Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, is the president of the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Club, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, and an ARRL Pacific Division Vice DirectorTrained as an MIT electronic engineer, she was an entrepreneur for many years in Japan.
Kristen is a much sought after speaker at amateur radio conventions and forums.
Antenna design, digital modes, and just getting on the air is key to Kristen’s amateur radio success.
K6WX, is my QSO Today
AmateurLogic 127: Winter Projects
Emile and the Ozone ARC participate in Winter Field Day. Winter is the perfect time to catch up on projects. Tommy shows how to update the firmware of a DVMega. After six years, George revisits Echolink on the Raspberry Pi. SVXlink part-1. Plus your viewer email
New Exam/Callsign provider for Australia’s radio hams
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) and Australian Maritime College (AMC) are to take over from the WIA as preferred provider for delivery of Amateur Radio examination, call sign management, and associated services
This week’s theme is new amateurs. Dan has an intriguing segment on how to improve your audio that should be of interest all new to the hobby or old timers and Bob and I bring you items relating to new hams as well
QO-100 released by QARS
Following the successful launch of Es’hail-2, the new Es’hailSat teleport was inaugurated on February 14, 2019. The QO-100 NB Transponder was opened for experimental use on February 12. The Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) invited radio amateurs worldwide to make good use of the NB transponder and make contacts with each other
NZ QRPers Group
Membership of this New Zealand-based group is free, just send your Callsign, first name, QTH, and to receive Newsletters and other QRP information
AMSAT / ARISS Fundraising Campaign AMSAT and ARISS are currently supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical radio infrastructure upgrades on the ISS. The upgrades are necessary to enable students to continue to talk to astronauts in space via Amateur Radio
News for Saturday 16 February
WIA Board comment
Since the announcement that UTAS/AMC are the preferred providers, the WIA has begun the process of transitioning-out. This process has been documented by the WIA and ACMA and involves the transfer of Commonwealth Intellectual Property back to the ACMA as per then previous Deed and Transition-Out Plan
Propagation de K7RA
Another week passed with no sunspots, and as of February 14 it has been over two weeks since any sunspots were observed, the last on January 30. February 7 through 13 saw average daily solar flux decline from 71.1 to 70.4, compared to the previous seven days
The RSGB Commonwealth Contest 2019
The RSGB’s Commonwealth Contest is one of the oldest radio contests in existence, having been first run back in 1931 when it was known as “British Empire Radio Week” and lasted for six days!
Macao DXpedition news
The XX9D team is once again active from Grand Coloane Resort, Macao (AS-075), until February 26th
The Gambia op Don, G3XTT, will be in The Gambia from March 5-12th. He will mainly operate in the RSGB Commonwealth Contest over the weekend of March 9-10th
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the AR-Cluster Network for the week of Friday, 8th February, through Friday, 15th February there were 211 countries active
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
Foundations of Amateur Radio #193 Modern Tools for a Modern Hobby
The hobby we call amateur radio is enormous. One amateur called it a thousand hobbies in one and that just about sums it up for me. Being bored inside this hobby is not an option, because there is just so much to do and see
Radio Ham lone yachtswoman
At 16:33 GMT on 14th February 2019, radio ham Jeanne Socrates, VE0JS reached another milestone that no other seventy-year olds have. The 76-year old passed the longitude of Cape Agulhas 20°00´E, in her yacht SV Nereida. She never saw the most southern tip of Africa, 330 miles to the North, as she ploughed on towards Australia and New Zealand
Essex Skills Night Monday Skills Night takes place at 7pm on Monday, February 18 in Danbury Village Hall, Essex, this free event is open to all. Hosted by the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society Training Team, Skills Nights are Inter-Club events attended by amateurs and SWL’s from across Essex and beyond