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IOTA news from OPDX

Mon, 16/10/2017 - 10:10
Weekly IOTA News - compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin

ARISS contact planned for two schools in Italy

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA with Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo “Nardi”, Porto San Giorgio, Italy and I.C. Michelangelo Buonarroti, Marina di Carrara, Italy

FCC affirms huge fine in New York interference case

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
The FCC has affirmed a huge fine of more than $400,000 on Jay Peralta, a Queens, New York, man who has admitted to making unauthorized transmissions on New York City Police Department (NYPD) radio frequencies, maliciously interfering with officers’ communications

VK6ARN NewsWest

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
In the news this week, it's our NEW HAMS edition, and if that's not enough, it's packed full of reminders and news from around the traps - along with our normal segments

Application process for Short Term Restricted Service Licences (SRSLs) during May and June 2018

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
Ofcom has just outlined the application process for SRSLs to provide a radio service between 12 May and 16 June 2018 (inclusive)

Final touches on Kletskous this weekend

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
The AMSATSA Kletskous team will be busy this weekend with the final touches on the CubeSat to get it ready to fly next Saturday on BACAR

CQ Hou Koers

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
CQ Hou Koers is the South African Voortrekkers' national amateur radio day and takes place on Saturday 21 October, with most Voortrekker stations active from 08:00 until 12:00 on 40 and 20 m and local repeaters

Propagation de K7RA

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
At 0326 UTC on October 12 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a Geomagnetic Disturbance Warning

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:47
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to be at very low levels

Imminent shutdown of seven repeaters

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
South Yorkshire Repeater Group (SYRG) have taken the unprecedented decision to close down our whole repeater network

Tiangong 1: Out of control Chinese space station about to fall to Earth, expert says

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Engineers lost contact with the space laboratory last year, and has been gradually falling back to Earth ever since and will crash land soon

ARISS contact planned for Ireland and Sweden

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
An International Space Station ARISS contact has been planned for astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA with Tallaght Community School, Dublin, Ireland and Gymnasium Räddningsgymnasiet Sando, Sandöverken, Sweden

Foundations of Amateur Radio #123

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
The way we connect our antenna to our radio depends on a number of different factors. If you've come through the ranks recently, like I have, it's probable that you've only ever considered using COAXIAL cable

Olivier ON4EI is back in Ireland again

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Olivier ON4EI, is back again to Ireland from October 21st to November 1st 2017 in order to operate EI8GQB and EI1A during the CQ WW DX SSB (October 28-29th) from a caravan using mainly green energy

UTC issues 475/137kHz approvals to transmit to specific USA ham stations

Sat, 14/10/2017 - 10:55
Yesterday (Friday 13th), some lucky email recipients received approvals deemed by the UTC not to be within 1Km of PLCs operating on 137 or 475kHz, and can operate using their amateur calls

Next Advanced distance learning course starts January

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Steve Hartley G0FUW reports the Bath-based Distance Learning course for the amateur radio Advanced exam has achieved an 85% pass rate with over 500 passes to date

Student to contact ISS with ham radio

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
WGLT reports 13 year-old Dhruv Rebba KC9ZJX hopes to use amateur radio to talk to an astronaut on the International Space Station

Ofcom publishes 700 MHz clearance programme update

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Ofcom has published a progress update on work to clear spectrum in the 700 MHz band, to make it available for mobile broadband use

DX News from the ARRL

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands

More than 2,500 registered for JOTA-JOTI

Fri, 13/10/2017 - 09:52
Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) has more than 2,500 signed up to take part in the 2017 event over the October 20-22 weekend. This is the 60th JOTA