September 01, 2014

W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 3

September 01, 2014 01:33 PM - ARRL -- The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Arizona and Maine. They will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September 3 (the evening of September 2 in US time zones), to Tennessee (W1AW/4), and Oregon (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories, and it will be easy to ...

73 on 73 Award Period Now Underway

September 01, 2014 01:33 PM - ARRL -- Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, is sponsoring a new award for contacts made via the UK Amateur Radio Educational Satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) to promote activity on the satellite. The award period began on September 1. Requirements are simple: Work 73 different stations on AO-73 (SSB or CW). There are no geographic restrictions on operating location, no QSLs are required, and the award is free, although St...

SUWS ham radio WebSDR used from India

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Radio Amateur Sandeep Baruah VU2MUE in New Deli has released a video showing how he uses the SUWS WebSDR located at Farnham near London

It's time to 'Get Your Kicks On Route 66'

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Of the 4 million miles of highways in the United States, none are more famous than the 2,451 miles that once made up U.S. 66, better known as 'Route 66'

Radio Ham takes Ice Bucket Challenge

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Saturday, August 30, Essex radio amateur Kelly M6KFA took the Ice Bucket challenge

New Zealand's Prohibited Equipment Notice updated

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Notice was introduced to address the supply, importation and use of equipment operating on United States MURs frequencies (151.820MHz, 151.880MHz, 151.940MHz, 154.570MHz and 154.600MHz)

New season kicks-off for MUARC

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- As the summer draws to a close a new Club season begins. The first club event on the MUARC (Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club) calendar is the AGM on Sunday the 14th September

History This Week

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- A look back at events that made history this week - compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

EA FLT 2014, Special Event, Awards and Special Trophy

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Spain Football League Teams' (EA-FLT) awards (gold/silver) and trophies may be requested by any licensed radio amateur or SWL worldwide by valid contacts made with the 20 special stations using the special prefix EG

DXCC Country/Entity Report

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 24th-August, through Sunday, 31st-August there were 210 countries active

Behind The Scenes with Matt Aaron KG4WXX

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Amateur radio features in a video about Dave Ramsey Show engineer Matt Aaron KG4WXX

73 on 73 Award update

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Paul Stoetzer N8HM provides an update on the 73 on 73 Award for contacts made via the amateur radio satellite AO-73 (FUNcube-1)

DARC 10-Meter Digital Contest

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1100Z-1700Z, Sep 7

North American Sprint, CW

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z-0400Z, Sep 7

Tennessee QSO Party

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1800Z, Sep 7 to 0300Z, Sep 8

McKean County Amateur Radio Club Starts Licensing Class:

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- The McKean County Amateur Radio Club, an affiliated club with the American Radio Relay League, will conduct a technician licensing class next month. Organizers said the class will teach candidates the theory, safety procedures and station operation to be able to take the technician tests for an amateur radio (HAM) license. Students will receive training on various types of communications modes available to amateur operators. Organizers said students do not need Morse code to use the popular 2 meter and other VHF-UHF band frequencies. Morse code will be offered to those interested in learning it.

Rising Number of Pirate Radio Stations In China Poses Plane Safety Threat:

September 01, 2014 07:32 AM - eHam.net News -- BEIJING -- The Chinese authorities are concerned that a growing number of pirate radio stations may disrupt communications between passenger jets and air traffic controllers. The high-power stations are in Beijing and Tianjin municipalities and Hainan, Yunnan and Guangdong provinces, said the South China Morning Post. The authorities last year began cracking down on burgeoning pirate and ham radio operators. China had 2.7 million civil radio stations by the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in a report last year in the Global Times. Ham radio enthusiasts were told to register under new national regulations. But the pirate stations operating on frequencies often reserved for licensed stations or for other purposes are another matter: They run commercials for medical products and escort agencies, the SCMP said.

August 31, 2014

FCC Ups the Ante in Proposing Huge Fine on CB Operator

August 31, 2014 02:31 PM - ARRL -- Right on the heels of a whopping $14,000 proposed forfeiture for a Florida CBer for failing to allow a station inspection, the FCC Enforcement Bureau is recommending a $22,000 fine for a New York CBer. The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) in the case of James Engle of Lewiston, New York, on August 28, alleging that he interfered with the communications of other CBers, operated wi...

