Southgate Amateur Radio News

HAMNET amateur radio network is growing

Hamnet is a high-speed digital radio network that interconnects automated ham radio stations and its services, such as Packet Radio, Allstarlink/Echolink/ IRLP, APRS, Paging and Amateur Television using radio links on the higher bands like 13 cm, 6 cm and 3 cm

EmComm antenna supports mounted at Wahkiakum HS

Monday afternoon the County Sheriff's Department of Emergency Services teamed up with the Wahkiakum School District, Wahkiakum County PUD and the Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club to get us one step closer to being able to deal effectively with "the big one."

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

Amateur Radio transponders on planned Chinese satellites to include HF

China's Amateur Radio Satellite organization, CAMSAT, has released some details of three new Amateur Radio satellites that could be launched as early as September. Two of the satellites, CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will have HF capability

Tony's 10m Band Report

Another good week with Monday being top day. Most sought after DX was Z64EEF, Z68AA, Z61KR all from Kosovo plus others including EA9KB (Ceuta and Melilla).

ARRL Articles Of Association and By Laws

ARRL has released a 'white paper' that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting

DKARS Magazine April/May 2018

The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month

Brown University CubeSat now in space

WPRI TV reports the EQUiSat satellite built by students at Brown University in Rhode Island has been launched to the International Space Station

Ham kids build, learn tech skills

The Xenia Gazette reports young people were taught how to solder and built their own technology kits at Hamvention

Radio ham recognized for Skywarn work

The Daily Sun reports on Harold Lloyd W4OE who serves as a volunteer amateur radio operator with Sumter County Emergency Management

German astronaut to make second trip to ISS

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO, will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor

50 Mhz Sporadic E

I'm SWL since 1971 and since 1988 listening to the Magic band and since the last year also decoding the digital modes (JT65 and FT8). But I prefer USB and CW

Bob Colyard RIP

Bob Colyard who created and maintained the website has passed away

Call for nominations - AMSAT Board of Directors

It's time to submit nominations for the upcoming AMSAT-NA Board of Directors election. Three directors' terms expire this year: those of Tom Clark, K3IO; Mark Hammond, N8MH; and Bruce Paige, KK5DO

2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest

The 2018 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (14-15 July 2018)