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ASRTU-1 CubeSat with V/u FM Transponder Submitted for IARU Coordination

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 16:44

China’s Harbin Institute of Technology has applied for IARU Coordination of the ASRTU-1 CubeSat. Among other capabilities, the satellite will provide a V/u FM amateur radio transponder. ASRTU-1 is a 12U CubeSat mission designed by Russian and Chinese university students for education and amateur radio.

Harbin Institute of Technology has successfully developed several amateur radio satellites, i...

Microsoft Reverses its Decision to Omit Hot Reload in .NET 6

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 16:34

The Verge reports that Microsoft has reversed its decision to remove a key feature from its upcoming .NET 6 release, after a public outcry from the open-source software community. Microsoft had piqued the .NET open-source community by removing a key part of Hot Reload in the upcoming release of .NET 6. This is a feature that allows developers to modify source code while an application is runnin...

ARISS Receives Generous ARDC Grant for ARISS STEREO Education Project

Wed, 11/03/2021 - 14:35

Best known for arranging amateur radio contacts between students and astronauts, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has announced that it’s received a generous grant to fund its “Student and Teacher Education via Radio Experimentation and Operations” (STEREO) project. The 5-year Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) grant totaling nearly $1.3 million will fund three ...

ARRL November Sweepstakes VY1AAA Operation is On for 2021

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 11:05

Gerry Hull, W1VE/VE1RM, reports that he is still hoping to be able to operate remotely as VY1AAA from Northern Territories (NT), a rare multiplier in the ARRL November Sweepstakes (SS) event.

Hull said that a family health emergency had kept “J” Allen, VY1JA, from working on getting his station up and running again, but the situation has brightened somewhat, and Allen is back at it.

Hull has op...

3M Issues a “Stop Use and Inspection Notice” for Self-Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 11:03

3M has issued a “Stop Use and Inspection Notice” for the 3M™ DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self-Retracting Lifeline with Anchor Hook.

The company advises owners to remove the anchor hook product from service until an inspection is performed. The notice pertains to “specific versions” of the anchor hook. “3M Fall Protection has identified a very low potential for the DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self-Retracting Lif...