SOTA VK/ZL/EU Activity

Mike 2E0YYY and Andrew VK1AD thought it would be nice to have a SOTA activity on Saturday October 22nd, 2016. It’s all about DX and S2S but chasers are welcome.

Lebanon Conducted Ham Radio Exams After 13 Years

The ministry communication of Lebanon, conducted exams for amateur radio operators last Saturday 15th October 2016. As posted by OD5RI on RAL (Radio Amateurs of Lebanon) facebook group, the exams took place in the premises of Orego, in Beirut. Around 50 people took the exam. Mr A.MYoussef, director general and …

King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, HS1A, is SK

Yesterday, 13th October 2016, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, died at the age of 88 at the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. He was the patron of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). From RAST’s page on QSL.net: His Majesty the King had been presented the callsign HS1A by the …

Record Breaking 2m Band Distance

A new distance record was broken between 4 and 5 October 2016. PY1MHZ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (locator GG87JC) received¬†V51PJ’s signal in Rosh Pinah, Namibia (locator JG82IE).

LoTW password checking mechanism changes

On September 19th, ARRL changed the mechanism of password checking for Logbook of The World. The change took place at around 23:00 UTC on that date.

JOTA – JOTI 2016: The worldwide Scouting event

This year’s JOTA – JOTI will take place on the weekend of 14th – 16th October.