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• KPH Article on TechCrunch and Bay Area Backroads

Added at 2020-01-20 13:12:28

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy, who writes: “The Last Radio Station,” an article about maritime radio station, KPH, is up on TechCrunch ( https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/18/the-last-radio-station/ ). KPH is silent on maritime frequencies, but through the hard work of volunteers continues operation 24/7 with a 3-30MHz KiwiSDR receiver (http://198.40.45.23:8073/) and various activities throughout […]



• IOTA news from OPDX

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

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 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 12th January, through Sunday, 19th January there were 214 countries active



• Cuban special event

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Members of the DX Group of Cuba will celebrating the 15th anniversary of a Mexican homologous organization and the founding of the DXXE Group



• Mexican special event

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The members of the the DXXE Group, through-out the 2020 year, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with the activation of the special callsign 4A15DXXE, from January 20th, until December 31st, 2020



• WICEN radio hams feature on BBC World Service

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Gareth Mitchell M7GJM presents the popular BBC World Service show Digital Planet. The Jan 14 edition features an item on the radio amateurs providing emergency communications during Australia's bush fires



• Irish Amateur Station Licence Exam

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The next Amateur Station Licence Exam will be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 in the ComReg Offices in Dublin and at other centres if warranted by the numbers



• Bowater Credit Union donates to ham radio club

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Bowater Credit Union has donated $1,000 to the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC)



• Contest Results

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Results of the IRTS 80 metres New Year's Day counties contest have been published



• AmateurLogic 139: Now With 2020 Vision

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Just how much faster is the Raspberry Pi 4? Tommy finds out. George has a free remote desktop solution with some unique features. Emile tries Vara Winlink. And Mike ventures into the “Box of Incomplete Dreams” for a QRP Labs WSPR kit



• Barry Shelley N1VXY is interim ARRL CEO

Added at 2020-01-20 09:06:50

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



ARRL reports at its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer



• 22.01.2020-28.01.2020 PJ2/W8WTS

Added at 2020-01-20 08:06:36

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



Period: 22.01.2020-28.01.2020
DXCC: PJ2
Callsign: PJ2/W8WTS

Jim, W8WTS.



• 18.01.2020-03.02.2020 PJ2ND

Added at 2020-01-20 08:06:36

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



Period: 18.01.2020-03.02.2020
DXCC: PJ2
Callsign: PJ2ND

Jeff, K8ND.



• 18.01.2020-24.01.2020 HC1MD

Added at 2020-01-20 08:06:36

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



Period: 18.01.2020-24.01.2020
DXCC: HC
Callsign: HC1MD

Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD.



• 25.01.2020-07.02.2020 HC1MD/2

Added at 2020-01-20 08:06:36

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



Period: 25.01.2020-07.02.2020
DXCC: HC
Callsign: HC1MD/2

Farallon Dillon Lighthouse (ARLHS ECU-017) by Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD. QSL via K8LJG.



• 21.01.2020-27.01.2020 9M2SAF/P

Added at 2020-01-20 08:06:36

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



Period: 21.01.2020-27.01.2020
DXCC: 9M2
Callsign: 9M2SAF/P

Pulau Lalang Island (AS-072) by Safri, 9M2SAF.



• MULTIPSK Update

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

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Patrick Lindecker, author of MULTIPSK, has announced an update to the software with the addition of DMR decoding (not to be confused with DRM, the subject of several recent posts – alphabet soup!!). Here is a portion of the announcement: New release of MULTIPSK (4.42) The new release of MultiPSK (4.42) is on my Web […]



• DRM30 on a Smartphone: KTWR Shows Us The Way

Added at 2020-01-19 13:33:57

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Van Hoy, who writes: [Regarding the reception of DRM via smart phone,] I happened to find this KTWR Guam post about decoding DRM30 with a smart phone, app, and an RTL-SDR: Convert Smart Phone to DRM 30 HF receiver! We are pleased to report successful use of an […]



• 2020 Radio Prague QSL Cards

Added at 2020-01-19 13:21:46

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who writes: “These are the new 2020 QSL Cards from Radio Prague International. The theme of this year is “Transmitters” (Antennas):” (Source: Radio Prague) The three letters – QSL – constitute one of the codes originally developed in the days of the telegraph. All codes consisted […]



