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  • Historic 2-Meter Transatlantic Contact Reported
    on June 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    D41CV on Cape Verde Islands and FG8OJ in Guadeloupe spanned the Atlantic Ocean on 2 meters for the first time on June 16, according to reports. The distance was 3,867 kilometers (2,397.5 miles). The historic contact was made on 144.174 MHz using FT8 mode.“The mode of propagation was most likely marine ducting, with the signal traveling in a layer near the ocean surface,” said John Desmond, EI7G... […]

  • Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu
    on June 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    At the request of authorities in India’s Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat. On short notice, they installed HF and VHF stations, equipped with digital communication. Rajesh Vagadia said a lot of hams checked in and remain... […]

  • ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation
    on June 17, 2019 at 4:17 pm

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  • Montana to Get New Section Manager
    on June 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Paul Stiles, KF7SOJ, will become ARRL Montana Section Manager on October 1. Stiles, of Billings, was the only candidate after nominations for the position were re-solicited this spring, and will serve an 18-month term. He will take over the position following George Forsyth, AA7GS, of Great Falls, who decided not to run for a new term after serving since 2013. There are no contested seats in th... […]

  • W1AW Announces ARRL Field Day Bulletin Schedule
    on June 17, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    ARRL has announced its Field Day 2019 W1AW bulletin schedule.Friday, June 21  Mode   Pacific   Mountain   Central   Eastern   UTC   CW   5:00 PM   6:00 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   0000 (Sat)   Digital   6:00 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   9:00 PM   0100   Phone   6:45 PM   7:45 PM   8:45 PM   9:45 PM   0145   CW   8:00 PM   9:00 PM   10:00 PM   11:... […]

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  • Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu
    by qrznow on June 18, 2019 at 10:58 am

    At the request of authorities in India’s Gujarat Province, Rajesh Vagadia, VU2EXP, and his niece Shyama Vagadia, VU3WHG, deployed on June 12 to Porbandar to offer emergency communication support in the event the Category 3 Cyclone Vayu struck Gujarat. On short notice, they installed HF and VHF stations, equipped with digital communication. Rajesh Vagadia said […] The post Radio Amateurs in India Support Emergency Communication during Cyclone Vayu appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • HS10KING on QO-100 geostationary satellite
    by qrznow on June 18, 2019 at 10:47 am

    To strengthen the relationship between Thai and Japanese amateur radio operators representatives of the JAMSAT group of Japan have travelled to Thailand to visit the satellite ground station HS0AJ. They will operate from the Ground Station of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand under the patronage of His Majesty the King (RAST). On the occasion […] The post HS10KING on QO-100 geostationary satellite appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Historic Trans-Atlantic contact made on 144 MHz
    by qrznow on June 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

    A historic contact was made on Sunday the 16th June 2019 when the Atlantic was spanned for the first time on 144 MHz. D41CV on Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa managed to work FG8OJ in Guadeloupe on 144.174 MHz using the FT8 digital mode. The distance was an incredible 3,867 kms. To […] The post Historic Trans-Atlantic contact made on 144 MHz appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation
    by qrznow on June 17, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    ARRL has produced and is making available the downloadable video, “What is Amateur Radio?” to use at club meetings and at public events, including ARRL Field Day, June 22 – 23. A PowerPoint version is also available for members to download. Recognizing the tremendous need and desire for such a product among ARRL members, ARRL’s Lifelong Learning Department initiated […] The post ARRL Offers “What is Amateur Radio?” Video and PowerPoint Presentation appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]

  • Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS
    by qrznow on June 17, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: They are Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1; Uguisu from Japan, and Sri Lanka’s first satellite, Raavana-1. The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide ciphered short messages […] The post Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS appeared first on QRZ NOW - Amateur Radio News. […]