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  • Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested
    on January 21, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from the ground.The Knacksat tea... […]

  • New 2200-Meter Beacon on the Air from Australia
    on January 21, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    The Caboolture Radio Club (VK4QD) in Queensland, Australia, is now operating a beacon on 2200 meters on 137.444 kHz using the call sign VK4RBC. Australia’s telecommunications authority ACMA has granted permission for continuous operation of the beacon, using WSPR2 (6H00F1D), plus a CW identifier. The power is 1 W EIRP into a 500-meter (1,640-foot) wire at a maximum of 40 meters (131 feet).Locat... […]

  • China to Launch Two Amateur Radio Satellites in April
    on January 21, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Two new Chinese satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are planned for an April 5 launch, CAMSAT has reported.CAS-7A will carry H/T (21/29 MHz) and H/U (21/435 MHz) mode linear transponders, V/U linear and V/U FM transponders, a UHF CW telemetry beacon, UHF AX.25 4.8k/9.6k baud GMSK telemetry, and 3-centimeter AX.25 1 Mbps GMSK image data transmission for an onboard camera.CAS-7B is described a... […]

  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
    on January 18, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.&nbs […]

  • The K7RA Solar Update
    on January 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4.Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on January 18-20, 72 on January 2... […]

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  • Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested
    by qrznow on January 21, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    The Knacksat 1U CubeSat launched on December 3 by a SpaceX vehicle may be in safe mode. The Knacksat project team at King Mongkut’s University of Technology-North Bangkok, Thailand, has speculated that launch delays may have led to battery depletion, preventing normal antenna deployment. Safe mode will let the spacecraft recharge its battery and receive commands from […] The post Reports of Knacksat CubeSat Reception Requested appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Emergency Grid Down Communications Winter Edition
    by qrznow on January 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    “Hello Operators Extreme weather and grid down disasters seem to be happening more often, and with greater intensity. More often than not, when we organize off grid emergency communications training with our portable radio gear, it usually takes place in fair weather conditions. What about training for a winter snow storms, the aftermath of a […] The post Emergency Grid Down Communications Winter Edition appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • New Technical Requirements in Bulgaria
    by qrznow on January 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Today, January 18th, New Technical Requirements has been published from Bulgarian Ministry of Communication.  Thanks to the great commitment of BFRA now Bulgarian Amateurs have obtained some important changes :  – Removed the age limit for the acquisition of Class 2 license (VHF and UHF with a power of not more than 5 watts, and HF […] The post New Technical Requirements in Bulgaria appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Es’hail-2 live ! TRANSPONDER TESTS
    by qrznow on January 18, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Es’hail 2 was launched last November and it is the first geostationary satellite to contain an amateur radio transponder. The satellite is positioned at 25.5°E which is over Africa. It’s reception footprint covers Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, eastern Brazil and the west half of Russia/Asia.     The post Es’hail-2 live ! TRANSPONDER TESTS appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • DX Engineering – RXSHARE Audio Switch DXE-RXSHARE
    by qrznow on January 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Audio Switch, Control Box, Independent Selection of Audio from One or Two Transceivers to Two Headphones, Passive Device, Each DX Engineering RXSHARE Audio Switch Multi-operator contesting is challenging, especially when a pair of operators are unable to hear what the other operator is hearing. DX Engineering presents an elegant but simple solution with the “R […] The post DX Engineering – RXSHARE Audio Switch DXE-RXSHARE appeared first on QRZ Now - Amateur Radio News. […]