APRS Packet on the ISS

This morning, I returned back to using APRS to connect to the International Space Station. I reconfigured my Kenwood TM-D710 to send and receive APRS packets from the ISS on the 145.825 MHz APRS frequency.  This frequency has been used as the universal APRS packet channel for most of the newer Amateur Radio APRS satellites

RAC Canada Day Contest 2017

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the RAC Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air and this year is very special as Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday. In recognition of this milestone, the RAC Canada

41st Annual Durham Hamfest

The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest takes place April 29th, 2017 at the Pickering Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road South, Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7) from 09:00 until 12:00. Adult admission is $7 while children under 12 are free! The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest is a radio/electronics flea market and hobby show. The event brings together

Ontario QSO Party: April 15-16

The Ontario QSO Party is scheduled for the third weekend of April and you are cordially invited to take part. Date: 1800Z April 15 to 0500Z April 16, and 1200Z to 1800Z April 16 Ontario stations are encouraged to contact as many Amateur Radio stations as possible both in Ontario and worldwide. Stations outside Ontario

ARISS Packet Back on VHF

The ARISS Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) is pleased to announce that packet from the International Space Station (ISS) is once again on 145.825 MHz! ARISS did the foot work and paperwork a few months ago to launch the last back-up Ericsson VHF handheld radio to the ISS. This work was begun