The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available

Listen to the new episode of ARRL Audio News on your iOS or Android podcast app, or online at http://www.blubrry.com/arrlaudionews/. Audio News is also retransmitted on a number of FM repeaters. Click here and then scroll down to see the list.

Please note that the December 14th edition of Audio News will be our last for this year. Audio News will resume on January 4, 2019.

 

 

14-Dec-2018, 18:09:00 (www.arrl.org)

Kenilworth pupils speak to astronaut

Pupils at Kenilworth School in Warwickshire conversed with astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor aboard the ISS on Friday afternoon. The amateur radio on the International Space Station contact was facilitated by the ARISS volunteers and streamed live via the internet. Ten children asked around 20 probing questions, and we learned things like what the outside of the […]
14-Dec-2018, 15:58:12 (rsgb.org)

SAQ to transmit on Christmas Eve

Sweden’s Alexanderson alternator station SAQ has planned a Christmas Eve transmission on 17.2kHz. The transmitter will be tuned up starting at around 0730UTC, and a message will be transmitted at 0800UTC. The 200kW Alexanderson alternator is an electromechanical transmitter dating back to 1924. The event will be streamed live on the Alexanderson site YouTube Channel. […]
14-Dec-2018, 15:52:58 (rsgb.org)

Call in to YOTA stations

Youngsters on the Air month (YOTA) runs throughout December. The next clubs to activate the GB18YOTA call sign will be the RSGB’s National Radio Centre on Sunday, 16 December 2018. This is followed by Castle Rushen High School Radio Club on the 21st and Chertsey Club on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. If you hear […]
14-Dec-2018, 15:49:37 (rsgb.org)

Also in GB2RS this week…

The forms and paperwork for the various RSGB Regional and Board elections are now available on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nominations. There are 10 regional vacancies, two elected Board Director vacancies, and two nominated Board Director vacancies. Volunteers are sought for all these roles. Details also appear in the January 2019 edition of RadCom. Due to a […]
14-Dec-2018, 15:44:38 (rsgb.org)

Election paperwork now available

The forms and paperwork for the various RSGB Regional and Board elections are now available on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/nominations. There are 10 regional vacancies, two elected Board Director vacancies, and two nominated Board Director vacancies. Volunteers are sought for all these roles. Details also appear in the January 2019 edition of RadCom.
14-Dec-2018, 15:41:51 (rsgb.org)

The K7RA Solar Update

Our recent reporting week (December 6-12) had sunspots on five of the seven days, with an average daily sunspot number of 9.7, up from 2.3 in the previous seven days. Average daily solar flux rose from 68.9 to 70.7. Geomagnetic indices were moderate, with average daily planetary A index rising from 7 to 8, and mid-latitude A index increasing from 4.9 to 6.4.

Predicted solar flux over the next 45...

14-Dec-2018, 14:33:00 (www.arrl.org)

Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that Radio Hargeisa in Somaliland has returned to 7,120 kHz after a break of several weeks, while Radio Eritrea has been reported on 7,140 and 7,180 kHz. Radio Sudan has been transmitting on 7,205 kHz with excessive splatter, IARUMS said. German telecommunications authorities have filed official complain...

13-Dec-2018, 20:15:00 (www.arrl.org)

IEEE Microwave Society Recognizes Radio Amateurs

The IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) has announced its 2019 award recipients. The list includes several radio amateurs.

  • James C. Rautio, AJ3K, will receive the Microwave Career Award for a career of leadership, meritorious achievement, creativity, and outstanding contributions in the field of microwave theory and techniques.
  • Wayne Shiroma, NH7PA, will receive the Distinguishe...
13-Dec-2018, 20:06:00 (www.arrl.org)