First FT8 Roundup is a huge hit

12/13/2018

The first FT8 Roundup over the December 1 – 2 weekend attracted some 1,300 logs from those taking advantage of the ever-more-popular digital protocol. This, despite its having been announced on fairly short notice and with other contests such as the ARRL 160-Meter Contest under way on the same weekend. More than 400 logs were from US radio amateurs in the 48 contiguous states, plus the District of Columbia. Overall, some 131,200 contacts were recorded. Participants from 91 countries submitted logs, testifying to the fact that FT8 is not just an US phenomenon. Continue reading

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[RAC-Bulletin] RAC supports Canadian National Parks on the Air event (CNPOTA): January 1 to December 31, 2019

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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. 

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Maritime Mobile Service Network Operators Assist Vessel with Ill Crew Member

11/14/2018

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