German magazine Radioszene reports the issue of electromagnetic interference from consumer devices, e.g. switched-mode PSU’s and LED lighting, is being raised in the Bundestag (Federal Parliament)
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO with DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
An ARISS contact is planned for a school in Germany with Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at approximately 1256UTC. The exchange will be a direct contact operated by DN2DLR and be conducted in German. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.
German telecommunications regulator Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) has announced that the 63 World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) teams on the air this weekend for the international competition will use “club station” call signs from the Y2A – Y9A block on a one-time basis. It is not yet known if these call signs will be in the 1 x 1 format or some other.
The days are dwindling down to a precious few: Following 4 years of preparation, World Radiosport Team Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) is primed to start, and excitement is building to see how the 63 competing teams fare in the 24-hour event, July 14 – 15 in Germany. Fourteen North American teams are on the roster, including the defending champion team of WRTC 2014, Daniel Craig, N6MJ, and Chris Hurlbut, KL9A. Several well-known US contesting personalities are among those serving as referees at each site. As the July 12 opening ceremonies neared, WRTC 2018 organizers were searching for a last-minute replacement for a team leader who had to drop out.
The 43rd HamRadio Exhibition at Friedrichshafen attracted 15460 visitors, among them around 20 Emergency Communicators who attended the IARU meeting for Emergency Communicators on Friday 1st June.
After the introduction and Region 1 report, there were interesting presentations followed by a good exchange of information in an Open Forum session which carried on beyond the official closing time of the meeting.
Michal SP9XWM and Chris SP7WME presented on emergency activities in Poland followed by Herbert OE3KJN talking about their activities in ‘Exercise Solar Flare’ where there was good co-operation between Radio Amateurs, the military and service providers. Finally Alberto IK1YLO and Marco IU1GJE spoke about the internet linked DMR network they were working on for disaster use.
The presentations are available on the following links;
( Content is the opinion of the presenters )
The next Ham Radio on the Bodensee is on June 21-23 2019 and will include another emergency comms meeting.
A 100 kW HF broadcast transmitter in Nauen, Germany, will send Field Day greetings to North American radio amateurs in MFSK64 mode during the weekly “Giant Jukebox” broadcast of The Mighty KBC on 9,925 kHz, June 24, 0000 – 0200 UTC