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Wasatch Back Tri County Amateur Radio Group
Morgan, Summit, Wasatch
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 147.360 MHz PL 100 Hz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 9:00 P (2100)
Freq: 145.610 MHz
Day: Second Thursday
Time: 8:30 P (2030)
Freq: 145.010 MHz
Wasatch County Hams
|Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio Payload Launched |
Date Published: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:22:00 -0600
A SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046 UTC on November 15 from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first Amateur Radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band and X-band payload capab...
|ARRL November Sweepstakes CW 2018 Log Count Tops Last Year’s|
Date Published: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:10:00 -0600
ARRL Contest Branch Manager Bart Jahnke, W9JJ, says the 1,270 electronic and handful of paper logs submitted for this year’s ARRL November Sweepstakes CW weekend surpass last year’s log count. Now it’s time for SS Phone. Jahnke stresses that SS Phone logs are due within 7 days after the event ends, by 0259 UTC on November 26. “As our updated processes have results and awards on a much faster tr...
|The Doctor Will See You Now!|
Date Published: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 07:00:00 -0600
|New Beta Version of WSJT-X is Now Available, Mock FT8 Contest Set|
Date Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:34:00 -0600
A new WSJT-X “release candidate,” version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly, since the upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work “out of the box” when upgrading from previous versions.
The latest versi...
|Southern New Jersey ARES Team Assists in Missing-Person Search|
Date Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:36:00 -0600
Ocean County, New Jersey, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) volunteers recently assisted search groups looking for a man with dementia who was reported missing on November 2 from a nursing home in Stafford Township. Searches concentrating on neighborhoods around the nursing home had been unsuccessful. The missing man’s family organized a search for November 10, and Ocean County ARES was i...
|Noted Contester, AR-Cluster Developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K, SK |
Date Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:18:00 -0600
Well-known contester and AR-Cluster developer Terry Gerdes, AB5K (ex-KX6OI), formerly of Texas, died on November 13 in Belize, where he had recently relocated and married. He was 69. An Arkansas native who was initially licensed as WB5SFA, Gerdes held a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. In the 1980s, he operated from the Marshall Islands as KX6OI while tracking m...
|Maritime Mobile Service Network Operators Assist Vessel with Ill Crew Member|
Date Published: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:43:00 -0600
Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) played a significant part in summoning medical assistance on November 9 for a crew member suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda.
“The assistance we received from the ham radio operator[s] was crucial in helping us communicate with the vessel’s crew,” ...
|Montenegro, Lithuania Latest to Join the 60-Meter Band Community|
Date Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:35:00 -0600
|Amateur Radio Volunteers at the Ready for California Fire Duty|
Date Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:09:00 -0600
[Updated 2018 November 13 @ 1024 UTC] Amateur Radio volunteers have been active or are standing by on several fronts as wildfires continue to rage in large sections of California.
In Butte County, in Northern California, the Camp Fire, the state’s deadliest wildfire, triggered a call up of ARES members for communication support. A small wildfire that started in a mountainous area of Bu...
|Amateur Radio Issues under Discussion in Geneva in Advance of WRC-19|
Date Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:48:00 -0600
As part of the run up to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), three International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Group 5 (SG 5) Working Groups have been meeting this week in Geneva. ITU-R Study Groups develop the technical bases for decisions taken at WRCs and develop global standards, reports, and handbooks on radiocommunication matters. Working G...
|Radio Amateurs of Canada Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID, SK |
Date Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:03:00 -0600
Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) reports its Corporate Secretary Sukwan Widajat, VA3WID/YB0SWI/AB1XM, has died while in Indonesia, a post he had held since 2015. RAC President Glen MacDonell, VA3XRA, said he always appreciated Widajat’s enthusiasm, eagerness, and helpful recommendations. “We are all volunteers and know that people have other responsibilities, and he was an example of balancing th...
|Inaugural “Green Keys Night” Set for January 1|
Date Published: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:39:00 -0600
|Es’hail-2 Geostationary Satellite Launch Said to be Imminent|
Date Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:04:00 -0600
According to AMSAT-Germany (AMSAT-DL), Es’hail-2, the world’s first geostationary satellite carrying Amateur Radio transponders, will go into space from Cape Canaveral in a few days. Space news outlet Spaceflight Now says that the SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher is set to launch on Thursday, November 15, between 2049 and 2229 UTC. Positioned at 25.5° E, the satellite will carry an Amateur Radio S-band...
|ARRL Executive Committee Recommends Small Addition to Articles of Association|
Date Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:37:00 -0600
At its October 20 meeting, the ARRL Executive Committee voted to recommend to the full Board of Directors an addition to Article 1 of the Articles of Association of the ARRL, per requirements of the Connecticut Secretary of the State. The minor addition is necessary to bring the Articles into alignment with Connecticut state statutes.
The requirement would add the sentence, “The Corporation is n...
|Eastern Massachusetts SEC Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Receives Blue Hills Observatory Outstanding Service Award|
Date Published: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:23:00 -0600
The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center has awarded Eastern Massachusetts ARES SKYWARN Coordinator and Section Emergency Coordinator Rob Macedo, KD1CY, with its Outstanding Service Award. Macedo received the award on November 9 during a Blue Hills Observatory fundraising event. Doing the honors were meteorologist and Weather Channel personality Jim Cantore and former Weather Channel meteor...