ISS Fan Club Closing Down

ISS Fan Club closing down on January 1st 2019 After almost 17 years of service to the amateur radio community, the issfanclub.com site will shut down on January 1st 2019. The ISS fan club website has been an excellent source of information for tracking the ISS and crew activity....

Santa Net Started Nov 23rd 2018 on 3.916 MHz

From: VA7MPGThis is year number 13 for this net. To learn more about the net 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)...

Limited Edition RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin

The Radio Amateurs of Canada have issued the following bulletin with respect to the 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin For immediate release: https://wp.rac.ca/limited-edition-rac-25th-anniversary-challenge-coin/ In May 2018, Radio Amateurs of Canada was pleased to introduce the special RAC 25th Anniversary Challenge Coin as part of its year-long celebrations. The coin was designed by Mike Hutchison and...

November 28, 2018 Public Awareness Test

On November 28th at 1:55 PM local time (2:55 PM local time in Quebec), a test of the Alert Ready system will be conducted. The test will be distributed on TV, radio and compatible wireless devices. Please note, not all mobile devices will receive the test message. For general...

A Day of Remembrance

The Ode of Remembrance They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall...

Facebook – I Quit

Well after some thought, I shutdown my Facebook page.  There were a few reasons why I did, but the main reason was the invasion of privacy.  It wasn’t the increased BS, the fake news and the political crap, it ended up being that Facebook was monitoring my private text...

UKube-1 falls silent

UKube-1, the UK Space Agency’s first CubeSat, was launched into space in July 2014. It completed its successful nominal mission fourteen month later in September 2015 Since that date, for the past three years, the FUNcube based payload has continued to provide a transponder for use by radio amateurs...

OP25 APCO P25 Software for Linux

I have been playing with OP25 on my Linux system, monitoring my local P25 systems.  I have found a link that explains the download and installation of OP25 and I have provided the link on my OP25 page. OP25 is a not-for-profit project to bring together folks that are...

Astronaut, Cosmonaut Safe in Wake of Soyuz Launch Failure

ARRL – A Russian Soyuz spacecraft crew launch to the International Space Station (ISS) suffered an emergency booster failure shortly after lift-off from Kazakhstan on October 11, but the crew is safe. On board the Soyuz MS-10 were US Astronaut Nick Hague, KG5TMV, and Russian Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was...