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Iceland: June date for postponed Amateur radio exam
Iceland's national amateur radio society, the IRA, has announced an amateur radio exam session will take place on June 5
Volunteer Monitor Program April report
The ARRL has released the April 2021 Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program Report. The VM Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service
US schools/groups move into phase 2 of ARISS selections
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station is pleased to announce the schools/host organizations selected for the January-June 2022 contact window
60 Meters Again Available to New Zealand Radio Amateurs

Bigfoot Radio Net Spring Expedition 2021 Underway

The VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition is JIDXM 2020 DXpedition of the Year

The Japan International DX Meeting (JIDXM) has designated the 2020 VP2VB Danny Weil Memorial DXpedition as the recipient of the 2020 DXpedition of the Year Award. The DXpedition was organized to bring story of amateur radio DXpedition pioneer Danny Weil, VP2VB, to today’s amateur radio community.

The VP2VB Yasme Memorial Expedition Team consisted of Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA; Martti Laine, OH2BH; ...

“Geomagnetic Storm Season” is Over

June and July bring frequent 6-meter DX openings via long-distance sporadic-E propagation and persistent quiet geomagnetic conditions. These 2 months are well known to North American 6-meter DXers as the most productive time of year for DX up to 8,700 miles.

“The quiet geomagnetic season during June and July typically has only about half as many geomagnetic storms compared to March and April,” s...

AMRAD Associacao de Amadores de Radio
AMRAD is the Portuguese Association of Amateur Radio for Education Research and Development
The Magloop Antenna Calculator
Antennas/Antenna Calculators
The Magloop Antenna Calculator was developed to predict the characteritics of a small-loop (aka magloop) antenna, given physical dimensions entered via slider widgets. This magnetic loop antenna calculator works also on most mobile devices, adjusting sliders and calculating dimensions in real time.
More than one in five UK homes can get full-fibre broadband
More than one in five UK homes can now access faster, full-fibre broadband, according to new figures published by Ofcom
CME sparks strong geomagnetic storm
A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on May 12th, sparking the strongest geomagnetic storm of young Solar Cycle 25
Results of voting for the 2021 SARL AGM motions
Voting on the 2021 AGM Motions closed at 23:59 CAT on Monday 3 May. Only 288 members out of 1 691 members cast their votes, giving a 17,03% vote
Radio Frequency Interference and the Radio Amateur (RFI Seminar)
ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, will be giving a talk on Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 GMT (4pm EDT)
Ham radio in Malaysia
News provider The Malaysian Reserve says now more and more women are beginning to use amateur radio
WSPR in the Daily Express
The Amateur Radio mode WSPR gets a mention in the Daily Express newspaper
Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day

Tuesday, May 11, is Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, which falls within National Radio Month on the island. The operator of Puerto Rico’s first radio broadcasting station in 1922, WKAQ, was Joaquín Agusty, who held the ham radio call sign 4JE. A proclamation signed by Governor Pedro Pierluisi highlights the value of amateur radio in times of emergency and gives special mention to ARRL. T...

SEDCO W4DXCC Co-Founder, Noted DXer Lynn Lamb, W4NL, SK

ARRL Life Member Lynn Lamb, W4NL, of Maryville, Tennessee, died on May 10 following a lengthy illness. He was 83. Lamb co-founded SEDCO W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention in 2005.

Licensed in 1954, Lamb retired from a career with the US Department of Defense (US Navy and Air Force). He was a founding member of the National Capitol DX Association (NCDXA) and belonged to Potomac Valley Radio Club, t...

W0YL Story County Amateur Radio Club
The Story County Amateur Radio Club offers a wide variety of opportunities for persons interested in amateur radio. Among the yearly activities are programs on technical topics, radio operating activities, flea markets and sponsorship of ham radio classes.
New generation Hex Beam Antennas. VHQ HEX Products, located in Peterborough, NH, is owned and operated by David M. Lavoie. Our products are designed to solve issues encountered in Ham radio applications and move with todays configurations in an ever changing climate
The Senator was a ham - Barry Goldwater and amateur radio
Marilyn Murphy, Communication Manager for the Arizona Historical Society, announces that the Arizona Historical Society is hosting a virtual program looking at Arizona's most famous amateur radio operator, Marilyn Murphy, Communication Manager for the Arizona Historical Society, announces that the Arizona Historical Society is hosting a virtual program looking at Arizona's most famous amateur radio operator, Barry Goldwater
Northern Ireland special event
Members of the North West Amateur Radio Club (MN0NWG) will be active as GB0AEL from Londonderry between May 15-23rd
Workshop for attorneys under consideration for 2022 ARRL National Convention in Orlando
The Amateur Radio Legal Defense and Assistance Committee (ARLDAC) is considering hosting a half-day workshop for attorneys at the ARRL 2022 National Convention in Orlando. This would be for attorneys only, and attendees would be eligible to earn continuing legal education (CLE) credit in their respective states
Mobile strategy review terms of reference
Ofcom has today published the terms of reference for its upcoming mobile strategy review
The ever-shrinking radio spectrum
Our phones, the key-fobs that control our alarms, cars and other devices. TV broadcasts, wifi -- in fact almost every aspect of electronics, right down to the humble light bulb, now has an element of radio-frequency communications built into it
QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo - Call for Speakers
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo will return on August 14th and 15th, 2021
Essex CW Club Morse Boot Camp date announced
The annual CW Boot Camp will be held in Witham, Essex, on Saturday, October 16, 2021
W3EXW North Hills Amateur Radio Club

A 222 MHz Transverter
Technical Reference/Transverters
The original project was published in July 1993 QEX magazine. IF of 28 MHz for Tx and Rx. Original Design by Zack Lau (W1VT), this project and supplemental notes by Rick Bandla (VE3CVG)
AN5, Spanish Special Event
Members of the Torrent Digital Radio are now active with the special callsign AN5OKW until May 13th. Activity is to mark the 76th anniversary of the surrender of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht 'OKW', and the end of the Second World War in Europe
Japanese special event
The following special event station are now on the air to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until September 5th
ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Collège Descartes, Antony, France
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact with astronauts
The Sodium Tail of Mercury
Mercury has sprouted a tail. Intense sunlight is blowing material away from the planet, turning Mercury into a kind of oversized comet
IRTS AGM rejects new licence level proposal
IRTS News reports that at the AGM, held April 24, a proposal to introduce a new licence level in Eire was defeated
Ofcom may remove product listings from eBay
BBC reports the online sales platform eBay is handing Ofcom the power to remove listings, theoretically this could enable Ofcom to remove products that do not conform to EMC requirements
Finland: SRAL Annual Report
Finland's national amateur radio society, the SRAL, has made available their annual report for 2020


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