February 21, 2021

CQ JA Magazine

At the last issue (March-2021) of the CQ Ham Radio magazine ( CQ JA Magazine). I have an article about working Radio Amateur from Africa with friends from all over the globe via HF and Satellites. With  especially QSO story which took more than 2 months to complete with my friend OM Zorro San-JH1AJT and with his support, encouragement and persistence to the friendship contacts. 

February 19, 2021

JIDXM Friendship Award

 I am very honored and delighted to have received this JIDXM Friendship Award .

February 13, 2021

QSO phraseology as Text & Audio in eight languages.

QSO phraseology as Text & Audio in eight languages (based on OH2BR & OH2BAD Guide )



 How to learn the QSO PHRASEOLOGY in 8 languages online? My Finnish Friends, Radio Amateurs, brothers Heikinheimo Jukka OH1BR/OH2BR and Miika OH2BAD are authors of the manual for Ham Radio Operators: The “Radio Amateur's Conversation Guide”. They compiled it with help of DXer friends some 40 years ago! Later, the brothers published an additional audio companion to the Conversation Guide. They organized recording of audio files for all the languages and published them on C-cassettes and later, cooperating with DARC, on a CD-ROM. But young hams seldom read paper books or listen to CD-ROM discs. Therefore, our team had the idea to REMAKE the great work of brothers Heikinheimo in an Online Page on which it would be possible to click on the text and hear corresponding audio read by a native speaker, what was not possible earlier. So, we wanted to combine previously existing separate texts and audio materials into one place. Imagine - hundreds of phrases belonging to Amateur Radio jargon in 8 languages! Jukka and Miika eagerly supported the idea of creating such an online international ham tool. 

 You can easily get to the right page -

 just follow the link: https://raisa.blog/how-to/the-radio-a... 

 73 and 88! YL Raisa #R1BIG

January 18, 2021

ELaNa 20 CubeSats Deployed

            Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system undergoes final preparations on a taxiway at Mojave Air and Space Port ahead of the company’s Launch Demo 2 mission. Taken in late December 2020. Photo: Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson.

 Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne system

Today at approximately 3:35 p.m. ET (12:35 p.m. PT), 10 CubeSats began deploying from Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne Rocket into low-Earth Orbit as part of the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 20 mission. Virgin Orbit’s 747-00 carrier, Cosmic Girl, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 1:38 p.m. ET (10:38 a.m. PT) today carrying the LauncherOne Rocket and the 10 small research satellites.

CubeSats are a cornerstone in the development of cutting-edge technologies like laser communications, satellite-to-satellite communications, and autonomous movement. The nine CubeSat missions in this launch were developed by the following universities and one NASA center:

  • CACTUS-1 – Capitol Technology University, Laurel, Md.
  • CAPE-3 – University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • EXOCUBE – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • MiTEE – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • PICS (two CubeSats) – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • PolarCube – University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Q-PACE – University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
  • RadFXSat-2 – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • TechEdSat-7 – NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

CSLI is an initiative created by NASA to attract and retain students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Missions are selected through the CubeSat Launch Initiative and managed by NASA’s Launch Services Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Visit our website to learn more and follow us on Twitter at NASA_LSP and Facebook at NASA LSP.

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January 1, 2021

Got the rank # 12 and about 400.000 visitors

I'm very happy to see the visitors counter  around 400,000 visits. Also I'm glad to got the rank # 12 at (Top 15 Satellite Blogs & Websites To Follow in 2020). https://blog.feedspot.com/satellite_blogs/
Thanks for any visitors.Not bad for 14 years old Blog.

December 25, 2020


ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS.


ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS

ARISS Celebrating 20 Years of Continuous Operations on ISS. ARISS was established in 1996 as the successor to SAREX (Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment on the USA Shuttles) existing since 1983. Activities onboard the International Space Station (ISS) by the space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, ESA, JAXA, and CSA as well as AMSAT and organizations affiliated to the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) from the countries participating in the program, began in 2000. The first test of amateur radio contacts using the HAM station on the ISS with ground stations from Russia and the United States, took place 20 years ago on November 13. In the following days, there were other communication tests, while the first successful contact of ARISS with the school took place on December 21, 2000. After that more than 1300 school ARISS contact over the World were performed using callsings: RS0ISS, NA1SS, OR4ISS, IR0ISS, DP0ISS, FX0ISS, GB1SS, FX0STD, HL0ARISS, IZ0JPA, AB55IK, 9W2MUS, PY0AEB.
Presently after 20 years of continuous operations, ARISS volunteers carry out many amateur radio experiments: radio voice repeaters, Digital APRS repeaters, amateur radio satellites, SSTV images, ARISS activity awards, and direct audio and digital video contacts with the ISS crew. It offers students the chance to have an exciting experience – a face-to-face conversation via amateur radio with the crew members onboard the International Space Station. It activates young people's interest in STEAM and motivates them to learn.  

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December 19, 2020

Great DXing

Great DXing !!!!!!, an early morning the 20m opened a pass to the East. yep hundreds of JA-stations.!!! Beautiful !! wasn't it?


December 17, 2020

Dxing From Africa !!

When you're a DX station,your screen looks like this !!  

All band Activity was calling me !!

No QRM ,TX and RX was  playing one to one game . interesting wasn't it ?


December 5, 2020

OGA-5 Award


In behave of The Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society, A47RS I am pleased to send you the
OGA-5 award for establishing two-way radio contacts with Omani amateur radio stations in 5 different Sultanate of Oman Maidenhead Grid square locators out of 27 via Es'hail-2 satellite (QO-100)