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ARISS-USA Announces New Senior Leadership

The US segment of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS-USA) has augmented its senior leadership team with five new members. In May 2020, ARISS-USA created a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization to enhance and expand ARISS initiatives in the US. ARISS says the new membership will support the variety of new functions and roles within ARISS-USA.

Martin “Marty” Schulman...

YOTA Month Continues to Expand into the Americas

December is YOTA Month, celebrating and encouraging Youth On the Air. Amateur radio operators who are 25 years old and younger will be on the air as special event stations around the world throughout December in celebration of youth in amateur radio. YOTA Month stations will be on all bands and modes at various times.

In the US, the call signs will once again be K8Y, K8O, K8T, and K8A. Three ne...

Yellow Thunder A.R.C
Serving amateurs in Wisconsin since 1969

Aircraft Scatter on 6 Meter FT8
Operating Modes/Aircraft scatter
Aircraft scatter is easily seen on the spectrogram window of digital communication apps, when you know what to look for. Examples of real aircraft scatter usage on six meters band

Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Set for December 1 – 2

Help ARRL Reach Our $20,000 Goal on #GivingTuesday, November 30

Two on 10
A two element beam antenna for ten meters band. This home-brew two-element beam is the perfect introduction to rolling your own gain antenna

Telecoms customers saving millions as Ofcom rules bed in
More broadband and mobile customers are shopping around and signing up to better deals - and saving themselves millions of pounds

Andromedid meteor outburst
Radars in Canada have just detected an outburst of Andromedid meteors. The unexpected outburst means that Earth has encountered a stream of debris from Biela's Comet, a source of meteor storms in the 19th century

AIS in China: Media misreporting can be threat to radio hams
CRAC reports on the security risk in China of collecting and distributing either shipping AIS data or aircraft ADS-B data and the threat to radio amateurs from media misreporting

ARISS contact scheduled for students at Wolfgang-Kubelka-Realschule (WKR), Schondorf am Ammersee, Germany
his will be a telebridge contact via amateur radio and students will take turns asking their questions of Matthias Maurer, amateur radio call sign KI5KFH ARISS team member Shane Lynd VK4KHZ will be the relay amateur radio station

Indonesian radio hams sign MoU with Defense University
The Defense University of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian Defense University - Military Training) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Amateur Radio Organization of the Republic of Indonesia (Orari)

ARRL author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR, SK
The ARRL report: Retired QST Technical Editor Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, of Westport, Connecticut, died on November 25

Slow-scan TV transmissions from ISS set for December 1-2
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) plan to transmit slow-scan TV (SSTV) images on December 1 – 2 on 145.800 MHz FM using SSTV mode PD120

ARISS contact scheduled for students in Nuremberg, Germany
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between astronaut Matthias Maurer KI5KFH onboard the International Space Station and students at Berufliche Schule Direktorat 1 Nurnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

160m Short Vertical Loft Antenna
This is a very small vertical 160m antenna that fits in the loft of even my small house. It was built as a way of getting a signal out on 160m for local AM contacts, but the local noise level was far too high to allow it to be used at night for this purpose. However, on WSPR it did a pretty good job with WSPR spots from a very long way across Europe being received when running 2.5W out.

Operators Tom DL7BO and Tom DJ6TF will be active as Z22O and Z21A, respectively, from Harare, Zimbabwe, between December 2-15th

St. Paul and Sable Islands
The CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island will take place during August 12-21st, 2022, and the CY0 DXpedition to Sable Island will take place during October 2022

Comoros Islands
Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to activate Comoros Islands (AF-007) with a multi-national 12 operator team sometime between mid-to-end January in 2022

Still time to register for the SARL/AMSAT SA Technology Workshop
The joint SARL and AMSAT SA Technology workshop will run from 11:00 - 14:30 CAT on Saturday 4 December on the Blue Jeans Platform. There is still time to register for this event. Registration closes at 17:00 on Friday 3 December


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