Russia’s Destruction of an Orbiting Satellite Raises Space Debris Concerns

17-11-2021 15:15

Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon on November 15, destroying one of its own old and defunct satellites, Kosmos 1408. Launched in 1982, Kosmos 1408 was some 300 miles above Earth. Its destruction generated a debris field in Earth orbit that prompted the seven International Space Station crew members, including one Russian cosmonaut, to take cover in their crew capsules for several hours, in...


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Ham Radio Volunteers Support Communications for Tour de Lincoln Bicycle Event

17-11-2021 10:41

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IARU Administrative Council Addresses Wide-Ranging Agenda in Virtual Meeting

17-11-2021 09:00

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting in early October. The AC, which is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU, consists of three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations. Due to COVID-19 restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, a virtual...


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The K7RA Solar Update

12-11-2021 10:33

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October 2021 Volunteer Monitor Program Report

11-11-2021 07:40

The Volunteer Monitor (VM) Program is a joint initiative between ARRL and the FCC to enhance compliance in the Amateur Radio Service. This is the October VM Program report.

  • Technician operators in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Texas, received Advisory Notices after making numerous FT8 contacts on 40 and 20 meters. Technician licensees are not allowed to transmit data on 40 meters a...

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