• External FM antenna for Android phones/tablets

Added at 2020-01-19 13:07:00

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Adid, who writes: Check this little gadget for android phones or tablets https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32976847250.html If they have the FM app installed than this will come handy. One needs to select speaker and not earphone as expected. It works fine here. (I don’t know if Apple phones have an FM module) […]



• Ham CAP and VOA Prop: Fixing SSN look-up files

Added at 2020-01-19 12:52:58

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul Evans, who notes: Users of these two propagation prediction programs will find that they don’t work beyond Dec 2019 because the SSN look-up files didn’t go any further. I noticed this 2-3 years ago and added to the end of the files required. I entered guesses for solar activity values, but […]



• Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO

Added at 2020-01-19 10:25:00

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



At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before his retirement. The board has created a search committee to select the next CEO. More details on this ...



• Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



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



• American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport's weather radar by stealing spectrum

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Register reports: Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America's broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico



• Satellite Status and Tracking API's added to AMSAT website

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Thanks to an initiative by Heimir, W1ANT, AMSAT added Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to the AMSAT web site to make it easy for developers to write apps for mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)



• Variation to talkSPORT’s national analogue licence

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has approved talkSPORT’s request to change its national analogue radio licence, following a consultation



• DK3ZL visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Dr Charly Eichhorn, DK3ZL is visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March. In Namibia, he will operate as V51QO with activity on the QO-100 satellite and as V5/DK3ZL at other times using SSB and CW



• Full-fibre broadband in the UK

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The briefing paper Full-fibre broadband in the UK is now available for download from the House of Commons library



• QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast George Byrkit - K9TRV

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



George Byrkit, K9TRV, was first licensed in 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin. He returned to amateur radio as a licensee many years after letting that Novice license expire



• Sweden: New rules for ham radio permit applications

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The SSA reports applications for amateur radio permits will now take 2-3 weeks longer due to National Security considerations



• BNetzA takes action against non-compliant devices

Added at 2020-01-19 10:07:17

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



In 2019, BNetA, the German Federal Network Agency, blocked 4.5 million unsafe products that can cause radio interference or electromagnetic incompatibilities



• 26.01.2020-02.02.2020 VP2MCV

Added at 2020-01-19 00:06:49

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



Period: 26.01.2020-02.02.2020
DXCC: VP2M
Callsign: VP2MCV

Montserrat (NA-103) by Mel, W8MV.



• 21.01.2020-27.01.2020 IG9/S50X,IG9/S51V,IG9/S52P,IG9/S54W,IG9/S56DX,IG9/S56N,IG9/S57DX,IG9/S59A

Added at 2020-01-19 00:06:49

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



Period: 21.01.2020-27.01.2020
DXCC: I
Callsign: IG9/S50X
IG9/S51V
IG9/S52P
IG9/S54W
IG9/S56DX
IG9/S56N
IG9/S57DX
IG9/S59A

Lampedusa Island (AF-019) by Silvo/S50X, S51V, Krajcar/S52P, Peter/S54W, Pavla/S56DX, Berto/S56N, Slavko/S57DX and Drago/S59A.



• 23.01.2020-18.02.2020 FR/F8EN

Added at 2020-01-19 00:06:49

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



Period: 23.01.2020-18.02.2020
DXCC: FR
Callsign: FR/F8EN

Roland, F8EN.
http://LesNouvellesDX.fr/voirlogs.php



• An app to decode DRM?

