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Attention LoTW users

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 08:38
The latest version of the LoTW's Trusted QSL program (TQSL v2.4.3) is now available

Announcing 2019 Dayton Contest University - celebrating 13 years

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 08:38
I am proud to announce that student registration is now open for the 2019 Dayton ConTest University ("CTU") to be held all day on Thursday May 16, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Dayton, Ohio.This is the day before Hamvention opens in Xenia, Ohio

Change of date for next IRTS Committee Meeting

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 08:38
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of the next IRTS Committee meeting has been changed to 19th January 2019

DXCC Country/Entity Report

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 08:38
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 9th December, through Sunday, 16th December there were 216 countries active

IOTA news from OPDX

Mon, 17/12/2018 - 08:38
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

Kenilworth students' ham radio contact with space station

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
ARISS-UK have released a video of the amateur radio contact between students at Kenilworth School and astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor KG5TMT operating NA1SS on the ISS

QSO Today - Joel Wilhite - KD6W

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
Joel Wilhite, KD6W, has a long history in amateur radio, telephony and amateur radio television

2 x 1 contest callsigns – we need your feedback

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia met with the ACMA on 4 December 2018. A number of topics were covered, including the possibility of a new callsign block, traditionally known as 2*1 callsigns (eg. VK3A, VK2B, VK7F, etc)

The 2019 SARL Blue Book

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
The 2019 Contest Manual or Blue Book has been released and is available for download from Contest page on the SARL website

SolderSmoke Podcast

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
Episode 208 of the amateur radio podcast SolderSmoke is now available

Recurring donations feature added to AMSAT website

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
Would you like to donate to AMSAT and/or ARISS but can only afford a little at a time? Even small amounts help, especially as they add up over time!

SARL Hall of Fame

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
The SARL Council is calling for nominations for the Hall of Fame

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Sun, 16/12/2018 - 09:55
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

Tim Peake KG5BVI / GB1SS inspired 2 million young people

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
A new report has found more than 2 million young people in the UK engaged with education and outreach programmes linked to Tim Peake’s Principia Mission to space

Post launch updates on the JY1SAT and ESEO missions

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
JY1SAT carry the FUNcube-6 amateur radio transponder and ESEO with the FUNcube-4 transponder were launched on December 3, 2018

First look at the DRAWS Digi Mode Hat for Raspberry Pi

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Today's topic is ham radio and the Raspberry Pi. This is the second video in the DRAWS Ham Radio Digi Mode Hat for Raspberry Pi series. This time we take a look at what's inside the package, have a very close up look at the hardware, then wrap up the video with a few comments and questions

Two killed in accident at Antarctic research station

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Two fire technicians at a US scientific station in Antarctica have died after being found unconscious, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Variation to UK Broadband’s licence for spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Ofcom has granted a request from UK Broadband to vary its licence for use of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band

Propagation de K7RA

Sat, 15/12/2018 - 14:33
Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7

Foundations of Amateur Radio #184

Fri, 14/12/2018 - 09:34
Recently I managed to get some quality on-air time when I participated in a contest. This isn't about contesting. Although I suppose tangentially it is