November 17, 2018

ARRL Director, Vice Director Election Results Announced

November 17, 2018 02:40 AM - ARRL -

ARRL has announced the results of contested elections for Director and Vice Director. Ballots were opened and counted on November 16 in seven contests within five ARRL Divisions.

Here are the final tabulations:  

Central Division Director  

Kermit Carlson, W9XA 1,898  

Valerie Hotzfeld, NV9L 1,755  

Mr. Carlson was declared elected.  

Hudson Division Director   Ria Jairam, N2RJ 1,292   Mike Lisenco, ...

November 16, 2018

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

November 16, 2018 06:49 PM - ARRL -

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

FCC Approves Use of Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System in the US

November 16, 2018 05:27 PM - ARRL -

The FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo.

The action means that consumers and industry in the US may access certain satellite signals from the Galileo system to augment the US Global Positioning S...

Effort Under Way to Fund W0AIH Memorial Scholarship

November 16, 2018 03:08 PM - ARRL -

Scott Neader, KA9FOX, is spearheading a GoFundMe effort to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of Paul Bittner, W0AIH (SK), who died as the result of a tower climbing mishap on October 31. He was 84. The memorial scholarship would be administered by the ARRL Foundation.

The GoFundMe solicitation says, “Licensed for nearly 70 years, Paul built one of the largest ham radio stations in the...

Former ARRL Headquarters Book Team Supervisor Jan Carman, K5MA, SK

November 16, 2018 03:01 PM - ARRL -

R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76.

Carman’s career spanned the fields of aerospace, oil-field equipment, industrial control and instrumentation, underwater acoustics, communication systems, manufacturing automation and consulting. Carman held bachelor’s and master’s degre...

The K7RA Solar Update

November 16, 2018 02:51 PM - ARRL -

A single sunspot appeared on November 13-14, yielding a daily sunspot number of 11 over both days. The sunspot number increased to 13 on the following day, November 15. The average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (November 8-14) was 3.1, after no sunspots during the previous seven days.

Average daily solar flux rose from 67.7 to 68.5.  Average daily planetary A index declined from 12...

This weekend: The Leonid meteor shower

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, source of the annual Leonid meteor shower

Ham radio operators tune in

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Hindu reports radio amateurs have been asked to set up an emergency communications link in preparation for Cyclone Gaja

Foundations of Amateur Radio #180

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - When failure doesn't matter ... The other day I read a message from Theodore KS5I who has been around the block a couple of times. He recalls the excitement he experienced when he was first licensed in 1967, the year I was born

Essex Skills Night November 19

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Skills Night takes place Monday, November 19 at Danbury Village Hall in Essex, this free event is open to all

Book now for the next SARL and AMSAT SA workshop

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - SARL and AMSAT SA will be joining forces and present a workshop on monitoring of the RF noise floor and the impact it has on Amateur Radio

ARISS contact planned for students in Canada

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG5TMT with IMP Aerospace and Defence, Goffs, NS, Canada

Amateur radio operators could save lives

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Silicon Valley Voice reports on how amateur radio operators could save lives in an emergency and how you can help

DX News from the ARRL

November 16, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

November 15, 2018

Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched

November 15, 2018 10:22 PM - ARRL -

A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046 UTC on November 15 from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first Amateur Radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capab...

ARRL November Sweepstakes CW 2018 Log Count Tops Last Year’s

November 15, 2018 09:10 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says the 1,273 electronic logs plus 17 paper logs received by November 15 for this year’s ARRL November Sweepstakes CW weekend surpass last year’s log count by more than a dozen (the 7-day deadline for electronic logs ended November 12, but paper logs postmarked by the deadline are still arriving).

  Now it’s time for SS Phone. Jahnke stresses that ...

The Doctor Will See You Now!

