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The IARU represented in Turkey

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 […]

Also in GB2RS this week… 21 April 2019

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 […]

DX News – 21 April 2019

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 Events News – 21 April 2019

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 […]

Contest News – 21 April 2019

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 […]

Rallies and Events News – 21 April 2019

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 officers@cardiffars.org.uk. 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 info@frars.co.uk. 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, 23 December 2018

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 […]

IARU argues for protection from WPT spurious emissions

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.

Djibouti J20DX IOTA DXpedition Equipment Impounded

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 to be Held Prior to Hamvention

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…

DXpeditions on HamSphere 4.0

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)

Hamvention Opening Gates to All on Final Day of 2019 Show

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…

ARRL Foundation Announces Dick Hanna, K3VYY, Memorial Scholarship

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…

Owen Garriott, W5LFL, 15 April 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): […]

ICQ Podcast – The S-Meter

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

Honda Portable Generators Recalled Due to Potential Fire Hazard

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…