ARRL reports the annual Santa’s Radio Club Special Event from 200 km above the Arctic Circle will be on the air December 1-8 as OH9S – OH9Santa Continue reading
CBC News reports radio amateur Merle Taylor VE1VCI, 93, still practices Morse code in her basement outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia Continue reading
For the 13th consecutive year, The 3916 Nets will be presenting The Santa Net on 3.916 MHz. Good girls and boys can talk to Santa Claus, via amateur radio, nightly at 7:30 PM (Central) starting Friday, November 23, 2018. The Santa Net will run nightly at 7:30 PM Central through Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.
Pete Thomson (KE5GGY), of The 3916 Nets, commented on The 3916 Santa Net. He said, “Christmastime is our favorite time of the year on 3.916 MHz. Our group thoroughly enjoys helping young people and their families have a shared Christmas experience that they’ll always remember. In addition, Santa Net has introduced a lot of young people to the magic of amateur radio.”
Youngsters can talk to “Santa at The North Pole” via strategically placed operators who relay the voice of Santa. Thomson said that The Santa Net is a team effort that involves the efforts…
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Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce its support of the Canadian National Parks on the Air (CNPOTA) event which will be held next year from January 1 to December 31.
A CCARC Foundation member recently upgraded from VK2FGTX to VK2VGA; nothing unusual about that, except ‘Young Dave’ (as he is known) is not only going for his Year 10 exams, but also helped design the Club’s new interactive web page (to go online soon). As you can tell from his VK2VGA callsign, he is really into computers. Continue reading
Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9 for a crew member suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda. Continue reading
A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available but the software may not work ‘out of the box’ when upgrading from previous versions Continue reading
Fellow CHR member Chris (VE7QCS) brings to our attention a post originally posted a year ago about Millennials killing Ham Radio. It’s a post worth revisiting and the comment section is open for comments and dialogue.
Dealing with some email issues I’m having I’ve posted the November Newsletter online.
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the popular digital mode FT8, “I think what we are seeing is a transformation of ham radio”