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Earthquake and hurricane emergencies

The 7.1 earthquake in Mexico that downed many buildings and killed more than 250, plus Hurricane Maria that swept through a number of Caribbean nations, have kept emergency communications frequencies busy with coordination and traffic.

When RF energy can cause a problem

A simple to build RFI indicator can monitor such issues on your feedline. Omer DU1RZ has come up with a tool that needs a toroid, a few turns of wire and LED. Sounds like something old-timers called a ‘soup loop’ that used a small incandescent globe.

Balloon stratospheric probe

In Spain four Baccalaureate students in in aeronautics, computing and telecommunications have come with RadioStrat balloon stratospheric probe project.

React with brightness or fade

The IARU Region 1 General Conference in Landshut Germany is discussing our future, with the doomsayers, or maybe it’s the realists, who think we should lift of socks and get back into the game.

New 10GHz EME Record

Rex Moncur VK7MO in a contact with Jim Malone WA3LBI using the QRA64D mode via earth-moon-earth has set a world record of 18,949.4 kilometres.

Trial access to new bands in US

The bands at 630 metres and 2200 metres will be conditionally available for up to three years in the United States, provided radio amateurs give advance notice of such use.

IARU watches wireless charging technology

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is considering the issue of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) as it continues to prepare for the ITU World Radiocommications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19).

Hamfest pushes a good message

The Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club used its annual Hamfest last Sunday to score good promotion for the hobby.

WIA survey wants your views

In a part of the ongoing consultation process the Wireless Institute of Australia wants to measure the views of those in Amateur Radio. No, you don’t have to be a WIA member, or even give your identity.

Highway to a DX Party

The Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club of San Bernardino, California, is hosting the 18th annual 'Route 66 On The Air' special event September 9-17.

Solar storm may be coming

Two big sunspot groups are now facing Earth with predictions they could herald Earth-directed flares.

The AR2674 growing for days has been joined by AR2673 that suddenly grew in  just 24 hours.

P5 DPRK remains #1 most wanted

It has been in the headlines daily of late, but the annual 'DXCC Most Wanted' list by ClubLog puts the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea P5 at the top of the list.