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PH to Launch 2 CubeSats This Weekend:

by AB7RG  2023-06-03
MANILA -- The country's Maya-5 and Maya-6 cube satellites (cubesats) will be launched to the International Space Station this weekend, the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) shared on its Facebook page Friday. The launch is scheduled on June 4 at 12:34 a.m. (PST) or June 3 at 2:34 p.m. (EDT), aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9. Both cubesats were developed under the STAMINA4Space (Space Technology and Applications Mastery, Innovation and Advancement) Program through the support of the Department of Science and Technology, UP Diliman, PhilSA, and Kyushu Institute of Technology of Japan. These cubesats also have an amateur radio communication system which can receive packets.

Propagation Forecast Bulletin #22 de K7RA:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
Average daily solar flux values dropped over the past week, but sunspot numbers were nearly the same, comparing May 25 to 31 to the previous week. Average daily solar flux declined from 161.2 to 155.3. Geomagnetic indicators were quieter, with average daily planetary A index declining from 17.1 to 7.3, and middle latitude numbers from 14.4 to 7.9. Predicted solar flux is 160 on June 2, 155 on June 3-4, 150 on June 5-8, 130 on June 9-11, then 135, 140, 143, 145, and 150 on June 12-16, 155 on June 17-20, 150 on June 21-25, then 145, 140 and 135 on June 26-28 and 130 on June 29 to July 8.

Sultan Alneyadi Engages Students During Ham Radio Sessions from the ISS:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
Dubai -- UAE: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) today announced that two ham radio sessions with astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi from the International Space Station (ISS), under the 'A Call from Space' event were successfully completed over the course of two days, in collaboration with the Emirates Amateur Radio Society (EARS) and Emirates Literature Foundation (ELF). Ham radio, or amateur radio, uses a broad spectrum of frequencies to communicate between individuals, groups, and even remote regions and space, making it a valuable communication tool.

Hermon Hamfest: A Radio Enthusiast's Delight Presented by Pine State ARC:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
HERMON -- The Pine State Amateur Radio Club is proud to announce the highly anticipated Hermon Hamfest, taking place at Hermon High School on Saturday, June 3. This exciting event is a must-attend for all radio enthusiasts, offering a day filled with activities, demonstrations, an amateur radio equipment swap meet, and delectable food options. Hermon Hamfest, organized by the esteemed Pine State Amateur Radio Club, is a celebration of all things amateur radio. Attendees will have the chance to explore the latest advancements in radio technology, connect with like-minded individuals, and foster a sense of camaraderie within the community.

Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club Donates:

by AB7RG  2023-06-03
WEIRTON -- Members of the Steubenville-Weirton Amateur Radio Club presented the Mary H. Weir Library with a book donation referencing their craft. The volumes, published by the American Radio Relay League, will assist those interested in becoming licensed, amateur radio operators. Additionally, one can learn the facets of the hobby, including both its operational and technical aspects. The presentation was made to Rik Rekowski, director of the Weirton library. Several members of the radio club attended the event, including Rick Shuster, amateur call sign WD8SAB, president; Greg Day, N8GD, secretary-treasurer; and Bob McNeal, WV8RM, representing West Virginia club members.

ARRL Elected to Serve on SAFECOM:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio has been elected to serve on SAFECOM. SAFECOM is a group of national thought leaders and officials within the emergency communications and response space that works to set standards used at every level. The program is managed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Mountain Amateur Radio Club to Hold Field Day Event in Oakhurst:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
June 1, 2023 -- The most popular amateur radio event in the United States and Canada is the American Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Annual Field Day being held nationally this year in both MARC logocountries during the fourth weekend in June. This year, the local Mountain Amateur Radio Club will hold their Field Day event continuously from 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, until noon on Sunday, June 25, in the parking lot of the Masonic Hall at 40216 Hwy 49 across the street from the California Highway Patrol Office in Oakhurst. Club members work in shifts throughout the 24-hour period.

Rockall Survival Challenge: Largs 'Ham Radio' Fan Makes Contact:

by AB7RG  2023-06-02
James Bertram, of Largs, was among the 'radio ham' enthusiasts who visited Kip Marina last Friday to see a group of three adventurers heading off on their brave mission to Rockall with a record in their sights. Rockall is renowned in amateur radio circles as one of the most difficult places to broadcast from in the whole world.