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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Southgate amateur radio news Southgate Amateur Radio News logo Thursday, February 04, 2016 News for Wednesday 4 February All UK ARISS shortlisted schools are now scheduled The scheduled dates for the UK school amateur radio contacts with Tim Peake KG5BVI have been announced ARRL announces partnership with RFinder - The Worldwide Repeater Directory The ARRL has established an agreement with RFinder, the creator of a web and app-based directory of Amateur Radio repeaters worldwide, to be its preferred online resource of repeater frequencies Trinidad and Tobago joins premier event The historic Toco Lighthouse at Point Galera on Trinidad's northeast Coast is a new country for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held on the third weekend of August Tony's 10 Metre Band Report What a disappointing week. I have not heard a single signal all week (but see below). The DX from the previous week showed strongly again. K5P (Palmyra), VP8STI ( South Sandwich Is) along with VK6IR (Australia), VP8LP (Falklands) and CX9BU (Uruguay). And just before the deadline I managed to work my first Australian call on 10m PSK31, VK6LC New RAC Director for Ontario North/East The Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, as our new Director for the Ontario North/East Region Malta 9H1BBS analogue & DMR Motobro repeater information Bill, G0DEO updates us on the 9H1BBS repeaters serving the Island of Malta World Radio Day 13 February is World Radio Day - a day to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves An interesting radio project Interesting radio project next to Kings Cross/St Pancras. Looking for radio hams to help set up scanning kit on the roof of the digital Catapult, 101 Euston Road News for Wednesday 3 February HamRadioNow: 60 Meters - Let's Go Dutch Gary Pearce KN4AQ talks with ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price N4QX about the 5 MHz band and International RF Diplomacy Expert Electronics MB1 arrives at Europe's Ham Store The new Expert electronics MB1 arrived in Europe today at Europe’s Hamstore. The MB1 is a hybrid SDR transceiver which provides state-of-the-art SDR technology within a traditional radio chassis Use of 1850-2000 kHz by the Portuguese amateur service in 2016 The Portuguese National Communications Authority has authorised use of the 1850-2000 kHz band, in accordance with the conditions stipulated in the National Table of Frequency Allocations (QNAF) for the 1830-1850 kHz band, for participation in the following contests during 2016 Primary school students tune in to Tim Peake The amazing interest in Tim Peake’s mission on the International Space Station (ISS) is keeping the Hilderstone Amateur Radio and Electronics Club busy with enquiries from schools The pupils of Monkton C of E Primary school were thrilled to receive a message from space when they picked up the signal from a passing amateur radio satellite Ham radio net breaks record The Essex 2m net held on GB3DA at 8pm on Mondays is always popular but this week's broke all previous records with 32 people, including 7 women, joining in Ham radio equipment in Indiana Hospital Amateur radio equipment will be installed in St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, thanks to a nearly $2,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Canvey Radio Rally This Sunday 7th February will be the Canvey Radio Rally at the usual venue, the Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island, Essex Google use 71-76 and 81-86 GHz Google tells the FCC its secret airborne network is nothing to worry about News for Tuesday 2 February HamRadioNow: SatNOGS - DIY Networked Ground Stations If you're looking for a project that can interest young, future technologists, this is something you can start today! SatNOGS is Satellite Networked Ground Stations Satellite package carrying Amateur Radio payloads released into orbit from ISS A package of two satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads has been deployed into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a collaborative Texas A&M and University of Texas at Austin research effort New 80 Metres Evening Contest The first IRTS 80 Metres Evening Counties Contest takes place on Tuesday 9th February, from 20:00 to 21:00 UTC. This one-hour event is for SSB-only, with EI and GI counties as multipliers - a format that has proved very popular in our daytime HF and VHF counties contests International amateur radio group heading for Tonga An international group of amateur radio operators will descend onto Heilala Holiday Lodge, a beach resort from the Kingdom of Tonga, during the last two weeks of February 2016 Impact of Tim Peake school contact on ham radio sites The Tim Peake ISS