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Accessed on 17 November 2019, 1505 UTC, Post 1206.

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November 17, 2019

RSGB report on WRC-19 Days 13 and 14

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB have released a report on days 13 and 14 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019

Republic of Panama special event

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Look for special station 3E1FP to be active until November 30th, to celebrate the 116th anniversary of the Republic of Panama

QSO Today – Kate Hutton – K6HTN

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – Kate Hutton, K6HTN, a retired Seismologist at CalTech in Pasadena, California, discovered CW, CWOPS, and passing traffic through the National Traffic System

ITU WRC-19 Bingo

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – To relieve the tedium of boring meetings in WRC-19 Working Groups one delegate has created WRC-19 Bingo

ICASA responds to SARL request on type approval relief

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – SARL News reports the CEO of ICASA (communications regulator), Dr Mdimoeng has responded to the SARL’s request for relief on the type approval requirements for commercial amateur radio equipment

IARU update regarding Amateur Satellite allocations

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference reports on the status of two issues affecting the amateur satellite service

Happy 45th birthday AMSAT-OSCAR 7!

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – At 17:11 UTC on November 15, 1974 a Delta-2310 rocket lifted off from SLC-2W at Vandenberg Air Force Base, sending AO-7 into orbit along with NOAA-4 and Intasat

Future Radio Amateurs

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – On Saturday, October 19, the strategy conference of the USKA on the topic “Future Radio Amateurs” took place in Bern, Switzerland

Australian bushfires

November 17, 2019 10:11 AM – Southgate ARC – As bushfires consumed more than 4 thousand square miles in New South Wales alone, officials were bracing for the lates rash of blazes that they said could lead to the most dangerous bushfire week in the nation’s history

November 16, 2019

The Space Weather Woman

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Space Weather for TMRO Space News – The latest space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW

Propagation de K7RA

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8

RSGB release Board Proceedings for August

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The RSGB Board Proceedings for the August 2019 meeting have been released but the Proceedings for July are not yet available

POTA Mega Activation

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Today, Saturday, November 16, 2019, Mega POTA Activation from PUERTO RICO, Maricao State Forest K-4678

VK6WIA NewsWest

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – In NewsWest today we spend time welcoming newcomers to the hobby, and acknowledging those who have recently passed Amateur Radio exams or gained a new license

France: 60m band a step closer

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – French regulator ARCEP has issued a decision that will lead to radio amateurs getting secondary access to the 60m band 5351.50-5366.50 kHz agreed at WRC-15

Foundations of Amateur Radio

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – As you might recall, most of my radio activity is done away from my shack. I tend to operate portable, camping, sitting on a jetty or using a picnic table while a BBQ is going nearby

AU2JCB – Special event call operation

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – AU2JCB is a special event call-sign to commemorate the birth date (30 NOV) and to pay homage and to to tell about the great INDIAN scientist Acharya JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE who is recognized as the “Father of Wireless Communication” by the scientific community of our world

ARRL release Executive Committee minutes for October

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The minutes of the Executive Committee of the ARRL Board of Directors for the meeting held on Saturday October 12, 2019 can now be freely downloaded from the ARRL site

ARISS school contact planned for West Point, USA

November 16, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – An ARISS school contact is planned for Drew Morgan KI5AAA with Lakeside Elementary School, West Point, UT, USA The telebridge contact will operated by IK1SLD in northern Italy

November 15, 2019

2019 ARRL Board of Directors Election Results

November 15, 2019 11:33 PM – ARRL -A new Director and Vice Director have been elected in the ARRL’s Southeastern Division, based on results from ballot tabulations on Friday, November 15, in the 2019 ARRL Board of Director elections. Mickey Baker, N4MB, defeated incumbent Director Greg Sarratt, W4OZK, 2,132 votes to 1739 votes. Also, challenger James Schilling, KG4JSZ, (1,356 votes)  defeated incumbent Vice Director Joseph Tirit…

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available

November 15, 2019 08:57 PM – ARRL -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.

The K7RA Solar Update

November 15, 2019 02:57 PM – ARRL -Even with little to no solar activity, it is amazing how many long-distance HF contacts are possible, even without using weak signal modes such as FT8.

Recent DXpeditions, such as the ones on Pitcairn Island and Marquesas, had little trouble piling up the contacts, even on ten meters. It helps that we are in the fall season.

No sunspots over the past week, and average daily solar flux was about t…

YOTA summer camp in the Americas

November 15, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Taking a cue from IARU Region 1’s Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) annual summer camp, the Youth on the Air committee in IARU Region 2 has announced the first camp for young radio amateurs in the Americas next June

RAC attends Canadian CubeSat meeting

November 15, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – On October 7, 8 and 9, 2019, the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and CubeSat NB hosted the first of three Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meetings for the Canadian CubeSat Project initiated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

First UK demo of the SDRPlay RSPdx receiver

November 15, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Jon Hudson and Andy Carpenter from SDR PLAY will be at the joint Nevada, Waters and Stanton open day, to give the first UK demonstration of their NEW RSPdx SDR receiver

Bushvalley success in UK Club of the Year Competition

November 15, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – Derry Now reports the Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club (ARC) based in Limavady were the 2019 UK Club of the Year Region 8 winners

DX News from the ARRL

November 15, 2019 10:12 AM – Southgate ARC – The American Radio Relay League’s round-up of the forthcoming week’s DX activity on the amateur radio bands
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