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No WiMo at Friedrichshafen
Antenna company WiMo have announced they will not be attending the Ham Radio 2018 event in Friedrichshafen on June 1-3

Essex Skills Night Monday
Skills Night takes place at 7pm on Monday, March 19 in Danbury Village Hall, Essex, this free event is open to all

'It’s not real Ham Radio!'
Chris G7DDN describes the resistance to change by some radio amateurs over the years and asks 'Do we need an exam anymore to get a licence?'

GatesAir suspends sale of AM transmitters
When a prominent radio engineer passed along word to Radio World that he’d sought a quote from the manufacturer on a new transmitter but was told the company had discontinued the model and was assessing its AM line, they sought to learn more

International Space Station astronauts are calling CQ students
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is seeking proposals from US schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations (working individually or together) to host radio contacts with an orbiting crew member aboard the International Space Station (ISS) between January 1 and June 30, 2019

Ofcom publishes new guide to upcoming spectrum auction
Ofcom have just published a guide to how the upcoming spectrum auction will work

Early-bird bookings for AMSATSA Space Symposium
Bookings for the annual AMSATSA Space Symposium which will be held on 19 May 2018 at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria are now open

Propagation de K7RA
No sunspots were observed between March 2 and March 15. One sunspot made a brief appearance on March 2, after a blank sun on March 1

Foundations of Amateur Radio #145
Coax Loss vs Connector Loss - A question that comes up regularly is one about loss, specifically loss in the coax and connectors between your radio and your antenna. The general wisdom is that better coax gives you better results and more connectors is bad

K7AGE FT8 video
Bob N2OML learned about FT8 during one of the forums at Quartzfest. He downloaded the software and started making contacts. He had lots of fun

RSGB 2017 Full Accounts submission released
The PDF of the 2017 full account submission from the Radio Society of Great Britain is now available for download from the Companies House site

Help needed for Radio Luxembourg film documentary
Were you an avid listener and fan of the legendary Radio Luxembourg? If so, maybe you can help local film producers with an upcoming film documentary

'BAMS in Space'
The Express reports Bellefonte Area Middle School students used amateur radio to contact the International Space Station

NASA TV coverage of space station crew launch and docking
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are ready for their journey to the International Space Station that begins on Wednesday, March 21. Live coverage will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website

Past Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, SK
Past ARRL Louisiana Section Manager Jim Molan, KD5IGG, of Bunkie, Louisiana, died on March 8 after suffering a severe head injury in a fall. He was 84

The solar wind has arrived
Earth is entering a stream of high-speed solar wind on March 15th, and this is causing auroras around the Arctic Circle so bright that some observers are seeing them even before nightfall

Updated list of bidders for the upcoming spectrum auction
Ofcom has today published an updated list of bidders that will be taking part in the upcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz band

DX News from the ARRL
The American Radio Relay League's round-up of the forthcoming week's DX activity on the amateur radio bands