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• New Product: K-180WLA Active Loop Antenna with rechargeable battery

Added at 2020-04-06 11:03:03

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, crvee8, who shares a link to the K-180WLA, a new active mag loop antenna. Based on the product description, the K-180WLA sounds a lot like a typical magnetic loop antenna (and resembles the popular MLA-30), but what makes it unique is the fact that it can be recharged via […]



• IOTA news from OPDX

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• DXCC Country/Entity Report

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 29th March, through Sunday, 5th April there were 219 countries active



• DXCC Most Wanted

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The 'DXCC Most Wanted' entities list has been updated on ClubLog as of March 30th. The list contains 340 entities



• South Africa extends licence renewal period

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Given the state of national disaster and the current 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICASA has decided to extend the validity period of existing radio frequency spectrum licences in line with Regulation 10 of the Radio Frequency Spectrum Regulations



• From the NZART President

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



I thought I'd take the opportunity to brief you all on the current status of NZART (New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters) as an organisation



• JA news - 160/80m changes

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Yoshi, JG7AMD, reports that there are changes coming on 160/80m for JA operators



• Coronavirus and SARC

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Australia's Summerland Amateur Radio Club (SARC) committee and others have trialled virtual meeting software and will use Zoom to hold a virtual committee meeting on Sunday 19th April



• Brazil holds 430 and 1240 MHz bands consultation

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A public consultation is being held in Brazil concerning both the 430 MHz and 1240 MHz Amateur Radio bands



• Amid pandemic, amateur radio societies across the North are seeking new recruits

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



CBC News reports self-isolation is an opportunity to train up new ham radio operators. The broadcaster says Karen Novak is one of those planning to get her amateur radio license



• Amateur Radio provides world-wide Covid19 information and news

Added at 2020-04-06 08:08:05

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



When the Covid19 virus outbreak started spreading rapidly from China to the rest of the world, I started to look into ways of how amateur radio could render a useful service to Africa but also to the rest of the Globe during this pandemic



• DIY: How to build a Noise-Cancelling Passive Loop (NCPL) antenna

Added at 2020-04-05 15:39:37

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



I’ve gotten an number of inquiries from SWLing Post readers asking for a step-by-step guide to building the passive loop antenna I’ve mentioned in a number of previous posts. This antenna is the homebrew version of the commercially-available  Airspy Youloop. It works a treat. And, yes, folks…it’s fun to build. There are a number of […]



• Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska 3D print face shields for healthcare workers

Added at 2020-04-05 12:44:16

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to the Southgate ARC for sharing this brilliant story.  Kudos to the Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska for their ingenuity in time of need: KSNB TV News reports on an Amateur Radio group that is pitching in to make face shields for healthcare workers The news story says: With a national shortage of […]



• Radio Waves: New FCC RF Exposure Limits, Rediscovering Spark Gap, Zoom Vulnerabilities, and Extremely Rare Film of MI6 Section VIII

Added at 2020-04-05 12:34:28

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels



• Zoom taking your club online - DON'T

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



On Friday 3rd April, we carried an item regarding the use of Zoom for club meetings. However, we have since been contacted by Paul, VP9KF, who offers this note of caution



• Ham radio operators serve important role

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



KPC News reports on the important role of radio amateurs during natural disasters



• AMSAT EA providing administrative support for AMSAT Nepal SanoSat-1

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Spain's AMSAT EA is registering the AMSAT Nepal SanoSat-1 satellite with IARU and the ITU, due to the difficulty of carrying out this procedure in the Asian country



• Coronavirus: Radio amateurs make face shields for healthcare workers

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



KSNB TV News reports on an Amateur Radio group that is pitching in to make face shields for healthcare workers



• COVID-19 special initiatives

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



IARU Region 1 have started a page providing details of special Amateur Radio initiatives taking place in Europe, Africa and the Middle East during the Coronavirus outbreak



• Radio ham on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB reports Mervyn Foster, G4KLE (who is RSGB District Representative 121, an NRC Volunteer and also Chair of Huntingdon Amateur Radio Society) chatted to Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on April 2



• The Space Weather Woman

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Q and A Mini-Course: The Invisible Killer — Radiation Storms From the Sun and Beyond (Part 2) - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW



• Coronavirus: Radio ZS ham radio magazine free download

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The South African Amateur Radio League (SARL) is the latest national society to make their magazine freely available to all in the convenient PDF format



• Online Training for Amateur Radio

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Now that people can take the UK amateur radio Foundation exam online from their own home, what online training courses are available?



