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VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition Approaches 115,000 Contacts; Shutdown Set for November 1

Arrl News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 18:26

The VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition continues to operate on all bands that are open and, as of October 30, reports more than 113,200 contacts in the log. Most contacts (63,800) have been on CW, with about 28,500 on SSB and 20,911 on digital modes. The operators have merged their N1MM and FT8 logs and uploaded them to the VP6D website and log server. VP6D will continue operating on 6-meter Earth-Mo...

Halloween Howl Canceled Due to Hurricane Michael

Arrl News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 17:39

The Halloween Howl special event set for October 31 has been canceled, due to the effects of Hurricane Michael. The event is sponsored by the Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society (TARS). 

Bank of Lithuania Gold Coin Features Amateur Radio Satellites

Arrl News - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 16:07

The Bank of Lithuania (Lietuvos Bankas) has released a commemorative gold 5€ coin featuring the country’s LituanicaSAT-1(LO-78) and LitSAT-1 Amateur Radio Satellites.

The two CubeSats were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on January 9, 2014, and deployed from the ISS on February 28. LituanicaSAT-1 carried a FM transponder and a camera, while LitSat-1 had a linear (SSB/CW) transp...

Yasme Foundation Announces Supporting Grant to ARISS and Excellence Awards

Arrl News - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:22

The Yasme Foundation has announced “a significant grant” to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) in support of ARISS’s effort to upgrade Amateur Radio equipment and systems on the space station. ARISS mounted a fund-raising campaign earlier this year to cover the costs of its next-gen Interoperable Radio System, which will replace the aging and intermittent ISS Amateur Radio...

New Book Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is Now Shipping!

Arrl News - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 11:21

Magic Band Antennas for Ham Radio is designed for radio amateurs who want to discover the mysteries of the “magic band.” Six meters is a band full of surprises. When you least expect it, 6 meters can suddenly open for contacts over hundreds and even thousands of miles. And while the HF bands may be suffering during a Solar Minimum, 6 meters is unaffected and just as amazing as ever.

If you’re lo...


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