Ham Talk Live! Episode 103 - Changes to Hamvention Update with W8CI

Thursday (2/22) at 9 pm ET on Ham Talk Live!, Michael Kalter, W8CI, the official spokesperson of the Dayton Hamvention will be here to talk about how the changes are coming along to the Hamvention and the fairgrounds. You can call in with your questions LIVE during the show, and we will preview our Hamvention 2018 coverage. Tune into Ham Talk Live... [continue]

Monday, 19th February 2018

More than a hobby - Squamish Chief

Squamish ChiefMore than a hobbySquamish ChiefQ: Can you explain to people who don't know, what amateur radio is? A: (Tom) The way it fundamentally works is rather than having centralized communication centres, such as microwave towers and that sort of thing, amateur radio is like this kind of ...... [continue]

National Club of the Year 2017 and the RSGB Strategy

This year the RSGB has decided to change the theme of the National Club of the Year competition to fit more closely with its strategic goals. The theme of “Mentoring and Retention” sits right at the heart of the Society’s main goal of having “an active and thriving amateur radio community” and sends a two-fold […]

ICQ Podcast Episode 260 - Xiegu X108G Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Xiegu X108G Review by Ed Durrant DD5LP. We would like to thank our monthly and annual subscription donors for keeping the po... [continue]

VARA HF digital mode for Winlink

Hi All, Have a look at VARA. It is a new Milspec digital mode adjusted for the U.S. HF (or VHF) ham bands. Meaning it satisfies all the current FCC legal requirements for HF digital. < 300 baud, < 2.4 KHz bandwidth. 52 Carriers in orthogonally spaced subcarriers. Multiple OS platforms. Thruput speeds comparable with P3..... Full Winlink func... [continue]

RNE Tango India begins 2018 training cycle

Last January 17, RNE-Tango India started, from the facilities of TIØRC, the 2018 training cycle. A daily reporting exercise to a control station has been active since 2016 and now, thanks to coordination between several radio clubs and organized groups, there is a national channel linking 5 repeaters in 2 meters that covers more than 80% of the na... [continue]

SpaceX to launch demo satellites for its high-speed internet project

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to deliver high-speed internet to the world using thousands of small satellites - and this week that plan is moving closer to reality

ICQ Podcast Episode 260 - Xiegu X108G Review

In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Ed Durrant DD5LP to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is Xiegu X108G review by Ed Durrant DD5LP

IRTS Counties Contest

A reminder that the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest is on Tuesday next, 20th February

Geomagnetic storm in progress (G1-class)

A G1-class geomagnetic storm is underway on Feb. 19th as Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group AGM

A date for your calendar. The 2018 AGM of the group will take place on Monday the 26th of February 2018 in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford, Ireland at 8.00 p.m. sharp

Berthoud High Students Go 'Ham' with Amateur Radio Competition:

ARISS contact planned for school in Portugal - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

VK6WIA NewsWest - Southgate Amateur Radio Club

AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world

DMR Talkgroup for Universities:

WIA Moves Towards 24/7 Ticketing System:

ARISS contact planned for school in Portugal

Essex Skills Night Monday

AMSAT Argentina balloon flight completes 2nd trip around the world

Ham radio society looks to add millennials

VK6WIA NewsWest

QSO Today Episode 185 - Mitch Gill - NA7US

SatPC32 12.8d is released

Numbers stations: The 'spy radio' that anyone can hear

Ham radios offered lifeline to Puerto Rico after Maria


Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Ankur Puranik Ham Radio IBN Lokmat

How hams of Disaster Amateur Radio Emergency Services set up a direct communication like between Mantralaya in Mumbai with disaster affected Nepal. We helped resolve many cases. For more ...



Monday, 19th February 2018

More than a hobby

It is like an invisible, global society hiding in plain sight. For many, the idea of an amateur radio club conjures retro images of 1970s fathers tinkering in the shop or long-haul truckers on their CB radios in the 1980s. But amateur radio enthusiasts are alive and well in the internet age and play an essential ...

Big Rockets, Small Rockets: The Age of Space Startups is Here

Its terrestrial antenna has a simple structure, designed so that amateur radio enthusiasts can also catch signals from the satellite. Satellite missions have ... Signals from nanosatellites can be caught by antennas constructed by amateurs, such as radio clubs in schools. Satellite data can be used in ...

Daily Calendar — 2.19.18

Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club: Meets at 7 p.m. at the conference room inside the Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, 1401 S. J St. in Fort Smith. Call Mike Cole at (918) 427-1431. The Calendar runs Monday through Friday in the Times Record; weekend events are included in Friday's calendar.

This website allows you to track Elon Musk's car as it travels through space

The site, which is unabashedly simple in its design, is the work of Ben Pearson, a self-described space nerd, amateur radio broadcaster, android programmer and game developer. The current location of the Roadster is about 3.5 million kilometres from Earth and counting, according to the site, which ...

Pinoy students fail to reach astronauts at space station

Eight high school students from the University of the Philippines and Holy Angel University anxiously waited as scientists and engineers from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) tried to establish contact with the ISS crew through amateur radio. The 10-minute window for making contact ...



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