• YouTube 'Lockdown Morse' Course

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



If anyone is interested in learning or improving their Morse, I'll be starting a new course on YouTube from Monday 13th April - Lockdown Morse



• QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast Charlie Morris - ZL2CTM

Added at 2020-04-05 09:07:09

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Charlie Morris, ZL2CTM, builds his QRP rigs, the old fashioned way, starting with a paper and pencil, combining basic components to make each stage of a receiver or transceiver



• 10.04.2020-13.04.2020 JW/DF3TS,JW/DC8TM

Added at 2020-04-05 00:06:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 10.04.2020-13.04.2020
DXCC: JW
Callsign: JW/DF3TS
JW/DC8TM

Martina/DF3TS and Thomas/DC8TM.



• 06.04.2020-14.04.2020 J88PI

Added at 2020-04-05 00:06:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 06.04.2020-14.04.2020
DXCC: J8
Callsign: J88PI

Palm Island (IOTA NA-025) by Brian, GW4DVB.
http://www.g4dvb.co.uk



• 06.04.2020-15.04.2020 J88PI

Added at 2020-04-05 00:06:41

in www.dx-info.com :: your weekly DX-Calendar…, Language: EN



Period: 06.04.2020-15.04.2020
DXCC: J8
Callsign: J88PI

Palm Island (IOTA NA-025) by Brian, GW4DVB.
http://www.g4dvb.co.uk



• A trusted companion: The Panasonic RF-2200 never lets me down

Added at 2020-04-04 16:56:29

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



One of the great things about sheltering at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, is I have time to complete some projects that would have otherwise waited until much later this year. Lately, I’ve been making a serious effort to have our firewood cut, split and stacked so that it’ll have time to cure and dry […]



• Free Download: Domestic Broadcasting Survey 22nd Edition

Added at 2020-04-04 15:37:53

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to the European DX Council who note: Anker Petersen just published the annual Domestic Broadcasting Survey-22 (DBS-22). As usual, it is FREE OF CHARGE for any DX-er to download for his or her personal use. Click here to check it out on the Danish Shortwave Club International website. Click here for a direct […]



• Propagation de K7RA

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• How broadband and mobile firms are protecting vulnerable customers during coronavirus pandemic

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Keeping the UK’s communications networks going is more important than ever. So we welcome the efforts of the UK’s main broadband and mobile companies who have committed to helping their customers deal with issues they might face as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic



• BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music to make schedule changes in response to the Coronavirus crisis

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music will be making changes to their broadcast schedules from this weekend to ensure the stations can continue to provide a strong sense of community, solidarity and support to their listeners during the Coronavirus crisis



• VK6WIA NewsWest

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



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

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• REF makes magazine available for Free download

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU - SK

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Past ARRL Treasurer James E. "Jim" McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1



• Foundations of Amateur Radio

Added at 2020-04-04 09:07:02

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• Encore – Classical Music – Updated Schedule and Programme details

Added at 2020-04-03 18:39:14

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



After this week’s very successful trial broadcast WRMI will be continuing the Tuesday 13:00 UTC repeats of Encore to Europe on 15770 kHz for the time being.   Regular Broadcast times of Encore are:  10:00 – 11:00 UTC Saturday 6070 kHz Channel 292 to Europe Repeated  01:00 – 02:00 UTC Sunday 5850 kHz and 5010 kHz WRMI to the US, Canada […]



• Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU, SK

Added at 2020-04-03 16:44:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Past ARRL Treasurer James E. “Jim” McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU, W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1. An ARRL Life Member, he was 77. McCobb served as ARRL Treasurer, a volunteer post, for nearly 32 years, from 1980 until 2012, when he was succeeded by current ARRL Treasurer Rick Niswander, K7GM. An active DXer and contester, McCobb was active from Belize, where he held the c...



• Icom IC-705 delivery has been delayed

Added at 2020-04-03 12:43:38

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans, who writes: As you’d expect, Icom has formally delayed the delivery schedule of the IC-705. Here’s the announcement from Icom Japan: https://www.icom.co.jp/news/4720/ The following is a machine translation of the announcement: “Thank you very much for your patronage of ICOM products. We have received reservations from a […]



• Radio Waves: LPFMs Go Non-Directional, ABC Cuts Remain, WBCQ Videos, and Demolition of Hara Arena

Added at 2020-04-03 11:58:30

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• RNEI now broadcasting in Comb Stereo

Added at 2020-04-03 11:45:16

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Roseanna, who shares the following announcement from Radio Northern Europe International: Hello everyone, The show is finished, transmitter time booked and pre-processing done so it’s time to announce RNEI #3 & TIAEMS April 2020 to all of you! Before we continue, we need to announce something pretty special and […]



• The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Added at 2020-04-03 09:17:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.



