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The IARU was represented in Turkey, where committee SE24 on Short Range Devices met to undertake further work concerning Wireless Power Transmission, or WPT. SE24 is considering both WPT for electric vehicles and also generic WPT applications. The IARU has made extensive input on the potential impact on radio communications from spurious emissions from WPT […]
The May RadCom includes a report that an authentic World War 2 Spy Set was recently donated to the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park. We are delighted to announce that it is now on display in the reception area, providing a focal point to engage visitors’ interest from the moment they enter the […]
Max, DK1MAX will operate as XT2MAX from Burkina Faso until the 25th of April. He will be on CW and FT8. Please note that he will not be issuing paper QSLs. Logs will be uploaded to Logbook of the World. Anders, SM0HPL is on the air from Kampala, Uganda until the 27th of April. He […]
Special callsigns 4Z64EURO, 4X64S, 4X64O, 4X64N and 4X64G will be active from the 18th of April to the 18th of May for the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel between the 14th and 18th of May. QSL via Logbook of The World and eQSL. Certificates will be available for […]
This weekend the First Machine Generated Mode Contest ends its 24 hour run at 1400UTC today, the 21st. Using MGM on the 50 and 144MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and four-character locator. On Monday the IRTS 70cm Counties Contest runs from 1200 to 1300UTC. It is immediately followed by the IRTS 2m Counties […]
There are no rallies in the diary for the Easter weekend. On the 28th of April the Northern Amateur Radio Societies Association Exhibition will take place at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre, Blackpool FY2 9AA. There will be a talk-in station and plenty of car parking. There will be trade stands, a Bring & Buy, […]
On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is closed for the bank holiday. Details from Steve Williams, MW6CCG, on 0787 849 4337. On Wednesday Cardiff University Amateur Radio Society has its regular shack night. Contact Derek, MW0LNA, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Thursday Aberystwyth & District Amateur Radio Society has a club net, beginning on 145.500MHz […]
Flight Refuelling Amateur Radio Society has shack activity nights today, Wednesday and next Sunday. Details from Sue, M0PSZ, via email to email@example.com. On Monday Weston Super Mare Radio Society has a club night. Contact M0JOG, on 0750 066 8674/ On Thursday South Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an open house and on air night. Contact […]
Peter Smith, G4JNU died aged 81 on December 23rd 2018. He was a very skilled electrical engineer and a fine mechanical engineer as well. Peter grew up in an engineering household in Reading. Peter’s father was a machine workshop instructor with the REME at Arborfield and Peter was proud that, with a lathe and other […]
6W1RY Team will be active from Senegal in CQ WW DX SSB Contest, 26 – 27 October 2019.
IARU was again represented at the meeting last week in Ankara, Turkey, where committee SE24 (Short Range Devices) met to undertake further work on the Work Item concerning Wireless Power Transmission. SE24 is considering both WPT for electric vehicles and also generic WPT applications.
IARU has made extensive input on the potential impact on radio communications from spurious emissions from WPT devices and much of this is captured in CEPT ECC Report 289, published earlier this year ( https://www.ecodocdb.dk/document/8214 ). At the Ankara meeting further input was made by IARU and other interested parties and there will be a meeting of SE24 dedicated to WPT issues in early July.
Also at Ankara IARU attended the SRD Maintenance Group meeting ( SRD/MG ) where it was noted that further work was needed in SE24 before spurious emission limits for WPT devices could be addressed in a regulatory sense.
IARU was represented in Ankara by Don Beattie, Region 1 President, who is leading the IARU work on WPT.
