Telecommunications Ministry in India Orders Halt to Online Transceiver Sales

The Mumbai Mirror in India reports that a complaint by radio amateurs has prompted the Telecommunications Ministry to order online purveyors, including eBay and Amazon, to stop selling wireless transmitting equipment. According to the newspaper, a group of hams wrote the Wireless Advisor in the Telecommunications Ministry last fall to warn that online sales of wireless equipment could pose a na…

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“Frequency” TV Show QRT

Hollywood Reporter reports that The CW television network has pulled the plug on the Amateur Radio-themed show “Frequency,” which stars Peyton List as young police detective and radio amateur Raimy Sullivan.

“Frequency was a combination of two of the season’s most popular trends: time travel and movie reboots,” Hollywood Reporter said, noting that the show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers….

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Ham-Astronauts to Perform 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

Astronauts ISS Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson, ex-KC5ZTD, and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer, KG5FYH, will carry out a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station on Friday, May 12. NASA TV will cover the event live.

Whitson and Fischer will venture outside the Quest airlock to replace a large avionics box that provides electrical power and data connections to science experi…

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Amateur Radio Volunteers Urgently Needed to Support Communication for NYC NAMI 5K Walk on May 13

Amateur Radio volunteers are urgently needed to assist with communications during the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walkon Saturday, May 13, at the South Street Seaport Promenade in New York City. Jose Lugo, KD2CJP, who is coordinating the NAMI event, said his team needs “all available hands on deck.” Contact him with availability as soon as possible. Only reply if you are able to …

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