Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) Set for this Evening!

The November Frequency Measuring Test (FMT) will get under way on November 3 at 0000 UTC (8 PM Eastern Daylight Time on the evening of Wednesday, November 2). Transmissions of an unmodulated carrier will take place on 20, 40, and 80 meters, respectively, and participants will attempt to measure the signals’ frequencies as accurately as possible and report them. The 20-meter transmission will hav…

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…