Southgate ARC

Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world
  1. Joe Taylor K1JT has announced a new digital mode, FT4, which is 2.5 times faster than FT8
  2. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been talking about a new event on the Amateur Radio calendar - designed to get people experimenting on air again. The FreeDV QSO party is now only 5 days away, starting at 0300 UTC Saturday 27th
  3. This Saturday, April 27 is International Marconi Day, and HADARC will be operating VK2IMD, the only IMD station in Australasia
  4. An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Hidden Oaks Middle School, Prior Lake, MN on 24 April
  5. The Waitsburg Times (Washington State) reports an amateur radio enthusiast is setting up an emergency communication center and hopes to garner interest from new or future operators
  6. April 18 was World Amateur Radio Day and the Telangana Today newspaper spoke to some radio hams in Hyderabad to understand why they took up this hobby
  7. New sunspot group 2739 appeared on April 17, and the daily sunspot number rose to 24. The new sunspot has a polarity indicating it is still part of old Solar Cycle 24, the current sunspot cycle
  8. The entire 3Y0I Bouvet Team is home and all are resting after the Rebel attempt at Bouvet. 70 miles! 70 miles, 10 hours is all we needed and we possibly could have sheltered on the west side of Bouvet from the storm that wreaked havoc!
  9. Every year the Cornish Radio Amateur Club organizes the International Marconi Day (IMD) event to celebrate the birthday of Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874)
  10. The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group picked up the award of the John Ash Chapman Shield at the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) AGM in Athlone on Sunday the 14th of April. This is the 2nd time the club has been honoured with this award after first winning the award back in 2015
  11. The DKARS (Dutch Kingdom Amateur Radio Society) issues its own free PDF Magazine once every month
  12. According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 14th April, through Sunday, 21st April there were 218 countries active
  13. Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin