Two More US Educational Organizations Move into Phase 2 of ARISS Selections

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced the addition of two more educational organizations to the Phase 2 list to host an ARISS ham radio contact with an ISS crew member. The selected schools submitted proposals before the deadline last November and join the 13 schools and groups announced in mid-December. The two extra scheduling opportunities are special events,…

3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition Team Still at the Dock

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island DXpedition team’s vessel remains at the dock in Punta Arenas, Chile. Their vessel, MV Betanzos did leave the harbor yesterday and then returned. “This was for some kind of inspection, which they passed,” The Daily DX reported. The Bouvet MapShare website appears to show that the vessel remains docked. On January 16, the team reported that preparations to depart were contin…

ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire

ARRL’s chief executive officer for the past 2 years, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, announced his retirement as CEO, as the ARRL Board of Directors prepares to meet January 19-20. He will step down on March 2. Gallagher, who had earlier advised ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, of his intention to resign, expressed his gratitude to Roderick and the ARRL Board for giving him the opportunity to help gui…

The Doctor Will See You Now!

“Antenna Wire” is the topic of the latest (January 18) episode of the “ARRL The Doctor is In” podcast. Listen…and learn! More than a half-million downloads since its debut in April 2016 attest to the podcast’s popularity. Sponsored by DX Engineering, “ARRL The Doctor is In” is an informative discussion of all things technical. Listen on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — whenever and wher…