Category: newsreel

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs to Swap Spots on International Space Station (ISS) Crew

One radio amateur now onboard the International Space Station will be heading home on June 3, while two more will come aboard a few days later. Flight Engineer Scott Tingle, KG5NZA, will join Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Norishige Kanai in returning to Earth on the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft after 168 days […]

via the ARRL: FCC Denies Petition Aimed at Preventing Interference from Digital Repeaters to Analog Repeaters

The FCC has turned away a Petition for Rulemaking from a Michigan radio amateur that asked the Commission to amend Section 97.205 of the Amateur Service rules to ensure that repeaters using digital communication protocols do not interfere with analog repeaters. Charles P. Adkins, K8CPA, of Lincoln Park, had specifically requested that discrete analog and digital repeaters […]

via the ARRL: IARU Region 1 Editorial Sounds Clarion Call on Danger VHF/UHF/Microwave Spectrum Grabs

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) VHF-UHF-µW Committee, Jacques Verleijen, ON4AVJ, has highlighted extant threats to the Amateur Radio spectrum above 30 MHz. In an editorial that heads the latest edition of the IARU R1 VHF-UHF-µW Newsletter, issued on May 29, Verleijen invited all IARU member-societies to consider ways to “promote, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1005

This Week in Amateur Radio #1005 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, June 02, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by George Bowen, W2XBS, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:14.10 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: South Africa Gets 100 kHz Band at 5 MHz

South Africa telecommunications regulator Indepdent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has included a shared 100 kHz wide band at 5 MHz (60 meters) of 5,350 to 5,450 kHz in its just-published National Radio Frequency Plan 2018, at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The band is being made available on a non-interference basis. […]

via the ARRL: Eagles Guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Promotes Amateur Radio in Media Announcements

Legendary rock guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, of the Eagles is featured in a just-released set of ARRL audio and video public service announcements promoting Amateur Radio. ARRL will provide the 30- and 60-second PSAs to Public Information Officers (PIOs) to share with their Section’s television and radio stations. The ARRL Media and Public Relations Department also will […]

via the ARRL: ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on […]

via the ARRL: Post-Launch Signals Received as Amateur Radio Heads to Moon

China has launched two microsatellites into a lunar transfer orbit. They launched as secondary payloads with the Quequiao relay satellite on May 20, in conjunction with the Chang’e 4 mission to the far side of the moon. Once in lunar orbit, DSLWP-A1 and DSLWP-A2 (DSLWP = Discovering the Sky at Longest Wavelengths Pathfinder) — also known as Longjiang-1 and Longjiang-2 — […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1004

This Week in Amateur Radio #1004 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, May 26, 2018 This week’s edition is anchored by Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:33:59 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1003 […]

via the ARRL: JK Antennas Donates New Multiband Yagi to W1HQ ARRL Club Station

JK Antennas, which recently donated a new two-element, 40-meter Yagi to Maxim Memorial Station W1AW at ARRL Headquarters, has followed up with a XR5-JK antenna for use by the Laird Campbell Memorial HQ Operators Club station W1HQ, located adjacent to the ARRL Laboratory. The five-band XR5-JK replaces a multiband antenna that was no longer functional. […]

via the ARRL: ARRL to Show Off Ham Radio at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

With support from member volunteers, ARRL will put Amateur Radio on display for visitors to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 — the giant, annual airshow July 23 – 29 in Wisconsin, organized by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). The event attracted more than 10,000 aircraft and nearly 600,000 visitors in 2017 to enjoy aerobatics displays, informative programs, hands-on […]

via the ARRL: Norway Introduces 2 × 1 Contest Call Signs

In response to calls from Norway’s contesting community, the Norwegian Communication Authority (NCA) recently announced that it would permit the use of 2 × 1 contest call signs for individual radio amateurs. With few exceptions, Norwegian 2 × 1 call signs have been reserved for club stations, which also may use the LN prefix in […]

via the ARRL: Radio Contact Planned Between Cape Cod and Newfoundland During Marconi Daughter’s Visit

During the planned visit of radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, to Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, she has been invited to take part in a scheduled contact between KM1CC on the Cape and the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) club in St John’s Newfoundland. SONRA will use VO1AA. “Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, […]

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