A funny old week but not too bad though Thursday and Friday were a bit slack. LY4A (Lithuania), S51DX (Slovenia), OD5OJ (Lebanon) and J69DS (St Lucia) were all popular. Sunday saw the procession of K2s. That is all except K2A. So where was he?
The ESA space agency has released a new video 'How to get pictures from the International Space Station via Amateur Radio'
In his latest blog post ICQ Podcast presenter Dan Romanchik KB6NU looks at a paper produced by Rohde and Schwartz - The Rebirth of HF
Following our report "ESA invites proposals for lunar lander mission in late 2020's" (SARC News, 30 May 2020), the German Amateur satellite organisation, AMSAT-DL has submitted a major and comprehensive proposal to the European Space Agency for their Lunar Lander
In 2017 holders of Germany's lowest level of Amateur Radio licence, the Class E, were given access to the 2320–2450 MHz and 5650–5850 MHz since the number of HAMNET data links has grown significantly
Information about the upcoming IARU Region 1 General Conference is available at a dedicated conference website
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter reports on the continuing interference on various frequencies in the 7 MHz band from Russian language propaganda broadcasts
Recently the Online Logbook tyQSL got a new Activity Function that allows Users to publish for example future GRID Activations or participation in Events
They say every cloud has a silver lining. It’s hard to find a positive among all the bad news about the current global pandemic, but it has pushed more conferences and events to allow online participation either live or after the fact. A case in point: The Software Defined Radio Academy’s annual event is all on a YouTube channel so you can attend virtually
The new newsletter of the IARU Monitoring System (aka 'Intruder Watch') has just been published. The most frequently reported intruders on the exclusive amateur radio service bands were in conjunction with the 'Russian-Ukrainian radio war' (see below) as well as the daily emissions from the Russian OTHR (Over the Horizon Radar) 'Contayner'
Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club talks have been made available for everyone to view on YouTube
Sasha M6IOR and Sophie M6NYX have made available a Guide for the reception of NOAA satellite images using software defined radio on Windows or MacOS
A recent Freedom of Information request asked about the Contracts and Memorandums of understanding that Ofcom has with the RSGB
ARRL reports the Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25
Radio stations providing news and information about the coronavirus pandemic to local communities will remain on air, after Ofcom confirmed it will extend their temporary licences
Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are QRV with the special call VI 110 WIA until the end of 2020
On Thursday, July 9, Radio Amateurs of Canada will participate in the 2020 IEEE AP-S Symposium on Antennas and Propagation by hosting a virtual presentation on the Canada C3 WSPR Project
No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But Spaceweather.com reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Solar Cycle 25
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
This Tuesday evening 7th July, the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club Tuesday Night Lecture Series continues on zoom with a presentation by RSGB region 8 rep Philip Mi0MSO and a discussion and Q and A with Steve M1ACB the general manager of the RSGB