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 […]

HAM radio operators still have role to play

The people who keep communication lines open when disaster strikes are looking for new talent. That’s amateur radio clubs, and they’re increasingly filled by people above the age of 50, who would like to prepare the following generation to help in a crisis, says Mike Johnson, emergency management co-ordinator for Cumberland County. “We have so […]

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 […]

World Amateur Radio Day: April 18

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could […]

CANWARN Spring 2017 Training Update #3

The first public CANWARN session of the year is now history and was history-making. On the evening of Wednesday, April 5th, over 270 attended a training session in Owen Sound. This is a new personal record for me and is a testament to the interest in the program that existed in Grey, Bruce and surrounding […]