Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air Event is ActiveJune 4, 2023
The Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air special event commemorates the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. This special event is active from June 3rd through June 18th.
Contact one club in each of the 16 states on the historic Lewis and Clark Trail. Operating modes include SSB Phone, FM Phone, CW, and FT8. Any combination of modes towards working all 16 states is allowed.
Source: Lewis and Clark Trail on the Air open_in_new
Wildfire Smoke Enhancing Tropospheric PropagationJune 3, 2023
The New England area is experiencing enhanced tropospheric propagation issues due to the thick layer of smoke in the atmosphere from Nova Scotia wildfires.
...The smoke is causing radio waves to bounce back to the ground instead of beaming out to space. That, combined with temperature inversion (warmer air trapped above cooler air) helps the radio waves bounce hundreds of miles. [It occurred] this morning outside the News 12 Long Island studios in Bethpage, New York, where Long Island's radio station WBLI was replaced by Rumba 106.1 Philadelphia.
Source: News12 open_in_new
TAPR Hamvention Presentations are Now Available OnlineJune 2, 2023
TAPR Forum Videos
- TangerineSDR Update by Dave Larsen, KV0S
- time-nuts Product Update by John Ackermann, N8UR
- Case V. Design by Dylan Romero, KN6IVW
APR/AMSAT Banquet Video
- HamSCI and the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses by Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
Source: TAPR open_in_new
Amateur Radio Newsline Features Amateur Radio DailyJune 2, 2023
Huge thanks to Amateur Radio Newsline for featuring Amateur Radio Daily on their latest weekly report of ham radio news stories.
I've been emailing back and forth with Ed, DD5LP, and have learned a lot about the ARNewsline process. They're a professional outfit run completely on a volunteer basis and they do a fantastic job each week. ARNewsline is a wonderful service provided to the ham radio community.
If you have a repeater in your area that relays ARNewsline, be sure to tune in. You can also hear this week's episode on the web.
Source: Amateur Radio Newsline open_in_new
Central States VHF Society 2023 VHF ConferenceJune 1, 2023
The 55th Annual Central States VHF Society Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas July 27-30 2023.
- Thursday evening Hospitality and Baseball
- Luncheon, Dinner Banquets, evening Hospitality Suites
- Technical and non-technical VHF+ presentations
- Posterboard presentations
- Rover Row and Dish Bowl
- Noise Figure measurement
- VHF+ equipment swapfest
- Antenna range
- VHF+ related Vendors
- Family oriented activities
- CSVHFS Board Meeting
- CSVHFS Business Meeting
Source: Central States VHF Society open_in_new
Hamfest India Set for November 2023May 30, 2023
Hamfest India will take place at Ahmedabad Science City in 2023 on November 25th and 26th.
Since 1991, Hamfest India has been a national convention of amateur radio enthusiasts made up of a trade show, flea market, and other activities.
Science City is an ambitious initiative of the government of Gujarat to trigger an inquiry of science in the mind of a common citizen with the aid of entertainment and experiential knowledge. Covering an area of more than 107 hectares, the idea is to create imaginative exhibits, virtual reality activity corners, and live demonstrations in an easily understandable manner.
Science City features a robotics gallery, amphitheater, energy park, IMAX 3D, and more.
Source: Hamfest India open_in_new
New Distance Record Set with SO-50 SatelliteMay 29, 2023
During a Summits on the Air (SOTA) activation on May 24th, a new distance record was claimed to have been made between a ham (KE9AJ) in Michigan and another ham (MI0ILE) in Northern Ireland. Contact was made utilizing the SO-50 satellite and covered a distance of 5,584 km. That breaks the previous record by 61 km set back in 2018.
Source: AMSAT open_in_new
Australian Hams to be Serviced by new Government Licensing AgencyMay 28, 2023
...the Australian Maritime College (AMC), has decided not to extend its deed for the provision of amateur licensee services beyond February 2024.
Services will revert to the Australian Communications and Media Authority which will include new licensing classes and a new network of license examiners.
It's believed that these changes will improve the timeliness and complexity of the service.
Source: Australian Communications and Media Authority open_in_new
Northern California DX Foundation to Offer Grants to Mitigate QRMMay 28, 2023
The Northern California DX Foundation is preparing to offer $100,000 in grants to help mitigate deliberate interference in amateur radio activities.
NCDXF will entertain grant proposals from individuals and/or groups that specifically outline their approach to identify bad actors. A group of directors led by Craig Thompson (K9CT) and Don Greenbaum (N1DG) will weigh the probability of success of these proposals as well as monitor the progress of the grantees.
Funding is available for [research and development] as well as implementation of the technology. It is hoped that manufacturers will also assist us with equipment and resources.
Source: Northern California DX Foundation open_in_new
Fleet Week Special Event Station In ProgressMay 27, 2023
Fleet Week special event station W2F will be on the air May 24th through May 30th 2023.
Radio Operators from in and around NY and NJ will be operating throughout the week from various locations to celebrate the annual visit of ships to NY Harbor.
QSL cards will be available!
Source: QRZ open_in_new
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