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Announcement of New Senior Leadership Team

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n May 2020, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, Inc. (ARISS-USA) created a new 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization to enhance and expand ARISS initiatives in the USA. To support the variety of new functions and roles of this organization, ARISS-USA has augmented its Senior Leadership team by selecting five new members
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Catching the chatter

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Dr Sunil Furtado writes in the Deccan Herald newspaper about Short Wave Listening in the 1980's
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Ham radio operators unite woman with family after 37 years

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A tribal lady, who had lost contact with her family at Bokaro in Jharkhand at least 37 years back, was reunited with them by ham radio operators on Sunday. The reunion deserves special mention as the 163rd birth anniversary of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose - the father of Radio Science - being on November 30
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Using an Arduino to upgrade a 1970s ham radio

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Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about upgrading the vintage Icom IC-245 with an Arduino
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Truskmore back on air

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Dave, Ei5IMB reports that the Donegal Amateur Radio Club, EI1DRC are happy to announce that the long-time offline but very well-known Truskmore 2m FM Analogue Repeater, EI2TKR has been rebuilt and resurrected in the form of a TAIT TB8100
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Dwingeloo Radio Telescope

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A collaboration of Members of the CAMRAS Foundation, ESA, Lacuna Space, and Jan, PA3FXB have sent the Observatory's callsign PI9CAM on a round trip of 730,360km to the Moon and back
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Beacon Fund contributions have dried up

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During the past month, contributions to the SARL Next Generation Beacon Fund have dried up
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Still time to register for the SARL/AMSAT SA Technology Workshop

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The joint SARL and AMSAT SA Technology workshop will run from 11:00 - 14:30 CAT on Saturday 4 December on the Blue Jeans Platform. There is still time to register for this event. Registration closes at 17:00 on Friday 3 December
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Comoros Islands

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Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to activate Comoros Islands (AF-007) with a multi-national 12 operator team sometime between mid-to-end January in 2022
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St. Paul and Sable Islands

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The CY9C DXpedition to St. Paul Island will take place during August 12-21st, 2022, and the CY0 DXpedition to Sable Island will take place during October 2022
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Zimbabwe

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Operators Tom DL7BO and Tom DJ6TF will be active as Z22O and Z21A, respectively, from Harare, Zimbabwe, between December 2-15th
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ARISS contact is scheduled for students at Colegio Pumahue Temuco, Temuco, Chile

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
This will be a direct contact via amateur radio between students in Temuco, Chile and Astronaut Raja Chari (KI5LIU). Amateur radio operators using the CE6TC call sign will operate the ham radio ground station for this direct contact
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QSO Today - Stephen Houser, N1SH

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
Stephen Houser, N1SH, was essential to helping Rex Harper, W1REX, present his Build-A-Thons at the QSO Today Virtual Ham Expos with multi-camera coverage of Rex’s project demonstrations
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UK EMF regulations: New interim guide for microwavers

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
The UK Microwave Group (UKuG) has made available interim EMF compliance guidance for radio amateurs operating in the microwave bands
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EMF Compliance in latest Galway newsletter

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
The Winter 2021 issue of the Galway Radio Club Journal, free to download, is packed with good articles including EMF Compliance by Steve Wright EI5DD who takes a look at the RSGB EMF calculator
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10-year-old radio ham launches his 3rd high-altitude APRS balloon

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
10-year-old radio amateur Max W0MXX has been building Amateur Radio APRS transmitter payloads to act as tracking beacons and launching them into the stratosphere
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New law hits AIS beacons

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
A new law introduced by Beijing appears to have resulted in ships turning off their automatic AIS beacons (161.975 MHz or 162.025 MHz) when in Chinese waters
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Analyzing starlink satellite downlink communications with software defined radio

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
Often, mere curiosity is sufficient to do something. This is also the case with people trying to analyze the communication setup and protocol which SpaceX is using with their Ku-band based Starlink satellites
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Radio Caroline on 648 khz power increase - reception report request

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
The opportunity arose to boost our power on 648 AM. This was beyond the ability of the existing Nautel machine. High power AM transmitters are not easily sourced now
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Vintage Ham Radio Gets Brain Transplant

SARC - Dg, 28/11/2021 - 08:45
Old radios didn't have much in the way of smarts. But as digital synthesis became more common, radios often had as much digital electronics in them as RF circuits. The problem is that digital electronics get better and better every year, so what looked like high-tech one year is quaint the next
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