut off due to any rain-related incident