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the expected solar activity will be at low levels

Two new SA summits to be activated

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Eddie, ZS6BNE, and a team of amateurs are planning to activate two new summits in the Free State for SOTA on Saturday 20 September

Special Event Station PA7ØOMG

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Special Event Station PA7ØOMG will be airborne from the 12th of September to the 21st of September 2014, commemorating and celebrating 70 years of freedom

SA hams gear-up for JOTA

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Jamboree-on-the-Air will be on the air over the weekend of 17, 18 and 19 October and CQ Hou Koers will be on the air on 18 October

Listening to WWV at the source: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- During a site visit to NIST time stations WWV and WWVB, Thomas K4SWL took the opportunity to record each of the five frequencies currently broadcasting WWV: 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 MHz

Fox-1 update - Slow Speed Telemetry

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Fox-1 series of satellites feature a slow speed telemetry, with 200 bps data being sent along with the transponder audio or voice ID activity. This allows telemetry to be sent continuously during normal transponder operation while QSOs are taking place

Cadets from MCEME visit NIAR

August 31, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- 27 cadets from Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, MCEME, Secunderabad visited NIAR on August 30, 2014 for an Awareness Program on Amateur Radio

CWOps CW Open

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z-0359Z, Sep 6 and 1200Z-1559Z, Sep 6 and 2000Z-2359Z, Sep 6

Ohio State Parks on the Air

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1600Z-2400Z, Sep 6

PODXS 070 Club Jay Hudak Memorial 80m Sprint

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2000 local, Sep 6 to 0200 local, Sep 7

Wake-Up! QRP Sprint

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0600Z-0629Z, Sep 6 and 0630Z-0659Z, Sep 6 and 0700Z-0729Z, Sep 6 and 0730Z-0800Z, Sep 6

AGCW Straight Key Party

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z-1600Z, Sep 6

RSGB SSB Field Day

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, Sep 6 to 1300Z, Sep 7

IARU Region 1 Field Day, SSB

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1300Z, Sep 6 to 1259Z, Sep 7

Russian RTTY WW Contest

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z-2359Z, Sep 6

All Asian DX Contest, Phone

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0000Z, Sep 6 to 2400Z, Sep 7

Amateur Radio Enthusiasts Gather in Shelby For Annual Event:

August 31, 2014 07:31 AM - eHam.net News -- SHELBY -- Thousands of FCC licensed Ham radio enthusiasts, known as "Hams" gathered at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds this weekend for the annual Shelby Hamfest. They're brushing up on the latest transmission techniques, Morse code, buying and selling equipment and learning about technological advances in a medium that originated in the 19th century. Ham enthusiast Bill Minikiewicz of South Carolina said he has been into ham since the late 1960s."You've got an antenna and you're talking to somebody just like yourself halfway around the world" said Minikiewicz.And even in the era of the internet, hams say their hobby is still just as relevant and important as ever. Scott Cole of Tower Electronics attended Hamfest all the way from Green Bay, Wisconsin"Ham radio was and in some places still is the only means of getting communication or information back and forth," said Cole.But it's not all doom and gloom and waiting around for bad news. Hams say this annual festival is their yearly chance to get together with friends who share a love for this unique hobby.

Ham Radio Featured at Dave Ramsey Studios:

August 31, 2014 12:32 AM - eHam.net News -- The Dave Ramsey show is heard on over 500 radio stations across the US and is the largest independent syndicated radio show in existence. KG4WXX Matt is the son of Ted Randall WB8PUM the host of the long running "QSO Radio Show" that runs on Shortwave and heard around the world on WTWW.

August 30, 2014

ALARA Contest

August 30, 2014 01:33 PM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0400Z-1359Z, Aug 30 and 0400Z-1359Z, Aug 31

NCCC RTTY Sprint Ladder

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 0145Z-0215Z, Sep 5

G3ZQS Memorial Straight Key Contest

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 2300Z, Sep 5 to 2300Z, Sep 7

Propagation de K7RA

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Average daily sunspot numbers this week moved from 101.7 to 113.4, while average daily solar flux changed from 111.8 to 130.5

FT4TA, Tromelin 2014 DXpedition

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- We have just passed the 100 days mark before the beginning of our FT4TA operation to the island of Tromelin

Live webcast of Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Electromagnetic Field EMF 2014 event is taking place this weekend at Bletchley near Milton Keynes and the presentations will be streamed live to a global audience

GB2RWC commemorates RAF Warmwell in Dorset

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- GB2RWC is a one-off special event station associated with the RAF Warmwell Commemoration (RWC) weekend in Crossways, Dorset

