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YOTA Month Continues to Expand into the Americas

11/30/2021 December is YOTA Month, celebrating and encouraging Youth On the Air. Amateur radio operators who are 25 years old and younger will be on the air as special event stations around the world throughout December in celebration of youth in amateur radio. YOTA Month stations will be on all …

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ARISS-USA Announces New Senior Leadership

11/30/2021 The US segment of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS-USA) has augmented its senior leadership team with five new members. In May 2020, ARISS-USA created a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization to enhance and expand ARISS initiatives in the US. ARISS says the new membership will support …

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ARRL Author, QST Technical Editor Joel Hallas, W1ZR, SK

11/29/2021 Retired QST Technical Editor Joel R. Hallas, W1ZR, of Westport, Connecticut, died on November 25. An ARRL member, he was 79. Hallas retired in 2013 but remained active as a contributing editor, handling the popular “The Doctor is In” column in QST and the podcast of the same name. …

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4Y1A International Civil Aviation ICAO. From DXNews.com

4U1A Team will be active as 4Y1A from Vienna, Austria, for International Civil Aviation Day, 7 – 11 December 2021.They will operate on HF Bands.Recent DX Spots 4Y1A4Y1A Log searchSearch QSL via UA3DX, ClubLog OQRS.Information from 4U1A:We are encouraging all radio amateurs all around the Globe to participate in the …

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PJ7AA Sint Maarten Island. From DXNews.com

Tom, AA9A will be active again as PJ7AA from Sint Maarten, IOTA NA – 105, 26 February – 26 March 2022, as PJ7AA.He will be active on 80 – 10m CW, SSB, FT8.Recent DX Spots PJ7AAPJ7AA Log searchSearch QSL via home call direct, LOTW, ClubLog OQRS.Ads for direct QSL:THOMAS J …

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Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from ISS Set for December 1 – 2

11/29/2021 Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) plan to transmit slow-scan TV (SSTV) images on December 1 – 2 on 145.800 MHz FM using SSTV mode PD120. The transmissions from RS0ISS will be part of the Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will originate in the Russian …

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A22LL Botswana. From DXNews.com

Shalk, ZS1LL will be active as A22LL from Botswana, 27 – 28 November 2021.He will operate on 20m, SSB.Recent DX Spots A22LLQSL via home call direct only.Ads for direct QSL:SCHALK Van Vuuren, PO Box 144, Oudtshoorn, x 6622, South Africa. A22LL. Where is Botswana located. Map. A22LL Botswana. Sunrise 11-26-2021 …

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Dayton Hamvention Expects to be Live Event in 2022

11/24/2021 Dayton Hamvention® organizers are planning to mount the first in-person show in 2022, following 2 years of COVID-related cancellations. The event is set for May 20 – 22 at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Last January, Hamvention organizers from the sponsoring Dayton Amateur Radio …

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Fall ARRL Section Manager Election Results

11/24/2021 The only contested seat for Section Manager (SM) in the fall election cycle was in Kansas, where incumbent Ron Cowan, KB0DTI, of La Cygne, came out on top in the two-person race. Cowan outpolled challenger Lloyd Colston, of Arkansas City, 260 to 225. Ballots were counted on November 23 …

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