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Flight reaches Pago Pago

The commemorative around the world flight marking the 80 years since the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart has landed in Pago Pago American Samoa.

The 300th ILLW registration

The Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse VO1OK, in Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland Canada, is the milestone 300 registration in this year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held on August 19-20.

Project Earhart flight still in New Zealand

A test over New Zealand’s north island by the light aircraft on the Project Amelia Earhart flight put an earlier problem down to an airlock in the plane’s fuelling system.

Spectrum pollution put urban radio in doubt

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 told the Ham Radio 2017 Friedrichshafen conference opening ceremony of the need to be more vigilant to pollution and intrusions on our bands.

Bright cubesat for space

The soon to be launched Russian made cubesat called Mayak is claimed to the most visible object in the night sky.

The University of Mechanical Engineering in Moscow wanted to show that space exploration can be achieved through crowd funding.

Around the world flight strikes more problems

The Project Amelia Earhart flight had a troublesome fuel pump causing its return to Hamilton New Zealand. Brian Lloyd WB6RQN had spent a week in New Zealand to rest and have the aircraft’s HF ham radio and a magneto fixed.

Today’s microwaves tomorrow’s umbrella

For a long time it has been known that at certain microwave frequencies rain or cloud droplets will absorb radiation or attenuate the radio path. Now this absorption may have a new application in reporting rainfall.

SSTV for ARISS 20th anniversary

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) international team is to transmit a set of 12 pre-selected SSTV images that capture the accomplishments of ARISS over the past 20 years.

WWV 25 MHz Now Circular Polarised

The time and frequency standard transmission on 25 MHz by WWV now has a circularly polarised turnstile antenna.

It was very popular once but was mothballed in 1977, onlt to be revived in 2014 firstly on an experimental basis then permanently.

Big battery and battery-less mobile phones

The world's largest lithium ion battery, three times more powerful than others, is to be built in South Australia; and researchers have come up with a phone that does not require batteries.

Historic flight reaches New Zealand

The around the world Project Earhart flight has left Sydney to cross the Tasman Sea to New Zealand. Pilot and radio amateur Brian Lloyd WB6RQN, 62 of Texas, is marking the flight by Amelia Earhart 80 years ago.

Car maker Volvo in the news

The Swedish luxury car the Volvo aims to make all of its model electric from 2019, and believes it has an answer to the hazard of bounding kangaroos.