• DX News from the ARRL

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands



• Zoom taking your radio club online

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A guide on how to do it using Zoom by AB1OC



• Coronavirus discussion on Uckfield FM breaks broadcasting rules

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has today imposed a sanction on the Sussex-based community radio station Uckfield FM, after a discussion on the programme about the causes and origins of Covid-19 broke our broadcasting rules



• Venus and the Pleiades in conjunction - tonight

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look west. Venus and the Pleiades star cluster are in conjunction--the best in 8 years



• Amateur radio in the age of COVID-19

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• Radio hams in Saudi Arabia gets access to 50 MHz band

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Saudi Amateur Radio Society (SARS) has announced that the communications regulator CITC has agreed radio amateurs can use 50-54 MHz



• Coronavirus: Some radio hams permitted STAYHOME call suffix

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



ARRL reports some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special 'STAYHOME' call sign suffixes



• Coronavirus: RSGB is introducing remote invigilation for Foundation exams

Added at 2020-04-03 09:06:45

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Foundation Amateur Radio exams in the UK will be able to resume by using remote invigilation, the Practical Assessments will be waived



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2020-04-03 06:18:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



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.Fortunately, this was a Cycle 25 spot, according to the magnetic signature.Prior to this no sunspots were seen since earlier in March, when daily sunspot numbers were 13 and 12 on M...



• Some Countries Permitting “STAYHOME”-Suffix Call Signs during COVID-19 Pandemic

Added at 2020-04-02 13:26:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Some countries around the world are allowing radio amateurs to use special “STAYHOME” call sign suffixes. For example, listen for 8A1STAYHOME from Indonesia, and A60STAYHOME/# call signs from the United Arab Emirates.In Canada, Michael Shamash, VE2MXU, is using VC2STAYHOM “to raise awareness for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Canada limits call sign suffixes to seven character...



• Spain Grants Unlicensed Individuals Permission to Use Amateur Stations During Lockdown

Added at 2020-04-02 12:36:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Spain’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-society URE has obtained temporary permission from the country’s telecommunications regulator for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the coronavirus lockdown.“The main objective of the request is to disseminate and promote amateur radio among schoolchildren who must be confined at home,” the announcement from the Ministry of ...



• To All ARRL Members and ARRL VEC Accredited Volunteer Examiners

Added at 2020-04-02 11:58:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



We know many examiners have canceled amateur radio license exam sessions to meet the requirements and recommendations of national and local government and of health officials. The health and safety of examinees and our Volunteer Examiners (VEs) is first and foremost in any decision-making process. The ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) does not offer video-supervised online amateur radio...



• WB2REM Wins the April QST Cover Plaque Award

Added at 2020-04-02 11:24:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The winning article for the April 2020 QST Cover Plaque award is “HD8M DXpedition to the Galapagos Islands” by Jim Millner, WB2REM.The QST Cover Plaque Award -- given to the author or authors of the most popular article in each issue -- is determined by a vote of ARRL members on the QST Cover Plaque Poll web page. Cast a ballot for your favorite article in the May issue today. 



• IOTA news from the DARC

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club



• Intrepid-DX Group news

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The annual Intrepid Spirit Award goes to the VP8PJ Team. The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the recipients of the annual "Intrepid Spirit Award"



• From the SARL President's Desk

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dear Members, with everyone now in preparation for the 21-day national lockdown and disrupting our normal lives in a way that some of us have not seen before in our lifetimes, I would like to convey a few remarks that impact on SARL services



• SolderSmoke Podcast 220 available

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Bill Meara M0HBR / N2CQR has released another edition of the amateur radio SolderSmoke podcast



• Video: The future and growth of amateur radio

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The presentation given by RSGB Director Kamal Singh M0IOV to the 2019 RSGB Convention is now available on YouTube



• Coronavirus: Call to dust off amateur radios and get talking in East Lancs

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Lancashire Telegraph interviews Nick Isherwood 2E0NJI about the role of amateur radio and RAYNET East Lancashire during the Coronavirus outbreak



• New Multimode Digital Gateway for the West of Ireland

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• Tony's 10m Band Report

Added at 2020-04-02 08:06:59

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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).



