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Mike, JA6EGL will be active again from Koror Island, IOTA OC – 009, 17 – 24 October 2018, as T88SM.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/t88sm_t88hs_palau-islands/
T31EU Team will be active from Kanton Island, IOTA OC – 043, 16 February – 5 March 2019.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/t31eu/
Rick, K6VVA will be active as KL7/K6VVA from Endicott Island, IOTA NA – 004, 8 – 11 November 2018.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/kl7k6vva-endicott/
Radio Amateurs from Slovenia will be active as XT2SZZ from Burkina Faso, 22 – 30 October 2018.
For the full article https://dxnews.com/xt2szz/
TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/ham-radio-operators-take-action-when-disaster-strikes.htm
The excitement is building with 2 days to go as final preparations are put in place and the logistics work begins by the 3rd Limerick Scout Group who are participating in the largest Scouting event in the world, the 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/61st-jamboree-on-the-air-is-nearly-here.htm
The ARRL website updated its security software on October 15 in order to meet standards required to continue accepting credit cards for internet purchases. ARRL Information Technology Department Manager Mike Keane, K1MK, said that the upgrade should not affect the vast majority of members, beyond a guarantee of better security on the website. It’s possible that those using old browsers or runni…
Get ready for a very nice comet.
In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/coming-soon-the-comet-of-the-year.htm
The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite.
“Even though digital modes other than RTTY have been permitted in the RTTY Roundup for 30 years, FT8 was excluded in 2018, because it could not manage the required exchanges,” ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ…
Read the Original Article http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ft8-to-be-permitted-in-2019-arrl-rtty-roundup
Our next free Amateur Radio Exam will be November 3, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Fire Rd, Selma, NC
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/free-ve-testing-set.htm
The presentation on Amateur Radio on the International Space station (ARISS) given by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ has been released on YouTube
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/amsat-uk-colloquium-ariss-talk-released.htm
Amateur radio permit application to Kure Atoll “denied”;
Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources cites 1990 textbook, “Vertical structures such as the radio antenna… for ham radio operations, pose a direct bird strike hazard.”
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/kure-atoll-permit-application-denied.htm
CBC News interviews Mike Johnson VE1MWJ who is trying to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio, “our numbers are dwindling” he says
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/ham-radio-numbers-dwindling.htm
JOTA / JOTI 2018 runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October 2018. This is the 61st year this event is running and is the largest Scouting event on the calendar with approximately 1,5 million Cubs, Scouts and Guides taking part
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/jota-joti-2018.htm
The UK communications regulator Ofcom has issued what is believed to be the very first M5 + 2 letter callsign – M5ET
Read the Original Article http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/october/ofcom-issue-m5-two-letter-callsign.htm