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Comment: Here are the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news stories compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club. This report covers the period of 15 November 2018 to 18 November 2018. Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
News for Sunday 18 November
Es’hail-2 / P4-A positioning and IOT phase started
Following the successful launch on November 15 of Es’hail-2on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, Mitsubishi (MELCO) and Es’hailSat will begin the In Orbit Testing (IOT) program once the satellite has been positioned in a test orbital slot
JY1SAT launch information and Dashboard JY1Sat is an enhanced 1U FUNcube developed for the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan. The spacecraft has been named in honour of the Crown Prince’s grandfather, King Hussein, who operated using his amateur radio callsign JY1
1972 solar storm triggered a Vietnam War mystery
On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots flying south of Haiphong harbor in North Vietnam saw something unexpected. More than two dozen sea mines suddenly—and without apparent explanation—exploding in the water
ESEO ready for launch
ESA have released a video of the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO satellite which carries an amateur radio payload
KNACKSAT to launch November 19 Tanan Rangseeprom HS1JAN reports KNACKSAT, the first CubeSat made in Thailand, will be launched into orbit at 18:32 GMT on Monday, November 19, 2018 by SpaceX as part of the SSO-A mission
In the NewsWest edition for 18th November 2018 we look at New Amateurs. We’ll congratulate those who earned a new license and those who have upgraded
FCC approves use of Galileo GNSS in the USA
The ARRL reports the FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo
The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club allows non-Amateurs to take part in its weekly net. How do they do this, you ask?
Propagation de K7RA
A single sunspot appeared on November 13-14, yielding a daily sunspot number of 11 over both days. The sunspot number increased to 13 on the following day, November 15. The average daily sunspot number for the reporting week (November 8-14) was 3.1, after no sunspots during the previous seven days
Foundations of Amateur Radio #180 When failure doesn’t matter …The other day I read a message from Theodore KS5I who has been around the block a couple of times. He recalls the excitement he experienced when he was first licensed in 1967, the year I was born
LU9DCE (Argentina) is to be congratulated for being top DX for quite a few days and top spotter too! Other DX, YL100s (Latvia specials) 9X9PJ (Rwanda) and others,
I think also worthy of special mention is VK5001SWL who is quite prolific as a SWL spotter in Adelaide
SpaceChain Foundation advances Blockchain-based satellite network SpaceChain Foundation (Singapore), a non-profit organization combining space and blockchain technologies to build the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, has announced the successful launch of its second-generation blockchain node nanosatellite