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!)

Windsor (Maine) Hamfest is NOT September 22!

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2019/09/12 - 13:48

Notice from ARRL HQ:  Please be aware that the Maine (Windsor) – September 22 hamfest as published in September, 2019, QST’s “Convention and Hamfest”, column on page 97 is an error.  This information from last year’s (2018) event was erroneously reprinted in this year’s QST.

The hamfest in Windsor already occurred on July 27, and the announcement was properly published in the “Convention and Hamfest” column on page 99 of July, 2019, QST.