NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fly past Earth on 9 October to receive a gravity assist, putting it on course for Jupiter. To celebrate, the Juno mission is inviting amateur radio operators around the world to say “HI” to Juno in a coordinated Morse code message. If enough operators participate, Juno’s “Waves” radio and plasma wave experiment should be able to detect the message. The Say “HI” to Juno web page will be updated with additional information as the event approaches. All transmissions will take place on 10 meters, with the precise frequency determined by the last letter of your callsign. Full details are at www.jpl.nasa.gov/hijuno/.
Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club members are going on their second trip to the west coast of Scotland with a small expedition to the Isle of Arran from Friday 13 September until Saturday 21 September. Operators will be Bob, M0KLO and Glen, G0SBN. They will be using the 6 to 160m bands with the callsign GB5DX and operating on a mixture of SSB, CW & data modes using two stations. They will be uploading to Logbook Of The World & EQSL. They will also be active in the WAE DX SSB contest using callsign GM5N.
The latest edition of The 5MHz Newsletter is now available to freely download in pdf format. This 7th edition includes the latest news about 5MHz amateur allocations, the latest update of the worldwide amateur 5MHz allocations chart, stories on 5MHz usage in South Africa, plus items on UK and German changes. Beacon Spot features the last in the UK chain, GB3ORK, in Orkney and G3ENI investigates the ground beneath him. It can be found at http://tinyurl.com/q87jbuj.
The Martello Tower Group is activating HermIsland again from 4 to 9 October using the 80 to 10m bands, including WARC bands. The group will be using SSB and some data modes. All QSOs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World and Club Log. QSL direct or via the bureau to G6NHU.
G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated today, 8 September, from Comberton in Region 9 for RSGB President’s Day on 40m using CW and SSB. On Monday it reverts to GW100RSGB when Dragon ARC are on the air from Bangor using the 80 to 10m bands mainly CW but with some SSB and RTTY. Tuesday sees the start of Region 13 activity with Loughborough & DARC running G100RSGB from Shepshed on the 80 to 10m bands as well as 2m and 70cm. Wednesday sees Northants Communication Club take over the callsign and run 160 to 6m with SSB and data. 12 September it’s the turn of Grantham ARC running 20, 40 and 80m SSB, then Friday and Saturday sees Leicester Radio Society running 80m to 6m as well as 2m and 70cm with CW, SSB, data and SSTV. Next Sunday is Mapperley & DARC with signals on the 20, 40, 80 and 160m bands from Langar. They will be using CW, SSB and data. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org.uk, under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.
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