• A Wisconsin radio amateur lost his life on September 16 as he was performing maintenance on the 100 foot tower of a fellow ham. Killed in the fall was 59-year-old James G. Linstedt, W9ZUC, of Eau Claire, who succumbed to injuries sustained after he fell 95 feet from a tower owned by Ronald Anderson, W9RMA, in Eagle Point, just outside of Chippewa Falls, on the shores of Lake Wissota. Linstedt w...

  • On September 11 and 12 two powerful CMEs hit Earth, producing a G3 class geomagnetic storm. The result was a planetary A index of 44 on Friday, and during the final three hours of the UTC day (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM PDT) the planetary K index reached 7, which is very high.Overall solar activity is down, with the average daily sunspot number declining from 152 to 124.9 in the latest reporting period...

  • It does not appear that US radio amateurs will gain a new band at 70 MHz anytime soon. The FCC has denied a Petition for Rule Making filed earlier this year by Glen E. Zook, K9STH, of Richardson, Texas, seeking to add a 4 meter band to Amateur Radio’s inventory of VHF allocations. Zook had floated the proposal in 2010, and his petition was dated January 27, 2010, but the FCC said it did not rec...

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  • The Qatar Amateur Radio Society released a leaflet about the geostationary amateur radio transponders at the IARU Region 1 Conference taking place September 20-27 in Varna-Albena, Bulgaria

  • The planned contacts between astronaut Alexander Gerst KF5ONO on the ISS and pupils at Winter Gardens Primary School, Canvey Island, Essex and Pilton Bluecoat School, Barnstaple, Devon on Tuesday have been postponed

  • Trib Live's Eric Heyl interviews Sean Kutzko KX9X media and public relations manager for the American Radio Relay League

  • NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sept. 25 launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 41/42, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station. NASA Television coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will include video of the pre-launch activities leading up to spacecraft boarding

  • Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford is this year celebrating its 1100th birthday. In line with the many festivities and events that will be run to celebrate the anniversary, the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group are currently activating the special event call-sign EI1100WD until the end of the year

  • Next Wednesday 24th September, the first of a series of monthly 1-hour 80m contests takes place from 2000-2100 GMT - that's 9 - 10pm local time. These contests are organized by the UK and Ireland Contest Club, UKEICC


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