SpaceX launch ham radio transceiver to ISS

Thnasaradioe CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 1439 UT on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

 

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14th Antarctic Activity Week Special Event Stations 18th to 26 Feb

tm7aaw_rFor Antarctic Week 2017 a number of special event stations will be active.

From Spain, look out for the callsigns AO3ANT, AO4HAG, AO5WAP,  EG1WAP, EG5WAP, EG5ANT,  EH5WAP, EH5ANT and AO5AN during the period 18th to 26th February 2017.
Alongside this activity is the offer of a nice Award  available in 4 Categories –  Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. This has been launched by  the Union Radioaficionados Españoles Section of Denia and Cullera. More information here

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Pafos club 2017 AGM

agmpaphosThe Secretary of the Paphos Amateur Radio Club has called for the 2017 annual AGM to be held on:

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 18:30 for 18:45
 DT's Bar, Tomb of the Kings Rd. Paphos

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Students from Greece scheduled to contact the ISS (updated)

dscn2272aaAn International Space Station radio contact has been planned for astronaut Shane Kimbrough KE5HOD with 3rd Junior High School, Komotini, Greece. The event is scheduled Thursday  February 16, 2017 at approximately 09:50 UTC (11:50am Cyprus local time).

The contact will be operated by SV7APQ.

The downlink signals will be audible in Cyprus on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM. The event shall be streamed on Youtube live. Continue reading

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Pictures from space – ISS SSTV Feb 13-14

iss-sstv-12-martin-ehrenfried-g8jnj-using-suws-websdr-2014-12-18Slow-scan television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the International Space Station (ISS) on February 13-14, 2017.

The SSTV images will be transmitted as part of the MAI-75 Experiment on 145.800 MHz FM using the Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver located in the Russian ISS Service module. It is thought they may use the PD-180 SSTV format.

The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian crew on Monday, February 13 from 09:25-18:00 GMT and Tuesday, February 14 from 11:25-16:30 GMT. Continue reading

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73 Magazine (Amateur Radio Today) Free electronic copies

73-magazine-1972-11For the nostalgic radio amateurs out there and for those who are always thirsty for more Radio Amateur information, you can find copies of the 73 Magazine (also known as 73 Amateur Radio Today) (OCLC 22239204) which was a United States-based amateur radio magazine published from 1960 to 2003. It was known for its strong emphasis on technical articles and for the lengthy editorials in each issue 73 Magazine (Amateur Radio Today) Free Texts Download

Also in the archive you may also be interested for the Radio Electronics Magazine

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World radio day special calls

imageThis year, the theme of the Day, February 13, is: “Radio is You!”. As we are Radio too, it will be celebrated again, but the radio amateur way, with stations on the air with the special callsigns: AO1WRD, AO2WRD, AO3WRD, AO4WRD, AO5WRD, AO6WRD, AO7WRD, AO8WRD and AO9WRD; the whole weekend: from Friday 10 to Monday the 13th. Continue reading

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FOURTH BALKAN HF CONTEST 2017

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Organizer: BFRA (Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs) for 2017 edition, after that consequently other Balkan societies.

Participants: Only radio amateurs from Balkan countries, i.e. with callsigns, starting with (in alphabetical order): 4O, 5B, 9A, C4, E7, ER, H2, J4, LZ, P3, S5, SV, SW, SX, SY, SZ, TA, TB, TC, YM, YO, YP, YQ, YR, YT, YU, Z3, Z6, ZA, ZC4.

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ZC4A – U. K Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus

fnweb_pic_raf_akrotiriRecently active as ZC4ZM, Bob G3ZEM together with Steve G3VMW are now active as ZC4A from the U. K Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus. QSL via M0URX LoTW and Club Log.

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South African contests

africamapFebruary is a busy month for contests in South Africa.

The month kicks off with the Antique Wireless Association CW Activity Day, which runs from 13:00 – 15:00 UTC on Sunday 5 February 2017.

The aim of the AWA CW Activity Day is for participants to contact as many amateurs as possible on the 20, 40 and 80 m amateur bands.

 

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