E3 - Eritrea 2014

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- Zorro, JH1AJT will be visiting the State of Eritrea (E3) with a member of the House of Representatives Japan and some others, from Monday, 15th until the following Monday 22nd September 2014, for a FGC mission

D-Star talk in Chelmsford

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Tuesday, September 2, Joel Alderman G0URK and Gary Stevens 2E0ULA will be giving a talk and demonstration of the digital voice mode D-STAR to the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS)

ARISS contact planned with Gymnasium Siegburg, Germany

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with Gymnasium Siegburg, Germany on Monday September 1st, at 13.12.45 UTC. The downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM

Thousands Expected at Weekend's Hamfest:

August 30, 2014 07:33 AM - eHam.net News -- Thousands of attendees are expected to be on hand for the return of the Shelby Amateur Radio Club's Hamfest, which begins Saturday. "This is its 58th year in Shelby since it began," Hamfest Chairman Ben Melvin said. The event was taken to Dallas in 2008, but returned to Shelby last year.

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #35 de K7RA:

August 30, 2014 03:33 AM - eHam.net News -- Average daily sunspot numbers this week moved from 101.7 to 113.4,
while average daily solar flux changed from 111.8 to 130.5. The
active day according to geomagnetic indicators was Wednesday, August
27, when the planetary A index reached 20. This was the result of a
CME which created aurora at both north and south poles.

2014 Arizona QSO Party Announcement!

August 30, 2014 02:33 AM - eHam.net News -- Announcing the 2014 Arizona QSO Party, sponsored by the ARRL Arizona Section and
Catalina Radio Club, from Oct 11 1600Z to Oct 12 0600Z and Oct 12 1400Z to
Oct 12 2359Z. Phone, CW and Digital modes on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters.
Single-Op, Multi-Op, Arizona Multi-Multi, Arizona County Expedition and Mobile
categories. Work stations once per band and mode. Mobiles may be worked once
per band and mode in each county. County Line operations (two counties max)
count as 2 QSOs.

August 29, 2014

"Ham Video" Transmitter May Be Tested During ARISS Contact with German School

August 29, 2014 03:34 PM - ARRL -- According to ARISS-Europe (ARISS-EU) Chairman Gaston Bertels, ON4WF, the digital Amateur Radio TV "Ham Video" transmitter may be tested during an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with a high school in Siegburg, Germany, on September 1. If so, this would mark the first time the Ham Video system is used for an ARISS educational event. The direct, 2 meter FM contact...

ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to Keynote W9DXCC 2014.

August 29, 2014 03:34 PM - ARRL -- ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the banquet speaker for the 62nd annual W9DXCC, September 19-20, 2014, in Schaumburg, Illinois. Registration remains open. The special hotel rate is valid through August 28; banquet orders must be received by September 13. DXers, anyone interested in learning more about DXing, and their guests are welcome. There is a full program of forums ...

The K7RA Solar Update

August 29, 2014 01:35 PM - ARRL -- Average daily sunspot numbers this week moved from 101.7 to 113.4, while average daily solar flux changed from 111.8 to 130.5. The active day according to geomagnetic indicators was Wednesday, August 27, when the planetary A index reached 20. This was the result of a CME which created aurora at both north and south poles.Predicted solar flux is 115 on August 29-31, 120 on September 1-2, then 11...

WW1: Industrial innovation and suspicion

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The BBC interview Leeds University science historian Dr Elizabeth Bruton about how Marconi and other companies innovated and profited from World War 1

White Space Wireless for rural communities ?

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- BBC News report that TV white space wireless technology could provide an answer to getting broadband to remote rural communities

School radio club talks to Space Station

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- On August 27 seven students from the school had the opportunity to use amateur radio to ask ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO, a series of questions about life in space while the ISS was flying overhead at a speed of 27,600 km/h

Portable in Victorian National Parks

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- The 4th annual weekend of activity under the Keith Roget National Parks Award takes place in November and already 13 individual registrations have been received

IARU contest and satellite operations planned

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Boris, T7/9A2GA and Neven, T7/9A5YY are pleased to announce activity from T7 (San Marino) during IARU I Region VHF Contest 2014 and on the amateur radio satellites

CQ-DATV 15 magazine now available

August 29, 2014 09:35 AM - Southgate ARC -- Issue 15 (September) of the free Amateur TV magazine CQ-DATV is now available for download

Fontana Students Talk to Space Station Astronaut via Ham Radio:

August 29, 2014 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- The cafeteria at Dorothy Grant Elementary School in Fontana is usually full of laughter and talking as students eat their lunches; but on Aug. 27, the room was so quiet that one could easily hear a pin drop. That's because the students were waiting anxiously to take part in a rare event that would allow them to make contact, via amateur radio, with an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station. However, making the connection was proving difficult because there was no response when Eric Archer, an engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, repeatedly stated: "NA1SS, NA1SS Copy, K6DGE Fontana California, over." But finally, after several unsuccessful attempts, German astronaut Alexander Gerst's voice was heard on the speakers, loud and clear -- signaling the first ever K6DGE radio contact with the International Space Station as it passed from the western horizon to the east. Wasting no time and under the direction of Archer and Charlie Sulfana, a mentor assigned to Grant School by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Yesenia, a chosen student, asked Gerst why he decided to become an astronaut.

ARNewsline Report 1933 -- August 29 2014:

August 29, 2014 08:34 AM - eHam.net News -- A ham radio floater balloon makes two trips
around the world; an IARU Region One official
says 23 centimeters is in jeopardy; Moldavia
joins the CEPT universal licensing system;
International Lighthouse and Lightship
Weekend sets a new record and a Morse sprint
will honor the memory of the late Nancy Kott,
WZ8C. Find out the details are on Amateur
Radio Newsline report number 1933 coming
your way right now.

NRAU 10m Activity Contest

August 29, 2014 07:31 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar -- 1700Z-1800Z, Sep 4 (CW) and 1800Z-1900Z, Sep 4 (SSB) and 1900Z-2000Z, Sep 4 (FM) and 2000Z-2100Z, Sep 4 (Dig)

August 28, 2014

DX News -- ARRL DX Bulletin #35:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, The Daily DX, DXNL, Contest Corral
from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites. Thanks
to all.

Just Ahead In Radiosport:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Just Ahead In Radiosport:

Major ARRL 2nd Century Campaign Gift from JA1BK Will Support DX Log Archive

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- A major donation from noted DXer Kan Mizoguchi, JA1BK, to the ARRL
Second Century Campaign will support "The DX Log Archive Endowed by
JA1BK." Earnings from the generous gift will fund the creation and
management of a DX Log Archive Program for paper DX logs of rare and
significant DXpeditions that took place predominantly in the 1950s,
1960s, and 1970s. The archive also would include pre-1950 paper logs,
as well as those from rare operations, and logs kept by long-time
residents of very rare entities.

FCC Proposes to Fine CBer $14,000 for Not Permitting Station Inspection:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- The FCC continued this month to demonstrate that it's serious about
enforcing its rules and regulations, proposing to fine a Florida
Citizens Band operator $14,000 for failing to allow FCC agents inspect
his station.

US-to-VK Transpacific Reception On 630 Meters Reported:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has
received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and
Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas. While the
approximately 8710 miles covered is not a distance record nor a
"first" for that part of the spectrum, it does represent the sorts of
accomplishments that the Amateur Radio community in the US might come
to enjoy if a band at 472-479 kHz ever becomes a reality.

Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling the Earth:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Three plastic foil-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads
and launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, remain aloft and
continue to circle the Earth. The oldest, identified as B-63, was
released on July 8 and became the second of Bodnar's balloons to
circumnavigate the globe. The first to do so, B-64, went up on July 12
and had completed one lap around the Northern Hemisphere by July 31.
Air currents have carried the balloon within 9 km of the North Pole and
within 10 km of its launch site. The last balloon to make it around the
Earth was B-66, which Bodnar released on July 15.

W1AW Centennial Operations Relocate to Tennessee, Oregon on September 3:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50
states are now in Arizona and Maine (Maine is the last state to
activate). Operations will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, September
3 (the evening of September 2 in US time zones), to Tennessee (W1AW/4),
and Oregon (W1AW/7). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every
state (at least twice) and most US territories.

2014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for Review:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- The ARRL "Logs Received" page now
contains all 2014 ARRL Field Day logs received to date (scroll to
bottom of page), including logs submitted via e-mail, web applet or on
paper.

W1AW/8 to Take the Snowball's Chance this Fall:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- It will be hell for W1AW/8 in Hell, Michigan, on October 18 -- the
Saturday of Michigan's second week in the ARRL Centennial QSO Party spotlight. Hank Greeb, N8XX,
is organizing a team of operators to operate W1AW/8 in Feld Hell mode
on 80 through 10 meters from Hell. He has recruited a couple of
volunteers so far but could use more, he said this week.