Added at 2020-01-18 13:49:42

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, who shares this story by Hans Johnson at Radio World: Can an App Solve the DRM Receiver Problem? (Radio World) The Digital Radio Mondiale standard for digital broadcasting in long, medium, and shortwave bands offers the possibility to transmit audio, text and pictures. A few broadcasters use […]



• Shortwave version of the Southgate ARC News

Added at 2020-01-18 12:07:09

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Harald (DL1AX), who shares the following message from the Southgate ARC: Southgate News is now on ShortWaveRadio We now have a regular Sunday morning news broadcast on ShortWaveRadio.de So tune in every Sunday at 10am UTC on 3975 and 6160 kHz. The programme is repeated at 14:00 UTC on […]



• Propagation de K7RA

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Solar Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5



• Special certificate to celebrate 30 years of LUSAT

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



AMSAT-LU will be issuing a special certificate to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of LUSAT (LO-19) during LUSAT week which takes place January 18-26, 2020



• RAC President attends ARRL Board Meeting

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XN, attended the annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Windsor, Connecticut, January 17-18



• VK6WIA NewsWest

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



NewsWest this week is the New Amateurs Edition, where we congratulate and acknowledge those with new or upgraded callsigns or licenses, and where we share information useful for new Hams, including New Hams the series where I take a look at learning opportunities



• Ofcom Consultation: Improving spectrum access for Wi-Fi

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom wishes to boost the use of Wi-Fi in Amateur Radio spectrum at 5725-5850 MHz



• Ham radio Winter Field Day

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Members of the Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Winter Field Day Exercise, January 25 and 26, 2020



• ARISS educational radio contact with school in Toronto, Canada

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada



• Foundations of Amateur Radio

Added at 2020-01-18 10:06:35

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The lessons we teach - When you become a member of the amateur radio community you become part of a small group of humans who know and understand certain aspects of life. That's not to say that others don't share this or that the knowledge is unique or special, but radio amateurs are required to know this before they receive their license



• Encore – Classical Music – New Broadcast time Europe – Saturday 11:00 UTC

Added at 2020-01-17 18:37:51

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



This weekend Encore – Classical Music on Radio Tumbril will be broadcast again at the NEW TIME in Europe of 11:00 UTC on SATURDAY on 6070 kHz. This is instead of the Sunday broadcast at 15:00 UTC. There is much less interference from adjacent channels at this time – indeed we have had several reception reports […]



• Radio Deal: C.Crane Orphans sale

Added at 2020-01-17 16:39:35

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



I just received a newsletter from C.Crane noting that they’re having an “Orphan” sale today (17 January 2020). “Orphans” are C.Crane returns and open box items that have been tested and evaluated by C.Crane. Orphans are sold at a discount and carry a full 60 day warranty. I’ve purchased a number of Orphan items in […]



• The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

Added at 2020-01-17 15:35:00

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.



• Video: Fenu demonstrates the BELKA-DSP receiver

Added at 2020-01-17 13:06:51

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares the following video demonstration of the BELKA-DSP receiver by Fenu Duarte: Click here to view on YouTube. Thanks for sharing this, Dan.  I must admit, it seems the BELKA-DSP has some excellent receiver characteristics. I like the backlit display and the rugged, simple form-factor. It […]



• Tim Whittaker explains route from proof of concept to development of low-cost DRM receiver

Added at 2020-01-17 12:47:41

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Ed, who writes: Here’s some new news about low-cost DRM receiver advancement, and links to an audio presentation explaining the route from proof of concept to development of a low-cost prototype DRM receiver by Cambridge Development. SWLing Post reader might find it interesting: (Source: DRM Consortium) 16 Jan Low-cost […]



• DX News from the ARRL

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

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



• RSGB looking at One-stop training portal

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The RSGB Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) has been looking at a One-stop Training Portal for exam candidates



• Magnetic explosions discovered on 'Earth's Doorstep

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



A type of explosion in space called "magnetic reconnection" can happen much closer to Earth than previously thought



• WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Australia's WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis



• ARISS contact opportunity

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS



• Puerto Rico ham radio operators on maximum alert following Puerto Rico's earthquakes 2020

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



At the end of December 2019 and in early January 2020, the southwestern part of the island of Puerto Rico was struck by a series of strong earthquakes, including six that were of magnitude 5 or greater



• USKA preparing response to Article 37a on ham radio antennas

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Switzerland's national amateur radio society USKA is preparing its response to OFCOM's consultation regarding the new Article 37a on ham radio antennas in the FMG Telecommunications Act



• ITU highlights role of amateur radio in emergency comms

Added at 2020-01-17 10:06:49

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Amateur radio features in the ITU Guidelines for national emergency telecommunication plans, published by the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D)



• SAQ Alexanderson Alternator 2019 Christmas Eve Transmission Heard by More than 400 Listeners

Added at 2020-01-17 09:20:00

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



The Alexanderson alternator 2019 Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, was heard by more than 400 listeners. SAQ reported conditions were very good, with clear, dry weather, and the vintage transmitter functioned flawlessly. Lars Kålland, SM6NM, was at the key to deliver the Christmas message, his last as he is retiring. SAQ said it was stunned by the number of re...



• Large-Scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste Planned for this Fall

Added at 2020-01-17 09:17:00

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



The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a “large-scale DXpedition” to Timor-Leste (4W) in the October/November 2020 timeframe.“We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies, and accommodation facilities,” said team member Chris Janssen, DL1MGB. “Right now, we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for two clos...



• The K7RA Solar Update

Added at 2020-01-17 08:43:00

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



Cycle 25 sunspots persisted for the first two days (January 9-10) of this reporting week, January 9-15, with daily sunspot numbers of 14 and 11. That brought the weekly average daily sunspot number from 8.4 last week to 3.6. Average daily solar flux edged up from 71.8 to 72.5.Average daily planetary A index declined from 6.3 to 5.6, and average middle latitude A index went from 5.3 to 3.7.Predi...



• Radio Waves: iHeart Layoffs • Radio JK FM • 2nd Chance for Pirates • Invisible War

Added at 2020-01-17 00:04:38

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’sRadio Waves, a collection of […]



• Tecsun PL-990 and H-501: What we know so far about the upcoming production run

Added at 2020-01-16 12:33:04

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many of you have been asking me about the pricing and availability of the Tecsun PL-990 and H-501 receivers. Both radios were released late last year (2019) in China, but the final export version–and first full production run–has not yet hit the market. I reached out to Anon-Co to see what updates, if any, we […]



• Iowa State Parks on the Air 2020 Celebrating Centennial of Iowa State Parks

Added at 2020-01-16 11:08:00

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



Iowa State Parks on the Air (IASPOTA-2020) is under way and will continue through year’s end. The event is sponsored by the Great River Amateur Radio Club, with the support of Iowa ARRL Section Manager Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, and the Iowa Division of Natural Resources (DNR).According to Colin Wheatley, W9UPK, Iowa had the first state park system in the nation, and Iowa’s first state park, Backbon...



• Massachusetts Club Offers Support to Arecibo Observatory Following Earthquakes

Added at 2020-01-16 10:57:00

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



Although not in the hardest-hit earthquake zone, Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory nonetheless has been affected by the recent spate of earthquakes and aftershocks. The landmark Arecibo radio telescope and ionospheric radar facility was a victim of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in 2017.Members of the Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club (NVARC) have stepped up to assist in support and...



• Pacific Tour

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Operators Will AA4NC and Ron AA4VK will be active from 8 different islands during this year



• Radio hams rescue teenage girl from kidnappers

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Millennium Post reports that a 14-year-old girl was rescued from the clutches of kidnappers, after her grandparents alerted Gangasagar Mela authorities on Tuesday



• Grow lights cause interference to ham radio

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The Lansing State Journal reports amateur radio operators have been complaining of interference from marijuana grow lights



• Final report from SAQ / Grimeton Christmas Eve transmission 2019

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



The conditions were very good with clear dry weather in Grimeton, Sweden. The transmission hall was filled up with record-many visitors who had come to enjoy coffee, cake and Swedish ginger snaps, and to watch the activities with starting and running the old radio transmitter SAQ



• History of Portishead Radio talk at South Bristol Amateur Radio Club

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



We have a guest speaker coming to South Bristol Amateur Radio Club on Thursday 23 January 2020. We are very pleased to welcome Larry G4HLN who will be telling the story of the history of Portishead Radio



• YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2020

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Chair of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, Lisa Leenders PA2LS, reports the 10th edition of Youngsters On The Air will be held in Croatia, in the city of Karlovac not far from the capital Zagreb



• New ham radio magazine 'On the Air'

