An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact is planned for a school in France on 27 April at approximately 0852UTC. The radio contact will be operated by F8KGY. Downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800MHz narrowband FM. HamTV will be activated and video will be visible at www.batc.tv/iss.
York Radio Club has taken over management of the GB3HG repeater. Output is 145.625MHz with the input at -600kHz and a CTCSS of 88.5Hz. The new repeater keeper is Arthur, G8IMZ who can be contacted via the York Radio Club website. The group would like to thank Harrogate Repeater Group for all their hard work with this repeater in the past.
In 2017, the Youth Contesting Program of IARU Region 1 will continue. Youth members from IARU Region 1 member societies are invited to take part in a contest from so-called Top Gun stations. These young amateurs will learn how to operate the contest station, improve their contest skills and will aim for the best results together as a team. A youngster will probably be coming for the first time to the host country and will get the chance to experience this country and share amateur radio knowledge with local youngsters. See the IARU Region 1 YOTA website.
SOTA operators have planned their next Europe to North America summit to summit activity for Saturday, 13 May between 1200 and 1800UTC. Likely bands are 20m and 17m CW and SSB. Alerts of which summits are expected to be activated and real time spotting will be available at sotawatch.org nearer to the date.
ANZAC Day takes place on 25 April. Amongst events taking place that day an AM and CW event organised by VK4MIK and the Tablelands Radio Group of Far North Queensland will be on the air to honour service personnel from Australia and New Zealand in earlier wars and those serving today. It will include the Gnarly Net on 3600kHz with CW from 1930UTC and AM from 2030UTC and the Friendly Afternoon Net on 7120kHz from 0600UTC in Northern Queensland.
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