November 15, 2018 01:00 PM -

SpaceChain Foundation advances Blockchain-based satellite network

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - SpaceChain Foundation (Singapore), a non-profit organization combining space and blockchain technologies to build the world's first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch of its second-generation blockchain node nanosatellite

Radio hams assist vessel with ill crew member

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - ARRL reports Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9

NASA brings Mars landing, first in six years, to viewers everywhere Nov. 26

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA's InSight lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms

HB9Q with LFA Yagis make EME possible to small antenna stations

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Are you that guy that tells everyone 'you work the World on a wire and don't need a Yagi' ? In most cases, it is the Yagi belonging to the guy at the other end of the QSO that is doing all the work, pushing and pulling on your behalf otherwise, that QSO might not happen

Ham radio geostationary satellite transponders launch today

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Florida Today reports the SpaceX launch from Kennedy Space Center will achieve 'dream' of amateur radio enthusiasts

FT8: New Beta version of WSJT-X is now available

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available but the software may not work 'out of the box' when upgrading from previous versions

French Special Event

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of the 'Radio Club of Nice' will be active as TM8AB from Nice (south France) between November 24th and December 12th

Dxpedition team heading for Chad

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Italian Dxpedition Team is pleased to announce their next operation will be from Chad, in March 2019

Tony's 10 Metre Band Report

November 15, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - A very odd week with all the real action being at the weekend, unsurprising some would say. LU9DCE (Argentina) is to be congratulated for being top DX for quite a few days and top spotter too! Other DX, YL100s (Latvia specials) 9X9PJ (Rwanda) and others,

November 14, 2018

New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set

November 14, 2018 08:34 PM - ARRL -

A new WSJT-Xrelease candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work “out of the box” when upgrading from previous versions.

The latest versi...

Southern New Jersey ARES Team Assists in Missing-Person Search

November 14, 2018 07:36 PM - ARRL -

Ocean County, New Jersey, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers recently assisted search groups looking for a man with dementia who was reported missing on November 2 from a nursing home in Stafford Township. Searches concentrating on neighborhoods around the nursing home had been unsuccessful. The missing man’s family organized a search for November 10, and Ocean County ARES was i...

Noted Contester, AR-Cluster Developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K, SK

November 14, 2018 07:18 PM - ARRL -

Well-known contester and AR-Cluster developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K (ex-KX6OI), formerly of Texas, died on November 13 in Belize, where he had recently relocated and married. He was 69. An Arkansas native who was initially licensed as WB5SFA, Gerdes held a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. In the 1980s, he operated from the Marshall Islands as KX6OI while tracking m...

Maritime Mobile Service Network Operators Assist Vessel with Ill Crew Member

November 14, 2018 06:43 PM - ARRL -

Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9 for a crew member suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda.

“The assistance we received from the ham radio operator[s] was crucial in helping us communicate with the vessel’s crew,” ...

Top 10 DX of the Year contest

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Top DX Radio Club's annual contest is from 1 December 2018 (Saturday) 00:00 UTC to 31 December 2018 (Monday) 24:00 UTC

This is the Golden Age of Ham Radio

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Rex Vokey KE6MT writes that we are now in the modern golden age of amateur radio

Sylvie Delassus, F1PSH, declared persona non grata

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Unanimously, the EURAO Board of Directors declared last month Mrs. Sylvie Delassus, F1PSH, persona non grata

Special Event Station ON100RGA

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - On the 18th of November 1918, over 18.000 German soldiers left the province of Limburg in Maaseik (Belgium) via the Pater Sangers bridge over the river Meuse. ON100RGA is a special WW1 station that commemorates this event 100 years ago at the end of the war

Suction clamps for attaching antennas to motorhomes, caravans and RVs

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Campsites can give the perfect opportunity for some portable radio operating but using a mast within the constraints of a typical site pitch can be difficult

Microsatellite and CubeSat launch Nov 19

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Nico PA0DLO has provided some information about the launch of up to 71 satellites, some with amateur radio payloads, currently planned for November 19

Now Lithuania joins the 5 Meggers !

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Lithuania is the latest to join those countries active on 60m/5 MHz

'Grand Tour Across All Continents' dx contest

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The Czechoslovak DX Club's 'Grand Tour Across All Continents' dx contest is to be held from Friday, 30 November 2018, 0000 UTC, to Sunday, 9 December 2018, 2400 UTC. It is open to all shortwave listeners regardless to their membership in any DX club

France: URC calls for Basic license

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - The French Union of Radio Clubs (URC) made a submission to the regulator DGE calling for a Basic amateur radio license to be introduced

Fox-1Cliff launch – your help is needed!

