Amateur Radio Stories:

Here is a recap of what happened in the web this week, through the eyes of the DXZone and other ham radio sources on the web.

  • Upcoming ARISS contact with Ashbury College Junior School, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Ashbury College Junior School, Ottawa, ON, Canada on 23 Feb …
  • Register now for the 2019 AMSATSA Space Symposium
    Book now for the 2019 AMSATSA Space Symposium. It will be held at the Accolade Conference Centre in Midrand just off the Ben Schoeman Highway…
  • ARRL Board of Directors Issues Statement on Amateur Radio Parity Act
  • Listen to an ISS contact
    An International Space Station school contact has been planned between David St-Jacques, KG5FYI and a school in Portugal. The event is scheduled for Saturday, 2 February 2019 at approximately 1523UTC. The conversation will be conducted in English and…
  • Slow-scan TV experiment on ISS
    The Inter-MAI amateur radio slow scan television experiment on the International Space Station is scheduled to be activated between Wednesday, 30 January and Friday, 1 February. It appears that the experiment will only be active during a couple of or…
  • John Robert Stratton, N5AUS, is New ARRL West Gulf Division Director
  • ICQ Podcast – Icom IC-9700 – First Impressions
    In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU, Ed Durrant DD5LP and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episod…
  • China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April
    Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beac…
  • Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested
    The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletio…
  • Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested
    The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletio…
  • Belgium radio hams respond to consultation
    Belgium’s national society the UBA reports on the reaction to the amateur radio consultation held by the regulator BIPT…
  • Tony’s 10m Band Report
    Thursday and Saturday were not too bad but it was a bit of a struggle on the other days. Most popular was 9LY1JM (Sierra Leone), HG8W (Hungary), VK8HW (Alice Springs, Australia) and ZY6C (Brazil)….
  • Ecuador operation
    Rick, NE8Z/HC1MD/SP9E is active until February 7th from Ecuador. He may also operate /portable from other HC prefix areas during this trip…
  • ARISS contact planned for students in Almada, Portugal
    An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with Collagio Campo de Flores, Almada, Portugal…
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list….
  • South Africa to support the IARU position on WRC-19 agenda items affecting Amateur Radio
    The two-day Industry WRC-19 Preparatory meeting held last week recommended that South Africa support the IARU position on agenda items that impact on Amateur Radio…
  • VK6WIA NewsWest
    This week’s theme is contesting and we have ideas on setting up a portable station, details on contesting champions and segments to get you thinking about taking part in the John Moyle field day, a world wide rtty contest, the commonwealth contest …
  • Secunda Radio Club – field station event
    The Secunda Radio Club, ZS6SRC will be active on the air from 18 – 27 January 2019 at the Trichardtsfontein Dam Yacht Club, a few kilometres from Secunda in Mpumalanga…
  • GRCon18: Open Source Radio Telescopes
    Who doesn’t like to look up at the night sky? But if you are into radio, there’s a whole different way to look using radio telescopes…
  • New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia
    The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the bea…
  • IOTA news from OPDX
    Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin…
  • DXCC Country/Entity Report
    According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 13th January, through Sunday, 20th January there were 208 countries active…
  • Vietnam operation
    Mats, RM2D (SM6LRR), will once again be active as XV9D from Phan Tiet between November 17-30th…
  • HamRadioNow: Elmercast!
    Jim Aspinwall NO1PC of the Amateur Radio Elmers Facebook Community talks to David Goldenberg W0DHG about Elmering (mentoring) and their joint effort to bring new content to the Amateur Radio Community!…
  • Quartzfest 2019 video
    Randy Hall K7AGE is one of the many radio amateurs attending this year’s Quartzfest in Arizona, January 20-26…