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…

The K7RA Solar Update

At 0002 UTC on November 9, this geomagnetic warning was distributed by Australia’s Space Forecast Centre: SUBJ: SWS GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE WARNING 16/48 ISSUED AT 0002UT/09 NOVEMBER 2016 BY THE AUSTRALIAN SPACE FORECAST CENTRE. INCREASED GEOMAGNETIC ACTIVITY EXPECTED DUE TO CORONAL HOLE HIGH SPEED WIND STREAM AND POSSIBLE GLANCING BLOW FROM CME ASSOCIATED WITH 05NOV FILAMENT ON 09-10 NOVEMBER 20…