ANALOG IS BACK!

Back by popular demand the KR9RK 442.000 has been restored to analog operation. On February 25th N9OEZ, KC9HCW & KD9FGF completed the installation of the new analog repeater for 442.000. With this our DMR migration to the new 440.00625 frequency is complete. If you failed to program your radios you must do so now. Both UHF repeaters received battery backup systems allowing our local ARES more options in the event of an emergency. As always none of this would be possible with out the continued and growing support of our members. In order to continue supporting 3 HUGE repeaters we need […]

ARISS to Swap Out Handheld VHF Transceivers on Space Station

The 10th SpaceX International Space Station cargo resupply mission delivered investigations to study human health, Earth science, and weather patterns last Thursday. It also carried a new Ericsson 2-meter handheld radio to replace one that failed a few months ago, disrupting the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. The VHF radio in the Columbus module was used for s…

Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, SK

Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal, Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until his death. Licensed in 1947, Gordon was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. After separating from the service, he attended Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in physics. An ARRL Life Member, G…

Two Amateur Radio CubeSats Carrying Transponders Set for Future NASA Launches

Two satellites with Amateur Radio transponder payloads have been selected for future NASA launches. AMSAT reports that the TJREVERB CubeSat, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 435/145 MHz FM transponder. The University of Washington-Seattle’s HuskySat-1 has a 145/435 MHz SSB/CW transponder and was developed by st…