Monday, March 10, 2014

New Ham Station for Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Obseravatory - the world's largest radio-
telescope (Arecibo website photo)
Visitors to the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico should soon be able to see and hear the Arecibo Observatory Amateur Radio Club's station, KP4AO, on the air. According to the ARRL Letter, a new station is being built in the exhibition hall of the observatory's visitor center, centered on a new FTdx-1200 transceiver donated by Yaesu. The station is due to be on the air by this summer.