Tag: 60m

Via the ARRL: France Authorizes Use of 60-Meter Band

France’s telecommunications regulator ARCEP has authorized the use of a 60-meter band — as agreed upon at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 — for French radio amateurs. The formal announcement was published in the Official Journal of the Republic of France (JORF) on February 13, IARU member-society REF (Réseau des Émetteurs Français) has reported. The band 5351.5 – […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1095

Release Date: February 22, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:28:22 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1095 Trending headlines […]

via the RSGB: Falklands get 60m

Major changes to the Falklands Islands communications laws have been announced by the Falklands Islands Communications Regulator. They were published in the official Falklands Islands Gazette on 11 November 2019 and came into force on the 15th. One of these changes has resulted in the 60m Secondary allocation becoming available to Falkland Islands radio amateurs. The allocation is […]

Via the ARRL: Access to 60 Meters Continues to Expand

According to the latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter, regulatory agencies in an expanding list of countries have granted amateur radio access to a 60-meter band. A secondary allocation of 5.351.5 – 5.366.5 MHz was released to radio amateurs in Kuwait, where they will adhere to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) allocation, permitting a maximum […]

via the ARRL: Kuwait is Latest Country to Join the 60-Meter Band Club

Kuwaiti telecom regulator CITRA, has made available a new secondary Amateur Radio allocation of 5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz to Kuwaiti radio amateurs. The Kuwaiti allocation falls under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which, in the case of Kuwait, means a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. The first Kuwaiti ham on the new band was Muhammad, 9K2NO, operating FT8. — Thanks […]

Kuwait arrives on 60m

The Kuwaiti telecom regulator, CITRA, has released the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz to Kuwaiti 9K2 licensees: https://citra.gov.kw/sites/En/Documents/National%20Frequency%20Plan.pdf Under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which in the case of Kuwait means a maximum power of 15W EIRP. The first Kuwaiti ham on the new band was Muhammad, 9K2NO, operating FT8, who is […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1056

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1056 Release Date: May 25, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:33 Download […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1044

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1044Release Date: March 2, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:37 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1044 Trending headlines […]

via the ARRL: Russian “Sunflower” Coastal Radar Showing Up on 60, 40, and 75 Meters

The January issue of the IARU Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian “Sunflower” coastal radar, located east of Vladivostok, is being heard at nights on 3,716 kHz and 6,860 – 7,005 kHz, as well as on several 60-meter frequencies. A Chinese wideband over-the-horizon (OTH) radar also appeared on 7.000 MHz in early January. While 60 […]

via the ARRL: India Gains Three New Bands, Sweden Gets Permanent 60-Meter Access

Radio amateurs in India now have access to three new bands. India’s Ministry of Communications’ Department of Telecommunications has published an updated National Frequency Allocation Plan, effective October 25, which lists the new bands at 5 MHz (60 meters), 472 kHz (630 meters), and 136 kHz (2300 meters). All allocations are on a secondary basis. On […]

via the ARRL: Montenegro, Lithuania Latest to Join the 60-Meter Band Community

Montenegro and Lithuania are the latest countries to announce adoption of a new Amateur Radio band at 5 MHz. Both countries have authorized amateur operation on a secondary allocation of 5,351.5 – 5,366.5 kHz at up to 15 W EIRP, per the Final Acts of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015. Montenegro’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society, the Montenegrin […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1029

This Week in Amateur Radio #1029 Release Date: November 17, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fittee, NF2F,  George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:20:33 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1029 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: MARS Members to Support Defense Department Radio Communication Readiness Exercise

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) members will support a Department of Defense HF radio communication exercise October 24 – 26. The readiness exercise will test the ability to communicate via voice and military standard communication protocols, simulating the loss of conventional communication systems. MARS members will interface with the Amateur Radio community to collect information […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1019

This Week in Amateur Radio #1019 Release Date: September 8, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running […]

Finland: New frequencies for radio hams planned

Finland’s national society the SRAL reports the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority plans to make changes to the national frequency table It appears Finland’s radio amateurs will get new secondary allocations at 1855-1861 kHz and 1906 to 1912 kHz. There will be removal of frequencies in the subband 5250-5450 kHz and inclusion of the WRC-15 band […]

via the ARRL: Paraguay, Bosnia-Herzegovina Authorize Access to New 60-Meter Allocations

Paraguay telecoms regulator CONATEL has authorized Amateur Radio use of a 60-meter secondary allocation, 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz, with a maximum power of 25 W EIRP. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Communications Regulatory Agency RAK has also authorized Amateur Radio use of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz. — Thanks to Paul Gaskell, G4MWO and The 5 MHz Newsletter via ZP4KFX, CONATEL, and W8GEX; The Daily DX […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1012

This Week in Amateur Radio #1012 Here is a summary of the news trending this week, July 21, 2018. This week’s edition anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:37:05 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1012 […]

via the ARRL: FEMA Region X Field Day Weekend Event to Use 5 MHz Interoperability Channels

FEMA Region X (10), headquartered in Bothell, Washington, will exercise 5 MHz interoperability channels, as an option for disasters and emergencies, on the opening day of ARRL Field Day, Saturday, June 23, 1400 – 2000 UTC. Frequencies are 5.330.5, 5.346.5, and 5.403.5 MHz (USB). Stations from FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security, the US Army, Air Force, […]