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Following the successful launch and deployment of Fox-1Cliff, all amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can play an important part in the commissioning of the new satellite

Amateur Radio Today podcast

November 14, 2018 09:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Amateur Radio Today is a weekly news podcast by Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV

November 13, 2018

Montenegro, Lithuania Latest to Join the 60-Meter Band Community

November 13, 2018 10:35 PM -

Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty

November 13, 2018 09:09 PM - ARRL -

[Updated 2018 November 13 @ 1024 UTC] Amateur Radio volunteers have been active or are standing by on several fronts as wildfires continue to rage in large sections of California. 

Camp Fire

In Butte County, in Northern California, the Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest wildfire, triggered a call up of ARES members for communication support. A small wildfire that started in a mountainous area of Bu...

Amateur Radio Issues under Discussion in Geneva in Advance of WRC-19

November 13, 2018 08:48 PM - ARRL -

As part of the run up to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), three International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 5 (SG 5) Working Groups have been meeting this week in Geneva. ITU-R Study Groups develop the technical bases for decisions taken at WRCs and develop global standards, reports, and handbooks on radiocommunication matters. Working G...

Radio Amateurs of Canada Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID, SK

November 13, 2018 06:03 PM - ARRL -

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) reports its Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID/YB0SWI/AB1XM, has died while in Indonesia, a post he had held since 2015. RAC President Glen MacDonell, VA3XRA, said he always appreciated Widajat’s enthusiasm, eagerness, and helpful recommendations. “We are all volunteers and know that people have other responsibilities, and he was an example of balancing th...

Inaugural “Green Keys Night” Set for January 1

November 13, 2018 02:39 PM -

OL7M installs more G0KSC yagis

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - OL7M has built more Yagis designed by G0KSC to become one of the Big Guns of Europe using predominantly G0KSC designs

Ofcom fines JML Media for breaking licensing rules

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has imposed a £7,500 fine on JML Media Limited for breaching licensing rules

New wireless technology brought news of Armistice

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - BBC News reports how the new technology of wireless communications was used to bring the news of the Armistice to one of the most isolated parts of the British mainland

Intermediate exam successes on Armistice Day

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The Verulam Amateur Radio Club report eight students from Sandringham school and two other VARC members passed their Intermediate exam on Armistice Day, November 11

HamRadioNow: Live from Last Man Standing

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Gary KN4AQ, Cyndi KD4ACW, and David W0DHG talk about their trip to Los Angeles and their visit to the stage of popular TV show Last Man Standing which stars Tim Allen KK6OTD as radio amateur Mike Baxter KA0XTT

Green Keys Night

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Jeff, WK6I, announces the following: The Greenkeys online group is happy to announce the first-ever 'Green Keys Night' (GKN), to be held concurrent with 'Straight Key Night' on January 1st, 2019, from 0000 to 2359 UTC

Essex CW Activity Week

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - All this week up until November 18 the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club are holding a CW activity week

Bright new comet discovered by amateur astronomers

November 13, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - In modern astronomy, most comets are found by large mountaintop telescopes scanning the skies under control of computers. Turn back the clock

November 12, 2018

Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Launch Said to be Imminent

November 12, 2018 09:04 PM - ARRL -

According to AMSAT-Germany (AMSAT-DL), Es’hail-2, the world’s first geostationary satellite carrying Amateur Radio transponders, will go into space from Cape Canaveral in a few days. Space news outlet Spaceflight Now says that the SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher is set to launch on Thursday, November 15, between 2049 and 2229 UTC. Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band...

ARRL Executive Committee Recommends Small Addition to Articles of Association

November 12, 2018 08:37 PM - ARRL -

At its October 20 meeting, the ARRL Executive Committee voted to recommend to the full Board of Directors an addition to Article 1 of the Articles of Association of the ARRL, per requirements of the Connecticut Secretary of the State. The minor addition is necessary to bring the Articles into alignment with Connecticut state statutes.

The requirement would add the sentence, “The Corporation is n...

Eastern Massachusetts SEC Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Receives Blue Hills Observatory Outstanding Service Award

November 12, 2018 05:23 PM - ARRL -

The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center has awarded Eastern Massachusetts ARES SKYWARN Coordinator and Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, with its Outstanding Service Award. Macedo received the award on November 9 during a Blue Hills Observatory fundraising event. Doing the honors were meteorologist and Weather Channel personality Jim Cantore and former Weather Channel meteor...

