PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #960

This Week in Amateur Radio #960 Week of July 22, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR960 Running Time: 1:14:13 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #960 with a release and air date of, July 22, 2017.This weeks edition is anchoredby,Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

We are not part of Russia!

Mamuka Kordzakhia, 4L2M, President of the National Association Radio Amateurs of Georgia (NARG), reports: “Abkhazia is a Georgian territory occupied by Russia. From this territory Russian radio amateurs are using Russian prefixes. By Georgian rules all these stations are without permits and they are pirate stations. STOP Russian callsigns from the Georgia territory!!! “We are […]

Tuning in: Amateur radio enthusiasts gather to talk gear, swap electronics (Alabama)

Hundreds of amateur radio enthusiasts came together in Cullman on Saturday for the Cullman Amateur Radio Club’s annual Hamfest. The festival, hosted at the Cullman Civic Center, routinely sees people coming in from all around the state, and from surrounding states like Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, and they all come to meet with each other […]

Virginia Tech Expert to Study August Eclipse for Impacts on Radar, Ham Radio, GPS

August 21 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many in the U.S. to see a total eclipse — but for scientists and engineers, it’s a chance to conduct research on systems we rely on for communication, safety and even transportation. A Virginia Tech expert, backed by research funding from NASA and the National Science foundation, will […]

via the ARRL: Ham Radio is There, as Honolulu Hosts a Successful 10th Annual “Geek Meet”

Location, Location, Location! In the middle of Honolulu, with the yacht club, harbor, the ocean, and the beach, Amateur Radio was there on July 2 for the 10th annual “Geek Meet,” at Magic Island. Hawaii’s Geek Meet is a fun, casual, family-friendly, grassroots gathering for people who are curious and have a passion they want […]

IARU Region 1 President Expresses Concern Regarding Spectrum Challenges in Europe

International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, told an audience at Ham Radio 2017 (Friedrichshafen) that he is “deeply concerned about our ability to maintain a usable radio spectrum in some parts of suburban Europe.” Beattie said that Amateur Radio spectrum allocations are of little value if they are “made […]

via the RSGB: YOTA flag handed to the RSGB

Last weekend, the IARU Region 1 International Youth meeting took place at the HAM Radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen. An enthusiastic group of young people and youth workers attended. On Saturday afternoon the official Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) flag was brought to the RSGB accompanied by the loud cheering of a group of youngsters. via […]

Revised FCC Form 605 Will Ask Applicants “the Felony Question”

A revised FCC Form 605 — Quick-Form Application for Authorization in the Ship, Aircraft, Amateur, Restricted and Commercial Operator, and General Mobile Radio Services — going into effect in September will ask all applicants to indicate if they have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony. The Communications Act obliges the Commission to ask “the […]

via the RSGB: Why on earth does the RSGB need a Strategy? Why don’t you just ‘get on with it’?

This is a question that has been asked of Board members in the last few weeks since we published the Strategy. As the newly-elected Board Chair, let me try and answer the question. Every organisation needs a Strategy to know where it should focus its efforts and resources. The world of amateur radio is constantly developing […]

via HACKADAY: Serious DX: The Deep Space Network

Humanity has been a spacefaring species for barely sixty years now. In that brief time, we’ve fairly mastered the business of putting objects into orbit around the Earth, and done so with such gusto that a cloud of both useful and useless objects now surrounds us. Communicating with satellites in Earth orbit is almost trivial; […]

via HACKADAY: RF Noise Floor Concerns From Both Sides Of The Atlantic

Our feed is full of stories about the RF noise floor today, and with good reason. The ARRL reports on the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 president, [Don Beattie, G3BJ] warning that in densely populated parts of Europe there is a danger that parts of the RF spectrum have become so swamped with noise […]

Many Special Events Will Be on the Air to Mark the Total Solar Eclipse in August

Radio amateurs from several states will gather in southern Illinois on August 17-21 to operate special event station W9E, leading up to and during the 2017 solar eclipse on August 21. W9E will operate from Marion, Illinois. “This will be the first total eclipse on American soil since 1991, the first on the mainland United […]

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