Tag: moonbounce

Special Call Signs to Mark 50th Anniversary of First France-to-US EME Contact:

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first France-to-US EME (moonbounce) contact, special call signs TM8DO (for F8DO) and TM1BF (for F6BEG, then F1BF) will be on the air from February 4 until February 11 on 2-meter and 70-centimeter 144 MHz EME using JT65. The original contact was between Marius Cousin, F8DO, in Dracé, France, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #933

Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #933 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 14, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Wayne Nelms, N3LMS, Wayne Rogers, W4WLR, and George Bowen ,W2XBS. Download here: http://bit.ly/2jJKera Trending stories in this weeks newscast: 1. Apparent Pirate […]

New Digital Modes Gain Traction for Moonbounce, but Occasionally Show Up on HF

In December, Joe Taylor, K1JT, released the latest version (1.7) of his WSJT-X software suite, designed to facilitate basic Amateur Radio communication using very weak signals (WSJT stands for “Weak Signal communication by K1JT”). Version 1.7 included the new modes MSK144 and QRA64, as well as ISCAT (ionospheric scatter). MSK144 and QRA64 (and QRA64A) are […]

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