Tennessee RadioShack Re-Opens, Partners with Local Ham Radio Club

The Citizen Tribune newspaper in Tennessee recently reported that a newly re-opened RadioShack store in Jefferson City has partnered with the Lakeway Amateur Radio Club (LARC) to offer licensing classes. Manager Reed Freers also created a new addition to the store, which he has described as the “Makers’ Space,” the newspaper said. This open area of the store will be home to classes in such subje…

New BBC Amateur Radio Station G8BBC Officially Opened

BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall of Birkenhead on October 18 opened the new London BBC Radio Group’s G8BBC Amateur Radio “premises” (“shack” in the US) at Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC. The shack is in a small room tucked in the roof of Broadcasting House. On opening day, Lord Hall used G8BBC to send greetings to GB2RN on HMS Belfast which is moored on the Thames River. The …

Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set

Elements of the US Department of Defense (DOD) will conduct a “communications interoperability” training exercise November 4-6, once again simulating a “very bad day” scenario. Amateur Radio and MARS organizations will take part. “This exercise will begin with a notional massive coronal mass ejection event which will impact the national power grid as well as all forms of traditional communicatio…

G2 (Moderate) Geomagnetic Storm Watch Issued for October 25

The NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) said a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for October 24, and a G2 (moderate) geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for October 25. In a G1 storm, weak power-grid fluctuations can occur, minor impact on satellite operations is possible, migratory animals may be affected, and aurora borealis is commonly visible at higher latitudes …