Category: Ham Radio News

Feb 23

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday March 10, 2020

W6TRW General Meeting Tuesday March 10, 2020 @ 5:30pm QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance  “Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay” Presented By: Ray Enriquez, KD6IGI LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COMPETE IN the Baker to Vegas run.THE CHALLENGE CUP IS A 120 MILE, 20 stage FOOT RELAY, STARTING from Baker,CA to Las Vegas, NV. …

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Dec 14

W6TRW Thursday Space Net Offline for Two Weeks

The weekly Thursday night Space Net on the W6TRW repeaters will be off the air for two weeks and will return on Thursday January 2, 2020.

Jul 07

AO-85 AMSAT Battery News

SB SAT @ AMSAT $ANS-181.01 ANS-181 AMSAT News Service Weekly Bulletins AMSAT News Service Bulletin 181.01 >From AMSAT HQ KENSINGTON, MD. jUNE 30, 2019 To All RADIO AMATEURS BID: $ANS-181.01 AO-85 Update: Do Not Access While in Eclipse The auto Safe mode was disabled on June 24 and the transponder was turned on. A few …

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Mar 31

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday April 9, 2019

W6TRW General Meeting April 9, 2019 Tuesday @ 6:00pm QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance  David Ziskin, AG6E, will present Tour of Duty: Antarctica For the Antarctica research season of 2005/2006, I was aboard the USNS Paul Buck (which has since been decommisioned) as the Radio-Electronics Officer (REO) for the trip.  We made the …

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Feb 22

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday March 12, 2019

W6TRW General Meeting March 12, 2019 Tuesday @ 6:00pm QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance  Ray Enriquez, KD6IGI, will present Baker to Vegas Challenge 2019   Ray Enriquez, KD6IGI, will brief volunteers on B2V 2019 The largest police foot pursuit in the world, the Baker to Vegas run is where police organizations form …

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Sep 30

Bill Tynan W3XO Silent Key

It is our sad duty to inform the passing of Bill Tynan, W3XO. William A. “Bill” Tynan, W3XO, of Kerrville, Texas, died on August 7, following a lengthy illness. A past AMSAT President and the editor of the QST column “The World Above 50 MHz” from 1975 until 1992, Tynan was 91. Click here for …

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Jul 11

Phil Bergeron N6PB Silent Key

It is our sad duty to inform all W6TRW members of the passing of Phil Bergeron, N6PB. Phil became a Silent Key (SK) after a long battle with several medical issues. Phil’s wife, Kathy passed away earlier this year. Phil is survived by his son, Robbie. A donation to the ARRL or other amateur radio …

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Feb 09

NBC News Report Says Hams “Could Save Our Lives” in a Disaster

  A team from NBC News’ digital news unit Left Field was in Hawaii to visit with some radio amateurs to produce a report when the false nuclear missile alert happened on January 13. Left Field’s report points out how much we rely on cell phones and 21st-century technology…and what we would do if these …

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Jan 31

AMSAT AO-92 Opened for Amateur Use

On the 03:25 UTC pass on January 26, 2018, AMSAT Vice President – Engineering Jerry Buxton, N0JY, announced that AO-92 had been commissioned and formally turned the satellite over to AMSAT Operations. AMSAT Vice President – Operations Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA, then declared that AO-92 was now open for amateur use. Read the full story: https://www.amsat.org/ao-92-commissioned-open-for-amateur-use/

Jan 13

Ham Radio CubeSat Launch Success

CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were among the 31 satellites successfully launched on January 12 at 0359 UT on the ISRO PSLV-C40 mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. Two of the CubeSats, Fox-1D and PicSat, carry amateur radio FM transponders, but neither is yet available for general amateur use. The PicSat FM …

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