Amateur Radio News

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

SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Transmission Set for Christmas Eve

Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2 kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730 UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800 UTC. The 200 kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924.The event will be streamed live on the Alexanders... [continue]

Jordan’s First CubeSat, JY1Sat, is Designated as JO-97

JY1Sat, launched on December 3 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of the SpaceX SSO-A: SmallSat Express launch, has been designated as Jordan OSCAR 97 (JO-97). The 1U CubeSat is a project of the Crown Prince Foundation of Jordan. Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since the launch.The spacecraft’s name reca... [continue]

Global Radio Guide is now available

The 11th edition of Teak Publishing’s Global Radio Guide (Winter 2018-2019) is now available on Amazon

Masada Fortress special event

Members of the Holy Land DX Group will operate from the heart of 'Masada Fortress' as 4X0M (M=Masada) between January 4-6th, 2019

Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

At Monday's American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, NASA announced that Voyager 2 has exited the sun's magnetic bubble and entered interstellar space

Maintaining Student Interest in Ham Radio

Skyler Fennell, KG0SKY, gave a presentation at the 2018 TAPR Digital Communications Conference about maintaining student interest in Amateur Radio with projects that appeal to the younger generation

IARUMS reports on mystery frequency hopping station

IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports an intriguing transmission has been spotted giving short beeps exactly on each second, frequency hopping between 10108-10115 kHz and 18834/18899 kHz

‘Suspicious package’ at post office was ham radio equipment

The Gainesville Sun reports the U.S. Post Office on Southwest 34th Street was briefly evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious package

WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available

The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard

Calendar 199

The IARU Secretary has previously sent the attached Calendar 199 which contains the proposals for ratification of the nominations for IARU President and Vice President for the 2019-2024 term. We ask Member Societies in Region 2 to vote accordingly to the instructions established in the document. Vote sheet – Proposal No. 257 Vote sheet –... [continue]

WSJT-X 2.0 Full Release Now Available; FT8 Enthusiasts Urged to Upgrade Now

The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard, because the FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older versions of the program. That includes any version 1.9 releases.“The new protoc... [continue]

News from the ARRL Contest Branch

The ARRL Contest Branch reports that preliminary results now are available for the 2018 ARRL November Sweepstakes CW and for the 2018 September VHF Contest. Preliminary results for the ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest also have been posted. The Contest Branch reminds participants that logs for the 2018 ARRL 10-Meter Contest are due by 2359 UTC on Decem... [continue]

Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 Receiver Suffers Apparent Failure

The receiver on the newly launched Fox-1Cliff/AO-95 CubeSat seems to have suffered a receiver failure that could render the satellite unusable, AMSAT said over the weekend. Efforts continue by AMSAT Engineering to establish the cause of the problem and determine if a fix is possible. AMSAT Vice President-Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, reported ove... [continue]