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Peggy Sue Gerron, ex-K5PSG, SK

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 09:59
Peggy Sue Gerron, ex-K5PSG, of Lubbock, Texas, who inspired singer Buddy Holly’s 1957 rockabilly hit 'Peggy Sue,' died on October 1. She was 78

Rads on a plane -- New results from a 3-yr study of aviation radiation

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 09:59
For the past three years, and the students of Earth to Sky Calculus have been flying cosmic ray sensors onboard commercial airlines, gathering data over 27 countries, 5 continents and 2 oceans

Strength rating system for fibreglass masts

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 09:59
Telescopic fiberglass masts are a popular option for portable antenna supports. However as they vary widely in strength and stiffness, it can be hard to compare them. SOTABEAMS has developed a simple metric that allows an objective comparison to be made

Statement on International Space Station leak investigation

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 09:59
On Aug. 29, 2018 a small hole was discovered on the International Space Station. This resulted in a pressure leak. The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew

IOTA news from the DARC

Thu, 04/10/2018 - 09:59
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

APRS balloon heading for British Isles and Europe

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
On Sunday morning, September 30, Bruce VE5BNC launched his first amateur radio floater balloon, VA5BNC-15, from Saskatoon 52.1N, 106.6W, altitude is about 6,700m

Invitation to the world’s largest annual youth event

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
Two million young people from around the world are expected to take part in this year’s Jamboree-On-The-Air-Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA-JOTI), the world’s biggest Scouting event

Ham College 45

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
General Amateur Radio Exam part 16. More Skywaves and more HF Antennas. Why Azmuthal Projection Maps are helpful

What is VSWR?

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
There are many misconceptions and myths about VSWR. To try to overcome some of these misconceptions and to try to provide an easy and understandable summary, Electronics Notes has developed a page describing what VSWR is and this is accompanied by an embedded video

Olivier, ON4EI, back in Ireland again

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
Olivier, ON4EI, is back again in Ireland from 21 to 31 October 2018 to operate EI8GQB and EI7T during the CQ WW DX SSB contest (27-28 October)

South Africa considers Band I DRM+ broadcasting

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:34
South Africa may be opening the door to DRM+ Broadcasting in low-band VHF 54-68 MHz

Next steps on the road to WRC19

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
IARU volunteers have been working for three years to progress Agenda Item 1.1 for the World Radio Conference 2019. This agenda item seeks a Region 1 allocation at around 50 MHz for the amateur service in the Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations, to align with the allocations in Regions 2 and 3

Fox-1Cliff Delivery and Integration

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
In this video Jerry Buxton N0JY explains what is involved in the final step of getting an amateur radio CubeSat to orbit

Digital Mobile Radio registrations in Ireland continue to grow

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
At the end of the 3rd quarter of 2018, the latest stats show that roughly 500 individuals have registered for DMR numbers on the island of Ireland. The numbers continue to grow as Digital Mobile Radio spreads across the island

GB100MCV - Commemorating the sinking of the RMS Leinster

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
On the 10th of October 1918, just a month before the Armistice which ended World War 1 was signed, the RMS Leinster (call sign ‘MCV’) was sunk after being torpedoed by German submarine UB-123

Simulated Emergency Test

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Date: Saturday, October 13 - Note: In Ontario the Simulated Emergency Test will be held on Saturday, October 13, but at Emergency Operations Centres that are located in Municipal offices, that can’t get access on the weekend, the SET will also be held on Wednesday, October 10

Antique Wireless Association Valve QSO Party

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
The second leg of the AWA Valve QSO Party will be run on 6 and 7 October, with the AM QSO Party running from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Saturday 6 October 2018, and the SSB QSO Party running from 13:00 to 17:00 UTC on Sunday 7 October 2018

New rules to combat high call costs and scams

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Phone users will be protected from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers – which are often mistaken for mobiles, but cost much more to call

Allied bombing in WW2 altered ionosphere

Tue, 02/10/2018 - 07:50
Research by Professor Chris Scott, from the University of Reading, shows the impact on the Ionosphere of the Allied bombing raids over Europe during WW2

Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN at AMSAT-UK Colloquium

Mon, 01/10/2018 - 09:39
The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium is being held as part of the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes, one of the highlights wil be a presentation by Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN CEO of Infostellar Inc