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Geostationary Es?hail-2 Satellite Set to Launch this Year

  • Posted 4:01 PM

Launch of the geostationary Es?hail-2 satellite into orbit is planned for December 2016. The satellite will be placed in a 25.5 orbit. Coverage of the Amateur Radio narrowband (NB) and wideband (WB) transponders should extend from Brazil to Thailand.

Es?hail 2 will carry two ?Phase 4? non-inverting Amateur Radio transponders operating in the 2.4 GHz and 10.45 GHz bands. A 250 kHz bandwidth line...

A Dozen Schools/Organizations Move Closer to Hosting a Ham Radio Co…

  • Posted 3:51 PM

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program has announced that 12 schools or organizations that submitted proposals to host an Amateur Radio contact with a member of the ISS crew have moved into the next stage of the selection process. Contacts would take place during the first half of 2017. The 12 semifinalists, in eight states, must now complete an acceptable equipmen...

Don Wallace Museum Foundation Closing; Donates Assets to Northern C…

  • Posted 12:14 PM

The Don Wallace Museum Foundation (DWMF) is shutting down, as the famous W6AM Rhombic Ranch in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, has been subsumed by residential development. The DWMF has donated $29,000 to the Northern California DX Foundation (NCDXF).

?The donation comes with no restrictions or caveats,? DWMF Board Chair Joe Locascio, K5KT, said. ?As I strongly suspect, Don (the original) W6AM ...

The Yasme Foundation Announces Supporting Grants

  • Posted Yesterday, 2:42 PM

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced several supporting grants in furtherance of its goal of supporting the development of Amateur Radio. The grants will support the Foundation's aim to encourage youth participation in Amateur Radio and in operating activities.

To support scholarships and youth programs, grants will go to the ARRL Foundation, to fund the Yasme Foundation ...

ESA Announces Winners of ?Fly Your Satellite!? CubeSat Competition

  • Posted May 27th 2016, 5:07 PM

Radio amateurs in the US, Russia, Germany, and the Netherlands topped the field in a European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office competition to be the first to hear signals from three new, student-built CubeSats. All of the satellites were launched from Guiana on April 25 as part of ESA?s ?Fly Your Satellite!? program, and ESA challenged the Amateur Radio community, offering prizes to the firs...

The K7RA Solar Update

  • Posted May 27th 2016, 11:48 AM

Solar indices pulled back this week, when average sunspot number was 25.3 for the May 19-25 period, down 38.8 points from the previous week?s average of 64.1.

Likewise, average daily solar flux over the same period was 97, down 3.4 points from the previous week?s average of 100.4.

Planetary A index average was 7.1, down 2.8 points from 9.9, and average daily mid-latitude A index was 7, down 3.9 p...

The Yasme Foundation Announces Excellence Award Recipients

  • Posted May 26th 2016, 12:52 PM

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced three Yasme Excellence Award recipients. The Award is presented to individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio. The contribution recognize technical, operating, or organizational achievement. The recipients are:

Tim Duffy, K3LR: ?While Tim is invol...

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