Amateur Radio News

Amateur Radio News

Ham Radio Operator Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley Launch Commercial Crew Program into Space

NASA astronaut and Ham enthusiast Colonel Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and fellow astronaut Colonel Doug Hurley made history on May 30 as the astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on […]

Amateur Radio News / Technical Articles

Hams in Space: Contacting the International Space Station

When astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL (sk), keyed down his 2 meter transceiver aboard the space shuttle Columbia on December 1, 1983, he became the first person to use Ham radio […]

Amateur Radio News

Federal Ruling Allows Retrieval of Marconi Company Radio from Titanic despite NOAA Objection

The untimely demise of the RMS Titanic is a historical narrative submerged in seemingly glamorous myth and legend that sharply contrasts with the reality of over 1,500 lives lost on […]

Amateur Radio News

Legendary Recording Artist Chet Atkins, W4CGP-SK, Inducted into CQ Hall of Fame

Legendary country music artist and Amateur Radio operator Chet Atkins, W4CGP-SK, was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame this year, along with six other award recipients. The […]

Amateur Radio News

Morse Code Makes its Way to Mars

Messages aren’t just for bottles these days, and the one inscribed in Morse code on the license plate of NASA’s new Mars rover, Perseverance, will make its way much farther […]

Amateur Radio News / HAM Radio 101

Solar Cycle 25 Update

What does Solar Cycle 25 have in store? While no one can know for sure, here’s the latest news from the National Weather Service. Based on results of NOAA’s Solar […]

Amateur Radio News

Hamvention® 2020 Club of the Year: the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society 

The South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) is no stranger to activities designed to advance the Amateur Radio community. For its work, the group will be recognized this year as […]

Amateur Radio News

DX Engineering’s First Virtual New Products Showcase Draws Hams from Around the Globe

Hundreds of Amateur Radio operators joined DX Engineering’s team of Elmers on Facebook Live May 15 for the company’s first-ever New Products Showcase—a virtual presentation of the latest DX Engineering […]

Amateur Radio News

Check in and Check Up on the Community

Taking a vacation day and staying home from work sounds like a really good idea—until it happens every day. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Hams are staying home to […]

Amateur Radio News / HAM Radio 101

Hams Who Made History: Saving Lives at Gilnahirk Y Station

Mystery and intrigue surround local stories of the WWII code-breaking activities of the Gilnahirk Y radio station in Northern Ireland. Originally established by the Royal Corps of Signals and the […]