Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches.

AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was developed by st...

25-Feb-2017, 01:34:00 (

New Section Manager Appointed in West Virginia

Dan Ringer, K8WV, will become West Virginia’s Section Manager starting on March 1. He has been appointed to succeed Phillip Groves, N8SFO, who is stepping down for personal reasons after serving since July 2015. Ringer, an attorney who lives in Morgantown, will serve the remainder of the current term of office, which ends on September 30.

An ARRL Life Member, Ringer serves as an Assistant Sectio...

25-Feb-2017, 01:23:00 (

The K7RA Solar Update

At 0124 UTC on February 22 Australian Space Weather Services issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for February 22-24.

“The effect of a high speed solar wind stream from a recurrent coronal hole is expected to raise geomagnetic activity to active levels from 22 to 24 February with the possibility of minor storm periods on 23 and 24 February.

Increased geomagnetic activity expected due to coron...

24-Feb-2017, 20:04:00 (

XX9D – Macao

NEWS UPDATE – XX9D will be QRT on February 26, 24 UTC. In the last 12 hours until our sunrise on Monday we will be QRV only on 17m CW/SSB/RTTY, 160m CW and 40m CW/SSB/RTTY for everybody with two stations. Please no dupes! No 160m on the weekend because of CQWW 160 m SSB Contest. […]
24-Feb-2017, 16:58:58 (

Long path propagation SOTA event

Mike, 2E0YYY, Andrew, VK1AD and Ed, DD5LP are planning another long path propagation SOTA Summit to Summit event for 11 March starting at 0630 UTC. Activity will be SSB or CW on 20 metres and going by the last action in October 2016, over 30 summits are expected to be active concurrently over Europe, Australia, […]
24-Feb-2017, 16:14:41 (

Review of Contesting seeks your thoughts

RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF is writing a report on the implementation of the 2015 Review of Contesting. A questionnaire forms an important part of the input to this report, but there will also be feedback from clubs, groups and individuals as well as factual analysis of performance where possible. The questionnaire is now available […]
24-Feb-2017, 16:12:37 (

CRS-10 mission to ISS to launch

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched at 1439UTC on 19 February. Included was an ARISS Ericsson two metre VHF radio. This radio will replace the Ericsson radio that failed a few months ago. The VHF radio is used for school group contacts and amateur packet radio in […]
24-Feb-2017, 16:09:58 (

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB Board proceedings for the 17 December 2016 meeting have been released and can be read on the RSGB website. The GM DX Convention 2017 will be held at the King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Stirling, on 1 April 2017. Lectures include Chris, G3SVL speaking about the ZL7G Chatham Island DXpedition and SDR […]
24-Feb-2017, 16:06:59 (

More Convention lectures now online

The RSGB has added more from the RSGB 2016 Convention to the new video page for Members. They are freely available for you to download but please read the RSGB’s conditions of use first.
24-Feb-2017, 16:04:26 (

P29VXG – Papua New Guinea

Haru, JA1XGI will be active from Rapopo, New Britain Island OC-008, Papua New Guinea as P29VXG between April 6-12, 2017. Focus on EU. QSL via H/c. Webpage
24-Feb-2017, 11:05:13 (