IARUMS Newsletter released | Southgate Amateur Radio News


The IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports on action against illegal Brazillian Hanglider and Paraglider communications on 144-148 MHz and a French intruder on 40m (IARUMS Newsletter released | Southgate Amateur Radio News

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The newsletter of the IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports on actions taken against unlicensed Brazilian paraglider and hangglider communications on 144-148 MHz and against a French intruder, identified as FV222, which uses encrypted five letter groups on Wednesday afternoon.  The interfering AiA (cw) signal operates on 7166 kHz from a location near Paris, France.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Youth Net to become a regular event | Southgate Amateur Radio News


The SARL Youth Net on Sunday 6 July at 15:00 was well supported.

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An experimental Youth Net sponsored by the South African Amateur Radio League (SARL) was such a success on Sunday, 06 July, that a regular net will become a regular event for amateur radio clubs in South Africa.  The next session is set for Sunday, 03 August 2014, 1500 hours (local time) on 7070 kHz.  The objective of the Youth Net is “to bring young people together.”  Sounds like a great idea.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

For These Vets, Amateur Radio Remains Alive – Wall Street Journal (blog)


Wall Street Journal (blog) For These Vets, Amateur Radio Remains Alive Wall Street Journal (blog) Satellites killed the military radio star operator long ago, but military veterans keep the art alive in competitions testing their ability to bounce…

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Despite some comments about the “antiquated communications systems” used by amateur radio operators, this “Wall Street Journal” article about the World Radiosport Championship and the veterans participating in the international contest is well-written and does a pretty good job of explaining how knowledge of the “electromagnetic spectrum” enables hams to communicate with fellow operators across the globe.  The tone of the article is positive and brings a human touch to the event.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Prince Edward Island man set to compete in world radio team championships – The Guardian Charlottetown


The Guardian Charlottetown Prince Edward Island man set to compete in world radio team championships The Guardian Charlottetown “If the communications system as we know it today ever went down, there would be millions of amateurs around the world…

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Well-written article about Canada‘s first ham participant in the upcoming World Radiosport Team Championship in Boston.  Prince Edward Island amateur radio operator Jeff Briggs (VY2ZM) will join his son as the only father and son team in the championship.  Good luck to both of you!  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Antennas – i1wqrlinkradio over 10000 ham radio links


page containing amateur radio topic (Antennas – i1wqrlinkradio over 10000 ham radio links http://t.co/xYAM3ioGrl)

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A fascinating website specializing in “Antennas in the World” by PP7PY.  You could spend most of the afternoon looking at a wide range of completed and “in-progress” antennas.  Some of the “antenna farms” are quite impressive.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

ZS9HQ on-air from National Amateur Radio Centre – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


ZS9HQ on-air from National Amateur Radio Centre
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The call sign ZS9HQ was assigned to the South African Radio League by ICASA and will be operated from the National Amateur Radio Centre during the IARU HF Championships.

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The South African Radio League (SARL) has activated call sign ZS9HQ for the IARU HF Championships this weekend (12-13 July 2014).  The station will operate from the National Radio Centre during the international event.  SARL President Geoff Levey (ZS6C) needs South African hams to run the station during the contest.  You can reach Geoff at:  contest@sarl.org.za.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

New Ham Radio Regulations for Thailand – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


New Ham Radio Regulations for Thailand Southgate Amateur Radio Club Thailand’s regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has approved the new regulations to govern amateur radio that the agency has been working…

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The 247,000 licensed amateur radio operators in Thailand are getting some spectrum relief, a little more power output, and an easing of getting basic amateur radio equipment into the country.  Under the new regulations issued by Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), the two meter band has been expanded to 146.5 MH; advanced class license holders will be allowed to boost power to 1,000 watts; entry class operators will be able to use 60 watts output in the 144 MHz band and 100 watts in the 28 MHz band; and additional spectrum in the 160 meter and 80 meter bands will be released.  Intermediate and advanced class licenses still require the passing of an 8-word per minute morse code test.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Youngsters On The Air and ERTC 2014 – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


Youngsters On The Air and ERTC 2014 Southgate Amateur Radio Club YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) is a youth movement inviting fifteen European national youth teams to a selected rotating EU location every year to get together, learn from each other…

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An interesting article about the Youngsters On the Air Program (YOTA).  YOTA is working with the European Radio Team Championship (ERTC) to bring 15 European youth teams to Virrat, Finland for an opportunity to learn from each other and experience the many aspects of Amateur Radio.  This year, special event stations OF3ERC and OH2YOTA will be on the air celebrating the international meeting.  OH2YOTA will be operating from the YOTA site at Virrat, Finland.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Tweet from @djkiltboy


A shot of my buddy Chad. He’s an amateur ham radio operator. Chad was bouncing signals off the ISS. http://t.co/2nADriknLB

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Nice shot of amateur radio operator “Chad” using a homebrew tape measure yagi to contact the International Space Station.  This type of home made antenna was featured in several of the amateur radio magazines.  It seems to do a good job.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Space Weather, HF Radio Propagation – The Interview on ‘Ham Radio Now’ | AmateurRadio.com


Why would an amateur radio operator be interested in space weather? Is it worth the time and resources to forecast propagation, in the daily operation of a (Why should the average #hamradio operator care about propagation and #spaceweather?

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An excellent interview with Tomas Hood (NW7US), the propagation and space weather columnist for “CQ Amateur Radio” Magazine and “The Spectrum Monitor” Magazine.  Gary and Tomas discuss how scientists forecast space weather and how amateur radio operators can make predictions on propagation and enhance their station operations.  For details, visit nw7us.heliophile@gmail.com.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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