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LHS Episode #269: The Weekender XXIII

Welcome to our latest edition of The Weekender. In this episode, the hosts discuss the usual blend of hedonism mixed with some upcoming amateur radio contests and special event stations, interesting Linux distributions, open-source events and news, interesting discussion and much more. Thank you for being a listener. We appreciate…

Foundations of Amateur Radio #193

Modern Tools for a Modern Hobby – The hobby we call amateur radio is enormous. One amateur called it a thousand hobbies in one and that just about sums it up for me. Being bored inside this hobby is not an option, because there is just so much to do and see

Radio Ham lone yachtswoman

At 16:33 GMT on 14th February 2019, radio ham Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS reached another milestone that no other seventy-year olds have. The 76-year old passed the longitude of Cape Agulhas 20°00´E, in her yacht SV Nereida. She never saw the most southern tip of Africa, 330 miles to the North, as she ploughed on towards Australia and New Zealand

ARRL Headquarters Seeks Radiosport and Field Services Manager

ARRL is accepting applications for the position of Radiosport and Field Services Manager at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary. The successful candidate would be responsible for managing the Radiosport and Field Services functions, including employee training, and program and services delivery…

Geostationary satellite transponder active

The geostationary amateur radio narrowband transponder on the Es’hail-2/QO-100 was made available for amateur experimental use on the afternoon of Tuesday, 12 February 2019. The 250kHz bandwidth transponder uses the 2.4GHz band for the uplink with the downlink in the 10.45GHz band and should provide communications over a wide portion of the globe. Potentially both […]

ITU emergency comms document update

The ITU has updated a key recommendation for cross border usage of Emergency Communications Equipment. The new 2019 edition of ITU Recommendation M-1637 is clearer regarding countries facilitating the use of radio equipment that may be physically brought by visiting relief personnel into the territory where there is a disaster or emergency. The recommendation is […]

SOS Radio Week 2019

SOS Radio Week 2019 will take place between 0000UTC on 1 May 2019 to 2359UTC on 31 May 2019. Individual amateur radio operators and clubs are invited to register as official SOS Radio Week stations and operate during the month. Stations can be run under individual, club, or special event call signs, from home or […]

DX News – 17 February 2019

Jean-Pierre, F6CTF will be active as 3W9JF from the island of Phu Quoc, AS-128, from the 19 February to 6 March. Plans are to be mainly on the 80, 40, 20 and 17m bands. QSL via eQSL or direct to EA5GL. A group of operators will be on the air as KP3RE from Culebra Island, […]