Two Radio Amateurs Set to Join ISS Crew

Astronauts Peggy Whitson, KC5ZTD, and Thomas Pesquet, KG5FYG, and Cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy will head into space on November 17 for a 6-month stay aboard the International Space Station. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1730 UTC on November 16. The launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan will be at 1820 UTC on November 17. It will take the Expedition 50/51 crew members 2 days to reach…

Chinese Students’ FM Transponder Satellite Launched

“Dream 1” (CAS-2T), a “technical verification satellite” for the CAMSAT CAS-2 series of Amateur Radio satellites, was launched on November 9 on board a Long March CZ-11 rocket. Developed by middle school students with the support of China’s Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, the Science and Technology Museum, and the Eastern Highlands Qian Youth Space Sciences Organization, the 2U CubeSat car…

Reminder: 630 Meter Berlin Treaty Commemorative Special Event is Sunday, November 13 (UTC)

Participants in the ARRL WD2XSH 630-meter experiment, Canadian radio amateurs, and members of the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) will join together for a special event operation on Sunday, November 13 (UTC) on 630 meters (the evening of Saturday, November 12, in US time zones). This event will commemorate International Radiotelegraph Conference, held in Berlin in 1906 and attended by r…