Looking back at the Apollo 11 landing radio transmissions

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2019/07/14 - 12:04

Were you around 50 years ago for the historic landing of Apollo 11 on the moon?

Radio communications played a vital role in the mission.  When seconds count and the station you are talking to is a couple hundred thousand miles away, the importance of the "ABC's" of radio comms become clear - Accuracy, Brevity and Clarity.  The mission used ground-breaking voice and data communications methods that many radio amateurs use today.  (By the way, the radios used on Apollo were supplied by Collins!)

Skiff Lake VE9IRG off air

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2019/08/27 - 21:23

The Skiff Lake repeater VE9IRG (145.370) is off the air locally.  However, it will re-transmit input audio to other repeaters when linked.  A site visit was planned in late August, and we will advise of any updates as soon as we have new information.