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The 6th annual event on September 23-24 starts with an ‘around VK Friday night’ (AEST) to be followed with contacts in the USA and United Kingdom. Peter Cossins VK3BFG who is the prime organiser invites everyone involved in amateur television to be involved. Last year there was participation from Australasia, Europe, Asia and North and South America with 655 viewers making it truly a global event. David VK5DMC will also anchor the event from the Port Pirie South Australia repeater VK5RMC, and hopefully others will take charge in Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland.  Art Towslee WA8RMC one of the […]

Worldwide Digital Amateur Radio QSO Party


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Current cooperation between the SARL and ICASA has far outstripped the original MOU between the two organisations and was brought up-to-date last year. However due to the restructuring of ICASA and various delays in amending the ICASA delegation of authority, the signing of the MOU was delayed. While the new MOU was agreed between the SARL and the ICASA licensing structure it had to go through a new review process including various departments. This process is now at the point where the MOU is on the agenda of the next ICASA Operations Committee. After approval it will then be submitted […]

Next step for SARL ICASA MoU


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The South African Radio League reports on discussions with their regulator ICASA regarding an amateur radio 5 MHz band allocation that is 100 kHz wide with 400 watts output The SARL recommendation for a 5 MHz allocation presented to ICASA earlier this year, has now received approval from the frequency spectrum department and a document is in preparation for submission to the Operating Committee. The SARL proposal seeks the continued use of 5290 kHz for the WSPR propagation experiment and a secondary allocation of 100 kHz range which includes the WRC agreed range of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz and that […]

5 MHz in South Africa


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Message to US EducatorsAmateur Radio on the International Space StationContact Opportunity – Call for ProposalsProposal Window September 1 – November 1, 2016 The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions andorganizations, individually or working together, to host an Amateur Radio contact with a crew member on board the ISS. ARISS anticipates that the contact would be held between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large […]

US ARISS Contacts – Call for Proposals



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This year’s International Air Ambulance Week will take place between 17th – 25th September 2016, with the focus on supporting and generating donations for flying medical services around the world Source link

IAW on-air next month


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Hundreds with portable gear had a marvellous time putting former marine navigation on air during the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held last Saturday and Sunday. Organiser Kevin Mulcahy VK2CE says thank you to all who registered for the fun-event, with some them needing to avoid contests and keep out of inclement weather. Its final result of 471 from 45 countries was excellent, says Kevin, considering unsettled conditions in some areas of the world. Now expected on the ILLW.NET website are more reports of 2016 activity. At the end, Germany and USA both had 69 registrations, followed closely by […]

The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun


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Thursday Aug252016 News Desk BREAKING NEWS: HAMS ACTIVATED AFTER QUAKE IN ITALY LINKED REPEATERS AID HAMS’ CALIFORNIA FIRE RESPONSE GUILTY PLEAS IN WORLDWIDE PRICE-FIXING CASE IN ALASKA, PREPARING TO PLAY THE HAARP ICOM DELIVERS A TOKYO SURPRISE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS GO TO YOUNG AMATEURS NEW FREQUENCIES FOR LATVIAN AMATEURS STATION HONORS MARTYRED FRANCISCAN PRIEST THE WORLD OF DX AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE HONORS YOUNG HAM OF THE YEAR MESSAGE FIT FOR A QUEEN SCRIPT AUDIO Podcast View Printer Friendly Version Email Article to Friend Main | Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2025 August 19, 2016 » 25 August 2016 | 10:44 pm Source […]

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2026 August 26, 2016


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The Moxon is now running fine but Ten Metres was in such poor shape that I hardly worked anything. Additionally I was in Stoke for Friday and Saturday so the opportunity was not really there. I did work G3YDY, UT2IW, UR5LY, LY3BG, LY3BRA, M0OAB, US7KC, OH3NE, EU7FBB, OE3EPW, OE4ATS and UR5WCA mainly on JT65 YB71RI (Malaysia) was still out there in various guises along with 5T2AI, (Mauritania) Most popular DX (three or more contacts, any mode) Monday DX: EG25JRA, ZV2016RIO, D2EB, EC1AJL, ZB2TEN/B, YB71RI/9, F1RAF, ZS6DN, XE1XR, W0WF/B, OK0EG/B, N8ZQP, KD5CKP/B, K5TLJ/B, IZ8DXB/B, IT9EJW/B, ZY157CAT, XE3VAA, SK0CT/B, OE3XAC/B, IZ8RVA/B, IK6XEJ, […]

Tony's 10m Band Report



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08/25/2016 The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from schools and formal or informal educational institutions and organizations — individually or working in concert — to host Amateur Radio contacts next year with ISS crew members. The window to accept proposals opens on September 1, and the deadline to submit a proposal is November 1. ARISS anticipates that contacts will take place between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Crew scheduling and ISS orbits will determine the exact contact dates. The ARRL website includes proposal information and documents. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, […]

Application Window Opens on September 1 for Prospective ISS Ham Radio Contact Hosts


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08/24/2016 The National Park Service received a centennial gift from the White House on August 24, when President Barack Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Northern Maine. The 413th official unit of the National Park Service, the new national monument will be known to National Parks on the Air (NPOTA) participants as MN84. The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument was created from land donated to the federal government this week by philanthropist Roxanne Quimby’s foundation, Elliotsville Plantation Inc. The grant was facilitated by the National Park Foundation as part of its Centennial Campaign for America’s […]

Ready to Activate for NPOTA: White House Creates New National Park Service Unit