QST Honored with E.T. Krenkel Medal for Outstanding Global Contributions to Amateur Radio

The Russian National Academy of Researches and Discoveries has honored QST with an E.T. Krenkel Medal for “outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio.”

The award’s namesake, Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel, was a radio amateur who, over the years, used the call signs RAEM, U3AA, and UA3AA. Born in Poland, Krenkel was an Arctic explorer who took part in the first Soviet “drifting station,” North...

25-May-2018, 17:45:00 (www.arrl.org)

Opt-in to GB2RS emails

If you receive the GB2RS weekly email you will have seen that you need to opt-in to keep receiving it in future. This is so that the RSGB complies with the new General Data Protection Act. The RSGB is delighted that a large number of people have done so already and they will receive the […]
25-May-2018, 15:16:22 (rsgb.org)

Marconi’s Elettra on the air

Marconi’s floating laboratory Elettra will be put on the air next weekend as part of the Museum Ships Weekend. Using the call sign II4AMP and sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, this is the sixth time the yacht has been activated in this way. For more information on Museum Ships Weekend visit nj2bb.org.
25-May-2018, 15:13:31 (rsgb.org)

NRC D-Star repeater back again

GB7BP, the D-Star repeater in the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park, has recently come back on the air. It had been inactive due to equipment problems. Many local amateurs have already used the repeater since it was reactivated and every one is invited to listen in. By logging into RSGB Membership Services members […]
25-May-2018, 15:11:44 (rsgb.org)

Also in GB2RS this week…

A formation of two satellites was launched on Monday on a lunar orbit mission. The 47kg microsatellites each carry two SDR VHF/UHF transceivers to provide command, telemetry, image transmission and a GMSK-JT4 repeater. The project is led by Harbin Institute of Technology and has low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and educational goals. More information […]
25-May-2018, 15:06:15 (rsgb.org)

Two satellites launched on lunar mission

A formation of two satellites was launched on Monday on a lunar orbit mission. The 47kg microsatellites each carry two SDR VHF/UHF transceivers to provide command, telemetry, image transmission and a GMSK-JT4 repeater. The project is led by Harbin Institute of Technology and has low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and educational goals. More information […]
25-May-2018, 15:04:43 (rsgb.org)

The K7RA Solar Update

Sunspot activity resumed this week, after no sunspots for seven consecutive days. Average daily sunspot number was 7.7, rising from 6.4 in the previous reporting week. Average daily solar flux was 70.1, changed little from 70.2 last week.

According to Spaceweather.com, in 2018 56% of days so far have been spotless.

Currently sunspot group 2710 and 2711 are active (2711 is growing), and 2712 is ab...

25-May-2018, 13:26:00 (www.arrl.org)

ARRL Headquarters Will Be Closed on Monday, May 28

ARRL Headquarters will be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no W1AW bulletin or code practice transmissions that day. Headquarters will re-open on Tuesday, May 29, at 8 AM EDT. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

25-May-2018, 13:05:00 (www.arrl.org)

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Coping with Poor HF Conditions” is the topic of the new (May 24) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen...and learn!

Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone -- whenever and wherever you like!

Every 2 weeks, your host, QST Editor-in-Chief Steve Ford, WB8IMY, and the Do...

24-May-2018, 18:47:00 (www.arrl.org)

ARRL White Paper Provides Context for Recommended Governance Changes

ARRL has released a “white paper” that provides some context to explain proposed alterations to the Articles Of Association and By Laws that the Executive Committee (EC) of the Board of Directors recommended for full Board passage at its April 21 meeting. Study continues of the so-called “Code of Conduct” for Board members, known officially as the ARRL Policy on Board Governance and Conduct of ...

23-May-2018, 18:35:00 (www.arrl.org)