Introducing the IONOS Simulator

Featured in the March/April 2022 issue of ARRL's QEX Magazine.

The Amateur Radio Safety Foundation introduces the IONOS Channel Simulator, an audio-processing radio path simulator that models common HF and VHF/UHF propagation channels. It is intended to accelerate modem and protocol design, analysis, optimization and comparison, but has other uses as well. More.

On The Air Podcast Covers Winlink

August 18, 2021--On The Air Podcast host Steve Ford, WB8IMY, has a nice chat with Oliver Dully, K6OLI --the LA region's DEC-- about Winlink from the user's perspective. On The Air is the ARRL magazine for beginning to intermediate hams and the podcast supplements an issue's contents. Listen to the program and learn about Winlink Global Radio Email at the link below:

ARRL's On The Air Episode 20

Thanks to the ARRL and to Oliver!

Hawaii Hams Show Their Stuff on Kamahameha Day

June 11, 2021 Honolulu -- Michael Miller KH6ML and Joe Speroni AH0A report a very successful King Kamehameha Day celebration and K6K Special event operation. Aloha and Big MAHALO to all the volunteers that made K6K a huge success! The results were grand and allowed operators worldwide to contact K6K stations.

2937 QSO’s
6 Continents
61 Countries
49 States (only VT Missing)
40 volunteers, 1497 Grids (6), 18 Hours
2129 Unique Calls
55 P2P Winlink messages received from 20 stations (OH was the DX)

Successful radio contacts are eligible to receive a special inscribed certificate bearing the full-color rendition of K6K: King Kamehameha Celebration.

For many, it was their first time to contact Hawaii over the Radio. If you contacted our Special Event Station, look up your call sign on the following link and print your own certificate:

Kainoa Danes, chairman of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission said:

“I understand this served as a dual-purpose event of being part of the 149th Celebration and also giving local trained amateur radio volunteers a chance showcase their talents in our remote location of the Hawaiian Islands to communicate around the world.” He added, "It was fascinating to learn about Winlink radio email with no internet needed. It’s nice to know they can be called on in times of crisis or disaster.”

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