Tag: IFTTT

Via the ARRL: ARRL to Oppose Proposal to Eliminate 3.3 – 3.5 GHz Amateur Allocation

At its December 12 open meeting, the FCC will consider adopting a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to remove the amateur radio 9-centimeter allocation at 3.3 – 3.5 GHz. ARRL plans to comment in opposition to the proposed action. According to an FCC “Fact Sheet,” the proceeding WT Docket 19-348, “Facilitating Shared Use in the 3.1 […]

via the RSGB: WRC-19 Day-20: And Finally!

Friday, 22 November saw WRC-19 conclude its month long biggest ever conference. Many of the 3,300 delegates had started to travel home even before the release of the ‘Provisional Final Acts’ and closing ceremony. The ITU website has released the provisional acts as a huge 567-page PDF document – a tribute to the hardworking editorial […]

Via the ARRL: Kennedy Space Center Testing Improved Wind Profiler, Seeks Assistance from Hams

NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) will be testing an improved waveform on the 48-MHz Tropospheric Doppler Radar Wind Profiler (TDRWP) from Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 1. The purpose of the test is to improve the instrument’s resolution and still operate within the assigned bandwidth. The TDRWP is used to assess and evaluate upper-level […]

via the RSGB: WRC-19 Day-19: 50 MHz Approved!

WRC-19 has approved an allocation in the 50 MHz band for amateurs in Region 1 at its morning plenary in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on Thursday 21 November 2019. The decision comes after more than three weeks of strenuous negotiations to reconcile widely disparate views of Region 1 administrations. The result is a dramatic improvement in […]

Via the ARRL: WRC-19 Okays Agreement on 6-Meter Band in ITU Region 1

Delegates to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) have approved a 6-meter allocation for International Telecommunication (ITU) Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East). The decision followed more than 2 weeks of strenuous negotiations to reconcile widely disparate views of Region 1 administrations. “The result is a dramatic improvement in the international Radio Regulations for am… […]

via the RSGB: Big news for 6m band

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) has concluded in Egypt. The 3,300 delegates considered many aspects of radio including several that will affect our hobby. Perhaps the biggest news is that the conference has approved an allocation in the 50MHz band for amateurs in Region 1. The Amateur Service now has a baseline Secondary allocation of 50-52MHz […]

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 HACKADAY: HF Propagation and Earthquakes

For all the successes of modern weather forecasting, where hurricanes, blizzards, and even notoriously unpredictable tornadoes are routinely detected before they strike, reliably predicting one aspect of nature’s fury has eluded us: earthquakes. The development of plate tectonic theory in the middle of the 20th century and the construction of a worldwide network of seismic […]

Via the ARRL: World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 Enters Its Third Week

Intense discussions of the most contentious agenda items marked the second week of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), but very little was resolved. “It is clear that long days and nights are ahead in the last 2 weeks,” International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, observed. Representatives of the IARU and its member-societies […]

Via the ARRL: Russian OTH Radar Now Reported to be “Everywhere”

The latest International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports the Russian “Contayner” over-the-horizon radar (OTHR) has been active in the 7, 10, 14, and 18 MHz amateur radio allocations (amateur radio is primary on 40 and 20 meters). The OTHR transmissions have been 40 sweeps/second, FM on pulse, and 12 kHz […]

Via the ARRL: Alaska and Tennessee Getting New Section Managers

Two new Section Managers have been declared elected in the just-concluded fall election cycle. Ballots for the Alaska and the Tennessee Section Manager elections were counted on November 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Eight incumbent Section Managers ran without opposition during this election cycle. All of terms of office start on January 1. In a very […]

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 RSGB: WRC-19 Day-15: A Long Weekend

The slipping schedule saw slow progress on Friday and consequently full overtime on Saturday and Sunday for future agenda items (AI-10), small-satellites (AI-1.7), 5G mobile (AI-1.13) and 5GHz Wi-Fi (AI-1.16). Overtime started early, with a queue to get in before the 9am Saturday start. AI-10 WRC-23/27 Agenda: Late on Sunday night eventually the list of over […]

Via the ARRL: 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop Issues Call for Abstracts

The 2020 Cubesat Developers Workshop will be held May 4 – 6 at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The planning team has announced a call for abstracts. All abstract and poster applications should be submitted using the online submission form on the conference website by Friday, January 10, 2020. via American Radio Relay […]