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Victory in Europe Day

The UBA Radio Club of Durnal in Belgium will air thisspecial callsign to remember the end of WW2. Theoperation will be active until the 7th of June. The following operators will be on the air for the duration of the event:ON3AT, ON3NR, ON3ZZT, ON4ANV, ON4BEN,ON4DG, ON4EM, ON4LB, ON5GB, ON5KDX, ON5OO,ON7BH, ON7ET, ON7ZB and ON8MG. They will be active on CW, SSB and digital modes. ThereRead More…

Finnish Amateur Radio League Initiative

IARU Region 1 reports the Finnish Amateur RadioLeague (SRAL) cordially invites radio amateursaround the world you to join them in a global specialevent featuring their STAYHOME campaign andits radio activity that will be held June 6th June 7th. The United Nations Amateur Club 4U1UN, as well as its sisterstations 4U1GSC (operated as 4U9STAYHOME) and4U1A (operated as 4U2STAYHOME) will participatRead More…

Mid Atlantic Ham Radio Balloon Race

Joanne, KM6BWB, is a science coach at the Wiseburn Unified School District in Los Angeles, California where she leads her students in several balloon launch attempts from the Los Angeles area each year. With this year different because of the pandemic, Joanne wanted to “shakethings up a bit” and give students, world-wide, a unique distance learning treat while keeping all safe during the Read More…

AMSAT Announces 2020 Field Day Rules

The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation(AMSAT) promotes its own version of FieldDay for operation via the amateur satellites,held concurrently with the ARRL event. For 2020, the event takes place during a 27-hour period from 18:00 UTCon Saturday June 27th, 2020 through 2100 UTC on SundayJune 28th, 2020. Those who set up prior to 18:00 UTC onJune 27th can operate only 24 hours. AMSAT DirecRead More…

IRTS VHF Manager’s Report

There was major tropospheric propagation which occurredon 2m and 70cm opening over May 5th and 6th betweenD4VHF (Cape Verde) and the Caribbean. On 5th of MayD4VHF worked 9Y4D (4,006km) & KP4EIT (4,393km)on 2m using FT8. D4VHF also worked 9Y4D (4,006km)and FG8OJ (3,867km) on 70cm using FT8.On 6th of MayD4VHF worked NP4BM (4,450km) & WP3DN (4,363km)on 2m using FT8. On 29th of April Tim EI4GRead More…

New Life Membership

The Board of Directors of the ARRL have voted to create a special Life Membership option for individuals who are at least 70 years old. Beginning on 1st June 2020, the new ARRL Life 70+ Membership will be available to individuals who have turned 70 and have a combined 25 years of paid annual ARRL membership. Life 70+ Members will receive all benefits of an annual membership, including their cRead More…

HuskySat-1 (HO-107)

HuskySat-OSCAR 107 (HO-107) has been activated. It is now available for use and testing. HuskySat-1 is the first CubeSat from the Husky Satellite Lab at the University of Washington and the first mission with AMSAT’s linear transponder module (LTM-1), a V/u transponder and integrated telemetry beacon and command receiver. University researchers recently completed their Part 5 (ExperimentRead More…

Islands On The Air and LoTW

“Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd. is delighted to announce the implementation of the ARRL application which allows the use of QSO-matching via LoTW,” IOTA’s Roger Balister, G3KMA, said. “We wish to thank ARRL for having made their application available.” Roger stated that an initial list of operations extending from the arrangement with LoTW has been added to the IOTA database and these wRead More…

Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment

US federal judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the US District Court in Norfolk, VA has ruled that the radio equipment onboard the Titanic is of historical and cultural importance, also that could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck. The Judge has given permission to a salvage company to “minimally” cut into the wreck to access the radio room. R.M.S. Titanic plans to use a manned submariRead More…

Tom O’Brien EI5CA

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tom O’Brien EI5CA, Radarc na Coille, Shannon, Co. Clare. Tom passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday 20th May. He was a much respected and valued member of the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club. One of life’s gentlemen, his enthusiasm and dedication to Amateur Radio was infectious. CW was his favourite mode of operation. Read More…