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
The WSJT-X 2.0 software suite has been released, and developer Joe Taylor, K1JT, is urging FT8 and MSK144 users to upgrade to what will become the new standard Continue reading
Patrick WD9EWK will be part of a day of satellite operating from a deck on the RMS Queen Mary, docked at Long Beach in southern California, Saturday 15 December 2018. Continue reading
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
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.