“…………….. The first amateur radio station on the moon, JS1YMG, is now transmitting. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, landed its Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon on the 19th of January 2024. The JAXA Ham Radio Club, JQ1ZVI secured the JS1YMG callsign and has been transmitting Morse code on 437.41MHz since the 19th of January. The probe uses 1W to a UHF antenna, with circular polarisation, and is transmitting what is described as “matters related to amateur business.” Radio amateurs have been busy analysing JS1YMG‘s signal. You can read more about this story on Daniel Estévez, EA4GPZ’s blog at destevez.net …………………”
HEDY LAMARR DAY
CO6MQ Maria del Carmen Ruiz Perez, doyenne of Cuban women radio amateurs
New Zealand Yls
KD2JTX Doreen T Bogdan-Martin – ITU Secretary-General
3rd UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY Diploma, 2022 Hosted by Selvamar Noticias.
First YL Group Meeting of Argentina
Postscript – Jeanne live on YouTube with ‘Ham Radio Live’
CONTACT & Calendar
For the Commonwealth Games, GB22HQ will be operating from the Birmingham NEC. There are also seven ‘Special’ Special Event callsigns, one each from the four UK Home Nations and three Crown Dependencies. From the 25th of July until the 21st of August, the special callsigns will be available for activation by RSGB affiliated clubs or individual RSGB Members. To take part you must please first check the relevant Activation Schedule on QRZ.com for a slot to suit your availability. Then contact the callsign coordinator, who will be keen to help. They will book you in and update the schedule. Depending upon your location, the callsigns to look for are GB22GE, GB22GM, GB22GW, GB22GI, GB22GJ, GB22GU and GB22GD. More details at rsgb.org under the ‘on the air’ tab.
On June 12, radio amateurs gave information and demonstrations about ‘Morse code as a means of communication’ to the public at the Open Air Museum Arnhem
The interest of the visitors was great. Many were extensively informed. The number of people who wanted to take an “aptitude test” was also above expectations. All in all a very successful day. …………..Read… MORE ………
I saw your post about the quorum numbers for the AGM. I have to give my apologies. Eileen and I have been in the USA for a month so far and are not back until 20th May.
Unfortunately, not getting much chance to play radio but I did get to use the HF Discone at the Titan Missile Museum.
Here’s a picture Eileen took of me at the Titan Missile Museum HF discone. I was only using 10w. Conditions weren’t great, but I did get about 8 QSOs all in continental USA with the best DX being Florida.