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Reciprocal ham radio callsigns in the UK

Sun, 21/10/2018 - 08:45
In response to FoI request Ofcom released a list of Reciprocal amateur radio callsigns issued between January 2010 and December 2017, it included G4, G5+2 letters, G5+3 letters, G6, G8 and M0 calls

SSTV from space for JOTA and Space Station NA1SS active

Sun, 21/10/2018 - 08:45
Adil Namakoe YD3HNL has released a video of the Slow Scan TV pictures he received during Jamboree On The Air from the amateur radio satellite IO-86

Propagation Report from Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP

Sun, 21/10/2018 - 08:45
Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels

JOTA-JOTI FUNcube Challenge

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
During Jamboree On The Air this weekend, a special, coded, Enigma message will be transmitted from the FUNcube-1 (AO73) satellite

Short 'Practice Contest' set for ARRL RTTY Roundup participants planning to use FT8

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
A 1-hour 'practice contest' will be held next week on Thursday, October 25, 0200 – 0300 UTC (Wednesday, October 24, in North American time zones)

Ofcom FoI on Interference

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Radio amateur Gary Myers M0PLT submitted a Freedom of Information request to Ofcom regarding use of the Control of Interference from Apparatus Statutory Instrument

VK6WIA NewsWest

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Welcome to the Newswest Bulletin for Sunday 21st October 2018. This edition is aimed at new hams. That of course isn’t just Foundation Licencees but also those who have gained increased privileges and responsibilities or who are returning to the hobby after an absence

Propagation de K7RA

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Solar activity increased last week. Compared to the previous seven days, average daily sunspot number increased from 1.6 to 12.6, while average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 71. After six days with sunspots making a re-appearance (October 12-17), there were no sunspots on Thursday, October 18

The Orionid meteor shower is underway

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Right now, specks of dust from Halley's comet are disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere, kicking off the annual Orionid meteor shower

JOTA/JOTI at the Voice of America Museum

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
Some 450 sites in the USA are among nearly 3,000 locations around the world that are hosting Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) or Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) stations over this weekend, October 19 – 21. One site that will be activated for JOTA is the Voice of America (VOA) Museum in Ohio

BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries

Sat, 20/10/2018 - 10:07
The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT (03:45:28 CEST) on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the mysteries of the Solar System’s innermost planet

61st Jamboree-On-The-Air has arrived

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
3rd Limerick Scout Group rise to the challenge It's finally arrived! The 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air starts today and will run for the next three days which will see over 1.5 million Scouts take part in the largest worldwide Scouting event

JOTA in Canada's SW corner

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Local Amateur Radio groups SARC, SEPAR and LARA will be providing communications in a demonstration of Emergency Communications on Saturday, Oct 20 starting at 0900 PST

Foundations of Amateur Radio #176

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Mistakes are common in all aspects of life. Sometimes they are only known to you, other times they are public knowledge and open to ridicule and lambasting. Getting on air for the first time is an accomplishment and often the initial source of mistakes, mishaps and great frustration

Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
News4JAX reports amateur radio operators are needed to help communication after Hurricane Michael

Norwegian radio ham prevented from leaving Chad

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
ARRL reports a saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, involving Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA

K7AGE - New Ham Shack

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Randy Hall K7AGE recently moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and has released a couple of videos about his new amateur radio shack and workshop

RSGB Convention video released

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
The RSGB have released the presentation given by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ to the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes on October 13 - So what has the IARU ever done for us?

Amateur radio lunar satellite LO-94 on Hackaday

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the amateur radio spacecraft LO-94 (DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2) which has been taking pictures from the far-side of the Moon

France: Consultation on WRC-19 position

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 09:36
Earlier this year Ofcom held a public consultation on the UK position for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019 (#WRC19), now in France the ANFR is carrying out a similar exercise

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