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IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Seeks Student CubeSat RF Hardware Proposals

ARRL News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 17:34

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced the MTT-Sat Challenge for groups of students developing RF hardware for CubeSat applications. The MTT-Sat Challenge is a worldwide competition for teams of undergraduate and graduate students to design and build RF hardware for small satellites. The most promising designs will undergo space environmental qualification testin...

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Amateur Radio Being Showcased at 2019 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

ARRL News - Mon, 07/22/2019 - 13:49

ARRL member-volunteers will be part of the excitement as the 2019 International Experimental Aircraft Association annual AirVenture show gets under way this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The show runs from July 22 until July 29. This year marks the 50th anniversary of EAA AirVenture, which drew more than 600,000 visitors and 10,000 aircraft last year. The ARRL exhibit highlights radio communicati...

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New Summer EURAO Party to Premier FT4

ARRL News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:15
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HAL Communications Cofounder, President Bill Henry, K9GWT, SK

ARRL News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:05

A cofounder and later president of HAL Communications, George W. “Bill” Henry, Jr., of Monticello, Illinois, died on July 17. An ARRL Life Member, he was 78. HAL Communications formally got its start in 1972 among hams and graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana, but the company’s history goes back a few years before.

Henry once explained that the name HAL was chosen by partner...

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EME SSTV Lunar Landing Commemorative Event Set

ARRL News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:57

Moonbounce enthusiasts are invited to take part in a commemorative Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) slow-scan television (SSTV) party on 23 centimeters, marking the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. The event gets under way at 2300 UTC on Saturday, July 20, at PI9CAM in the Netherlands.

“We will start to transmit several lunar landing-related images on 1296.110 MHz,” said the Moon-Net Reflector anno...

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Scouts Attending World Scout Jamboree Set to Talk with Space Station via Ham Radio

ARRL News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:53

Thousands of Scouts from some 160 countries who will attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree this summer in West Virginia will have the chance to witness an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact during their stay. The theme of the World Scout Jamboree, which opens on Monday, July 22, is "Unlock a new world." If all goes according to schedule, a selected group of Scouts a...

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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:01

Very low solar activity continues. Over the past week, average daily solar flux changed insignificantly from 67.1 to 67. There were no sunspots.

Average daily planetary A index changed from 8.4 to 5.9, while mid-latitude A index changed from 8.6 to 6.7. Conditions remain quiet.

Predicted solar flux is 68 on July 19-26, and 67 on July 27 to September 1.

Predicted planetary A index is 5 on July 19-2...

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The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 08:00
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ARRL Board to Meet on July 19 – 20

ARRL News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:00
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Major WSJT-X Upgrade Boosts FT4 into “a Finished Protocol for HF Contesting”

ARRL News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 15:24

The WSJT Development Group has announced the “general availability” release of WSJT-X version 2.1.0. This major upgrade formally introduces FT4 as a finished protocol for HF contesting. WSJT-X version 2.1.0 supplants any “release candidate” (beta) versions, and users should discontinue using any beta versions of the software. The latest edition of the popular digital software suite also include...

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International Telecommunication Union Accepts EURAO as a Sector Member

ARRL News - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 14:14

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) accepted the European Radio Amateurs’ Organization (EURAO) as a sector member at the recent meeting of the ITU Council. It joins the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in representing the Amateur Service at ITU conferences. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, said his organization welcomes EURAO to ITU membership and hopes to work closely...

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