YOTA 2017 Participants to Speak with Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, aboard ISS

Young radio amateurs attending the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park will get a chance to talk via Amateur Radio with astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.

Nespoli, a newcomer to the ISS crew, will operate NA1SS in the ISS Columbus module, to talk with those attending YOTA 2017, tak…

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YOTA 2017 Participants to Speak with Paulo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, aboard ISS

Young radio amateurs attending the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park will get a chance to talk via Amateur Radio with astronaut Paulo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program.

Nespoli, a newcomer to the ISS crew, will operate NA1SS in the ISS Columbus module, to talk with those attending YOTA 2017, tak…

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Oklahoma Radio Amateurs to Participate in FEMA Exercise

Emergency Management officials have announced participation in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI exercise “Vigilant Guard” on Amateur Radio channels, August 3-6, 8 AM until 6 PM local time.

“Using Amateur Radio channels, this exercise will demonstrate the capability for reaching back to our state and federal partners,” said Altus, Oklahoma, Emergency Management Director Lloyd …

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Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF, is 2017 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year

Fifteen-year-old Marty Sullaway KC1CWF, of Newton, Massachusetts is the recipient of the 2017 Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year (YHOTY). Licensed in 2014, he worked his way up to Amateur Extra class earlier this year. A rising sophomore year at Meridian Academy in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Marty is co-founder of the Eastern Massachusetts Contesting …

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Project Amelia Earhart Pilot Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, Back in the Continental US

As of August 2, Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, and Spirit, his Mooney M20K 231, are back in the continental US, with just a little more time in the air needed to complete his Amelia Earhart commemorative round-the-world flight. He arrived on July 31 in Oakland, California, after a long flight leg from Hawaii and visited with friends in Cameron Park, where he once lived.

Lloyd has been active on the air d…

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