NEAR-Fest XXIII to Host Youth Science and Technology Expo

10/05/2018 The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) and the Deerfield Fair Association will present a science and technology exposition for young people at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, New Hampshire, Friday, October 12, and…


Investigation into International Space Station Leak Continues

10/05/2018 NASA has issued a statement regarding a leak affecting the International Space Station (ISS). On August 29, a mysterious 2-millimeter hole was discovered on a Soyuz capsule docked to the ISS, resulting in a pressure leak….


ARRL Audio News – October 5, 2018


Online Fundraising Campaign Backs ISS Radio Upgrades

10/04/2018 ARISS and AMSAT are supporting a FundRazr campaign to raise $150,000 for critical ham radio infrastructure upgrades on the International Space Station (ISS). “ARISS is in critical need of infrastructure upgrades to ensure that programs such as talking to…


IARU Region 1 Volunteers and Partners Getting Behind WRC-19 50 MHz Agenda Item

10/04/2018 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) volunteers are continuing their work toward a favorable outcome for World Radio Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, which seeks a 6-meter allocation for the Amateur Radio Service in…


Minnesota Club Provides Support for “Ride The Ridges” Cycling Event

10/04/2018 Members of the Winona (MN) Amateur Radio Club (WARC) provided communication support in mid-September for 300 riders taking part in the “Ride The Ridges” bicycle tour. WARC said the region’s scenic hills and deep…


AMSAT-DL Symposium Hears Update on Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite

10/04/2018 Progress toward the launch of the Es’Hail-2 geostationary Amateur Radio satellite was reported as AMSAT-DL held its annual symposium on September 29 at the Institute for Environment and Future Research (IUZ) Bochum Observatory in Germany. Es’hail-2 is set…


Remembering the Launch of Sputnik 1 — Earth’s First Artificial Satellite

10/04/2018 October 4 marks the 61st anniversary of the launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. The Soviets heralded the launch as a national triumph, and the space race between the…


ARRL, FCC Discussing Issue of Uncertified Imported VHF/UHF Transceivers

10/03/2018 ARRL has taken a minor exception to the wording of a September 24 FCC Enforcement Advisory pertaining to the importation, marketing and sale of VHF and UHF transceivers and is in discussion with FCC personnel to…


“Black Swan 18” Exercise to Test US Government/Amateur Radio Interoperability on 60 Meters

10/03/2018 “Black Swan 18” is a communications exercise aiming to test how well responders, emergency management agencies, and non-government organizations (NGOs) activate, operate, and complete communication missions, specifically in terms of the volume, accuracy, and…


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