CIA documents about Ham radio declassified online

CIA reports about amateur (ham) radio in the former Soviet Union (including the Baltic States) and Warsaw Pact member countries have been declassified to a new online search engine. The website is: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/search/site/amateur%20ham%20radio The documents include translations and assessments of : amateur radio clubs, including DOSAAF; training; monitoring sputniks; technology and equipment; and even qsl […]

New Amateur Radio FM Transponder CubeSat

The BY70-1 CubeSat launched on December 28 from the Taiyuan Space Launch Centre in China, but in a lower orbit than intended. The satellite carries an Amateur Radio FM transponder. BY70-1 was intended to go into a 530-kilometre (approximately 329-mile) circular Sun-synchronous orbit, but it appears the orbit is 524 x 212 kilometres, which will give […]