• Form follows function in the Tom Bihn Travel Tray

Added at 2020-04-01 19:15:32

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



If you’ve been reading the SWLing Post for long, you no doubt know that not only am I radio geek, but a pack geek as well. In a typical year––although, admittedly, this is not one––I do quite a bit of regional travel. I’m an minimalist traveler when I’m on the road, eschewing lots of unnecessary […]



• Western Pennsylvania ARES Group Conducts District-Wide Simplex Drill

Added at 2020-04-01 14:10:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Western Pennsylvania Southwest District, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, and Westmoreland counties, conducted a district-wide simplex practice drill on March 21. The exercise lasted about 4 hours, with all participants meeting on their local ARES county repeaters.Each county Emergency Coordinator s...



• Looking for Phil’s Icom IC-R75 Cookboook

Added at 2020-04-01 11:06:17

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike, who asks: Any idea how I can obtain Phil’s cookbook for R75 pertaining to ECSS? Post readers: If you have a copy of Phil’s Icom IC-R75 Cookboook or if you can point Mike to a copy, please comment!



• Problem Resolved: Digital Editions of QST and On the Air Now are Available

Added at 2020-04-01 09:22:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The digital editions of QST and On the Air magazine once again are available online as well as via the iOS, Android, and Kindle apps.



• Feeling lonely? NC Ham radio operators use old tech to create a new social network

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The News and Observer reports how radio hams in North Carolina use amateur radio to stay in touch during the Coronavirus outbreak



• RSM COVID-19 update

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



New Zealand's regulator Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) have issued the following advice



• Update: Request to change the format of XS Manchester

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has rejected a request from Real Radio XS to change the format of XS Manchester



• Shoot The Moon with this homebrew hardline RF divider

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



There's a very interesting article on the Hackaday website regarding EME or moonbounce



• Special Award 'Vilnius Gaon 300'

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



2020 year was announced in Lithuania as a year of the Great Lithuanian Rabbi Elijas ben Saliamon Zalman, known also as Vilnius Gaon, born in April 300 years ago



• Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Mauritius Amateur Radio Society's Pat 3B8GF, together with Billy GM6DX, have made available an online study course for anyone interested in obtaining the Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence (RA24). This online course is entirely free and already open for registration



• Coronavirus - Folkestone Repeater Group

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Folkestone Repeater Group repeaters have been very busy during the coronavirus lockdown



• NASA adds Shannon Walker to first operational crewed SpaceX mission

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker, KD5DXB to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station



• RSGB Hope QSO Party

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A series of 90 minute duration daytime contests that has been introduced on a temporary basis to help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people



• International Marconi Day 2020 cancelled

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The ARRL reports International Marconi Day 2020, planned for Saturday, April 25, has been cancelled



• Friedrichshafen - Ham Radio 2020 update

Added at 2020-04-01 09:06:55

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The organisers of the Ham Radio 2020 in Friedrichshafen, June 26-28, say they are working intensively to plan the upcoming event, they expect to provide a further update in mid-April



• FTIOM & UBMP (NOW A FULL HOUR!), April 5-11

Added at 2020-03-31 23:28:15

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



From the Isle of Music, April 5-11: April is Jazz Appreciation Month! This week, our special guest is William Roblejo. We will chat about his new album Capitalia and listen to some of that and his previous album Dreaming. The broadcasts take place: 1. For Eastern Europe but audible well beyond the target area in […]



• USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships Canceled

Added at 2020-03-31 13:19:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The ARRL ARDF Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 20th USA ARDF Championships, which were set to be held this summer. Contact the ARRL ARDF Committee for more information on ARDF and on attending, participating in, or hosting ARDF competitions. ARDF participants do not need an amateur radio license. For more information on Amateur Radio Direction Finding, visit the Homing In...



• Amateur Radio Satellite Spreads Fight Coronavirus Message

Added at 2020-03-31 13:16:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Indonesia’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society ORARI reports the ham radio satellite LAPAN-A2 (IO-86) is being used to transmit a “fight coronavirus” message via APRS. The satellite’s text message is, “Stay Healthy, Stay at Home #LawanCorona (Fight Coronavirus).” Sonny Dwi Harsono, YD1SCC, a researcher the Center for Satellite Technology Development, has explained that including t...



• ARES Members to Support Illinois Emergency Management Agency in COVID-19 Response

Added at 2020-03-31 13:10:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Illinois ARES members are supporting the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) COVID-19 response activities as AuxComm Radio Operator volunteers. Illinois ARES will coordinate the number and location of volunteer amateur communicators with IEMA on an ongoing basis for the foreseeable future.In a separate activity, the daily Illinois ARES Wellness Net has been established to allow Illino...



