New space antenna developed to track maritime shipping


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Russ Roberts‘s insight:

An interesting concept with possible amateur radio applications.  Fascinating article…Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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ESA’s Herschel space observatory has exhausted, as planned, its supply of liquid helium coolant, concluding over three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe (Amateur Radio – Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe: ESA’s Herschel…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

This observation platform has generated enough scientific data to keep astronomers busy for many years.  ESA "Herschel" observatory has done groundbreaking work in studying the "cold" universe and other deep space phenomena.  It will be missed.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Twitter / TYTTwoWayRadio: Soyuz rocket will carry four …


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Soyuz rocket will carry four amateur radio the CubeSat cubic Star into orbit http://t.co/5vRyY5BbHD

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Here’s a look at a soon-to-be-launched package of four CubeSat "birds".  These small satellites seem to be gaining in popularity.  In a related story,  the Unversity of Hawaii at Hilo is planning to make a CubeSat "bird" for a future launch.  UH-Hilo is expanding its scientific programs from Marine Biology and Astronomy to "hands-on" launches of its own satellites.  Something tells me I’d better update my satellite antennas.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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NASA – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station


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null (RT @ISS_Research: @1WXNERD @nasa The Amateur Radio on ISS is used by the crew every week to talk to HAM operators and kids in schools http://t.co/Dm2PP6iRu6)…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

Students and astronauts seem to like these "chats".  Students ask some perceptive questions at times.  Hopefully, these educational programs using the ISS will encourage young folks to enter technical and scientific fields after they complete their education.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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CQ Newsroom: FEMA Administrator Plans Field Day Operation


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RT @KE5CVT: RT @kc5fm FEMA Administrator @craigatfema Plans Ham Radio Field Day Operation http://t.co/KDzFuwXo9N #arrl #hamr @chiefkidd

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

This could be a fascinating contact for Field Day stations.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Norfolk Island | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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Twelve amateur radio operators and members of the Oceania DX Group (ODXG), will be active as VK9NT from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between May 3-13th (Norfolk Island | Southgate Amateur Radio News: http://t.co/ub51gnPfs8)…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

I don’t have this one in the log.  I guess it’s my turn to wade through the QRM again…Aloha de KH6JRM.

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Indonesia Special Event | Southgate Amateur Radio News


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Members of the ORARI Jawa Barat and YB Club DX, along with the Bandung Heritage Community will activate the special event station YE90PK between May 3-5th (Indonesia Special Event | Southgate Amateur Radio News: http://t.co/jojpHSweW1)…

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

If you need Indonesia for your log book, try this station.  Aloha de KH6JRM.

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