World DATV QSO Party Is August 29-30:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Greater participation is expected this year in the only global
on-the-air gathering of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV)
enthusiasts. The annual event, which originated in Australia and now is
in its fourth year, begins Friday, August 29, at 1000 UTC in Australia
and internationally on Saturday, August 30, at 0001 UTC.

Summits-On-the-Air Activity Weekend Is September 13-14:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- North America Summits on the Air (SOTA) Activity Weekend 2014 is a casual event in which summiting radio
amateurs (called "activators") use tiny battery-powered radios to work
home-based operators (called "chasers"). This year's event, September
13-14, is aimed at introducing SOTA to newcomers. There are no rules
regarding power levels, modes, or bands.

K5SDR, Will Be ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Banquet Speaker:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, will be the banquet speaker at the 2014
ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 5-7 at the
Austin Marriott South in Austin, Texas. His presentation will be,
"Accidental Company, the Making of FlexRadio."

ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, to KEYNOTE W9DXCC 2014:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- ARRL First Vice President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the banquet
speaker for the 62nd annual W9DXCC, September
19-20, 2014, in Schaumburg, Illinois.

73 On 73 Award Announced:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, is sponsoring a new award for contacts made via
the UK Amateur Radio Educational Satellite FUNcube-1 (AO-73) to promote activity on the satellite.
The award period begins on September 1. Requirements are simple: Work
73 different stations on AO-73 (SSB or CW). There are no geographic
restrictions on operating location, no QSLs are required, and the award
is free, although Stoetzer encourages contributions to AMSAT-UK and to
AMSAT-NA's Fox program.

Operations Approved for DXCC Credit:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved these operations for DX Century Club
credit: A52JR, 4W/HB9FLX, 4W/N1YC, and 4W/PE7T. If a request for DXCC
credit for any of these operations has been rejected in a prior
application, contact the ARRL DXCC Desk to be
placed on the list for an update to your record. Please note the
submission date and/or reference number of your application in order to
expedite the search for any rejected contacts.

NASA Astronaut Steven R. Nagel, N5RAW, (SK):

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- Astronaut and Space Shuttle veteran Steven Nagel, N5RAW, of Houston,
Texas, died August 21. He was 67. In April 1991, Nagel was the
commander of the first all-ham Space Shuttle crew aboard Atlantis
with Kenneth Cameron, KB5AWP; Jay Apt, N5QWL; Linda Godwin, N5RAX --
whom he later married -- and Jerry Ross, N5SCW, during the SAREX
(Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment) program, the forerunner to ARISS.

A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL:

August 28, 2014 11:32 PM - eHam.net News -- In January 1976, QST expanded to an 8-1/2 × 11 format! The new size
would reduce the printing cost by $100,000 a year. The old, smaller
format had remained in place for years, because it was the size of the
press the local printer had in those early days.

Operations Approved for DXCC Credit

August 28, 2014 07:34 PM - ARRL -- The ARRL DXCC Desk has approved these operations for DX Century Club credit: A52JR, 4W/HB9FLX, 4W/N1YC, and 4W/PE7T. If a request for DXCC credit for any of these operations has been rejected in a prior application, contact the ARRL DXCC Desk to be placed on the list for an update to your record. Please note the submission date and/or reference number of your application in order to expedite th...

UKube-1 Satellite Using FUNcube-2 For Downlink Workaround

August 28, 2014 05:35 PM - ARRL -- The online industry publication SatelliteToday reports that the UKube-1 CubeSat is "experiencing an anomaly with its primary communications link." To work around the problem, the United Kingdom Space Agency (USKA) has commanded the small spacecraft to use an alternate configuration of the "FUNcube-2 transceiver," using it as the satellite's temporary downlink. It's unclear if this refers to the...

W1AW/8 to Take the Snowball's Chance This Fall

August 28, 2014 12:34 PM - ARRL --

WZ8C Memorial CW Sprint

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The North American QRP CW Club (NAQCC) and FISTS are jointly sponsoring a special sprint on September 3, 0000Z - 0300Z (the evening of Sept. 2nd in North America) in memory of CW advocate Nancy Kott, WZ8C (SK)

UKube-1 communications in the news

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Satellite Today reports on the primary communications link anomaly in the UK Space Agency's first CubeSat UKube-1

RAST's Secretary Champ mans a booth at the Tokyo Ham Fair

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Radio Amateur Society of Thailand Secretary Chalermphol (Champ), E21EIC and his XYL, RAST Registrar Goi (JC), E20NKB and other Thai radio hams, set up and manned the RAST booth at the Tokyo Ham Fair at Tokyo Big Sight on the outskirts of Japan's capital city on the weekend of August 23-24

