Category: International

via the ARRL: IARU Member-Societies Ratify Leadership Nominations, to Consider New Members

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies on May 3 completed voting to ratify the nominations of IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, to new terms. With 57 affirmative votes required for ratification, Ellam received 75 votes, and Garpestad received 74 votes. Applications for IARU membership have been received via […]

Radio signals reach homes of missing persons (India)

Kolkata: West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC), an organisation of ham radio enthusiasts in the state, helped to reunite two Bihar residents —a nonagenarian man and an elderly woman— with their families on Monday. These two elderly persons went missing after they got estranged from their respective groups at Gangasagar Mela. A teacher recently saw the […]

via HACKADAY: Radio Piracy on the High Seas: Commercial Demand for Taboo Music

The true story of pirate radio is a complicated fight over the airwaves. Maybe you have a picture in your mind of some kid in his mom’s basement playing records, but the pirate stations we are thinking about — Radio Caroline and Radio Northsea International — were major business operations. They were perfectly ordinary radio […]

via the ARRL: IARU Argues for Protection from Wireless Power Transfer Spurious Emissions

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was represented April 8 – 10, when CEPT Committee SE24 – Short Range Devices met in Ankara, Turkey, to undertake further work concerning wireless power transfer/transmission (WPT). SE24 is considering WPT for electric vehicles (WPT-EV) and also for generic applications. IARU already provided extensive input on the potential impact on radio […]

via the ARRL: Djibouti J20DX IOTA DXpedition Equipment Impounded

Two of the J20DX operators, Col McGowan, MM0NDX, and Jonathan Bowes, MM0OKG, report that all of their radio equipment was impounded by customs at the airport upon arrival, despite the fact that the third operator, Christian Cabre, EA3NT, cleared customs smoothly 2 days earlier. “This remains the case today despite our official radio licenses being […]

via the ARRL: World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Marks International Amateur Radio Union Founding

Thursday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 94th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), founded in Paris in 1925. Each year, WARD celebrates Amateur Radio’s contribution to society. Groups in the US and around the world will celebrate WARD 2019 with on-the-air activities. “I am pleased to […]

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: 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 […]

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: 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 […]

via the ARRL: IARU Represents Amateur Radio at WRC-19 Preparatory Meeting

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) represented the interests of the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services in Geneva at last month’s second Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) in advance of World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) this fall. The February 18 – 28 gathering was aimed at reviewing and revising a 780-page Draft CPM Report containing initial WRC-19 […]