Category: Special Event

via the ARRL: Radio Club of Chile Supporting Communications During Pope’s Visit

The Radio Club of Chile (CE3AA) and its Emergency Service are supporting communications for the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security during Pope Francis’ visit to Chile. Commemorative call sign XR18PAX will be on the air on SSB; XR3PAX on digital modes. A special QSL card will be available […]

via the ARRL: “Science Milestones in the History of Radio” Event is Under Way

A year-long operating event, “Science Milestones in the History of Radio,” is under way, sponsored by the Italian Amateur Radio Association (ARI) Fidenza Radio Club. Each month will highlight individuals who laid the foundations — theoretical and practical — for radio science. Awards are available for participating stations. Each month, a commemorative station with a […]

via the ARRL: FEMA Region 10 Communication Exercises Will Make Use of 60 Meters

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) will conduct a Communications Exercise (COMMEX) on January 17 and on the third Wednesday of subsequent months during 2018, 1500-2100 UTC. These exercises will use the 60-meter channels and will test and exercise interoperable communication (federal/state/local/tribal/Amateur Radio) for use during a major disaster […]

via the ARRL: Keep Track of the 3Y0Z DXpedition Team En Route to Bouvet Island

The Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition team has issued an invitation to follow the team while it’s on its way to the “most remote place on Earth.” The 3Y0Z team will be using a Garmin InReach SE satellite-tracking device that will enable others to follow the team’s travel route and progress on a map in real time. Hal […]

via the ARRL: Second Annual AM Rally Special Event Set for February 2-4 Weekend

The AM Rally special event once again is inviting operators to explore the original phone mode over the February 2-4 weekend. Co-sponsor Clark Burgard, N1BCG, said the event “is intended to be both fun and educational.” It encourages all radio amateurs to get on AM, possibly for the first time. “Because of resurgent interest in […]

via the ARRL: Young Washington Radio Amateur Debuts Her Call Sign on HF, Hands Out Her Grid Square on Opening Day

January 1 was the opening day for the ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 (IGC), and newly minted General-class operator Katie Thompsen, KI7HCX, of Mt Vernon, Washington, used the occasion to embark on the chase and to get on HF for the first time using her own call sign. The 11-year-old comes from a ham radio family. Her […]

via the ARRL: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Makes Ham Radio Debut with State’s Bicentennial Call Sign

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey made her Amateur Radio debut on December 14 — the state’s 198th birthday — at the same time becoming the first person to use the state’s bicentennial call sign, AL2C. Alabama will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2019, and AL2C will be on the air for 2 years as part of […]

via the ARRL: January 1 Hosts Events for Legacy Keys, CW on Satellites

Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night (SKN), sponsored by ARRL. Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio. The 24-hour event, which gets under way at 0000 UTC on January 1 (New Year’s Eve in […]

OJ9X Joint Santa Radio 2017, Finland 100th Anniversary of Independence Operation to End with 2017

Amateur Radio activity under the special OJ9X call sign to mark the Santa Radio 2017 and Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence has resulted in more than 42,000 contacts. The multiple OJ9X operators are aiming for at least 50,000 contacts by the time the event wraps up on December 31. Activity continues on all bands, including […]

via the ARRL: Radio Anniversaries Abound in December

December is the month in which three notable events in radio history occurred — the first radio transmission heard across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901, the first broadcast of the human voice and music in 1906, and the first successful transatlantic Amateur Radio HF transmissions in 1921.   via American Radio Relay League | Ham […]

via the ARRL: Special Event Commemorating 50th Anniversary of Fermilab

Members of the Fermilab Amateur Radio Club (WB9IKJ) will operate special event station W9F until December 16 (UTC) to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), named to honor Nobel Laureate Enrico Ferm (1901-1954). W9F will be active on or about 7.250, 7.275, 14.260, 14.340 MHz SSB and may operate CW on […]

via the ARRL: First Ducie Island DXpedition in a Decade Set for Late 2018

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) has announced plans to activate Ducie Island — a marine protected area — in October and November of 2018. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 29th most-wanted DXCC entity according to ClubLog. The 2018 DXpedition would operate as VP6D. “Landing permission, visas and […]

via the RSGB: SSTV from ISS this week

ARISS has announced that the MAI-75 slow-scan TV system in the Russian Service Module of the International Space Station will be on the air, starting on 5 December 2017 at around 1500UTC and continuing until 6 December 2017 at 0900UTC. Test images will be transmitted on 145.800MHz FM and should be available worldwide. SSTV activity […]

via the ARRL: Year-Long NASA On The Air Event Kicks off on December 11

The Amateur Radio clubs at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers around the US have invited the Amateur Radio community to join the NASA On The Air (NOTA) special event. NOTA gets under way in December 2017 and continues through December 2018. In addition to being the agency’s 60th anniversary, 2018 will mark 50 […]

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