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The 2020 CQ DX Marathon

This ia a year-long DX hunt, with participants competing to see who can work the greatest number of countries and CQ zones during this calendar year. The 2020 edition started at 00:00 UTC on 1 January and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December. Complete details can be found at …

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The Fainting of Betelgeuse

Red giant star Betelgeuse is on the verge of going supernova. An episode of “fainting” widely reported in December has intensified in January, according to new measurements by astronomers at Villanova University. Is the end near? Visit today’s edition of Spaceweather.com for the full story of what could turn into …

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JARL focus is on Younger Generations and Women

In his New Year statement Japan Amateur Radio League President Yoshinori Takao JG1KTC says JARL continues to focus on acquiring new members of Younger generations and Women He also said “The succession of amateur radio, which is a useful means of communication, to the next generation and the development of …

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2020 Nordics On The Air Norway

This year, the annual Nordics On The Air ham radio youth camp will be held in Norway during Easter, April 10-13, 2020 The IARU Region 1 site report says: We invite all the Nordic youngsters to take part in a fun weekend full of radio related activities, meeting new friends …

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The February Edition of Digital QST is Now Available!

01/10/2020 The February issue of Digital QST is now available for viewing on your desktop or laptop. Click here to view the issue. It is also available for reading on your Apple, Android, or Kindle Fire device. Build an affordable D-STAR Hotspot Learn about CAT Ham-friendly homes and a hidden …

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C21xx – Nauru

Due to a change of plans and flight availability, Nobu, JA0JHQ hopes to be active from Nauru during January 13-19, 2020. Callsign won’t be known until arrival and even then he might not be able to secure a license at short notice. Nobu says “this trip is a kind of …

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2019 ARRL Periodicals Available on DVD and via Download

01/10/2020 The 2019 ARRL Periodicals DVD is now available and includes the complete, fully searchable collection of three ARRL journals — QST, the official membership journal of ARRL, QEX Forum for Communications Experimenters, and National Contest Journal (NCJ). In addition, the DVD includes source code for software projects and PC …

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Swiss special event station

Members of the Association des Radio- amateurs de la Cote (HB9HI) will activate the special event station HE2JOJ until January 31st. Activity is to mark the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (Jeux Olympiques de la Jeunesse) to be hosted in Lausanne. QSL via HB9HI, direct or by …

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