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Register now for free Foundation Online amateur radio training course

SARC - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:30
The next free amateur radio Foundation Online training course run by volunteers from Essex Ham starts on March 20 - Register Now
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A CME is heading for Earth

SARC - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:30
Earlier today the sun launched a full halo CME into space
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Boat anchor twins get a little digital help staying on frequency

SARC - Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:30
In the ham radio trade, gear such as the old Drake units [Dr. Scott M. Baker] has in his radio shack are often referred to as 'boat anchors'. It refers to big, heavy radios that were perhaps a bit over engineered compared to the state of the art at the time they were designed
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51 new German radio hams

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
Germany's DARC report that an online training course was held in 2021, as a result 51 people have now passed an amateur radio exam and got their license
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ICOM SHF project  – Super high frequency band challenge

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
When trying to operate in the SHF band, cable loss will be the biggest bottleneck
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When the world got its news from shortwave radio

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
Swiss Radio International ceased broadcasting in 2004, an article on the site of its successor organisation Swiss Info looks at the history of the station
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Radio hams interviewed about the Neighborhood Radio Watch

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
Capital Public Radio interviews radio amateurs Bob Hess W1RH and Alan Thompson W6WN about the Neighborhood Radio Watch in El Dorado, California
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Annual Armed Forces Day cross-band exercise set for May 14

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
The 2022 running of the Armed Forces Day (AFD) Cross-Band exercise will be held on May 14, 1300 – 2200 UTC. A complete list of participating stations, modes, frequencies, times, and other details will be announced on April 1
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Another antenna that 'went the distance' was right here in VK

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
Australia's WIA News say: The earth's surface often help's you cover a short distance. Sometimes it's even preferable when you're using one of the lower frequencies... one such antenna recently covered a short distance in just this manner -- but it wasn't even transmitting at the time!
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NZART membership stats

SARC - Fri, 11/03/2022 - 09:30
Recently I have been asked by a number of members, just how well NZART membership is fairing so I decided to crunch some numbers from examination results over the last few years
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Tony's 10m Band Report

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
Another strange week. Monday was big, Tuesday and Wednesday poor, Thursday and Friday very good but the weekend with a contest was colossal
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5 opportunities to increase your knowledge of software defined radio

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
SDR or Software Defined Radio is the technology that now drives amateur radio. Here are 5 ways to increase your understanding of "SDR" from these amateur radio pioneers and experts
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Disaster communications and leadership imperatives for radio amateurs

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
Last summer Vince d'Eon VE6LK gave a presentation on Disaster Communications and Leadership Imperatives for Radio Amateurs which is available on Vimeo
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Ofcom enforcement action 2016-2021

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
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SARL Field Day

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
The first leg of the SARL Field Day takes place from 08:00 UTC on Saturday 12 March to 10:00 UTC on Sunday 13 March 2022 with phone and CW activity on 160 to 10 metres
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Former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania SM, traffic handler Joe Ames, W3JY, SK

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
Former ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager Joseph A. 'Joe' Ames, W3JY, of Paoli, Pennsylvania, died on March 5
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St Patricks Day Award

SARC - Thu, 10/03/2022 - 10:30
Many people worldwide, annually celebrate St Patrick's Day by going green, with many amateurs running special event stations as part of the festivities
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The Importance of Antenna Height

SARC - Wed, 09/03/2022 - 10:00
We all know that the height of an antenna is important, but we may not know how important and all the reasons and benefits it can bring. Also there are some points to watch as well, as the antenna rises higher above the ground
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Updates for DX and DXers

SARC - Wed, 09/03/2022 - 10:00
The following are four opportunities to learn more about what is happening in amateur radio DX and contesting
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Russian troops using insecure communications

SARC - Wed, 09/03/2022 - 10:00
Yahoo reports Russian troops invading Ukraine used Era cryptophones which require a 3G/4G phone service but as they'd destroyed the 3G masts they switched to insecure communications
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