Two Radio Amateurs are Among Three New ISS Crew Members

After a 6-hour flight, astronauts Mark Vande Hei, KG5GNP, and Joe Acaba, KE5DAR, and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin arrived at the International Space Station on September 12. The trio launched aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft from Kazakhstan, orbited Earth four times, and then docked at the space station. The hatches between the spacecraft and station opened early on September 13. The arrival o…

State of Emergency Continues in Southern Mexico, Emergency Net Could Activate

A state of emergency continues in Southern Mexico as new aftershocks occurred today in the wake of a magnitude 8.1 earthquake last Thursday. The aftershocks were in the coastal zone of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Preliminary reports indicate a magnitude 5.0 temblor today 35 kilometers to the south of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca; a 4.7 magnitude aftershock today 125 kilometers southwest of Tonala, Chiapa…

Hurricane Irma Extensively Damages International Broadcast Station in Florida

Radio Miami International (WRMI) reported on its Facebook page that Hurricane Irma did extensive damage to the station’s studio/transmitter site in Okeechobee, Florida. The station is off the air entirely. “Two antenna towers are down and many poles holding transmission lines are also down. Power went out at around 2030 UTC Sunday, and it may not be restored for days. Meanwhile, all transmitter…