New Russian Arctic Over-the-Horizon Radars Set for 2017 Startup

According to media accounts, more long-range, new over-the-horizon (OTH) radars that can identify aerial and sea targets hundreds of miles away are scheduled to begin operation next year in the Russian Arctic. It’s doubtful, however, that the news heralds the return of interference on the level of that generated by the so-called “Russian Woodpecker” OTH radar, which plagued Amateur Radio HF ban…

ARISS-International to Mark 20 Years at Houston “Face-to-Face” Meeting

AMSAT-International will celebrate its 20th anniversary when it meets in Houston on November 15. ARISS International Chair Frank Bauer, KA3HDO, noted that an international group interested in installing and operating an Amateur Radio station on the International Space Station first met in November 1996 at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Amateur Radio on the International Space…

"Sweeps" Time is Upon Us!

The very popular ARRL November Sweepstakes (SS) operating events take place in November on separate weekends for CW (November 5-7) and SSB (November 19-21). The contest period for each contest begins at 2100 UTC on Saturday and continues through 0259 UTC on Monday. Stations may operate for 24 hours out of the 30 hours available. Logs are due 15 days after each event. SS is a “domestic” contest …

Membership

Recently our club has seen some growth and with that changes are happening. If you haven’t already noticed we have invested in some of the latest technology to enhance our coverage and attract new members.  Supporting wide area repeaters comes with significant costs as do large scale upgrades like the ones that are currently under way. We have been lucky to have a few members funding some of the recent work so growing and maintaining […]