CAMSAT Offers More Details on New Satellites, One Carrying HF Transponders

CAMSAT, China’s Amateur Radio Satellite organization, has offered additional details about the three Amateur Radio satellites it plans to launch later this year. Two of the satellites, designated CAS-5A and CAS-6, will carry transponders, and one of them will offer HF capability. CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU, told ARRL that the 6U CAS-5A will carry two HF transponders and two V/UHF transponders. T…

Iranian Radars Showing Up on 10 Meters

While 10 meters has not been the hottest band in the Amateur Radio toolkit of late, Iran apparently has found it an ideal spot to operate various radars. The interference was audible in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) and perhaps elsewhere in the world. “Iranian radars were very active on our 10-meter band every day [in May],” reported IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Coordin…

Selection of Schools/Groups to Host Contacts with Space Station Narrowed to Seven

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that five schools and two organizations have advanced to the next stage of planning to host Amateur Radio contacts with the ISS in the first half of next year. A review team of teachers from the ARISS-US Education Committee selected proposals, moving the process into phase 2. “ARISS’s primary goal is to engage people in scie…

ARRL Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The ARRL Foundation has announced the 2018 recipients of the scholarships it administers. The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Scholarship     Theodore Parker, N1HW, of Ripley, ME     The ARRL Foundation General Fund Scholarship     Owen R. Cruise, N0WEN, of San Diego, CA   Angela S. Felver, W3STR, of Fairless Hills, PA   Skyler T. Fennell, KD0WHB, of Denver, CO   Anna J. Veal, W0ANT, of Littleton, CO   The ARRL …