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Latest Amateur Radio News from around the world
  1. Following the successful launch on November 15 of Es’hail-2 on board the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle, Mitsubishi (MELCO) and Es’hailSat will begin the In Orbit Testing (IOT) program once the satellite has been positioned in a test orbital slot
  2. Phil Sittner, KD6RM, has a ham radio story that goes back over 50 years, from childhood
  3. JY1Sat is an enhanced 1U FUNcube developed for the Crown Prince Foundation in Jordan. The spacecraft has been named in honour of the Crown Prince’s grandfather, King Hussein, who operated using his amateur radio callsign JY1
  4. R. Jan Carman, K5MA (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS), who was a member of the ARRL Headquarters staff from 2001 until 2003 died on November 13. An ARRL Life Member, he was 76
  5. On Aug. 4, 1972, U.S. military pilots flying south of Haiphong harbor in North Vietnam saw something unexpected. More than two dozen sea mines suddenly—and without apparent explanation—exploding in the water
  6. The SARL report that currently, there are three active digital repeaters in the Western Cape
  7. John Huggins KX4O looks at the humble N coax connector and discovers not all connectors are made the same
  8. Hannes Coetzee, ZS6BZP, reports that the solar activity is expected to remain at low levels
  9. ESA have released a video of the European Student Earth Orbiter ESEO satellite which carries an amateur radio payload
  10. Tanan Rangseeprom HS1JAN reports KNACKSAT, the first CubeSat made in Thailand, will be launched into orbit at 18:32 GMT on Monday, November 19, 2018 by SpaceX as part of the SSO-A mission
  11. The amateur radio operator who became the first South American in space is preparing to advance to a government post when Brazil's new president takes office
  12. In the NewsWest edition for 18th November 2018 we look at New Amateurs. We’ll congratulate those who earned a new license and those who have upgraded
  13. The ARRL reports the FCC has granted, in part, the European Commission’s request for a waiver of Commission rules so that non-federal devices in the US may access specific signals transmitted from the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) known as Galileo
  14. The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club allows non-Amateurs to take part in its weekly net. How do they do this, you ask?
  15. Ofcom has fined EE £6.3m and Virgin Media £7m for overcharging phone and broadband customers who wished to leave their contracts early