p[Updated 29 October 1820 UTC] The strongRACE/strong and strongGOMX-2/strong CubeSats were among more than 2 dozen satellites lost after an unmanned Orbital Space Sciences (OSC) Antares 130 vehicle exploded spectacularly shortly after launch at 2222 UTC on Tuesday, October 28, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Both satellite packages carried Amateur Radio payloads. T.../p
pThe GOMX-2 CubeSat was among more than 2 dozen satellites that were lost after an unmanned Orbital Space Sciences (OSC) Antares 130 vehicle exploded spectacularly shortly after launch at 2222 UTC on Tuesday, October 28, fromspan the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island on Virginia’s Eastern Shore/span. The Antares is a new medium-class launch vehicle developed by OSC. The rocket exploded ab.../p
pGlen Popiel, KW5GP, author of the newly released ARRL publication strongispanArduino for Ham Radio/span/i/strong will be the featured guest on a webcast on Thursday, October 30, at 0100 UTC by Tom Medlin, strongW5KUB/strong. spanArduino devices are /spanspanpowerful and inexpensive microcontrollers/span,span /spanspanand they are an easy way for radio amateurs, students, and professionals to create devices that interact with their environment through sensors and.../span/p
pThe co-founder of Mirage Communications and KLM, Ken Holladay, K6HCP, of Gilroy, California, died October 14 after an extended illness. He was 75. Holladay and Everett Gracey, WA6CBA (SK) co-founded Mirage Communications, now a part of MFJ. He also was the “K” in KLM Electronics, Inc, which he co-founded with spanLeeland “Mel” Farrer, K6KBE, and Mike Staal, K6MYC/span./pp/ppA radio amateur from his high schoo.../p
On the occasion of the 10th sailing transatlantic race quot;The Route du Rhumquot; Saint Malo to Pointe-agrave;-Pitre, the Radio Club FG4KI and OM Guadeloupe will activate a special call TO4R 2-16 November 2014.
Larry, N6AR will be active from Guantamo Bay in November 2014 as KG4LB.
KV1J will be active from Miquelon Island (IOTA NA-032) 16 February-10 March 2015 as FP/KV1J.
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pIt’s getting to be more challenging to receive the JT65B transmissions from the recently launched 4M (Manfred Memorial Moon Mission) lunar payload. The 13-character onboard messages posted from around the world prior to launch were expected to be transmitted this week and will be repeated. On October 25 Ghislain Ruy, LX2RG, of LUXspace said signals from the 4M payload were quite weak./pp/pp“This is n.../p
pThe ARRL Centennial strongW1AW/strong portable operations taking place throughout 2014 from each of the 50 states are now in Nevada and West Virginia. They will transition at 0000 UTC on Wednesday, October 29 (the evening of October 28 in US time zones), to Wyoming (W1AW/7) and Massachusetts (W1AW/1). W1AW/KP2 also will be active until November 5 from the US Virgin Islands. So far during 2014, W1AW has visi.../p
a href="http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Operating_Modes/QRSS/"Operating Modes/QRSS/abrA portal of QRSS images, automatically Updated with Active QRSS Grabberersimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dxzone/xml/~4/5cQPqh4ipqo" height="1" width="1"/
a href="http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Antennas/Theory/Antenna_Gain/"Antennas/Theory/Antenna Gain/abrAn interesting guide to aerials comparing height, gain and angles by gw6itjimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dxzone/xml/~4/Z2MoWELfoKI" height="1" width="1"/
a href="http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/Radio_Equipment/HF_Transceivers/Icom_IC-7700/"Radio Equipment/HF Transceivers/Icom IC-7700/abrEvaluation of various microphones on-air using an Icom IC-7700 by VA7JWimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dxzone/xml/~4/HWUDWB_xKcE" height="1" width="1"/
G8OFQ will be active again from Isabella Island , Galapagos Islands 1 July- 30 September 2015 as HC8/G8OFQ.
Hide, JI1AVY will be active from Timor Leste starting October 2014 as 4W/JI1AVY.
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