• Radio Waves: The Future of On-Air DJs, SDR Comparison, Radios That Never Were, and an Internet Radio Player for Linux

Added at 2020-03-31 11:29:12

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Radio Waves:  Stories Making Waves in the World of Radio Because I keep my ear to the waves, as well as receive many tips from others who do the same, I find myself privy to radio-related stories that might interest SWLing Post readers.  To that end: Welcome to the SWLing Post’s Radio Waves, a collection of links to interesting […]



• Digital Editions of QST and On the Air Currently Not Available Online

Added at 2020-03-31 09:54:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The digital editions of QST and On the Air magazine are currently unavailable online. Access to the publications via the iOS, Android, and Kindle apps is functioning normally, however. Digital publisher PageSuite is working to resolve the problem. ARRL will update members when web access has been restored. 



• International Marconi Day 2020 has been Canceled

Added at 2020-03-31 08:18:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



The annual International Marconi Day (IMD) ham radio operating event that was set to take place on April 25 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-hour amateur radio event celebrates the birth of Marconi on April 25, 1874. Sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, which operates as GB4IMD, International Marconi Day features participating stations operating at sites hav...



• Hamvention QSO Party - something new to do !

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Dayton Hamvention for 2020 has been cancelled. The WWROF, in cooperation with the Hamvention organizers, wanted to create a fun way for people to celebrate the Hamvention experience over the air - the Hamvention QSO Party



• Star Trek special event station

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

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Look for special event station GB5ST to be on the air to celebrate 54 years of the hit TV show Star Trek, spin off shows, many Star Trek movies and for the continuing new shows upcoming in the future



• BBC Radio Humberside interviews radio amateur

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB report they helped to set up a brief interview on Monday, March 30, with Tony Cobb, G0WJK – Chair of Hull and District ARS – on BBC Radio Humberside breakfast show



• Hubnet daily net on the national emergency

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Hubnet are running a daily welfare net regarding the national emergency on the m0hoy-l echolink channel node number 973498



• Denby Dale amateur radio club goes to Zoom

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Our club has moved all it’s meetings to Zoom. Members are excited about our up coming meetings



• Special Call ZT1T

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Tom Morgan is using the call ZT1T for the period of the 'lockdown' in South Africa. This period also covered the recent SSB WPX Contest



• Coronavirus: Portugal's QSL Bureau closed

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Due to the state of emergency declared in Portugal due to Covid-19, the services of the Rede dos Emissores Portugueses (REP) association are physically closed, we keep the minimum services on telework



• Radio Amateurs of Canada offers new Online Amateur Radio Courses

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In response to the current Covid-19 crisis, Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that it is introducing two new online Amateur Radio courses so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing



• Coronavirus: Spain grants special authorization to radio hams

Added at 2020-03-31 08:07:12

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Spain's national amateur radio society URE has talked to their regulator and obtained permission for unlicensed people to use amateur stations during the Coronavirus lockdown



• Former ARRL DXCC Manager Don Search, W3AZD, SK

Added at 2020-03-31 08:03:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



Former ARRL DXCC Manager Donald B. “Don” Search, W3AZD, of Davie, Florida, died on March 26. Search was widely known throughout the DXing community and was a fixture at many hamfests and conventions, including the Dayton Hamvention®, where he checked cards for years. An ARRL Life Member, he was 80. A skillful DXer, Search was on the DXCC Honor Roll with 378 entities confirmed on phone. He and h...



• The Airspy Youloop is a freaking brilliant passive loop antenna

Added at 2020-03-30 17:32:34

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Before I start talking Youloop, I have a little confession to make up front: At the Winter SWL Fest when I gave a presentation about Portable SDR DXing, not only did I give attendees the wrong name of the Airspy Youloop antenna, but I also configured it incorrectly, hence the poor performance via my Miscrosoft […]



• COVID-19 Affects Space Station Crew Transition

Added at 2020-03-30 13:29:00

in American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio As…, Language: EN



International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 62 crew is readying its Soyuz MS-15 vehicle for an April 17 departure back to Earth. Expedition 62 members are NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Meir; Flight Engineer Andrew Morgan, KI5AAA, and Commander Oleg Skripochka, RA0LDJ. The Expedition 63 crew members who are to replace them are nearing an April 9 launch aboard the Soyuz MS-16 vehicle.NASA astrona...



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