Youth Contesting Program 2018 – DQ5M

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Monty OE3VVU writes about his experiences in the Youth Contesting Program (YCP) during CQ World Wide SSB where he and other young people operated DQ5M at DM9EE

Montenegro latest to join 60m

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The latest update to the Montenegro National Frequency Plan from the country’s telecomms regulator, EKIP, lists a new band at 5 MHz/60m

ITU-R Working Party 5A meeting in Geneva

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Three of ITU-R Study Group 5 Working Goups meet in Geneva 5-16 November 2018. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz (excluding IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the amateur and amateur-satellite services

'Fox-In-A-Box' SD cards now available from AMSAT store

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Fox-in-a-Box is a small, easily-deployed Fox satellite telemetry receiver based on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and a FUNcube Dongle Pro+

EI2SNG gateway tests

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - The EI2SNG gateway in Ireland has now been installed and is running on a temporary basis while undergoing some final tests

DXCC Country/Entity Report

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 4th-November, through Sunday, 11th-November there were 220 countries active

Balloon launch on 17 November

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - BinarySpace will be launching another High Altitude Balloon on Saturday 17 November at the Northwest University's Vaal Triangle Campus in South Africa

Amateur Radio Roundtable

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - This week Riley Hollingsworth, retired Special Counsel to the FCC discusses the new ARRL program that replaces the Official Observer. Emmett Hohensee III will discuss antennas and getting ready for Winter. Tom will give an update on his Beta testing of the new RigPi Station Server. This week we introduce Josh Nass KI6NAZ who has a great ham radio youtube channel

IOTA news from OPDX

November 12, 2018 10:11 AM - Southgate ARC - Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Homebrew and Oldtime Equipment Party

November 12, 2018 12:11 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1300-1500Z, Nov 18 (40m) and 1500-1700Z, Nov 18 (80m)

November 11, 2018

ICQ Podcast Episode 280 - Remote Control Amateur Radio Rig

November 11, 2018 08:58 AM - ICQ Podcast -

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Leslie Butterfield G0CIB, Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is Remote Rig Amateur Radio Control.

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Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Today, 11 November is Remembrance Day

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - At approximately 05:00 on Sunday 11 November 1918, 100 years ago today, the Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of Marshall Foch's special train located in the forest at Rethondes in France on the western front

Remembrance Day in Australia

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - WIA Director Justin VK7TW, writing on this week's WIA National News, says: Today is a significant historical day. The day one hundred years ago, that an Armistice was signed between the allies of World War I and Germany

QSO Today - Denny Berg - WB9MSM

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Denny Berg, WB9MSM, has a fascination for old rigs, including the Swan 500 HF transceiver, ham shack software that enhances his on the air user experience, and a love for just getting on HF and operating

OP0PPY commemorating end of WWI

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - Members of Opwijkse Radio Amateurs (ORA), together with the Royal Circle of Friends, will commemorate the end of the First World War in Opwijk

IARUMS reports Polish military in 40m ham radio band

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports the Polish military has been using transmitting MIL-STD-188-110B daily on 7001.8 kHz in the Primary Amateur Radio 40m band

Book now for Advanced Distance Learning course

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - This could be your last chance to do the Advanced Amateur Radio training under the current syllabus

Amateur Radio Experimenters Group's balloon success

November 11, 2018 08:10 AM - Southgate ARC - To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Australia's Amateur Radio Experimenters Group released its 50th high altitude balloon carrying transmitters for APRS and SSTV, and a crossband FM repeater last Sunday

REF 160-Meter Contest

November 11, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1700Z, Nov 17 to 0100Z, Nov 18

RSGB 2nd 1.8 MHz Contest, CW

November 11, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1900Z-2300Z, Nov 17

All Austrian 160-Meter Contest

November 11, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600Z-2359Z, Nov 17

LZ DX Contest

November 11, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1200Z, Nov 17 to 1200Z, Nov 18

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB

November 11, 2018 12:12 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 2100Z, Nov 17 to 0300Z, Nov 19

