US-to-VK Transpacific Reception on 630 Meters Reported

A radio amateur and medium-frequency (MF) experimenter in Australia has received a 630 meter (475.62 kHz) transmission from a radio amateur and Part 5 Experimental operator in Texas. While the approximately 8710 miles covered is not a distance record nor a “first” for that part of the spectrum, it does represent the sorts of accomplishments that the Amateur Radio community in the US might come ...

27-Aug-2014, 00:11:00 (

2014 ARRL Field Day Logs Received List Available for Review

The ARRL “Logs Received” page now contains all 2014 ARRL Field Day logs received to date (scroll to bottom of page), including logs submitted via e-mail, web applet or on paper. The ARRL Contest Branch requests that Field Day participants review the list and contact ARRL Contest Branch Manager Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, (860-594-0232) no later than September 12, if anything appears to be incorrect wi...

26-Aug-2014, 20:52:00 (

World DATV QSO Party is August 29-30

Greater participation is expected this year in the only global on-the-air gathering of digital Amateur Radio television (DATV) enthusiasts. The annual event, which originated in Australia and now is in its fourth year, begins Friday, August 29, at 1000 UTC in Australia and internationally on Saturday, August 30, at 0001 UTC. According to the event’s primary organizer, Peter Cossins, VK3BFG, to ...

26-Aug-2014, 20:46:00 (

FT4TA – Tromelin 2014

LATEST PRESS RELEASE BELOW We have just passed the 100 days mark before the beginning of our FT4TA operation to the island of Tromelin. Since the last official press release many things have evolved well; we are extremely fortunate. Thanks to the strong mobilization around our project, we are relatively trustful in the fact of […]
26-Aug-2014, 17:06:31 (

T88TJ – Palau

Chusuke, JR1FKR will be active from Koror, Palau as T88TJ between August 28-31, 2014. QRV on HF bands, SSB. QSL via H/c. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
26-Aug-2014, 16:30:50 (

5H1MD – Zanzibar

Andrea, IZ1MHY will be active from Zanzibar, Tanzania as 5H1MD between September 28 to October 10, 2014. QRV on HF bands, CW/SSB/Digi. QSL via H/c. Website FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
26-Aug-2014, 14:09:12 (

RI0X – Karaginskiy Island AS-064

UPDATE - The past few days the weather has not been good for a crossing to Karaginsky. However, the forecast is better and the team hope to make a landing today or tomorrow, then QRV later. August 6, 2014 - English version of RI0X website now available. August 1, 2014 – Callsign to be used will now be RI0X and not RI0Z […]
26-Aug-2014, 06:35:22 (

RS0ISS May Be on Slow Scan TV from the ISS this Week

The Slow Scan Television (SSTV) experiment on board the International Space Station (ISS) may be active on Wednesday, August 27, on 145.800 MHz FM, using the call sign RS0ISS, according to Dmitry Pashkov, R4UAB. The SSTV transmissions will be devoted to the life and work of the first cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin. The SSTV transmissions from the ISS may continue beyond August 27, although the Kenwood...

25-Aug-2014, 23:26:00 (

Balloons Carrying Amateur Radio Payloads Still Circling Earth

Three simple plastic foil-envelope balloons carrying Amateur Radio payloads and launched from the UK by Leo Bodnar, M0XER, remain aloft and continue to circle the Earth. The oldest, identified as B63, was released on July 8 and became the second of Bodnar’s balloons to circumnavigate the globe. The first to do so, B64, went up on July 12 and had completed one lap around the Northern Hemisphere ...

25-Aug-2014, 20:52:00 (

W1AW Centennial Operations Heading for Arizona, Maine

The ARRL Centennial W1AW portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states will relocate at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, August 27 (the evening of August 26 in US time zones), to Arizona (W1AW/7), and Maine (W1AW/1). During 2014 W1AW will be on the air from every state (at least twice) and most US territories.

The ARRL Centennial QSO Party kicked off January 1 for a year-long...

25-Aug-2014, 17:37:00 (