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61st Jamboree-On-The-Air has arrived
3rd Limerick Scout Group rise to the challenge It's finally arrived! The 61st International Jamboree-On-The-Air starts today and will run for the next three days which will see over 1.5 million Scouts take part in the largest worldwide Scouting event
JOTA in Canada's SW corner
Local Amateur Radio groups SARC, SEPAR and LARA will be providing communications in a demonstration of Emergency Communications on Saturday, Oct 20 starting at 0900 PST
Foundations of Amateur Radio #176
Mistakes are common in all aspects of life. Sometimes they are only known to you, other times they are public knowledge and open to ridicule and lambasting. Getting on air for the first time is an accomplishment and often the initial source of mistakes, mishaps and great frustration
Ham radio volunteers needed in aftermath of Hurricane Michael
News4JAX reports amateur radio operators are needed to help communication after Hurricane Michael
Norwegian radio ham prevented from leaving Chad
ARRL reports a saga that has reached the diplomatic and foreign ministry level is playing out in Africa’s Republic of Chad, involving Norwegian radio amateur Kenneth Opskar, LA7GIA
K7AGE - New Ham Shack
Randy Hall K7AGE recently moved to Gold Beach, Oregon and has released a couple of videos about his new amateur radio shack and workshop
RSGB Convention video released
The RSGB have released the presentation given by IARU-R1 President Don Beattie G3BJ to the RSGB Convention in Milton Keynes on October 13 - So what has the IARU ever done for us?
Amateur radio lunar satellite LO-94 on Hackaday
Al Williams WD5GNR writes on Hackaday about the amateur radio spacecraft LO-94 (DSLWP-B / Longjiang-2) which has been taking pictures from the far-side of the Moon
France: Consultation on WRC-19 position
Earlier this year Ofcom held a public consultation on the UK position for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2019 (#WRC19), now in France the ANFR is carrying out a similar exercise
Ofcom: Spectrum Licensing Team survey
At the end of Ofcom's Freedom of Information responses is an often overlooked link to a Spectrum Licensing survey on the performance of the licensing team
DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands
Tony's 10m Band Report
Another good week although Thursday and Friday were pretty poor. I managed St. Helena, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and loads of Eu. (I even squeezed in the Dominican Republic but that was on 17m.)
FT8 to be permitted in 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup
The ARRL Contest Branch has announced that participants in the 2019 ARRL RTTY Roundup will be permitted to use the new FT8 protocol, which is part of the WSJT-X software suite
Impact of VDSL interference on Amateur Radio Service
The RSGB has released an interim report - Determination of impact of VDSL interference on the Amateur Radio Service
Polluting LED lamp withdrawn from Jula stores
The SSA reports Swedish DIY retailer Jula has agreed to withdraw an LED lamp that pollutes the RF spectrum causing interference to radio communications
David G0EVV becomes Mountain Goat
David Stansfield G0EVV, from Morpeth in Northern England, has reached SOTA Mountain Goat status after six years of participating as an activator
New Swedish ham radio textbook PDF
Sweden's SSA has announced a new edition of the 370 page amateur radio textbook KonCEPT is available for free download
Portuguese JOTA stations lists 2018 available
A complete lists of Portuguese stations that will be active during this weekend for the 61st Jamboree On The Air and 22nd JOTI 2018 is now available
GR150NIB - 150th Anniversary of RNIB
Glasgow's Evening Times reports Terry Robinson GM3WUX is using the special event callsign GR150NIB to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal National Institute of Blind People
Portuguese beacons re-activated
The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px
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