Friday, December 23, 2011

ARRL Diamond DXCC Challenge

2012 is the 75th anniversary of the ARRL’s DXCC Award. The world’s preeminent DXing award continues to be DXCC, so reaching the “Diamond milestone” is an event that we all want to celebrate.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

FW0R Wallis and Futuna Islands

"Hi, exactly one month from now, the FW0R team will start its journey to Wallis and Futuna Islands, with the first stop in Los Angeles for 2 days before taking an airplane to Nadi (Fiji), the closest international airport to Wallis. From there, we will fly to Wallis and expect to start TX around 25th of January 2012. We would like to remind You that the entire trip and stay on the island is paid in full by each of the operators and that any contribution/support will help us to reduce the high logistical costs. We would like to thank all individuals and especially the Foundations and Clubs as well as equipment suppliers that already support us. Our PayPal account is:
Additionally, we plan to be active from Futuna island (IOTA OC-118) with callsign TW0FQSL for both FW0R and TW0F via Laci HA0NARMore info is available on the website 
Vy 73 Season Greetings de Laci HA0NAR"

Unique stamp sheetlet and collection of space postcards

To mark ESA astronaut André Kuipers' PromISSe mission, PostNL composed a unique collection of space postcards and stamp sheetlet in cooperation with the European Space Agency.

Credit: ESA

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

YQ0ANT for the Antarctica Activity Week

YQ0ANT is a Special Event Station to celebrate yearly the Antarctica Activity Week. This station will be operated by YO2LIW from Timisoara/Romania.
2012 A.A.W. will be on 20.02-26.02.2012
World Antarctic Program W.A.P. ( intends to awake the HAM interest about the most spectacular wilderness area on Earth - Antarctica. Visit this site and learn more about this beautiful area- the Blue Continent.
YQ0ANT WAP reference is 223.
QSL info: via YO2LIW

TM0CCAE European Collins Collector Association

The European Collins Collector Association ( C.C.A.E ) is on the air with our new special event call  TM0CCAE on all HF bands and all modes ( SSB, CW, RTTY and Digital Modes ) with four Collins Stations
Operators will be Gerard F6FMT,Andre F4DIA, Henri F6GTC, Jean-Luc F6HOY. Take a look and join us on: or

TC1ACAT special event station

TC1ACAT will be QRV between 24-25 / 12 / 2011

IRESC Turkiye / International Radio Emergency Support Coalition will be hosting a seminar and symposium at Fatih University on December 24 and 25.The first day between 11.30 and 14.00. The subject of the seminars is 'Practical Training in Emergency Communications."

1. On day one of the symposium, between 11.30 and 14.00, there will be practical training over emergency communications.
2. Emergency support communications exercises and processes training course, specifically over nuclear and chemical emergency situtations.
3. A 48 hour communication exercise under the TC1ACAT callsign. There will be a special course for the EMCOMM
This event, organized by Fatih University of Istanbuland ACAT / Association of Emergency and Disaster Medicineis supported and sponsored by the following groups and organizations:
Ministry of Health of the Turkish Republic, IRESC Turkey, UN WHO, University of Gumushane and the Association of Paramedics and TUBITAK.
For more information:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Arcep consults on new rules for amateur radio, satellite

French telecom regulator Arcep is launching a public consultation until 20 January 2012 on on planned changes to the regulatory framework governing the terms of use for frequencies by amateur radio service stations and by the amateur satellite service. LINK

New use for old radio technology in Afghanistan

Soldiers of the Virginia Army National Guard’s 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are deploying technology in a revolutionary way in Afghanistan using a short wave radio transmitter that can reach almost every radio in Zabul province. LINK

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ESA app for iPhone and iPad

ESA has updated its application for iPhone and iPad. With the launch of the ESA App V2, users can see ESA’s latest satellite imagery from Envisat in near-real time, complementing the latest news and discoveries in space exploration and Earth observation. Making full use of the iPhone and iPad touch features, ESA App V2 puts videos, images, facts and figures, ESA’s Twitter feeds, YouTube links and other information in a convenient mobile package.

FRG 7000 & Winrad


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Follow astronaut André's mission

ESA astronaut André Kuipers is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station on 21 December. He will stay in touch with the ground not only via Twitter, but also via his own blog, ESA YouTube and Flickr channels.
Everything but the routine directly from space.

