World Amateur Radio Day

Kenwood TS-690S

In celebration of World Amateur Radio Day, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, the World Radio Network and the world Friendship Network will activate special event station W2W and host a12-hour net with eight net controllers. The Net begins at 11:00 AM CDT on the *WORLD* Conference Server and IRLP reflector 9251. In CUllman, the net will be on 146.480 simplex, PL 156.7. The regularly scheduled Alabama Friends Net will still be on at 8:00 PM.

SSTV from the International Space Station


I received this image from RS3ISS, the Russian amateur radio station aboard the International Space Station around 3:30 CDT on April 13, 2018. My receiver was a Uniden BCD15X and the antenna a Comet GP-9. I recorded the transmission digitally and decided it with MMSSTV.

EchoIRLP Update


N4LX EchoIRLP is again functioning properly in IRLP mode. EchoLink functionality remains unavailable, but should be restored in the very near future. Updates will be posted here as they happen. The current status of the node can be seen in the right sidebar. For information regarding this EchoIRLP station, please see N4LX EchoIRLP. Questions and comments may be submitted to or via the Contact page.