ARISS Space Station APRS Packet System Currently Off Line

ARRL - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 12:28pm

The ARISS APRS packet system is not working at present. This is due to an as-yet unidentified anomaly involving the radio serving the system on board the ISS. A similar problem has occurred in the past, and steps taken to resolve the problem have proven to be only temporary.

“The system may return to service as it has in the past or it may have finally failed completely,” ARISS said in a stateme...

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Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, Appointed ARRL Pacific Division Vice Director

ARRL - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 9:05am

Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, of Fremont, California, has been appointed Pacific Division Vice Director, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has announced. The appointment came upon the recommendation of Director Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT, who succeeded long-time Pacific Division Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG, upon Vallio’s election as ARRL Second Vice President.

McIntyre, who has served as ARRL Technical Coor...

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Fox-1D (AO-92) Now Commissioned, Open for Amateur Use

ARRL - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 8:08am

AMSAT Vice President-Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, has declared that Fox-1D (AO-92) is now open for general Amateur Radio use. That word followed an announcement from AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned over to AMSAT Operations.

Initially, the U/v FM transponder will be open continuously for 1 week. After that, operation...

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Mark Bolton's interests keep him going - Bryan County News

Google News of the Day - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 7:25am

Bryan County News

Mark Bolton's interests keep him going
Bryan County News
Bolton credits his lifelong interest in amateur radio as one of the main reasons he liked sitting behind the microphone. "Ham radio is normally an 'old man's' hobby, but here I was interested in it at 15 years old." He maintains his interest in amateur ...

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China Students’ “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat Launches with Ham Radio Payload On Board

ARRL - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 2:16pm

Launched on January 19, China’s “Zhou Enlai” CubeSat is that country’s first to involve primary and middle school students. Named in honor of the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Zhou Enlai, the CubeSat was developed in Huai’an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in Jiangsu Province. Zhou Enlai was born in Huai’an. The 2-kg, 2U CubeSat carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder an...

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DXpeditioner, CDXC Chairman Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, SK

ARRL - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:17am

DXpeditioner, Chiltern DX Club (CDXC) Chairman, and CQ DX Hall of Fame member Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, died unexpectedly on January 14. He was 77.

Licensed for nearly 60 years, he was at the top of the DXCC Honor Roll and very active in Islands on the Air (IOTA). In 1998, Cheadle and a group of CDXC members mounted the 9M0C DXpedition to Spratly Islands. After forming the Five Star DXers Associat...

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Kosovo Z60A Team Reported in Good Spirits, Challenged by Noise

ARRL - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:13am

The Z60A operation from Kosovo, the latest DXCC entity, continues apace from the headquarters of Kosovo’s IARU member society SHRAK. The operation also commemorates the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence. The group of operators was reported to be “in good spirits and keeping Z60A activated as much as they can with their other duties.”

Noise from LED lighting has presented a challenge afte...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL - Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:00am

“Antenna Wire” is the topic of the current (January 18) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity.

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and whe...

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Class, tests coming for local ham radio - Richfield Reaper

Google News of the Day - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:06pm

Class, tests coming for local ham radio
Richfield Reaper
MONROE — People who are interested in running their own amateur radio station can take a step toward obtaining operator licenses during a class that is scheduled to start Wednesday, Feb. 7. “It's a great opportunity to learn a new skill that our ...

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Bulletin Board - Curry Coastal Pilot

Google News of the Day - Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:22am

Bulletin Board
Curry Coastal Pilot
Community Kitchens offers free meals from noon to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1200 Easy St., Brookings. Donations are welcome. Everyone is invited. For information, call 541-469-3411. Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee and to ...

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ARRL Board of Directors Agrees to Review of Conduct Code for Directors

ARRL - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:39pm

The ARRL Board of Directors took action on a number of items at its Annual Meeting, January 19-20, in Windsor, Connecticut, including adopting a motion to a review the entire code of conduct for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of Members of the Board of Directors and Vice Directors. ARRL Officers, Directors, and Vice Directors will review the c...

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Southern California Linux Expo, Special Event N6S Set for March 8-11

ARRL - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:12pm

The 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) will take place March 8-11 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCaLE began hosting Amateur Radio presentations in 2015, and this year’s SCaLE will include Special Event statin N6S, staffed by members of the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society (VCARS), who will answer questions about Amateur Radio and how it relates to Linux and the open-sou...

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New IARU Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Named

ARRL - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 3:05pm

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has named Dennis Stice, WI5V, of Oklahoma City, as the new HF Beacon Coordinator for the region. Former Region 2 HF Beacon Coordinator Bill Hayes, WJ5O, stepped down on January 19, after 10 years in that position.

IARU R2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, praised Hayes for his service. “During this period Bill, has advise...

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Co-Launched CubeSats Settling Into Orbits, Missions

ARRL - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 2:41pm

Commissioning and testing continue of the L-Band Downshifter and the University of Iowa’s High-Energy CubeSat Radiation Instrument (HERCI) on the new Fox-1D (AO-92) CubeSat. AO-92 could be available for general use by week’s end, AMSAT said. The co-launched French PicSat CubeSat is seeking telemetry reports. Both were carried into space from India on January 12.

AMSAT-NA reports the University o...

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Amendment to ARRL DXCC Rules Will Expand DXCC List

ARRL - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 1:04pm

The ARRL Board of Directors approved a motion to amend the DXCC Rules, when it met January 19-20. Section II, Subsection 1 of the DXCC Rules now will include a new Subsection (d): The entity has a separate IARU member society and is included on the US State Department Independent States in the World.

“The discussion during the Board meeting and the rule change did not address any specific entity...

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WCC Offers Ham Radio Course - Go Blue Ridge

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:26am

WCC Offers Ham Radio Course
Go Blue Ridge
Amateur Radio often called ham radio, allows “hams” to communicate with each other for public services, recreation and self-training. This course will enable students to earn a license to speak with people in foreign countries via shortwave radio ...

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Iceland updates ham radio regs - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Google News of the Day - Tue, 01/23/2018 - 4:17am

Iceland updates ham radio regs
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Iceland updates ham radio regs. The Iceland Radio Amateurs (IRA) site says the regulator PFS has updated the Amateur Radio regulations. It would appear that Icelandic amateurs have gained the new WRC-15 60m 15 kHz wide allocation (5351.5-5366.5 kHz ...

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National amateur radio Winter Field Day starts Saturday | Copperas ... - Coveleaderpress

Google News of the Day - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:13pm


National amateur radio Winter Field Day starts Saturday | Copperas ...
The 24-hour national amateur radio Winter Field Day is set to kick off Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, located at 1506 W. Ave. B. The day is held for local amateur radio operators to work together in conjunction with ...

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New Hands-On Radio Experiments Book Now Shipping

ARRL - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:49pm

Lifelong learners will welcome Volume 3 of ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments, assembled from the past four years (2013-2017) of QST’s monthly “Hands-On Radio” column, written by Ward Silver, N0AX. Silver expertly leads you through 57 basic electronics experiments, designed to increase your understanding of radio fundamentals, components, circuits and design. Like the previous volumes, the exper...

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