November 10, 2018

Videos of AMSAT Symposium talks

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Videos of the presentations given at the 2018 William A. Tynan W3XO Memorial Space Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, on November 2-3 are now available

Space weather in wartime - a sunspot triggers naval mines

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Researchers studying declassified Naval records have found evidence that a big sunspot may have caused dozens or perhaps even thousands of naval mines to explode off the coast of Vietnam in 1972

RAC Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID SK

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Radio Amateurs of Canada has received the sad news that RAC Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID, has become a Silent Key while in Indonesia

VK6WIA NewsWest

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NewsWest for 11th November is on Remembrance Day. A century ago, at 0600, the representatives of the countries involved signed the declaration that would end the war five hours later at eleven am

Ham radio Novice band differences across Europe

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Almost every country in Europe has different frequency allocations for the CEPT Amateur Radio Novice licence which can be a problem when traveling. Fortunately DARC have produced a handy list for reference

Fox-1Cliff currently scheduled for November 19 launch

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT is counting down to the launch of the next Fox-1 satellite, Fox-1Cliff

Expressions of interest in small-scale DAB

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - Ofcom has just published details of the responses to their call for expressions of interest for small-scale DAB

Es’hail-2 geostationary satellite launches in a few days!

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - AMSAT-DL has said the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite carrying amateur radio transponders should be launched in a few days

NASA TV coverage of Cygnus launch to International Space Station

November 10, 2018 10:13 AM - Southgate ARC - NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15. The launch will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website

YO International PSK31 Contest

November 10, 2018 12:13 AM - WA7BNM Contest Calendar - 1600Z-2200Z, Nov 16

November 09, 2018

ARRL Staffers, State and Local Officials on Hand for Massachusetts ARISS School Contact

November 09, 2018 07:17 PM - ARRL -

ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology alumnus Mariusz Zielinski, KB1MDS, invited ARRL Lifelong Learning Manager Kris Bickell, K1BIC, Lifelong Learning Administrator Ally Riedel, KM3ALF, and ARRL Communications Content Producer Michelle Patnode, W3MVP, to witness an exciting November 2 Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with students at Pathfinder Regional ...

The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Now Available!

November 09, 2018 05:46 PM - ARRL -

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

 

AMSAT’s Fox-1Cliff CubeSat Set to Launch on November 19

November 09, 2018 05:43 PM - ARRL -

AMSAT is counting down to the launch of the next Fox-1 satellite, Fox-1Cliff. According to Spaceflight Now, the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, is currently scheduled for November 19 at 1832 UTC.

Fox-1Cliff carries the Fox-1 U/v FM repeater, AMSAT’s L-Band Downshifter, the flight spare of the AO-85 Vanderbilt Un...

December is Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month

November 09, 2018 05:12 PM - ARRL -

December is Youngsters on the Air Month (YOTA Month). Listen for stations on the air with YOTA as the call sign suffix.

“The idea for this is to show the Amateur Radio hobby to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands,” said Tomi Varro, HA9T. “This is a great moment to show Amateur Radio to the world and to invite newcomers.”

YOTA is primarily an International Am...

IARU Region 2 ARDF Survey Under Way

November 09, 2018 04:38 PM - ARRL -

To better understand the needs of enthusiasts in Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (IARU-R2) ARDF Coordinator Ken Harker, WM5R, is undertaking an online ARDF survey.

“This is the first IARU Region 2 ARDF Community Survey, and I hope that this is something we can do once a year,” Harker said in an introductory statement on the survey websit...

The December Edition of Digital QST is Now Available

November 09, 2018 03:49 PM -

The K7RA Solar Update

November 09, 2018 02:44 PM - ARRL -

At 2244 UTC on November 7 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning due to a co-rotating interaction region ahead of a coronal hole high speed solar wind stream on November 9-10. Active geomagnetic conditions are predicted for November 9 and unsettled to active conditions on November 10.

We saw another week with no sunspots, and the average daily solar flux so...

Successful VHF QSO between ZS3 and ZD7

November 09, 2018 09:12 AM - Southgate ARC - Kobus van der Merwe, ZS3JPY reports that between 19:45 and 21:45 UTC on Wednesday 7 November 2018, a QSO took place on 2 metres between St Helena Island and the West Coast of the Northern Cape. A distance of 2 740 km

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