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| January 31, 2020

On 30 January 2020 at 1400UTC, AMSAT Argentina deployed a WSPR/APRS drifting buoy on the South Atlantic seas. The WSPR beacon will run 900mW on 14095.6kHz with the call sign LU7AA. The APRS beacon, call sign LU7AA-11, will initially be on Argentina’s APRS frequency of 144.930MHz but will change frequency to 145.825MHz so that it can be digipeated by the amateur packet radio satellites. Release was 100km offshore the Mar del Plata coast, seeking east-aiming currents and winds. The objective is to track sea currents and conduct HF, VHF and satellite ultra-QRP propagation tests. AMSAT Argentina, LU7AA, would appreciate WSPR stations receiving and reporting of the 20m beacon. Further information and pictures at

The RSGB has released another selection of lectures from the 2019 RSGB Convention for Members to enjoy. Ian White, GM3SEK revisits and updates his popular 2015 Convention lecture Clean Up Your Shack; Richard Banester, G4CDN looks at 2m weak signal ionosphere scatter and Tony Canning, G2NF asks Urban QRM; What can I do? Head over to to watch them.

During the month of February, the Polish national society PZK will have 14 different special event stations on the air to mark the 90th anniversary of PZK and the 95th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Six of the stations will have 90PZK in their call signs, two stations will have 2020PZK and six stations will have 95IARU in their call signs. Prefixes will be 3Z, HF, SN, SP, SQ and SO. A free downloadable award will be available to European station who make seven QSOs on either phone, CW or digital modes. Full details available on

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