contact with Sandringham School resulted in a significant increase in traffic to some amateur radio websites NZ adds 915-921 MHz for SRD's New Zealand Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2016 South Eastern Amateur Radio Group AGM The SEARG 2016 AGM will take place on Monday 29th February 2016 at 8pm sharp in the Roanmore Social & Sports Club, Cleaboy Road, Waterford, Ireland IOTA news from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club 2016 Dayton Top Band Dinner Tim, K3LR, is pleased to announce that Tree, N6TR, will be the featured speaker at the 2016 Dayton Top Band Dinner Project Lexicon South Africa's Project Lexicon is now in full swing after the quiet December holiday period Follow Southgate Amateur Radio News News for Monday 1 February Ham radio Foundation course for iOS and Android The Australian Radio & Electronics School (RES) has made available a free 2-3 day amateur radio Foundation licence course App for Apple and Android devices Ham Radio operator to coordinate global meet in Vizag Arza Ramesh Babu, Director of City Ham Radio Academy has been appointed as coordinator by the Wireless Monitoring Organization, New Delhi for the International Fleet Review-2016 to be held at Visakhapatnam from February 4-8 Available UK ham radio call signs Ofcom have released a spreadsheet showing the UK Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced call signs that were available for issue as at January 21, 2016 Overseas qualified radio amateurs The Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to renew its sun-setting legislative instrument that allows those qualified through an overseas administration, to obtain an equivalent licence in Australia Great Western Air Ambulance Charity South Bristol Amateur Radio Club is delighted to host a presentation by Mike Oakley of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity about the activity, organisation and funding of this charitable life saving service NYC Mesh - a community-owned resilient network A mesh network consists of Wi-Fi router 'nodes' spread throughout the city. The network has no central server and no single internet service provider DXCC Country/Entity Report According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th January, through Sunday, 31st January there were 221 countries active IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin News for Sunday 31 January An Unlikely Pair of Satellites Dr Helen Reed KD7GPX is interviewed in a NASA story about the AggieSat4 and Bevo-2 satellites which were deployed on January 29 Students from Texas A&M University and The University of Texas came together for the LONESTAR investigation Left: Students working on AggieSat4 and Bevo-2 satellites - Credit Texas A&M University / Dexter Becklund History of the Morse Key Since the first Morse telegraph systems were introduced, an enormous variety of Morse keys or telegraph keys and keyers have been constructed Louis takes to the air with TAARC and Essex Ham Thurrock Acorns Amateur Radio Club have provided an update on another recent success story for amateur radio training and getting youngsters into the hobby Amateur 'MESH' networks are challenging the big boys Toppling - or at least subverting - a telecom monopoly is the dream of many an American. The folks at NYC Mesh are actually doing something about it Morse code: A staple in the Navy IW toolkit US naval students have been learning Morse code while attending the first revised Basic Manual Morse Trainer (BMMT) course at the Center for Information Dominance (CID) Unit Corry Station Ham College 13 The history of SOS, questions on Emergency and nets. Transistors. First SpaceDataHighway laser relay in orbit The European Data Relay System’s first laser terminal has reached space aboard its host satellite and is now under way to its final operating position Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low to moderate levels Romanian QRP Party Next Saturday February 6, 2016, it will take place this contest in order to promote QRP operation NEWS - You can find 1,000s of interesting Ham Radio stories in our News Index Advertisement DX Cluster spots QRZ callsign lookup: G0HWC's live TruckCam Tony's 10-metre band report Southgate Amateur Radio News index Southgate Amateur Radio News propagation Southgate Amateur Radio News Islands on the Air Southgate Amateur Radio News DXNews Twitter - the latest Amateur Radio Tweets 2016 7 February 31st Canvey Radio & Electronics Rally 12 - 14 February 70th Orlando Hamcation 14 February Mid-Cheshire RS Radioactive Fair 14 February Harwell Radio & Electronics Rally 28 February BRATS Rainham Radio Rally For more information on any of the events shown, please click here Solar X-Rays Geomagnetic Field Advertisement Advertisement

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