17-18 August 2013 weekend will be a traditional activity of amateur radio stations operating from fixed and floating beacons (International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend). For the first time this event was held in 1993, and in 1998 received its present name. Every year the event grows in popularity. For example, in 2012 the amateur radio on the air with the 473 lighthouses, located in 47 countries
Hall of Fame «Amateur Radio Hall of Fame» magazine «CQ Amateur Radio» was founded in January 2001 to celebrate the achievements of individuals (not necessarily radio amateurs), the activity of which had a great influence on the development of amateur radio and amateur radio operators who have made a significant contribution in amateur radio, or achieved outstanding success in their professional career, and played an important role in other aspects of life on the planet. In 2013, the Hall of Fame «Amateur Radio Hall of Fame» introduced: Evelyn Garrison, WS7A (SK) — organizer of the radio; Joel Kleinman, N1BKE (SK) — editor of QST Laurie Margolis, G3UML / GPC3L — BBC correspondent who worked with many amateur radio publications; Michael Owen VK3KI (SK) — the former president of the national amateur radio organizations in Australia and chairman of the 3rd District IARU; Harry Rubinstein, ex 9EEV (SK) — inventor of the PCB, the DIP switch and potentiometer, combined with a potentiometer; Walker Tompkins, K6ATH — journalist, writer and historian, a few books which were devoted to amateur radio; Joe Walsh, WB6ACU — rock musician; William G.Welsh, W6DDB (SK) — a former news editor of CQ.
Hall of Fame «CQ DX Hall of Fame», established in 1967, is designed to honor the radio amateurs who have achieved significant success in the DX-Inge. In 2013, the Hall of Fame «CQ DX Hall of Fame» introduced Vladimir Bykov, UA4WHX / AC4LN, which over the past 10 years alone worked on the air in more than 100 countries and territories on all 6 continents, setting more than 700,000 telecommunications (Editorial magazine «Radiomir. HF and VHF» congratulates Vladimir with outstanding achievements and wish you new and interesting radioputeshestvy radiootkryty «uncharted territory»); Robert Gary Dixon, K4MQG — one of the founders of Carolina DX Association and INDEXA (DX-International Association), which over the last 30 years provided material support to the organization of more than 200 DX-expeditions.
Hall of Fame «Contest Hall of Fame» was founded in 1986 to celebrate the achievements of amateur radio operators who have achieved outstanding results in competitions on radio and / or have made an outstanding contribution to the organization of these competitions. In 2013, the Hall of Fame «CQ Contest Hall of Fame» introduced Dale Green VE7SV — showing over the past 20 years of good results and has recently assisted in the organization of the contest group in Chile; Charles «Chas» Fulp, K3WW — winner of many competitions, the president of Frankford Radio Club (FRC).
The group of radio amateurs (RW1ZK, UA1ZOZ, UA1ZCT, RW1ZL and UB1ZAH) near Zaozersk established repeater RR1ZE range of 2 m (145.100 / 145.700 MHz). Fitting — 1486-km highway M-18 Saint Petersburg — Petrozavodsk — Murmansk. The geographical coordinates of the repeater — 69 ° 44’28" N, 32 ° 01 ’48" VD, height above sea level — 352 m. Antennas — 2hOREK VH-2202. Every 10 minutes after the end of the last transmission mode Repeater emits broadcast RR1ZE callsign and QTH-locator (KR69AK). Visiting the fish on the peninsula north of the Kola Peninsula, and when traveling to Norway all radio amateurs can use the repeater.
On the International Space Station on the frequencies 2422.0 and 2437.0 MHz is assumed the amateur television (US TV). The station is equipped with a digital TV transmitter, which transmits the image to a «LIVE» during the radio with the astronauts, or pre-recorded images (24 hours) to adjust the equipment on the ground «space» video. The main objective of the new project — to raise the level of educational programs for schoolchildren and students, conducting radio sessions from the ISS.
From 15 May to 15 June 2013 from the territory of the National University of Physical Education and Sport (NUFVSU) worked a special radio EM100U. Her work has been devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Olympic movement — from 20 to 24 September 1913 in Kiev, the first Russian Olympiad: 600 participants from 21 cities competed in 11 sports.
Spanish hams are allowed to run on a secondary basis in the band 1810-1830 kHz, and the primary — 1830-1850 kHz. Furthermore, on a secondary basis, they isolated a range of 630 m (472-479 kHz).
From 16 to 20 August 2013 the callsign of Greenland will operate as a part of women’s radio expedition OX5YL, JR3MVF, HL1KDW, LA6RHA, WA0WOF and SM6KAT.
April 19, 2013 from the Baikonur cosmodrome the launch of the carrier rocket «Soyuz-2-1A» which put into orbit several research and commercial satellites. One of them is the OSSI-1, designed by Korean artist Hojun Song, DS1SBO. Work on the companion was conducted for 7 years, and in its design used available components. The launch enthusiast cost of 100 000 USD, but Hojun Song believes that it was worth it. Apparently, OSSI-1 — the first satellite in the world, developed and launched by an individual.
April 21, 2013 was put into orbit microsatellite 3 PhoneSat, on-board equipment which is made on the basis of smart phones. Information from satellites transmitted at a frequency of 437.425 MHz packet radio (AX.25, 1200 bps) Callsign all three microsatellites — KJ6KRW.