New Ham Radio Club in North Yorkshire

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The Northern Echo reports on a new amateur radio club in North Yorkshire founded by enthusiastic Foundation and Intermediate holders

Malawi DXpedition update

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Due to work commitments, the Black Mamba Contest and DXpedition Team has changed the original timing of the 7QAA DXpedition from November 2014 to the following fixed dates in March 2015

ISS SSTV test

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- A strong carrier was received from Wednesday's SSTV test from the International Space Station (ISS) but no SSTV tones were heard

Interesting Field Day recap

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- Gus (no callsign given) wrote to say: The Surrey Amateur Radio Club (Surrey BC Canada) publishes an excellent newsletter

1930's Radio Pioneer Leonard Plugge

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- On Saturday, August 30 at 8pm, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast a documentary on 1930's commercial radio pioneer Leonard Plugge

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - Southgate ARC -- The dratted 'Over the horizon radar' has been spoiling things on 10m PSK. I managed a couple of EAs last week but the band was not at all active. Then came this Tuesday and I worked USA, Spain, the Canary Islands, Cuba, Kuwait and Italy all on PSK31. Things may be looking up

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Labor Day, September 1

August 28, 2014 08:32 AM - ARRL -- ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, and there will be no W1AW bulletins or code practice. ARRL Headquarters will reopen at 8 AM Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 2. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday!

August 27, 2014

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, Will Keynote 2014 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Banquet

August 27, 2014 06:34 PM - ARRL -- Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR, will be the banquet speaker at the 2014 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), September 5-7 at the Austin Marriott South in Austin, Texas. His presentation will be, "Accidental Company, the Making of FlexRadio."The 33rd annual DCC will offer 2 days of technical forums on Friday and Saturday and a concurrent introductory forum on Saturday (the Proceedings w...

NASA Astronaut Steven R. Nagel, N5RAW, SK

August 27, 2014 03:35 PM - ARRL --

Lebanon Students Talk to Astronaut on ISS:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- LEBANON, TN (WSMV) - Students in Lebanon had an out-of-this-world experience Tuesday when they talked to an astronaut on the International Space Station. I am really excited," eighth-grader Israel Irizarry said. "When I grow up, I am planning to be an astronomer working at NASA. I just love space so much." Irizarry and other students at Winfree Bryant Middle School had their questions ready. "This is all about the students talking with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station," science teacher Tammy Sheppard said. The event was streamed on YouTube while more than 600 students crowded into the school's auditorium, tracking the progress of the ISS. "They're about 220 miles up above earth and traveling about 17,500 miles an hour," Sheppard said. Students were able to talk to the astronaut thanks to amateur radio operators and the frequencies from NASA. "On amateur radio, it is not uncommon to talk around the world, said Perry Ogletree, amateur radio operator. "In fact, we have a lot of operators who bounce signals off the moon to talk to the people on the other side of the earth."

Radio Amateurs Call on New Recruits to Tune Into the World:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world. The first ever Colburn and Richmondshire Amateur Radio club has been set up by friends Colin Lyne, Chris Watkins and Craig Dennis who are desperate to encourage people to get involved to keep the hobby alive. "What many young people especially don't realise is it's basically the same technology as mobile phones, only it's pretty much free to run. They can get their licence, buy a radio, and they enter the world of free speech, nationally and internationally," said Mr Lyne. "The main aim of the club is to bring together like minded enthusiasts to help them develop and encourage them in the hobby and to bring in new members young and old to help them discover how exciting it is," he added.

Speakers for Hams:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- I am pleased to inform you about the launch of Phonema, a little company created by radio amateurs to provide high-quality speakers. The Phonema speakers are designed to harmonize aesthetically with modern transceivers and to integrate SDR.

AOR Digital Voice Receiver:

August 27, 2014 09:36 AM - eHam.net News -- In addition to synchronous AM and USB/LSB/CW. It includes an SD reader for recording audio, uploading
memory frequencies, and firmware updates. They weren't ready to release pricing information, but it
certainly looks like an interesting box for monitoring a variety of modes.

Watch San Bernardino Microwave Society meetings

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- The September 2014 San Bernardino Microwave Society newsletter is available for free download and you can watch their meetings via the web

US-to-VK trans-pacific reception on 630 meters reported

August 27, 2014 08:33 AM - Southgate ARC -- A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas

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