ARRL Transitioning to New Digital Publishing Platform

ARRL is moving to a new digital publishing platform! The January 2017 digital edition of QST will be the first produced using PageSuite. ARRL Publications Manager Steve Ford, WB8IMY, said the transition from the current NxtBook platform to PageSuite not only will improve members’ reading experience, it will be more convenient. “PageSuite provides a sleek, modern design that runs on desktop brows…

Radio Australia Shortwave Broadcasts to End on January 31

Another prominent shortwave broadcaster is going dark, “The SWLing Post” blog reports. Radio Australia has announced that it will cease its shortwave transmissions on January 31. The station, popular with SWLs, broadcasts in the 31-, 25-, 19-, and 16-meter bands. “The move is in line with the national broadcaster’s commitment to dispense with outdated technology and to expand its digital content…

ISS Packet Digipeater is Now on 70 Centimeters

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) packet digipeater aboard the ISS has been active for several days now on 437.550 MHz. The UHF frequency means users will have to make adjustments for Doppler on both uplink and downlink. The change to 70 centimeters comes in the wake of a problem that has sidelined the Ericsson VHF transceiver, so the UHF model has been put into servic…