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Isle of Man 3.4 GHz Licensing

The Isle of Man Communications Commission has consulted on the licensing of additional spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. In the case of the 3.4GHz band, the RSGB has responded as per below. Isle of Man CC: Consultation RSGB-Response     Category: Spectrum Forum Papers and Consultations…

Camera Aboard Fox-1D Satellite Returns Photos of Earth

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Department of Defense Interoperability Communication Exercise Deemed a Success

01/17/2018 A November 2017 Department of Defense (DoD)-sponsored communications interoperability exercise involving Amateur Radio was a success, according to information received recently from US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) Program Manager Paul English, WD8DBY. The November 4-6 drill, which focused on interoperability between DOD elements including MARS, other federal agencies, and the Amateur Radio…

Zhou Enlai student satellite to launch

Zhou Enlai CubeSat The 2U CubeSat Zhou Enlai 周恩来 developed with primary and middle school students is expected to launch on Friday, January 19, 2018. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the PRC. Zhou Enlai held office from October 1949 until January 1976. A report on Xinhua Net says: The satellite was…

New Oxford man, 100, served his country, started ham radio club – The Evening Sun

Here are the latest top headlines from York County, Pennsylvania and the region. York Daily Record Read the full article at http://www.eveningsun.com/story/news/2018/01/17/new-oxford-man-100-served-his-country-started-ham-radio-club/1043114001/ (Disclaimer: The content of this article is the responsibility of the original author and/or publisher. Stray Signals does not claim ownership of the preceding post). Tweet

North American Collegiate Championship Set for January 20-21 in Conjunction with NAQP SSB

01/15/2018 The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) invites college and university club stations to compete in the North American Collegiate Championship (NACC), which will take place from 1800 on Saturday, January 20, until 0600 UTC on Sunday, January 21, in conjunction with the North American QSO Party SSB (NAQP), sponsored byNCJ (National Contest Journal). This…

Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

01/15/2018 Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the…

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, 14th January 2018

Neville Cheadle, G3NUG (SK) (photo courtesy of G3TXF) Eric Neville Cheadle, G3NUG passed away unexpectedly on the 14th January 2018, reportedly from a suspected heart attack following a routine knee replacement operation. Neville was an amateur’s amateur. A gentleman of the airwaves, he was also a terrific and prolific operator. Chairman of CDXC (Chiltern DX…

NCVEC Question Pool Committee Releases Errata to New Technician Question Pool

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