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New Indian moon landing attempt

Work is going ‘smoothly’ on the Chandrayaan-3 mission to put a roverprobe on the moon’s surface, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K. Sivan told a press conference. India is seeking to become only the fourth nation after Russia, the United States and China to put a mission on the moon’s …

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The sun swallows a comet

Yesterday, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory discovered the first comet of the new decade. Hours later it was gone, destroyed by the sun. Visit today’s edition of Spaceweather.com for the full story and a video of the comet’s death plunge

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Well-Known DXer and DXCC Card Checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC, SK

01/14/2020  Well-known DXer and DXCC card checker Peter Glasmacher, DK5DC/AA6HM, of Werl, Germany, died unexpectedly on January 12. An ARRL member, he was 68. Glasmacher served as the editor of the monthly DX column “DXtra” in CQ DL, the official journal of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), to which …

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4W – Timor Leste 2020

The Lagunaria DX Group is planning a large scale DXpedition to Timor-Leste (4W) in October / November 2020. We currently have one team member in Timor-Leste negotiating with different ministries, companies and accommodation facilities. Right now we have positive feedback from all. We even already have a confirmed reservation for …

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Terrible, tragic news from Rotuma

Antoine, 3D2AG, who has been active from Rotuma since December 21st, has reported that his 11-year-old son (eldest) drowned on January 9th.His son accompanied him on his latest trip to Rotuma. They found his body early in the morning in the deep sea. His burial was expected to be on …

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The SARL Wednesday 80m Club Sprint

The first leg of the Wednesday 80m Club Sprint will be held from 17:00 to 18:00 UTC on 15 January. The exchange is an RS or RST report and your 4-character grid square. You score 2 points for every QSO made and 2 points for the first QSO with each …

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Selecting the right type of antenna

There are very many different types of antenna to choose from: dipoles inverted Vs, single band, multiband, doublets, verticals beams trapped dipoles, and many more. On top of this many can be home made or factory made. The choice is huge In view of the great variety of antennas, it …

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Summer Field Day 2020

Australia’s Summerland Amateur Radio Club report that due to current Nation Park & Forest Closures, Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG and myself VK2QJ will be activating VK2SRC this weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January, from a location near The Pinnacles Grafton QG60LL 170m ASL for the Summer VHF / UHF …

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V47JA – St Kitts

John, W5JON (as V47JA) will once again be operating from Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indies, located 200 feet from the Caribbean Sea, from February 21 – March 5, 2020, and active on 6-160m (incl. 60m), SSB and FT8. Radios: Yaesu FT1000MP, FT857D and Elecraft KPA500 Amplifier. Antennas: Mosley Mini32A …

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