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Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced that Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.
â€śGabor has demonstrated an intense commitment to diverse aspects of Amateur Radio, and in 2010 he was recognized as the Pacific Northwest VHFer of the Year for consistently promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest,â€ť RAC Pres...
Long-pending Amateur Radio antenna litigation that ARRL helped to fund has finally borne fruit. The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department has ruled in the case of Myles Landstein, N2EHG, that the Town of LaGrange, New York, not only overstepped its state-granted authority by assessing excessive fees, but violated the limited federal preemption PR...
Akio Taguchi, JE2QIZ/AC7XZ, reports that he has received a license from the Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Ministry of Transportation and Communication. His call sign there will be XZ2B. Taguchi explained that Myanmar only permits Amateur Radio operation from 20 MHz to 300 MHz at a power of just 25 W, and he plans to operate a "fishing rod antenna" from his hotel.
The new 2019 ARRL Repeater DirectoryÂ®Â is now shipping. It includes â€ścrowdsourcedâ€ť listings contributed by users, repeater owners, and volunteer frequency coordinators. This means more listings that are and updated more often. With 28,000 listings, the ARRL Repeater DirectoryÂ® is the most complete printed directory of on-the-air repeaters, covering repeater systems throughout the US and Canada.
More than 80,000 contacts went into logs at YOTA suffix stations and others participating in December Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month, with most operations in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1). The final tally included 46,989 on SSB, another 28,064 on CW, some 3,814 on FT8, and the rest on various other modes.
â€śThis year, as many as 44 participating stations made 82,938 QSO...
The Satellite Technology group at the University of WĂĽrzburg has announced a change of frequency for the UWE-4 CubeSat, launched on a December 27 Soyuz flight. The 1U CubeSat carries an electric propulsion experiment and a 70-centimeter 9.6 k AX.25 digipeater.
â€śAfter 2 weeks in orbit, UWE-4 is in very good shape,â€ť the group reported. â€śAfter the early-orbit phase, we are looking forward to some i...
The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that an over-the-horizon (OTH) radar located on Cyprus has been active on 21.170 MHz, which is inside an exclusive Amateur Radio allocation. â€śThe Sovereign Base areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia is a British Overseas Territory on the island of Cyprus,â€ť IARUMS Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, explained in the ...
No sunspots seen since January 6, so average daily sunspot numbers declined from 7.7 to 0 for the current reporting week, January 10-16. Average daily solar flux dropped from 71.6 to 69.4 over the same period. Average daily planetary A index went from 7.4 to 4.9, and average mid-latitude A index went from 6.1 to 4.
Predicted solar flux for the next 45 days is 70 on January 18-20, 72 on January 2...
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