Posts tagged as amateur radio

Young, international radio amateurs gather in South Africa

From around the world, 70 young and budding radio amateurs recently gathered in South Africa for a week-long Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) technology immersion event from 8 to 15 August 2018. While South Africa may be at the southern tip of the African continent, for that week it was viewed as the the centre […]

SA ready for Qatar geostationary satellite

If all goes according to plan, the Qatar Satellite Company’s second satellite, Es’hail-2, will be placed in a geostationary orbit by a Space-X Falcon-9 rocket within a few months. It will carry an AMSAT linear transponder as a secondary payload, giving radio amateurs access to a geostationary satellite for the first time. The transponder uplink frequency […]

Solar eclipse and propagation: More questions than answers for now

In August 2017 more than 600 000 radio amateurs, mainly in the USA, took part in a Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) in a coordinated initiative to research the possible influences of an eclipse of the sun on radio propagation. The solar eclipse caused a shadow of the moon traversing the USA from Oregon to South […]