Theodore Rappaport N9NB writes about the digital modes petition RM-11831 in EE Times (Electronic Engineering Times) an electronics industry magazine
Two of the J20DX operators, Col McGowan, MM0NDX, and Jonathan Bowes, MM0OKG, report that all of their radio equipment was impounded by customs at the airport upon arrival, despite the fact that the third operator, Christian Cabre, EA3NT, cleared customs smoothly 2 days earlier.“This remains the case today despite our official…
AMSAT Academy will take place on Thursday, May 16, the day before Hamvention. AMSAT says this is a unique opportunity for both beginners and advanced satellite operators to learn about Amateur Radio in space and working the FM, linear transponder, and digital satellites now in orbit.AMSAT Academy will take place on…
On virtual amateur radio we have also DX expeditions, IOTA, Castle on the air, Lighthouse on the air. On HamSphere 4.0 IOTA are IOHS (Islands on Ham Sphere) Castles are COHS (Castles on Ham Sphere) and Lighthouse are LOHS (Lighthouse on Ham Sphere)
KL7RRC/P Team planning to be active from Sledge Island, IOTA NA – 210, Alaska, in August – September 2019.
Thomas, F4HPX will be active as FR/F4HPX, from Reunion Island, IOTA AF – 016, starting Mid May 2019.
A82X and A82Z will be active from Liberia, 28 September – 11 October 2019, by members of Italian DX Pedition Team.
An International Space Station school contact has been planned for David St-Jacques KG5FYI with Ecole internationale du Saint-Sacrement, Quebec City, Canada
VU7RI Team will be active from Lakshadweep Islands, IOTA AS – 011, 19 October – 3 November 2019.
Hamvention® has announced that it will open the gates to all, without charge, on the final day of the annual gathering at Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio. Hamvention 2019 General Chair Jack Gerbs, WB8SCT, said the idea is to encourage the curious to see what attracts some…
Satoru, JI1DFO will be active as PJ8SK from Sint Maarten,IOTA NA – 105, 13 – 15 June 2019.
T40A Team will be active from Cuba in CQ WW WPX CW Contest, 25 – 26 May 2019.
The ARRL Foundation has announced the Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship. Created through the generosity of the Hanna Family in memory of J. Richard “Dick” Hanna, K3VYY, of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, this scholarship is intended exclusively for educational use, to provide assistance with the cost of tuition, room, board, books and/or…
The Fair Lawn (NJ) Amateur Radio Club (FLARC) will help celebrate the event with an Open House that showcases its operating stations and demonstrates amateur radio and its value by communicating with fellow “hams” around the world
David Palma, CT1EKU will be active as D44CH, from Sal Island, IOTA AF – 086, Cape Verde, Cabo Verde, 14 – 19 April 2019.
ARRL and the FCC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that paves the way to implement the new and enhanced Volunteer Monitor program. The memorandum establishes the Volunteer Monitors as a replacement for the Official Observers (OO) program. Current OOs have been encouraged to participate in the new program.“We are…
Daniel Estévez EA4GPZ / M0HXM has published an overview of the papers to be discussed at the IARU Region 1 meeting in Vienna on April 27-28
Saturo, JI1DFO will be active as FS/AG5CR from Saint Martin, IOTA NA – 105, 16 – 18 June 2019.
Owen Garriott, W5LFL, the US astronaut who operated the world’s first amateur radio station from Space was reported a Silent Key on Twitter, Monday April 15; according to his family, he passed away at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. He was 88 years old. Press release from Johnson Space Center, Houston (lightly edited): […]
Sweden’s nation amateur radio society, the SSA, has set up a separate youth section led by Oliver Djurle SA5ODJ
The Better India carries an insight into India’s fascinating ham radio community, a social networking club powered by radio waves
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Chris Howard M0TCH, Martin Rothwell M0SGL, Dan Romanchik KB6NU and Frank Howell K4FMH to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief and this episode’s feature is The S-meter by Martin M1MRB
The Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society provide Practical Assessments for anyone who has self-studied for their Foundation or Intermediate as well as running multiple-choice exams sessions
EI0MAR will be QRV as of 0700 Zulu on 27th of April, as an award station once again this year from the Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio in Howth
American Honda has announced that it’s voluntarily recalling some 200,000 of its portable generators sold in the US due to a potential fire and burn hazard. The recall includes the EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i generators. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the affected portable generators can leak gasoline…
Massive sunspot AR2738 is sending bursts of radio energy toward Earth strong enough to make audible noises in the loudspeakers of common shortwave receivers
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