State Of The Hobby 2019 Survey Results!

The 2019 State Of The Hobby Survey Results Are In!!! There was a pretty good response this year, topping the total of last year by about 30%. The two graphs below show the response rate and times and the total number of people that responded to the survey. Just like last year, there was a lack of people that took the survey last year that took it this year. This kind of baffles me that there wasn’t more people that have taken the survey in the past that took it…

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Huntington High School Amateur Radio Club Talks To The ISS

Have you ever wanted to talk to the ISS? Some lucky kids at the Huntington high School got to do just that today, February 25, 2019. Today I saw a post on a local amateur radio club group that talked about an upcoming school contact with the ISS and since it was going to be in my area, I thought I would listen in and see if I could copy any of it. Here is the post I saw: Listen to the International Space Station… TODAY—The event is scheduled to…

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Walmart Parking Lots On The Air

Are you like most Americans and live close to a Walmart? Why not take advantage of that on April 28th and 29th of this year with the Walmart Parking Lots On The Air(WMPLOTA) Event. This event spawned from a realization of Chris, K7TAB, and other satellite operators, that there are several Walmart’s that have parking lots that lie along a grid boundary. On April 14, Chris K7TAB operated from the EM99/FM09 gridline, which just happened to run through a Walmart parking lot in Morgantown, WV. When Chris posted this activation…

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Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully, Now Designated as AO-92

Space Bulletin 002 ¬†ARLS002 From ARRL Headquarters Newington, CT ¬†January 16, 2018 To all radio amateurs Right on schedule at 0359 UTC on January 12, the solid-fueled first stage and ground-lit strap-on boosters of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) ignited and hurtled AMSAT-NA’s Fox-1D CubeSat along with 30 other satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 mission toward a sun-synchronous orbit. Less than 18 minutes later, the primary payload, a Cartosat-2 series imaging satellite for the Indian government, separated from the launcher’s fourth stage, followed by other…

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Experimenter’s Wednesday is Coming Back!

A couple weekends ago, the ISS did something special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ISS, they transmitted 12 images over the weekend that people could “download” using only a directional antenna, a radio and a phone. I didn’t hear anything about it, unfortunately, until after the event ended when I listened to the second episode of the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast. Here is a link to that episode in case you didn’t listen to it. It was pretty neat to listen to the interview with Galen Wilson…

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