ARRL report the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) FY 2019 budget request includes shutting down “NIST radio stations in Colorado and Hawaii” — in other words, WWV and WWVH Continue reading
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South Africa’s SARL News report the ILLW takes place over the weekend of 18 and 19 August and, according to the entry list, Namibia has two lighthouses registered and South Africa has thirteen lighthouses registered for the event. Continue reading
Operators Jose EA1ACP, Gen EA5EL, Francisco EA7FTR and David EB7DX will be active with the special callsign 5E5A during four different periods. Continue reading
On Sunday the 5th of August 2018, Mark Turner EI3KD managed to work D4Z on the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of of Africa on 144 MHz, a distance of some 4163 kms. This remarkable contact, made on CW, was a new record for tropo in IARU Region 1. The previous record of 4130 kms was set back in July of 2015. Continue reading
Icom Inc. will be holding once again a D-STAR (Digital Amateur Radio) QSO Party this year. The global event will take place between September 22nd at 0.00 and September 24th at 24.00 (UTC).
The format of the party will be the same as in previous years with the goal of encouraging D-STAR operators to communicate with as many other operators across the world via D-STAR repeaters.
The prizes on offer this year have not been announced yet, so keep an eye out for the latest updates on the D-STAR QSO Party 2018 website www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp .
Entries for the 2018 International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW, are on schedule with 250 being listed so far. Continue reading
The upcoming Baker Island DXpedition is sure to be a sought after contact, especially if propagation doesn’t play fair.