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

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The ARRL has launched the bi-monthly amateur radio magazine On the Air and has made the premier issue freely available to read on the internet



• ARRL launches 'On the Air' - a new podcast for beginner-to-intermediate amateur radio operators

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



For those who are just getting started on their journey in amateur radio, ARRL is launching a new podcast aimed at providing support and encouragement to help you get the most out of this hobby



• Tony's 10m Band Report

Added at 2020-01-16 10:06:36

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Best days of the week were Saturday and Sunday. Certainly seems that the DARC contest helped. Best DX EW1I (Belarus), ZC4UW (Cyprus), 3D2DJ (Fiji), OY1OF DZ, CT (all Faroe Is) rare birds indeed. Check out OY1OF’s QRZ web page. Incredible



• On The Air: ARRL’s excellent magazine for newcomers…only available behind their paywall

Added at 2020-01-16 03:07:47

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Today, the ARRL released their new electronic magazine for ham radio newcomers: On The Air. The ARRL describes On The Air‘s mission: “On the Air magazine is the newest ARRL member benefit to help new licensees and beginner-to-intermediate radio communicators navigate the world of amateur radio. Delivered six times a year, the magazine will present […]



• More Tecsun PL-990 images

Added at 2020-01-15 12:33:23

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Carel Kuijer, who shares the following images of the new Tecsun PL-990: Thanks for sharing these, Carel! FYI: I have not heard a solid update yet on pricing/availability of the Tecsun PL-990 and Tecsun H-501. Carel did note that the price in China is 1150 CNY, thus about 150 […]



• Community radio stations help inform those affected by fires in Australia

Added at 2020-01-15 12:16:54

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source Radio.info via Michael Bird) Nearly 80 community radio stations are broadcasting in fire affected areas of Australia. With around 450 stations in the sector, community broadcasters are represented in most larger towns in Australia. Many of them are staffed by small handfuls of volunteers who keep the station on air in normal circumstances, but […]



• IOTA news from the DARC

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club



• Virgin Orbit plans flight test of LauncherOne rocket in February

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



If this first test flight is successful RadFxSat-2/Fox-1E is planned for launch on the second flight of LauncherOne during 1Q 2020 on the ELaNa XX mission



• Point Amour contest operation

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

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Chris VE3FU, Dave VE9CB, and Frank VO1HP will be active as VO2AC, VO2AAA, and VO1HP/VO2 from the lighthouse Point Amour/Labrador in Canada (CQ zone 2)



• Ofcom fines Post Office £175,000 for overcharging for relay telephone calls

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

in Southgate Amateur Radio News RSS Feed, Language: EN



Ofcom has fined Post Office £175,000 after an investigation found the company overcharged people with hearing or speech impairments who made telephone calls using a relay service



• LUSAT 30th anniversary

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

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Members of AMSAT Argentina (LU7AA) celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LUSAT (LO-19) satellite between Jan. 18 and 26 on HF on SSB, FT8 and CW.
An award is available as well.



• Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC - SK

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

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With deep sadness DXNL has to report the passing of Peter, DK5DC during the night of Jan. 11/12



• ARRL On the Air podcast premieres on January 16

Added at 2020-01-15 10:06:54

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ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month



• ARRL On the Air Podcast Premieres on January 16

Added at 2020-01-14 17:31:00

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ARRL’s new On the Air podcast for those just getting started on their amateur radio journey, will debut this Thursday, January 16, with a new podcast posted each month. The podcast is a companion to the new bimonthly On the Air magazine, which is already on its way to member subscribers. On the Air magazine editor Becky Schoenfeld, W1BXY, will be the host of the new podcast. Both the podcast an...



• Germany Special Event Recognizes Anniversary of SDR Development

Added at 2020-01-14 13:11:00

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The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) this year is honoring 35 years of software-defined radio (SDR) technology with special call sign and special DOK. “In order to acknowledge the high importance of digital signal processing for communications technology in general, and amateur radio in particular, a special event station DL35SDR will be active from the greater Munich area throughout 2020,” ...



• Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, SK

Added at 2020-01-14 13:10:00

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The Sultan of Oman Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, died on January 10. He was 79. The Diwan of the Royal Court has declared 3 days of mourning, with the flag flown at half-mast for the next 40 days. The sultan was the patron and sponsor of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) and its A47RS club station. He had been the Sultan of Oman since 1970. 



• Krasne Antenna Array: Help Rick solve a 22 year old mysetery

Added at 2020-01-14 11:04:28

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Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Rick Slobodian, who seeks help solving a 22 year old mystery. Rick writes: [Perhaps you can help me] explain this antenna….a 22 year old mystery antenna (see photo above)? What sort of antenna is this and how does it work? It’s at 49.8994 N 24.685 E near Krasne, Ukraine. […]



• Well-Known DXer and DXCC Card Checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC, SK

Added at 2020-01-14 10:43:00

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 Well-known DXer and DXCC card checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC/AA6HM, of Werl, Germany, died unexpectedly on January 12. An ARRL member, he was 68. Glasmacher served as the editor of the monthly DX column “DXtra” in CQ DL, the official journal of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), to which Glasmacher also belonged. Glasmacher was a familiar face at Ham Radio, held each June in Friedrichsh...



• AMSAT-DL announces a new QO-100 down converter V3d

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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The first version of the AMSAT-DL down converter was built in early 2019, enabling many stations to become active on QO-100 for the first time. Since then, a lot of operating experience and new insights have been gained, which have flowed into the new board V3d



• New Indian moon landing attempt

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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Work is going 'smoothly' on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a rover probe on the moon's surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Sivan told a press conference



• The sun swallows a comet

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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Yesterday, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory discovered the first comet of the new decade. Hours later it was gone, destroyed by the sun



• Further changes to some BBC local radio medium wave services

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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In my blog posted in the summer of 2017, I explained the BBC’s plans for local radio and the reasons for the closure of some of our medium wave transmitters - which happened in January last year. This was the first stage of putting into action a plan that the BBC originally



• Terrible, tragic news from Rotuma

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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Antoine, 3D2AG, who has been active from Rotuma since December 21st, has reported that his 11-year-old son (eldest) drowned on January 9th. His son accompanied him on his latest trip to Rotuma



• The Space Weather Woman

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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Satellites Charge as Fast Solar Wind Approaches - The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW



• The SARL Wednesday 80m Club Sprint

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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The first leg of the Wednesday 80m Club Sprint will be held from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on 15 January



• Selecting the right type of antenna

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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There are very many different types of antenna to choose from: dipoles inverted Vs, single band, multiband, doublets, verticals beams trapped dipoles, and many more. On top of this many can be home made or factory made. The choice is huge



• Summer Field Day 2020

Added at 2020-01-14 10:06:58

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Australia's Summerland Amateur Radio Club report that due to current Nation Park and Forest Closures, Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG and myself VK2QJ will be activating VK2SRC this weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January, from a location near The Pinnacles Grafton QG60LL 170m ASL for the Summer VHF / UHF Field Day



• 13.01.2020-09.03.2020 FG/F6ITD

Added at 2020-01-14 08:07:38

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Period: 13.01.2020-09.03.2020
DXCC: FG
Callsign: FG/F6ITD

La Desirade Island (NA-102, GUA005, FFF 1000) by Jean-Pierre, F6ITD.



• More BBC Mediumwave Closures

Added at 2020-01-14 02:17:49

in The SWLing Post, Language: EN



(Source BBC Blog via Mike Terry) By Kieran Clifton Director, BBC Distribution & Business Development In my blog posted in the summer of 2017, I explained the BBC’s plans for local radio and the reasons for the closure of some of our medium wave transmitters – which happened in January last year. This was the first […]



• Puerto Rico Volunteers Deployed to Red Cross, ARRL Sending Equipment

Added at 2020-01-13 13:20:00

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Puerto Rico Section Manager Oscar Resto, KP4RF, reports that several Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers have been deployed to earthquake-ravaged regions of the island at the request of the American Red Cross. Initial operations got under way in the town of Yauco, where the Red Cross has a central warehouse for the earthquake relief effort. Operations are on VHF and UHF, although ...



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