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Russ Roberts (KH6JRM), Public Information Officer, Hawaii County (ARRL Pacific Section).
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July 24, 2023The URE of Spain recently launched and deployed a pocketQube satellite into orbit and now they’re seeking assistance from the community. While the satellite is operational and sending signals, the antennas have so far failed to deploy. The URE is requesting help from groups that can provide a powerful VHF station capable of transmitting a strong enough signal to overcome the weak receive state of the satellite. The goal is to transmit a request to once again attempt to deploy the satellite’s antennas.
URESAT-1 is currently transmitting telemetry, CW, and SSTV images despite the reduced capability of the antenna system.
Source: AMSAT open_in_new
July 21, 2023Colorado Summits On the Air (SOTA) will be active August 4th through 7th for the Colorado 14er Event. SOAT activators and chasers will be encouraged to participate.
The Colorado 14er Event is the precursor to SOTA, first taking place in 1991.
Source: ham14er.org open_in_new
July 19, 2023Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) plan to conduct a special SSTV event utilizing the amateur radio repeater on the International Space Station (ISS). On July 26th between 20:05 UTC (16:05 ET) and 20:20 UTC (16:20 ET), a special SSTV message will be transmitted. The ISS pass will be over the mid atlantic region of the US during this event. The message may be recieved at 437.800 MHz. Hams are encouraged to listen for the message, but are asked to refrain from using the ISS repeater during this time.
Source: ARISS open_in_new
July 19, 2023
From British Columbia in the west to Prince Edward Island in the east, this could well be the biggest retirement party ever thanks to a dedicated group of amateur radio and aviation enthusiasts.
On July 22nd, you can find Phill calling QRZ on the amateur bands as VC7BUFF457… Phill will be inside one of the planes, using its antenna and an amateur radio transceiver.
Source: ONTARS open_in_new
July 17, 2023Kevin Thomas (W1DED) conducted a lengthy interview with ARRL CEO David Minster (NA2AA). Topics included the culture at ARRL, creating a positive environment, as well as the recent member survey.
Source: W1DED in Maine open_in_new
July 15, 2023
The Adventure Radio Society Flight of the Bumblebees is a four-hour event held annually on the last Sunday of July. It is open to all radio amateurs.
Participants who operate portable from field locations are designated as Bumblebees. They get to their operating site principally under their own power by walking, biking, boating, and so on. The distance traveled to the site is at the Bumblebee’s discretion. Bumblebees add /BB to their calls.
Visit the Adventure Radio Society for more information.
Source: Adventure Radio Society open_in_new
July 14, 2023The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) has announced the return of JARL Ham Fair for 2023. This is the 45th event and expects to attract 30,000 visitors.
The ham fair will take place August 19th and 20th.
JARL HAM Fair is held to promote healthy development of amateur radio and improvement of technology. There are exhibitions and events for introducing amateur radio to general public, exchanging the information and establishing friendship between amateurs.
Source: JARL open_in_new
July 13, 2023Congratulations to the world champions of radio sports in the WRTC 2022 Competition – the team of Ukraine!
The team – Yaroslav Oliinyk UW7LL and Yuriy Onipko UT4UZ (VE3DZ) showed the best results and won gold for Ukraine.
The World Radiosport Team Championship – WRTC in short – represents a large gathering of the world’s best in radio traffic – as selected Regionally – coming from any country and all continents in the spirit of competition, using the same playing field and allowing pure skills to determine world champions in two-man team, 24-hour non-stop competition.
Thanks to UR5NBC for the submission!
Source: Amateur Radio Daily open_in_new
July 12, 2023WRTC will be in the UK in 2026!
With the successful, (despite many challenges to be met) WRTC2022 concluding in Italy the next World Radio Teamsport Championship The Olympics of Ham Radio will take place in 2026 in the South east of England.
Welcome to WRTC UK 2026!
The United Kingdom is delighted to have been awarded the hosting rights for the 10th WRTC taking place in July 2026.
Every 4 years, much like the Olympic Games, the World Radio Sport Team Championship, known as WRTC, relocates itself to a new host nation. WRTC is a radio contest event, designed to provide a platform for high-achieving ham radio contesters to compete on a level playing field in the same geographic region using identical antennas, output power and other operating conditions. Each team will have had to qualify over a significant period of time by participating and scoring extremely well in a collection of HF radio contests from October 2023 to March 2025. In July 2026, 50 qualifying teams, comprising of 100 operators will come to the UK from all over the world and will represent their home countries, much like the style seen in the Olympic Games. Each team of two will be assigned a Referee, for which there will be an application process. The team draw their operating site, their referee and callsign and then they all go off and operate the 24-hour IARU 2026 Contest. We will have live scoreboards available which will add to the excitement of this competition.
For more details go to the website: https://www.wrtc2026.org/
73 Ed DD5LP/G8GLM (WRTC 2018 Media Team member).
Source: WRTC open_in_new
July 9, 2023TX Factor is back on the air!
We’re beaming (almost) live across the airwaves with microwatts of broadband energy to bring you the long-awaited show 29 of TX Factor. In this programme we increase the power to a few tens of Watts when Bob, Dave and Noel head to the Wiltshire hills with a pair of Icom IC-905 all-mode transceivers to see what can be achieved.
Bob takes the TX Factor cameras to the heart of England to the UK’s last remaining shortwave transmission station and ramps up the power to a staggering 250 kilowatts. Woofferton, near Ludlow, is the home to some venerable Marconi senders from the 1960s still beaming programmes across the globe.
Oh, and there’s a free-to-enter draw! Visit our website for full details.
Source: TX Factor open_in_new
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