Hello. I'm W7KYG. This is a place where I collect information about Amateur Radio. Below are announcements that may be of interest to amateur radio operators.

Tues 20:00 USB Vertical Net 144.19

Every Tuesday at 20:00 CST several of us meet on 144.19 MHz USB and check in using our vertically polarized antennas. Tom KG5PBP is Net Control and others assist calling for check-ins.

Kjell Lindgren active on ISS

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren has been active on the ISS cross-band repeater. So, listen for calls from NA1SS during ISS passes.
Downlink: 437.80
Uplink: 145.99 (PL 67 Hz)

Lunar lander, orbiter on 70cm

Artemis I, the first uncrewed launch of NASA's Space Launch System and Orion capsule on a mission around the moon, will carry a number of CubeSats and other payloads to the moon, including Omotenashi, which will transmit in the 70 cm amateur radio band.
Listen to OMOTENASHI orbiter on 437.31 MHz with 80 kHz bandwidth
Listen to OMOTENASHI lander on 437.41 MHz with 160 kHz bandwidth
More details can be found from JAXA, also AMSAT, this tweet, and also here. The next launch attempt will be no sooner than September 27.


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