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Foundations of Amateur Radio #182

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
When does knowing more make it harder? The other day one of my non amateur friends asked for some help. His question was about hooking up an antenna

ICQ Podcast: National Radio Centre video

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
Martin M1MRB/W9ICQ and Colin M6BOY of the ICQ Amateur / Ham Radio Podcast visited the RSGB's UK National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park

Brigg and District Amateur Radio Club (BDARC) install an InnovAntennas XR5, 5 band compact HF Yagi

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
The XR5 has a very short boom of only 11' (3.4m) but full sized elements for each of the 5 HF bands between 20m and 10m making it the most compact 'Full sized' HF multibander in the World

Software defined doppler radar with LimeSDR Mini

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday about the work of Luigi Freitas PU2SPY who shows how even beginners can experiment in the spectrum above 1 GHz with the LimeSDR-Mini transceiver

ORF Radio FM4 interviews radio amateur

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
In an interview with the Austrian state broadcaster ORF, Erich OE3EMB describes intercepting shortwave communications between the German Federal Intelligence Service and the UK's GCHQ

DX News from the ARRL

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 09:40
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

Fox-1Cliff launch targeted for December 2nd

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
SpaceX has announced that the SSO-A: SmallSat Express mission carrying Fox-1Cliff is now targeted for launch on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 18:31:47 UTC

FT8: Santa’s Radio Club Special Event Dec 1-8

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
ARRL reports the annual Santa’s Radio Club Special Event from 200 km above the Arctic Circle will be on the air December 1-8 as OH9S - OH9Santa

Es'hail-2 update

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
Es'hail-2 is still in a temporary GEO slot, according to the Keps at ~24°E. This is not the final location which planned to be at 26°E

Tony's 10m Band Report

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
A very poor week, even the contest, a big one (CQ WW CW) didn’t manage to get 10m fired up till Sunday

AMSAT Symposium Highlights

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
Randy Hall K7AGE has released an 8 minute video showing highlights of the AMSAT Symposium 2018

A hyperactive comet approaches Earth

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
A small but hyperactive comet named '46P/Wirtanen' is nearing Earth for one of the 10 closest approaches by any comet of the Space Age

ISWL callsigns for December

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
The following ISWL club callsigns will be used throughout the month of December 2018

New price cap on 118 numbers

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
People who call directory enquiry services will be protected from high prices under a new price cap on 118 phone numbers, just announced by Ofcom

WAP - Worked all Postcodes

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
The challenge is simple. Work as many postcodes as possible

NASA Television to air launch of next space station resupply mission

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 10:04
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Monday, Dec. 3, with prelaunch events

First 'serious' FT8 contest this weekend

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:38
ARRL reports a new contest - the FT8 Roundup - is set for the December 1–2 weekend

'Al-Farabi 2' nanosatellite

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:38
Scientific-technological park of the Kazakh national university named after Al-Farabi (Almaty) in cooperation with the Association of the Amateur Radio Services of Kazakhstan invite all the radio amateurs of Kazakhstan and of other countries to take part in searching and receiving of the AL-FARABI-2 nanosatellite signals due to be launched into the orbit on November 29, 2018 at 00:32 of Astana time

First short wave trans-Atlantic contact made 95 years ago

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:38
It was on the night of 27th November 1923 that the first Trans-Atlantic short wave radio contact was made. It took place between radio hams: Leon Deloy (8AB) in France and Fred Schnell (U1MO) in the USA

Santa's ISS Passes

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 10:38
Watch Santa (the International Space Station) on his practice runs

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