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Amateur Radio - ARRL

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: The Australian Space Forecast Centre issued this warning at 2355 UTC on January 13:“A Southern coronal hole with extensions into the equatorial region is expected to reach geo-effective location on the solar disk o…
    - 4 days ago 14 Jan 22, 12:08pm -
  • Youth on the Air Camp to Return in June

    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 7:53pm -
  • ARRL Foundation to Create Club Grants Program
    A new ARRL Foundation Club Grants program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to radio clubs. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects. Requests for more than that w…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 7:52pm -
  • Launch of a Wooden Satellite Still Pending
    Two spacecraft comprised of wood or using wooden framing are hoping to launch this year and next. One will carry an amateur radio payload.WISA Woodsat, a Finnish spacecraft that planned to include an amateur radio payload, was forced to postpone its…
    - 5 days ago 13 Jan 22, 7:41pm -
  • Eight-Satellite TEVEL Mission to Launch on January 13
    The TEVEL mission, which consists of eight satellites carrying amateur radio FM transponders, is set to launch on January 13 at 1525 UTC on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Transporter-3 mission, which also carries AMSAT-Spain’s (AMSAT-EA) EASAT-2 and HADES sat…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 6:30pm -
  • Eight US Schools and Organizations Could Host Ham Radio Contacts with Space Station Crew
    Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the schools and organizations hoping to host ham radio contacts with an International Space Station (ISS) crew member. Contacts would take place between July 1 and December 31. Ei…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 4:35pm -
  • 2022 International DX Convention in Visalia, California, is Cancelled
    The 2022 running of the popular International DX Convention (IDXC) in Visalia, California, has been cancelled. IDXC Co-chairs Bill Kendrick, N6RV, and Mel Hughes, K6SY, posted this announcement on the IDXC website: “It is with regret that the 2022…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 4:29pm -
  • Growing Number of Operators Completing WAS on 222 MHz
    [UPDATE: 2022-01-12 @ 1510 UTC] After this story was posted, ARRL announced that it has validated the 222-MHz WAS application of John Swiniarski, K1OR, for WAS # 13. His last contact was with NH6Y in Hawaii on January 9.]Until very recently, it had b…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 2:04pm -
  • EASAT-2 and Hades Satellites with FM Repeaters Scheduled for Launch
    The EASAT-2 and Hades satellites are scheduled to launch on January 13 on a SpaceX TR-3 flight, AMSAT has reported, citing information provided by AMSAT-EA President and Mission Manager Felix Paez. Both will carry amateur radio payloads offering FM v…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 22, 1:10pm -
  • ARISS Highlighted among NASA’s Best Space Station Science Pictures of 2021
    NASA has recognized Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) as a science education and research program. Two images of ARISS activity are among those singled out by the space agency as some of the Best Space Station Science Pictures…
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 22, 9:19pm -


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