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Ham radio is socially useful

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 09:55
Outlook India magazine interviewed Ambarish Nag Biswas VU2JFA of the West Bengal Radio Club about how Amateur Radio is socially useful

NASA debuts Online Toolkit to promote commercial use of satellite data

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 09:55
While NASA’s policy of free and open remote-sensing data has long benefited the scientific community, other government agencies and nonprofit organizations, it has significant untapped potential for commercialization. NASA’s Technology Transfer program has created an online resource to promote commercial use of this data and the software tools needed to work with it

Rwanda DXpedition

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 09:55
Members of the Italian DX Team, who will be active as 9X0T between September 27th and October 10th, will use a second callsign, 9X0Y, on FT8 only in the DXpedition mode

VK9N, Norfolk Island

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 09:55
Operators Everett 'Ev' W6ABM, Joseph N7BF, Russ N7QR and Peter ZL2HM will be active as VK9EV, VK9BF, VK9QR, VK9PM, respectively, from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between October 10-19th

WRTC 2018 teams produce amazing contact totals despite poor conditions

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018), held over the weekend in Germany

SOTABEAMS adds 'Summer Holiday Mode' to their WSPRlite system

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
SOTABEAMS has issued a major firmware upgrade for their WSPRlite antenna testing system. Since its release a little under two years ago the WSPRlite system has become a popular way for DXers to compare antenna systems

NanoRacks completes external Cygnus deployment

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
On Tuesday evening, NanoRacks successfully deployed six CubeSats from the Company's CubeSat deployer mounted on the outside of the Cygnus spacecraft. This brings the overall count to 223 small satellites deployed into low-Earth orbit

$$changeme 434 MHz balloon launches Thursday

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
Wilmington Grammar School for Boys will be launching their first high altitude balloon flight on Thursday morning July 19, Slow Scan Digital Video images will be transmitted

2018 corrected Board of Directors ballots to be mailed

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
Due to a printing error, the beige-colored ballots mailed to AMSAT- NA members for the 2018 Board of Directors election on July 15, 2018 have been declared void. Any of these voided ballots received at the AMSAT-NA office will not be counted

Three weeks without sunspots

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
The sun has been blank for 21 straight days--a remarkable 3 weeks without sunspots. This is an almost decade-class event

Ofcom publishes first Media Nations report

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
Ofcom has today published Media Nations 2018, a comprehensive study of major trends in the UK’s television, radio and audio sectors

IOTA news from the DARC

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 20:50
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Watch our latest IC-7610 video on our YouTube channel

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
Icom-UK have added a video overview of the highly rated IC-7610 HF/50MHz SDR transceiver to their YouTube channel

60m band allocation for Slovenia (S5)

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
The Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia (ZRS) has informed the IARU Region 1 HF Manager today that since 14 JUL 2018, after updated national legislation related to the radioamateur service, 60m band is available to S5 radioamateurs

38th Chelmsford Amateur Radio Foundation Course

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
The next Foundation training course run by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society (CARS) starts Thursday, September 6, bookings are now being taken

UN/Brazil Symposium on Basic Space Technology September 2018

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
The theme for the United Nations/Brazil Symposium on Basic Space Technology is 'Creating Novel Opportunities with Small Satellite Space Missions'. The symposium will be held September 11-14, 2018 in Natal, Brazil

Kingdom of eSwatini

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
Pista HA5AO will arrive in eSwatini (Swaziland) on September 14th, late afternoon. He plans to operate during his free time between September 16-28th, from the Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane. He received the 3DA0AO license and an LotW certificate

New Band Plans for New Spectrum

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
The International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1 have published their latest VHF Newsletter. It reads: This is an urgent newsletter on behalf of our Irish friends

Applications for re-advertised FM local commercial radio licences

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
Ofcom has announced the applicants, and published the applications, for the fully re-advertised FM local commercial radio licences for Bristol (106.5 FM) and Ceredigion

First to take U.S. Tech test - but where?

Tue, 17/07/2018 - 13:33
The new exam for the U.S. Technician license made its debut - but not where you might think. John Williams VK4JJW has that story

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