Ham radio 132 km contact at 122 GHz – Southgate Amateur Radio Club


Ham radio 132 km contact at 122 GHz
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
We have started with 24 GHz to align the antennas both sides and have made QSO´s on 47, 76 and 122 GHz.

Source: www.southgatearc.org

According to “The Southgate Amateur Radio Club”, a team led by Rudi (OE5VRL) has pushed the DX frontiers back a bit on 122 GHz.  Rudi has posted a YouTube video showing the contact over a 132 km path on 19 October 2013.  For more microwave news, you can subscribe to “Scatterpoint”, which is published 10 times a year.  For details, visit http://www.microwavers.org.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Radio Antennas


The DXZone.com links about Ham radio antennas, home made ham radio antenna projects kits and drawings (RT @dxzone: Ham Radio Antenna Projects http://t.co/C0qFTmS7Q9

Source: www.dxzone.com

This is one of the best sources of antenna ideas I’ve found.  There are hundreds of fascinating antenna construction ideas–all of which have been tested in real world situations.  If you need an antenna project explained, this is the site to consult.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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

Source: www.southgatearc.org

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.

Source: www.southgatearc.org

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).

A social networking club powered by radio waves | Southgate Amateur Radio News


The Indian Express provides an insight into the Ham radio community, a social networking club powered by radio waves (A social networking club powered by radio waves | Southgate Amateur Radio News http://t.co/C1uNrWGCnE...

Source: www.southgatearc.org

A fascinating article about amateur radio in India from “The Indian Express” newspaper.  The newspaper calls ham radio “a social club powered by radio waves.”  In some respects, the Indian publication is correct.  Since its earliest history at the dawn of the 20th century, amateur radio operators have worked cooperatively to help each other and their local communities.  Over the past few years, the 15,000 to 20,000 amateur radio operators in India  have rendered valuable emergency communications services during monsoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, and religious festivals.  As for the social aspect of the amateur service, the newspaper says a group of 40 to 50 hams in Delhi meet each evening at 9:30 to support each other, to render emergency communications if need, and to promote the concept “of a global community.”  Sounds like home to me.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Amateur radio: The world’s first internet – Hamburg Sun


Amateur radio: The world’s first internet
Hamburg Sun
“Part of what you have to understand is what frequencies you can use, what type of radio and antenna systems, so that you can bounce your signal around the world,” said club President Ken Pokigo.

Source: www.thesunnews.net

An excellent article promoting Amateur Radio from “The Sun” reporter Alicia Greco.  Greco weaves her narrative about the mission and history of Amateur Radio around the activities of the South Towns Amateur Radio Society (STARS) in Hamburg, New York.  Greco interviews key members of the club, who explain the attraction of amateur radio in terms of community service and the opportunity for life-long learning.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Friedrichshafen “Ham Radio” 2014 Attendance Tops Last Year’s Numbers. – ARRL


Friedrichshafen “Ham Radio” 2014 Attendance Tops Last Year’s Numbers.

Source: news.google.com

According to the ARRL, attendance at this year’s Friedrichshafen “Ham Radio” exhibition on Lake Constance drew 17,000 visitors, up from 15,300 from last year’s event.  The program attracted 200 exhibitors from 34 countries, plus 300 sellers in the “flea” market.  This year’s focus was on amateur radio activities for youth and the “Maker World.”  Next year’s conference is set for 26-27 June 2015.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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