Tag: Amateur Radio

ISS SSTV on Baofeng handheld

The Chertsey Radio Club demonstrated that you can receive pictures from Space using just a Baofeng VHF handheld radio and a Lynx-7 Tablet. On Monday, August 15, 2016 radio amateurs from India to Brazil successfully copied Slow Scan Television images transmitted on 145.800 MHz FM from the Russian amateur radio station located in the ISS Service […]

CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition

Randy, N0TG, reports on the upcoming CY9C operation for August 19-29th [edited]: The CY9C DXpedition team is very busy with last minute details and packing. All equipment will begin the journey to our take off point in Nova Scotia, August 13-14th. We plan to be partially on the air on 19th August and fully operational […]

Ham Radio Digital Voice plus Video on HF

FreeDV plus Video adds a new dimension, video conferencing to amateur radio operation on HF. Imagine a QSO where you’re able to listen to and see the other operator! Here’s a recording from the receiving station’s screen while receiving audio and video from amateur station WA6NUT. The recording shows the Video RX PC screen, with the […]

August 2016 Ionospheric Propagation Predictions

Solar activity continues to fall and several coronal emissions (CME) occur on the Sun, typical of the descending periods of the solar cycles. The activity has reached high levels and the geomagnetic field has reached minor storm levels. August will be a period of bad propagation with frequent geomagnetic variations, which adversely affect the general […]

USAF wants to improve HF communications

New Scientist magazine reports the US Air Force is working on plans to improve HF radio propagation by releasing ionised gas in the upper atmosphere using a fleet of micro satellites As well as increasing the range of radio signals, the USAF says it wants to smooth out the effects of solar winds, which can […]

This Weekend: Worked All Europe DX Contest CW

The WAE contest, organized by DARC (Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club), starts again with the CW portion this weekend. The SSB and RTTY portions will follow respectively in September and November. To be valid, QSO’s must be conducted between an European station and a non-European one (this rules doesn’t apply for the RTTY portion). For European hams, any […]

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition 2018, IOTA AN – 002 Team: Franz DJ9ZB, Nodir EY8MM, Jorge HK1R, Ralph K0IR, Robert K4UEE, Craig K9CT, Erling LA6VM, Geroge N4GRN, Arnold N6HC, James N9TK, Jeffrey NM1Y, Michael PA5M, Andrew UA3AB, Robert VA7DX, John VE7CT, Glenn W0GJ, Gregg W6IZT, Hal W8HC and Jerry WB9Z QSL via N2OO Visit the official web […]