Tuesday, March 29, 2011


QTH: St. George Reef
Expedition Dates: Dates: April 8 & 9, 2011
(Via Helicopter and subject to WX condx at the time)
For Updates check this webpage !!!
Bands: 40m-15m * Modes: Mostly CW - Some SSB
*** QSL: Via N6AWD Only ***

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Amarcord 1974

Ricevo da Enzo I1-72275 (IZ1CQN) la copia di una pagina di RR 1974, rubrica hrd-SWL gestita dal mitico Ermanno Pazzaglia, dove il sottoscritto si era classificato secondo nel campionato di quell'anno, e tenendo conto che il 74 è stato proprio l'anno del mio debutto come SWL, il ritaglio mi fa ancora più piacere. Grazie per avermi fatto fare un tuffo nel passato, altri tempi, altre radio, stessa passione.

Friday, March 18, 2011

SATs tracked in realtime on Google Earth

Matt Amato at Analytical Graphics has created a network link that converts USSTRATCOM data (active and inactive satellites, debris and rocket bodies) into a KMZ network link for observation in Google Earth. By grabbing the KMZ, you can not only view all objects tracked in real-time, but you can also click on them to get more information on the specific satellite, including viewing its orbit trajectory. It's an excellent educational tool for the space-curious


QTC from Japan Amateur Radio League

North Eastern Japan was hit by a huge earthquake and Tsunami on March 11th, 2011. For assisting disaster relief operation, JARL is operating its HQ station JA1RL with cooperating stations for communications with suffered area.
The operation is mainly at 7.030 MHz during 0600-2000JST (2100-1100UTC) daily.
We would like to ask all radio amateurs to avoid transmission around 7.030 MHz until further notice for keeping that frequency clear from QRM.

(March 17, 2011 JARL)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Replace unsightly cell towers

lightRadio has at its core an innovation that is a small cube—a cube invented by Bell Labs which combines a wideband active array antenna with fully software defined radio capability.