KC0W Kicks Off CW-Only Philippines Operation with Brand-New 4I7 Prefix

Rebounding from his aborted “Cows Over the World” DXpedition, Tom Callas, KC0W, of will commence a CW-only operation from the Philippines on November 8, using the call sign 4I7COW. This marks the first time the 4I7 prefix has been used. The Minnesota DXer plans to focus on 160 meters. He will operate from 4I7COW until November 22. Following his return to the US, Callas plans to travel to Equator…

Reminder: NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative Application Deadline is November 22

The application deadline to take part in NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) is Tuesday, November 22. NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to join the adventure and challenge of space, while helping the agency to achieve its exploration goals. Many research CubeSats launched as part of the CSLI have carried Amateur Radio payloads. CSLI…

Hurricane Watch Net Honors Bermuda Radio Amateur

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) has recognized one of its long-time members, Antony “Tony” Siese, VP9HK. HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, announced on October 20 that the net would confer upon Siese the title of “Honorary Member,” in recognition of his 31 years of service. Graves said Siese is the first non-manager to be named an Honorary Member. VP9HK joined the HWN in 1985, although, he said, h…