First UK 288 GHz CW Contact

Video of the first UK two-way CW contact at 288 GHz which took place at Higham in Kent on August 2, 2019, between Roger Ray G8CUB/P and Chris Whitmarsh G0FDZ/P

The contact was over a distance of 175 metres in grid locator JO01FK60.

The clip begins with an earlier attempt on the same day over a longer distance of 1.2 km which resulted in a 589 signal being received one way from JO01FK60UC to JO01FK62JR.

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ARRL Dayton Hamvention Videos Available

Video recordings of presentations made by several ARRL officials at the 2019 Dayton Hamvention® and ARRL National Convention are now available for viewing on YouTube

Eight Videos Include

  • ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, offering an overview of ARRL activities and challenging ARRL members to help recruit younger people into Amateur Radio and ARRL membership.

  • ARRL Teachers Institute instructors Tommy Gober, N5DUX, and Larry Kendall, K6NDL, offering strategies and advice for including Amateur Radio in the classroom.

  • ARRL Roanoke Division Director Bud Hippisley, W2RU, chair of the ARRL’s Public Service Enhancement Working Group, discussing ongoing efforts to enhance the ARES program, and other issues related to emergency communication.

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