PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1046

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1046 Release Date: March 16, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF,Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:09 Download here: […]

via the RSGB: Australians set new microwave records

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports that new records have been set on the 47GHz and 122GHz bands. Operating 47GHz mobile, David, VK5KK and Wayne, VK5APN set a new record of 20.8km on 11 March 2019. At 122GHz, Matt, VK2DAG and David, VK2JDS set a new VK2 state record of 100m. Although this is some way short […]

via HACKADAY: Es’hail-2: Hams Get Their First Geosynchronous Repeater

In the radio business, getting the high ground is key to covering as much territory from as few installations as possible. Anything that has a high profile, from a big municipal water tank to a roadside billboard to a remote hilltop, will likely be bristling with antennas, and different services compete for the best spots […]

via the ARRL: Effort Under Way to Revive Boston College Amateur Radio Club

Some alumni, faculty, and staff of Boston College are in the process of trying to restart the Boston College Amateur Radio Club. They would appreciate hearing from current BC students and alumni who are interested in participating. Contact Jim Repetti, WJ1R. via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources https://ift.tt/2Fe5kdD

PODCAST: This Week in amateur Radio #1047

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1047 Release Date: March 23, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:09:09 Download […]

via the ARRL: FCC Adopts New Rules for Spectrum above 95 GHz in Branded “Spectrum Horizons” Initiative

The FCC has adopted new rules to encourage development of new communication technologies and expedite the deployment of new services above 95 GHz. The action was the latest move in the Commission’s “Spectrum Horizons” branded initiative. “This spectrum has long been considered the outermost horizon of the usable spectrum range, but rapid advancements in radio technology have […]

via the ARRL: FCC Cites Amateur Service Rule Violations in Unlicensed Broadcasting Case

An FCC Enforcement Bureau Notice of Unlicensed Operation (NoUO) issued last fall to a California Technician-class licensee for alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz now has been upgraded to a Notice of Violation (NoV) that cites violations of the Part 97 Amateur Service rules. The March 15 NoV sent to Daryl Thomas, KE6MWS, of Carmichael, also specifically acknowledges Thomas as […]

via the ARRL: Norfolk Island Special Event DX Operation Set to Start on April 1

A four-operator team will activate special event station VI9NI on April 1 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Norfolk Island Act. The Act granted limited self-government to the Australian external territory of Norfolk Island. The Act formally established the Norfolk Island Legislative Assembly and gave the Assembly powers to pass, amend, […]

via the ARRL: Smithsonian Institution’s NN3SI Returning to the Air

The historic NN3SI call sign is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. “We do not have a physical station location, and we are not open for guest operation as in the past, but this this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian,” the group’s […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Becoming More Expensive in Tunisia

Tunisia definitely is not a difficult DXCC entity to put into the log — it’s #188 (out of 340) on Club Log’s Most-Wanted DXCC List — but Amateur Radio is not exactly a trouble-free or inexpensive avocation to pursue there. The Amateur Radio population trends toward the younger demographic in Tunisia. The Association des Radio […]

A vast, unseen world: Amateur radio operators use old, new technology to communicate globally (Mississippi)

Allen McBroom stands in the backyard outside his home west of Starkville pointing up toward the sky.  “You see that?” he asks.  Barely perceptible against the dusk-darkened tree line stretches a 102-foot long, 14-gauge wire, narrower than a pencil.  “Over the past two weeks,” McBroom continues, “I’ve talked to people from as far away as […]

via the ARRL: FCC Seeks Electronics Engineer for Dallas, Texas, Area

The FCC Enforcement Bureau has an opening for an electronics engineer (field agent) for the Dallas, Texas, area, that may be of interest to radio amateurs. This is a permanent, full-time job at the GS 11 – 13 level. The incumbent field agent “resolves interference, educates users and enforces regulations. An in-depth knowledge of electronic […]

via the ARRL: OH10X IOTA “Ice DXpedition” to Inakari Island Logs More Than 8,000 Contacts

A new Islands On The Air (IOTA) island — Inakari Island (EU192) — was activated for the first time in February by a small international team. Kataja/Inakari Island was added to the official IOTA list last fall. Martti Laine, OH2BH; Nigel Cawthorne, G3TXF; Niko Halminen, OH2GEK, and Gerben Menting, PG5M, traveled by snowmobile over the […]

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs Aid Isolated Settler in Chile

Radio Club de Chile reports “a short story with a happy ending.” Don Martin, a settler living in an isolated location south of Cochrane — a town in Chile’s Capitán Prat Province — has a small government-issued radio that allows him to communicate locally. The set failed, however, and when an acquaintance learned of the problem, he […]

via the ARRL: HAARP Gearing Up for its Spring Research Campaign

Alaska’s High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is prepping for its spring research program. The activity will run March 25 – 29. The high-power HF transmitter and huge antenna array located near Gakona, Alaska, now is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). HAARP Chief Scientist Chris Fallen, KL3WX, said investigations will range from […]

via the ARRL: Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January 30, and the Government of Canada responded on […]