The ISS repeater will be cross band mode for Field Day. To learn more go to
The following has been received from the ARRL
Space Bulletin 005 ARLS005
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT June 8, 2021
To all radio amateurs
SB SPACE ARL ARLS005
ARLS005 RS0ISS Will Transmit Slow-Scan TV Images from the ISS on
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) plan to
transmit slow-scan TV (SSTV) images on 145.800 MHz FM June 9 and 10.
The transmissions, which will use SSTV mode PD120, are part of the
Moscow Aviation Institute SSTV experiment (MAI-75) and will be made
from RS0ISS in the Russian Service Module of the ISS using a Kenwood
The tentative schedule calls for transmissions on June 9 from 0935
UTC until 1350 UTC and on June 10 from 0855 UTC until 1550 UTC.
Dates and times are subject to change. Hams on Earth should be able
to receive the signals on a handheld transceiver using a
quarter-wave whip antenna, with FM filters set for 25 kHz channel
Predicted ISS pass times are available via the AMSAT website at,
Additional information is available on the Amateur Radio on the
International Space Station (ARISS) SSTV blog at,
https://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/, and tips for SSTV beginners are
available on the AMSAT-UK website at,
There will a presentation on the past, present, and future of Canwarn presented by the Radio Amateurs of Canada on June 9 2021. More information at
A Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Alaska on May 31 2021. It was felt over a large area. ARES folks, this is yet another reminder.
The Radio Amateurs of Canada has issued information regarding this years Field Day Operations. More information may be found at
The following was received from the ARRL
B SPCL ARL ARLX006
ARLX006 Annual WX4NHC On-the-Air Station Test Set for Saturday, May
The annual WX4NHC station on-the-air test will be held on Saturday,
May 29, 1300 – 2100 UTC. The WX4NHC operators plan to be working
remotely again this year as the National Hurricane Center plans to
maintain all CDC COVID-19 pandemic protocols until the end of 2021.
The yearly exercise takes place just ahead of the official start of
the Atlantic Hurricane Season, June 1 – November 30. Assistant
WX4NHC Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4R, said the event offers an
opportunity for radio amateurs worldwide to exercise the sorts of
communication capabilities available during severe weather.
“We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes,
exchanging signal reports and basic weather data (sunny, rain,
temperature, etc.) with any station in any location,” Ripoll said.
Participating stations may use HF, VHF, UHF, APRS, and Winlink, with
WX4NHC HF activity centering on the Hurricane Watch Net frequencies
of 14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, depending on propagation, and will
operate elsewhere as conditions dictate. WX4NHC will also
participate in the VoIP Hurricane Net, 2000 – 2100 UTC.
As for the upcoming hurricane season, Ripoll said, “Even if you are
not directly affected by a hurricane situation, please volunteer to
monitor and relay reports; just one report can make a difference and
help save a life!”
In conjunction with the National Hurricane Conference next month,
the traditional Amateur Radio Workshop sessions will be held
virtually on Tuesday, June 15, 10:30 AM – 12 PM EDT and 1:30 – 5 PM
EDT. The sessions will be moderated by Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Director
of Operations, VoIP Hurricane Net, with Ripoll.
To access the Zoom meeting check-in, use the meeting ID 844 9788
6921, and the passcode 565708.
2021 SEA-PAC Virtual Convention Registration is now Open
The 2021 SEA-PAC virtual Convention is June 5, 2021. The QSO party is on June 5 & 6.
Due to the continuing Pandemic restrictions there will be no live face-to-face activities at the Seaside Convention Center but rather will consist of one day of live and prerecorded video presentations and a two-day multiband QSO party.
This year SEA-PAC is proud to offer a series of FREE presentations and seminars. To join the SEA-PAC experience and view the presentations you will need to register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vfoq1b9-Qtq1lLgD6N3zaw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Admission is FREE but you must register as an attendee to the Zoom Webinar to actually view the program.
Visit www.seapac.org to see the list of presenters and a picture and biography about each one.
More information along with the QSO party information is on the home page.
The 2021 SEA-PAC convention booklet will be emailed to the SEA-PAC email list by June 2nd.
Please forward this email to your friends, club members, newsletters and by talking it up on the air.
Thank you again.
73, from the SEA-PAC Committee
You will need to be a member of the Radio Amateurs of Canada to acquire this award. The award program starts JULY 1 2021. To learn more go to
BC will test its Alert Ready public notification system on May 5 2021 at 1:55pm, More information may be found at
QRZ has announced a new non politics approach. To read the policy and rationale go to