Category: Special Event

via the ARRL: EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set

Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) slow-scan television (SSTV) party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands. “We will start to transmit several lunar landing-related images on 1296.110 […]

Huntsville HAM radio club participating in Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event

HAM radio and the American space program have a long history, and Huntsville’s Amateur Radio Club will celebrate that at the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary event at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center this weekend. Radio stations will be setup in the Rocket Park portion of the U. S. Space and Rocket Center on Friday, […]

Ham radio buffs honor Island’s contribution to moon mission (New York)

Deep in a corner of his Islip Terrace home, Lou Maggio has a desk stacked with computer monitors and radio gear — transmitter, receiver and amplifier. All the buttons and switches look a little like the controls inside a spaceship, which seemed appropriate since Maggio and his amateur radio club were bouncing their signal around the world to […]

via the ARRL: Special Event Stations to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

A number of Amateur Radio special event stations will be (or already are) on the air during July to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. The list includes: N8A, until July 24, Midwest VHF/UHF Society, West Chester, Ohio; WB4ICJ, July 14 – 20, Kennedy Space Center; N1A, […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Announces “Happy 150!” Hiram Percy Maxim Birthday Celebration

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of ARRL’s first president and cofounder Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM), W1AW, born on September 2, 1869. ARRL will hold an operating event this summer to celebrate HPM’s legacy from 0000 UTC on August 31 and continue until 2359 UTC on September 8. It is open to […]

via the ARRL: States, Counties, Municipalities Recognize Amateur Radio’s Contributions in Advance of Field Day

Each year as ARRL Field Day approaches, state and local governments traditionally take advantage of the opportunity to honor Amateur Radio in the form of various proclamations. The following list of participating communities is not necessarily comprehensive. In Arizona, Governor Douglas Ducey has recognized June as “Amateur Radio Month.” In his commendation, Ducey noted that the Amateur […]

via the ARRL: W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention Set for September 20 – 21

The W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention will take place September 20 – 21 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. A radio shack will be set up with some of the latest offerings from the Amateur Radio industry for visitors to test drive. The Ham Radio Boot Camp will take place on opening day, Friday, September 20. This day-long ham […]

via the ARRL: On-the-Air Activity to Mark 50th Anniversary of First Market Reef DXpedition

The Aland Islands Postal Administration is issuing a postcard this year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first DXpedition to Market Reef, OJ0MR, in late December 1969 and its attainment of DXCC status. Soon after that initial operation, the permanent lighthouse keeper, Karl-Erik, OJ0MA, also hit the airwaves, and a stream of DXpeditions followed, […]

via the ARRL: Special Event Station Chain to Mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6 will mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord during World War II and the D-Day landings in Normandy. To commemorate those who took part, a small team from the Torbay Amateur Radio Society (TARS) in England is organizing a chain of five special event stations along the UK’s southern coastline. Each will be based […]

via the ARRL: RSGB Cricket World Cup Radio Marathon Set

The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has announced a Cricket World Cup Amateur Radio Marathon, from May 30 until July 14. The Cricket World Cup will take place in England and Wales. UK and international call signs will be active on nine HF bands on SSB, CW, and digital modes. Award certificates will be […]

via the ARRL: WX4NHC Annual Hurricane Season Station Test Set for June 1

WX4NHC, the Amateur Radio station at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, will conduct its annual station test on Saturday, June 1, the first day of hurricane season. WX4NHC will operate from 1300 to 2100 UTC. “This will be our 39th year of public service at NHC,” said WX4NHC Amateur Radio Assistant Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R. The event […]

via the ARRL: GNU Radio Conference 2019 Seeks Papers, Presentations

The 2019 GNU Radio Conference (GRCon19), September 16 – 20 in Huntsville, Alabama, is seeking papers and presentations for the event. Submissions are due by July 1. The GNU Radio Conference highlights the substantial and remarkable progress of the world’s premier open-source digital signal processing framework for software-defined radios. In addition to presenting GNU Radio’s […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs to Demonstrate Emergency Messaging Capabilities for Red Cross, FEMA

Just days ahead of the 2019 Hurricane Season, dozens of hams along the US East Coast will demonstrate Amateur Radio’s ability to deliver messages without commercial power, infrastructure, or permanently established stations for officials of the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Thursday, May 23 event will take place in […]

via the ARRL: Museum Ships Weekend Set for June 1 – 2

Museum Ships Weekend will take place over the June 1 – 2 weekend, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. Radio operation will be from a variety of vintage and noteworthy vessels. This is not a competition. So far 75 ships are on the roster to take part. All stations working at least 15 […]