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ARRL VEC conducts first-ever Amateur Radio licensing exam session in Cambodia

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
The first ARRL VEC Amateur Radio examination session in Cambodia was held on April 5. The session resulted in two new Technician licensees, both Cambodian nationals, and one university professor who tested all the way to Amateur Extra-class in a single bound

The FCC’s Big Problem with Small Satellites

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
IEEE SPECTRUM report that confusion and erratic enforcement at the US communications agency is sending satellite makers abroad

Tony's 10m Band Report

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
It seems to me that conditions are getting worse. This last week not even the weekend produced the usual increase in activity. I worked the odd Eu station but I’ve been mainly on 18MHz. Most popular DX 7Q7EI (Malawi), 5V7SM (Togo), FY5KE (French Guiana) and a few others

Eastbourne Radio Rally cancelled

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
An announcement on the Southern Electronics and Radio Fair site says due to lack of local support and bookings, the rally due to be held on May 6 has been cancelled

Hackers can hijack emergency alert sirens

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
Radio amateur Balint Seeber VK2FUNK has discovered a way to hack into the Emergency Alert Systems in cities such as San Francisco using a $35 VHF/UHF handheld FM transceiver

Emergency ham radio communications in Ionia

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
The Daily News reports the ARES/RACES coordinator in Ionia County MI is stepping down after 10 years in the role

The ESA just discovered a second magnetic field surrounding our planet

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
A trio of satellites studying our planet's magnetic field have shown details of the steady swell of a magnetic field produced by the ocean's tides

Rare video of STEVE

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 09:42
Last night in parts of Canada, dogs started barking at the midnight sky. The canines were responding to a bright purple ribbon of light--also known as 'STEVE.'

ISS ham radio link-up for UK school

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
A contact between Kings High School for Girls in Warwick and the International Space Station is planned for Thursday, April 19 at 1205 UT (1305 BST). We strongly encourage our girls to develop their interests both inside and outside the classroom. This culture of empowerment led one of our girls to apply to ARISS Europe for a highly prestigious link-up to the International Space Station

Contest events at Dayton

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Tim, K3LR, reports the following updates/information for the HamVention

Ofcom confirms start of spectrum auction assignment stage

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Ofcom confirms start of spectrum auction assignment stage Ofcom has confirmed bidding in the assignment stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services has just started

Australian Callbook

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Australian amateurs might be interested in a new callbook program from Tim at MapAbility (home of the Global Overlay Mapper)

Israel 70th anniversary special event

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Look for special event stations 4X70A, 4X70E, 4X70I, 4X70L, 4X70R, 4X70S and 4Z70IARC to be active between April 19th and June 27th. Activity is to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary

Austrian special event

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
The Amateur Radio Section of ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and the Documentary Archive Radio Communications/QSL Collection will operate for 72 hours only, a special event station with the callsign OE18M on Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd

Geomagnetic storm in progress

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
A minor G1-class geomagnetic storm is in progress on April 11th as Earth moves through a high speed stream of solar wind

IOTA news from the DARC

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 09:31
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

Intercosmos - 40th year of international human flights - SSTV Award

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:47
SSTV from the International Space Station is expected to be active April 11-14 worldwide as part of Cosmonautics Day, which takes place on April 12

Ham Radio in Sunday Times Home Help

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:47
The April 8 Sunday Times newspaper Home Help section featured Amateur Radio, but not in a flattering way

World Amateur Radio Day

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:47
Every April 18th, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day

Free IARU Monitoring System newsletter

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:47
The IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on reception of Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) from the Far East in the new 5 MHz (60m) allocation

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