Tag: Russia

Amateur radio buffs participate in Russian international contest

Qatar Amateur Radio Society (QARS) participated in the 27th edition of the Russian International Amateur Radio Competition (RDXC-2020), organised by the Russian Amateur Radio Union to allow all radio amateurs in the world to participate in the competition. Mass participation at the association’s headquarters was replaced in this year’s competition with the sole participation of […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1094

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1094 Release Date: February 15, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Larence, KB2MOB, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1092

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1092 Release Date: February 1, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Paul Kolacki, K2FX, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running […]

Via HACKADAY: Russia’s Newest Weather Satellite May Have Be Killed by Space Junk

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For humans and satellites alike, making a living is space is hard. First, there’s the problem of surviving the brief but energetic and failure-prone ride there, after which you get to alternately roast and freeze as you zip around the planet at 20 times the speed of sound. The latter fact is made all the […]

Via the ARRL: Over-the-Horizon Radars Causing Widespread Interference on 40 Meters

Over-the-horizon (OTH) radars continue to plague various amateur radio bands. Those operating on exclusive ham radio allocations have been complaining for years, but military systems have a blanket waiver to use amateur radio frequencies. The latest edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter reports that a radar in northern Iran — likely military […]

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: Questions Raised About Current Process for Awarding the E.T. Krenkel Medal

Questions about how the E.T. Krenkel Medal is being awarded, including whether recipients have to pay a fee to get the medal, have been brought to ARRL’s attention. In the past, several prominent radio amateurs and organizations — including QST— have been awarded and received the medal without any advance notice and without having to provide […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1049

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1049Release Date: April 06, 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, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:18:19 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1048 Trending headlines […]

Nellie Ohr: Ham radio not used for Russia contacts (Massachusetts)

A transcript made public on Thursday by a GOP lawmaker in Congress shows that the wife of a top Justice Department official said she got a ham radio license as part of an effort to help with local community emergencies, not as part of any effort to communicate with anyone overseas, or to monitor broadcasts […]

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 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1043

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1043Release Date: February 23, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, Amy Jo Clarke, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:15:32 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1043 Trending headlines […]

via the ARRL: Planned Experiment Will Disconnect Russia from the Internet

Authorities and major internet providers in Russia intend to disconnect the country from the internet as part of a planned experiment purportedly aimed at enhancing national security, the Russian news agency RosBiznesKonsalting (RBK) has reported. The stated reason for the experiment is to gather insights and provide feedback and modifications to a proposed law introduced […]

via the ARRL: Broadcasters Intruding on Exclusive Amateur Radio Frequencies

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that Radio Hargeisa in Somaliland has returned to 7,120 kHz after a break of several weeks, while Radio Eritrea has been reported on 7,140 and 7,180 kHz. Radio Sudan has been transmitting on 7,205 kHz with excessive splatter, IARUMS said. German telecommunications authorities […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1024

This Week in Amateur Radio #1024 Release Date: October 13, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by: Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fitte, NF2F, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:07:36 Download here: […]

via the ARRL: Reported Russian Ham Band Intruders Continue to be Troublesome

The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring Service (IARUMS) reports interference on 40 meters from various Russian sources. The Russian coastal over-the-horizon (OTH) radar “Sunflower” was very active on 40 meters and audible in Europe in the evenings, transmitting FM on pulse. The site is believed to be northeast of Vladivostok. IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator Wolf […]

via the ARRL: Remembering the Launch of Sputnik 1 — Earth’s First Artificial Satellite

October 4 marked the 61st anniversary of the launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik 1, Earth’s first artificial satellite. The Soviets heralded the launch as a national triumph, and the space race between the USSR and the US began. Sputnik 1 was a 58-centimeter diameter, polished aluminum sphere sprouting four antennas and transmitting a 1 W […]

via the ARRL: IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Reports Disappearance of Two 40-Meter Broadcast Intruders

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports that two long-time broadcast intruders on 40 meters are gone. IARUMS Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, said in the August IARUMS newsletter that Radio Hargeisa in the Republic of Somaliland on 7.120 MHz, and Radio Ethiopia on 7.140 MHz, departed the band during the last week of August. “We did […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1020

This Week in Amateur Radio #1020 Release Date: September 15, 2018 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This week’s edition is anchored by: Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:07:52 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1020 Trending stories […]

via the ARRL: Arctic Legends RI0B Roving IOTA DXpedition Set for August 25 – 26

The Arctic Legends RI0B IOTA DXpedition from Arkhangelsk, Russia, to the islands of the Kara Sea is planned for August 25 – 26, but dates are subject to change due to the long route and complex weather conditions. The RI0B call sign was last used for the 2001 Lost Islands expedition led by Victoria Koryukina, RA0BM, which […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1010 / 1011

This Week in Amateur Radio #1010 / 1011 Combined Editions Here is a summary of the news trending this week, July 14, 2018. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too the week) by W2XBS. Running […]