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  • 12/21/2009 | Chinese Satellite XW-1 Receives OSCAR Designation

    Less than one week after China’s first Amateur Radio satellite -- XW-1 -- was successfully launched, AMSAT has designated it Hope-OSCAR 68, or HO-68. “Amateur Radio Operators around the world have received beacon sig
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  • 10/29/2009 | Changes for the 2009 November Sweepstakes

    Next month, amateurs throughout the US and Canada will take part in the longest-running domestic contest, the 76th ARRL November Sweepstakes. Since 1930, this tradition in Amateur Radio has brought out all kinds of amateurs -- from seasoned contest vetera
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  • BEESAT

    09/23/2009 | More CubeSats Reach Orbit

    Early this morning (UTC), an Indian PSLV-C14 rocket carried the Oceansat-2 satellite to orbit, along with four CubeSats and two RubinSats. The RubinSats are 8 kg research modules that will remain attached to the PSLV-C14 booster.
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  • 09/02/2009 | W1AW Earns TPA #306

    On September 1 -- after W1AW Station Manager Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, made contact #149 (CW) and #150 (RTTY) with Mark Stull, AB8WV, of Parkersburg, West Virginia -- W1AW received Tripl
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  • 06/23/2009 | W1AW Announces 2009 Field Day Bulletin Schedule

    Stations active during ARRL Field Day -- June 27-28 -- are eligible to receive 100 bonus points for copying the special Field Day bulletin transmitted by W1AW (or K6KPH on the West Coast) according to the schedule below. You must include an accurate copy
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  • JuneVHF2008

    06/11/2009 | Join the Fun in the ARRL VHF QSO Party This Weekend

    VHF enthusiasts will be generating lots of RF on 6 meters and up this weekend (June 13-15 UTC) during the 2009 ARRL VHF QSO Party. While many amateurs think of the VHF+ bands as a "local" band used primarily for public service, emergency communi
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