The ISS ham radio population expanded to three, following the arrival of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, RN3BF, and Gennady Padalka, RN3DT, on March 28 (UTC). Kelly, 51, and Kornienko, 54, will remain aboard the ISS for 1 year — the longest space mission ever assigned to a NASA astronaut.
European Space Agency Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, IZ0UDF, will head back to Earth in May, after Kjell Lindgren, KO5MOS; Oleg Kononenko, RN3DX, and Kimiya Yui arrive at the ISS as part of a scheduled crew rotation. Cristoforetti has conducted several Amateur Radio on the International Space Station school contacts during her ISS duty tour.
ver the past few years and again recently I have heard a lot of chatter regarding PLT interference. Especially with Ham radio and shortwave bands. The... Read more
CQ WW DX Contest Just 8.5 days after the end of the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest Phone, I am happy to report that the raw scores for all entries recei... Read more
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Remote Shack RBC-212 is a remote base controller equipped with two link input ports. One radio control port and two multi-function ports each on the A... Read more
Tytera announced plans this week to change the brand name on their line of two way radios from Tyterato TYT next month. According to an official spoke... Read more
When there’s a disaster or power outage and all forms of modern-day communication are down, what do you do? It’s not hypothetical. Hurricane Sandy in... Read more
All solar indices rose over the past week, and geomagnetic indicators were lower. Average daily solar flux rose from the previous seven days at 52.6 t... Read more