ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB Returns on Sunday, April 19!

The ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB returns on Sunday, April 19, starting at 1800 UTC and continuing through 2359 UTC. The aim of Rookie Roundup is to encourage recently licensed operators in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. You’re a Rookie if you were first licensed in 2018, 2017, or 2016 (send the year …

ARISS-Russia International Space Station Slow-Scan Television (SSTV) Event Set

ARISS-Russia will mark Cosmonautics Day (International Day of Human Space Flight) with special SSTV transmissions from the International Space Station. Transmissions are to begin on April 11 at 1130 UTC and run through April 14 at 1820 UTC. Images from the Interkosmos Project period of the Soviet space program have been stored on a computer in the ISS Russian segment, and these are transmitted t…

Major Rove by Satellite Ops Could Make Rare Grids Squares Available

2018 ARRL International Grid Chase (IGC) participants take note: satellite operators Doug Tabor, N6UA, and Ken Alexander, VE3HLS, will travel to the James Bay area of Québec, Canada, in early May, activating as many FO grid squares as are accessible by road in the limited time they have. The plan is to arrive in FO on May 6 and spend 7 or 8 days activating grids. The area is extremely remote. Th…