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Aussie pico balloon series restarts

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
After an absence since March this year, a tiny high altitude balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne was right on track to head north in Victoria before turning west into South Australia. Andy Nguyen VK3YT put up PS-72 on Sunday 15th, a solar powered party foil-like balloon measuring 90-cm across, filled with hydrogen

New venue for Cape Town SDR Workshop

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Due to problems on the CPUT (Cape Peninsula University of Technology) campus, the venue for the SDR Workshop to be held in Cape Town on 4 November has been changed

International Space Station crew invites public along for photographic trip around world

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point on social media

The Terahertz spectrum

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Most radio amateurs are only active on the bottom 30 MHz of the entire radio spectrum, which covers in total 300 000 MHz (300 GHz)

Weekend meteors from Halley's Comet

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower

J-Codes

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
J-Codes are designed to enable very basic communication between Scouts that do not share a common language

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Sun, 22/10/2017 - 10:07
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at low levels

Tony's 10m Band Report

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
A week on Fuerteventura for me and now we’re back. Best DX VK9XI (Xmas Is), S9YY (Sao Tome and Principe), XT2AW (Birkina Faso, SU/DM4DX (Egypt), PS300NSA (Brazil) and LZ105PBP (Bulgaria)

FCC scraps Telegraph regulations

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
The FCC, continuing its drive to remove outmoded regulations and reduce the regulatory burden, has scrapped Telegraph regulations

Emergency Communications Committee minutes released

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
A meeting of the RSGB Emergency Communications Committee meeting was held at the National Hamfest, Newark on September 29, 2017

Foundations of Amateur Radio #124

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
What to pack for a Contest? In the past I've talked about what kind of station I have, how I tend to operate and what kind of tools I use in my day-to-day running of an Amateur Radio station. This week I want to take a closer look at what I do when I participate in a contest

Beginners Guide to Ham Radio, Make Your Own

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
The Autodesk EAGLE PCB design software site has a great article promoting amateur radio

Getting Started with Satellites on Ham Talk Live

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
Episode 86 of Ham Talk Live, broadcast October 19, featured Sean Kutzko KX9X talking about how to get started on the amateur radio satellites

Portuguese JOTA station list 2017 available

Sat, 21/10/2017 - 10:33
A complete list of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 60th Jamboree On The Air 2017 is now available

Science Discovery Day at Sandford Mill, Essex

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
On Sunday, Oct. 22 the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society will take part in Sandford Mill Science Discovery Day which has a space and communications theme: “Discover Space and Beyond”

New Scope Probe video

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
Electronics Notes, the website created by Ian Poole G3YWX, and providing information, resources and articles about electronics and radio, has produced a new video about oscilloscope probes

HamRadioNow: State of Digital Voice - DCC 2017

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
A 5-watt DMR radio could be replaced by a well implemented SDR running about 0.75 watts says Bruce Perens K6BP, watch this video of his DCC presentation

60th Jamboree-On-The-Air begins

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
Today, Friday 20th October sees the start of an international event that attracts over 1 million participants from over 150 countries, the 60th annual Jamboree-On-The-Air. The Expeditionary Radio Team from the Kerry Amateur Radio Group will be assisting the Scout Group

FM satellite expected to launch in November

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
Only three weeks remain until the next AMSAT Fox-1 satellite with 435/145 MHz FM transponder launches!

ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, wins G3AAJ Trophy

Fri, 20/10/2017 - 09:54
ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, has been honored with the Ron Broadbent, G3AAJ, Trophy. The presentation came during the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium this past weekend

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