Category: News

QSO Today – Justin Johnson, G0KSC

Justin Johnson, G0KSC, tells his ham radio story and how it led to the founding of his company, Innovantennas, and his approach to antenna designs, that maximize signal to noise, rather than gain, to produce amazing results. If you are re-considering your antenna system, then you will enjoy this QSO Today with G0KSC

UN Amateur Radio Club’s 4U1UN Makes Major Moves toward Getting Back on the Air

United Nations Amateur Radio Club President James Sarte, K2QI, said on August 16 that their club station, 4U1UN, is several steps closer to getting back on the air after a long absence.

“Dmitri Zhikharev, RA9USU, along with Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, have been working with me behind the scenes to get the station operational again,” Sarte said. Generous donations from Zhikharev, Ed Kritsky, NT2X, a…

 

Short-Wave Radio Reports May Offer Best Evidence of Amelia Earhart’s Fate

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believes it has the key to unlock the decades-old mystery of what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan in their planned circumnavigation of the globe in 1937. TIGHAR’s The Earhart Project analyzed dozens of radio transmissions received by radio amateurs and other short-wave listeners during the fra…

 

YOTA 2018: Day 2

BaCAR Activity Our second day of activities began with a BaCAR (Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio) introduction. We were briefed on the main goals of BaCAR and told that we would be building our own cube to send up as a payload, tied onto a high-altitude balloon. This was very exciting, and we were divided up […] 

Norway gets 1kW on 6m and other bands

On 8 August 2018, Norway got an updated amateur licence, allowing all Norwegian amateurs access to 50 to 52MHz with a power of 1kW. Other new privileges include permission for non-amateurs to operate an amateur station, under supervision of a licenced amateur, for training and educational purposes. On higher bands, amateurs received permission to use […] 

Extended Convention early bird discount

The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ, from 12 to 14 October 2018. There will be a vast array of talks and demos, and the chance to rub shoulders with the giants of amateur radio. Early Bird discounts for the RSGB Convention have just been extended to 31 […] 

Train the Trainers in Wolverhampton

The next RSGB Train the Trainers will be held on Saturday, 1 September 2018, from 9.30am to 5pm. It takes place at Wolverhampton Electricity Sports and Social Club, St Marks Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton WV3 0QH. This venue is the HQ of Wolverhampton Amateur Radio Society. For more information, or to book a place, please […]

Share your VHF NFD experiences

RSGB VHF National Field Day weekend took place on 7 and 8 July 2018, and a feature is planned in the next edition of RadCom. If your club participated in the event then it’s still not too late to send your contribution for the article. It’s a great way to promote your club’s activity. Please […] 

Weather and Tides Could Hamper Second Market Reef Youth Team Landing

A second group of young operators will attempt a landing at Market Reef on August 18 for a week of operating from the Youth on the Air station, OJ0C, at the remote lighthouse outpost. They hope to take part in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW) event.

The Market Reef lighthouse is located so low that waves can roll over the entire DXCC entity. With no jetty, landing can be ha…