June 18, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Via the ARRL: The First Amateur Radio Station on the Moon, JS1YMG, is Now Transmitting

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully landed their Smart Lander for Investigating Moon (SLIM) on January 19, 2024. Just before touchdown, SLIM released two small lunar surface probes, LEV-1 and LEV-2.

LEV-2 collects data while moving on the lunar surface, and LEV-1 receives the data.

The JAXA Ham Radio Club (JHRC), JQ1ZVI, secured amateur radio license JS1YMG for LEV-1, which…

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/the-first-amateur-radio-station-on-the-moon-js1ymg-is-now-transmitting