05/18/2017 All copies of the English-language version of Morsum Magnificat, the Morse Magazine, are now available for free download from the website of Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO. This includes the 89 issues published from 1986 to 2004. Mike Feher, N4FS, was able to provide the missing editions, which Randy Cole, KN6W, scanned for viewing. The 89 issues of Morsum Magnificat contain more than 4,000 printed pages, covering all aspects of Morse telegraphy. The newly available downloads also include “The Story of the Key: The Best of MM-1,” by Louise Ramsey Moreau W3WRE, which includes a list of American telegraph instrument makers […]

Missing Issues of Morsum Magnificat Now Available for Free Download


05/17/2017 The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club (GSBARC) will commemorate Armed Forces Day with special event station W2GSB/APM, operating May 20-21 from the American Airpower Museum at historic Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York. “This event commemorates Armed Forces weekend to honor our service men and women of the armed forces, who have given so much,” the club said in its announcement. W2GSB/APM will operate SSB on or about 7.280 and 14.280 MHz, and CW on or about 7.055 and 14.055 MHz. The station also be on available satellite passes. QSL via Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, PO […]

New York Club Plans Armed Forces Day Special Event


05/16/2017 Online registration is now available and the program is shaping up for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet September 15-16 in suburban Chicago. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, will be the keynote speaker for this 65th annual W9DXCC event. Discounted hotel rooms can also be booked now. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, W9DXCC will also offer Contest University (CTU) and DX University (DXU) programs on Friday, with presentations for new and veteran DXers and contest operators. The day-long session on Saturday will feature speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking, and a CW pile-up contest, plus prizes. Visit […]

Registration is Open for the 2017 W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet


05/16/2017 Two NASA astronauts, both with one-of-a-kind career credits, will be honored on May 19 when they are inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 17:00 UTC. Honorees will include Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ — the first Hispanic woman to go into space and the current director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and former astronaut Michael Foale, KB5UAC. Mir. Bob Cabana, a 2008 hall of famer and current director of Kennedy Space Center, will speak at the induction […]

Mike Foale, KB5UAC, and Ellen Ochoa, ex-KB5TZZ, to Join Astronaut Hall of Fame



05/16/2017 NOAA forecasters have issued a watch for minor-to-moderate geomagnetic storms May 16-17. Forecasters say there is a 40% chance of minor (G1) geomagnetic storming on May 16, as Earth enters a stream of solar wind flowing from a hole in the Sun’s atmosphere. The storm could intensify to moderate (G2) on May 17, due to a combination of coronal hole activity on the Sun’s surface and the impending arrival of a May 13 coronal mass ejection (CME), which is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth’s magnetic field. The storming could make auroral displays visible at lower-than-typical latitudes. […]

Moderate Geomagnetic Storming Forecast


05/13/2017 Hamvention® General Chairman Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, is suggesting that visitors to the May 19-21 event at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio, use off-site parking in order to avoid traffic problems. Hamvention will offer free on-site and off-site parking during the event.  “We are now promoting using off-site parking as a means to avoid traffic congestion around the Fairgrounds and possible lack of sufficient parking if there is heavy rain and the soccer fields are not available to us,” Cramer said today. Maps of the four off-site parking areas are on the Hamvention website, and […]

Hamvention® Recommends that Visitors Use Off-Site Parking Areas


05/11/2017 ARRL will present a “Meet the Author” area in the ARRL EXPO at Hamvention® 2017, to give visitors an opportunity to speak with authors who are inspiring today’s radio experimenters, operators, and innovators. Three authors will be in the ARRL EXPO area: Ward Silver, N0AX, author of new ARRL publication Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur. This book shows you how to build your ham radio station with effective grounding and bonding techniques for electrical safety, lightning protection, and RF management. Silver is also the author of ARRL’s Hands-On Radio Experiments (volume 1 and volume 2), ARRL License […]

Meet the Author at ARRL EXPO!


05/10/2017 Hollywood Reporter reports that The CW television network has pulled the plug on the Amateur Radio-themed show “Frequency,” which stars Peyton List as young police detective and radio amateur Raimy Sullivan. “Frequency was a combination of two of the season’s most popular trends: time travel and movie reboots,” Hollywood Reporter said, noting that the show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers. As in the 2000 movie Frequency that inspired the TV show, Amateur Radio provides a means for the protagonist to reconnect over time with her late estranged father Frank Sullivan. NBC had initially expressed interest in launching a […]

“Frequency” TV Show QRT



05/09/2017 Amateur Radio volunteers are urgently needed to assist with communications during the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walkon Saturday, May 13, at the South Street Seaport Promenade in New York City. Jose Lugo, KD2CJP, who is coordinating the NAMI event, said his team needs “all available hands on deck.” Contact him with availability as soon as possible. Only reply if you are able to help! Volunteers will be needed starting at about 8:30 AM. The event begins at 10 AM. This is the 11th annual mental health fund-raising and awareness 5K walk. Through advocacy and fundraising efforts, NAMI […]

Amateur Radio Volunteers Urgently Needed to Support Communication for NAMI 5K Walk on May 13


05/08/2017 It’s time to nominate candidates for the upcoming AMSAT-NA Board of Directors election. Four directors’ terms expire this year — Barry Baines, WD4ASW; Jerry Buxton, N0JY; Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, and Bob McGwier, N4HY. In addition, up to two Alternates may be elected for 1-year terms. A valid nomination requires either one member society or five current members in good standing to nominate an AMSAT-NA member for Director. Mail written nominations, consisting of the nominee’s name and call sign, and the nominating individual’s names, call signs, and individual signatures to AMSAT-NA, 10605 Concord St #304, Kensington, MD 20895-2526. Submitting written […]

Nominations Open for AMSAT-NA Board of Directors