Update your bookmarks now:

Twitter: @astro_andre
PromISSe mission blog:
Blog (in Dutch):
ESA’s YouTube channel:
ESA’s Flickr account:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Youkits HB-1B 4 band QRP CW transceiver

Assembed unit, tested and ready to use.
4 amateur band in one rig, no module needed.
TX covering: 3.5-4MHz, 7.0-7.3MHz, 10.1-10.15MHz, 14.0-14.35MHz
RX covering: 3.2-16Mhz
Step: 10Hz,100Hz,1KHz,100KHz
Output: 12V 4-5W, 13.8V 6-7W
Sidetone: 700Hz
Display: Frequency,mode,voltage,S meter,RIT
IF filter 400Hz - 3KHz

Radio Australia: ways to listen

Find out more about the many ways of listening to our service, on your radio, computer, phone or portable music player.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Third Rock Radio - America’s Space Station!

Welcome to something brand new! It’s THIRD ROCK RADIO, and it’s all about exploration.

On THIRD ROCK, you’ll hear New Rock of all kinds, including a whole galaxy full of new music that seems to go largely unexplored by ordinary radio. Just like a healthy scientific curiosity leads to great discoveries in technology, a good musical curiosity is constantly leading us to great New Rock, which we will immediately share with you!

You will also hear some things that you recognize, of course, but we’re excited about the opportunity to really roll up our sleeves and share great music with you. You can also “like” us on Facebook, and “follow” us on Twitter by clicking the links on the home page.

We have a lot of exciting things to share with you in the coming days, but for now, you’ve landed on the home of great new music and information about NASA itself! This is AMERICA’S SPACE STATION–THIRD ROCK! Welcome!

H2O Water Power Radio

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Radio Stations in the UK - new 23rd edition

A brand new 23nd edition of BDXC's ever popular publication Radio Stations in the United Kingdom has just been published and is now available direct from the club.

This 76-page booklet follows the successful format of previous editions with its comprehensive frequency-by-frequency guide to domestic mediumwave and FM stations in the UK. It covers all BBC, commercial and community radio stations as well as the low power AM and FM stations operating with long-term restricted service licences. For the first time it also includes Digital Radio (DAB) programme services.

Features include:

  • All stations listed by frequency as well as station name
  • Frequencies cross-referenced to show parallel channels
  • Transmitter sites, powers and transmitter polarisation
  • full postal addresses, web address and phone numbers
  • Comprehensive listing of long-term Low Power AM and FM stations at colleges, hospitals, schools, sports venues, prisons and army garrisons
  • Full details of the many new Community Radio stations
  • New Digital Radio multiplex listings
  • Separate section covers RTE and independent stations in Ireland

Radio Stations in the UK aims to be the most accurate and comprehensive guide to British domestic AM and FM radio for the DXer and UK radio enthusiast. Since the last edition two years ago there have been many changes and dozens of new community stations have come on the air.

Anyone planning a holiday or business trip in the UK, or visiting the country would find the guide invaluable in helping to identify the numerous radio stations now on the air. Why not order a second copy to keep in your car?


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meteor counter for iPhone, iPad

When you go out to watch a meteor shower, bring your iPhone with you. With Meteor Counter, you can easily capture meteor observations with an innovative "piano key" interface. As you tap the keys, Meteor Counter records critical data for each meteor: time, magnitude, latitude, and longitude, along with optional verbal annotations. Afterward, these data are automatically uploaded to NASA researchers for analysis.
Meteor Counter also provides a news feed and event calendar, which are updated by professional scientists to keep you informed of the latest meteor happenings and upcoming showers. It's everything a meteor hound needs to get informed and get involved!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Inside the ISS: Pilot episode 1

Pilot episode 1. Astronaut Mike Massimino speaks with Ron Garan and Mike Fossum aboard the International Space Station, confirming that even though the space shuttle has retired, NASA and the U.S. space program are alive and well.

Friday, December 02, 2011

PB11XMAS Special Event Station

X-MAS QSL: 2009 
"This is a S.E.S. celebrating CHRISTMAS 2011. I will be active from 14-12-2011 till 01-01-2012. The last years i was mainly active on 20mtr. This year i want to try to be active from 10mtr till 40mtr (incl WARC) as well. My last S.E.S. .X-MAS calls were PD09XMAS & PB10XMAS. For a QSL card you can send one to my homecall PB5X direct or by the buro. INFO

I want to wish everybody and their families a MERRY X-MAS & HAPPY AND HEALTHY 2012.
73 PB11XMAS Roberto"

QSL INFO: Roberto zip:4800DD Breda - The Netherlands