Amateur Radio News

Daily amateur radio news collected by differente web sources. Many famous ham radio rss feeds are included

Feeling lonely? NC Ham radio operators use old tech to create a new social network

The News and Observer reports how radio hams in North Carolina use amateur radio to stay in touch during the Coronavirus outbreak

RSM COVID-19 update

New Zealand's regulator Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) have issued the following advice

Update: Request to change the format of XS Manchester

Ofcom has rejected a request from Real Radio XS to change the format of XS Manchester

Shoot The Moon with this homebrew hardline RF divider

There's a very interesting article on the Hackaday website regarding EME or moonbounce

Special Award 'Vilnius Gaon 300'

2020 year was announced in Lithuania as a year of the Great Lithuanian Rabbi Elijas ben Saliamon Zalman, known also as Vilnius Gaon, born in April 300 years ago

Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence

The Mauritius Amateur Radio Society's Pat 3B8GF, together with Billy GM6DX, have made available an online study course for anyone interested in obtaining the Mauritius Class B amateur radio licence (RA24). This online course is entirely free and already open for registration

Coronavirus - Folkestone Repeater Group

The Folkestone Repeater Group repeaters have been very busy during the coronavirus lockdown

NASA adds Shannon Walker to first operational crewed SpaceX mission

NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker, KD5DXB to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station

RSGB Hope QSO Party

A series of 90 minute duration daytime contests that has been introduced on a temporary basis to help and support radio amateurs who are isolated at home and would appreciate contact with other people

International Marconi Day 2020 cancelled

The ARRL reports International Marconi Day 2020, planned for Saturday, April 25, has been cancelled

Friedrichshafen - Ham Radio 2020 update

The organisers of the Ham Radio 2020 in Friedrichshafen, June 26-28, say they are working intensively to plan the upcoming event, they expect to provide a further update in mid-April

ARES Members to Support Illinois Emergency Management Agency in COVID-19 Response

Illinois ARES members are supporting the Illinois Emergency Management Agency’s (IEMA) COVID-19 response activities as AuxComm Radio Operator volunteers. Illinois ARES will coordinate the number and location of volunteer amateur communicators with IEMA on an ongoing basis for the foreseeable future.In a separate activity, the daily Illinois ARES ... [continue]

Amateur Radio Satellite Spreads Fight Coronavirus Message

Indonesia’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society ORARI reports the ham radio satellite LAPAN-A2 (IO-86) is being used to transmit a “fight coronavirus” message via APRS. The satellite’s text message is, “Stay Healthy, Stay at Home #LawanCorona (Fight Coronavirus).” Sonny Dwi Harsono, YD1SCC, a researcher the Center for Satel... [continue]

USA Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships Canceled

The ARRL ARDF Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 20th USA ARDF Championships, which were set to be held this summer. Contact the ARRL ARDF Committee for more information on ARDF and on attending, participating in, or hosting ARDF competitions. ARDF participants do not need an amateur radio license. For more information on Amate... [continue]

Digital Editions of QST and On the Air Currently Not Available Online

The digital editions of QST and On the Air magazine are currently unavailable online. Access to the publications via the iOS, Android, and Kindle apps is functioning normally, however. Digital publisher PageSuite is working to resolve the problem. ARRL will update members when web access has been restored. ... [continue]