As I have had an antenna free, I have been on 10m WSPR TX in the last few days with some success. Today is no exception. Yet again I am on 10m WSPR TX (500mW, 100%, randomised frequencies).
The Russian National Academy of Researches and Discoveries has honored QST with an E.T. Krenkel Medal for “outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio.”
The award’s namesake, Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel, was a radio amateur who, over the years, used the call signs RAEM, U3AA, and UA3AA. Born in Poland, Krenkel was an Arctic explorer who took part in the first Soviet “drifting station,” North…
A formation of two satellites was launched on Monday on a lunar orbit mission. The 47kg microsatellites each carry two SDR VHF/UHF transceivers to provide command, telemetry, image transmission and a GMSK-JT4 repeater. The project is led by Harbin Institute of Technology and has low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and educational goals. More information […]
Marconi’s floating laboratory Elettra will be put on the air next weekend as part of the Museum Ships Weekend. Using the call sign II4AMP and sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, this is the sixth time the yacht has been activated in this way. For more information on Museum Ships Weekend visit nj2bb.org.
I recently joined an astronomy group (I have a vague idea where the moon is) and was considering doing a presentation about man-made satellites and actually have club members work someone through a satellite during a star party. I’d work up a powerpoint for one meeting (advertised in advance), and at the next monthly
star party do the participating hands- and voice-on demo.
My trusty FT857 has spent the past 9 years in my truck. After scraping off some Junior Mints, petrified boogers and cigar ashes, I can see that it might look pretty good again after some clean-up. (No big scratches or dings.) Does anyone know what is used by the folks that sell “refurbished” electronic devices to get them looking so good?
GB7BP, the D-Star repeater in the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park, has recently come back on the air. It had been inactive due to equipment problems. Many local amateurs have already used the repeater since it was reactivated and every one is invited to listen in. By logging into RSGB Membership Services members […]
With next week’s temperatures predicted to be 100+ (40’s C) for several days, and summer only beginning, I’ve been trying to justify the purchase and build of an Elecraft K2 that will keep me indoors in my near-fanatical appreciation of the magic of freon. The problem is, I already have a KX2; therefore, the justification requires a careful comparison. Both rigs have so many of the same