Category: International

First Tunisian individual ham radio licenses issued

Ashraf 3V8/KF5EYY reports on the IARU Region 1 site that Tunisia has started issuing individual amateur radio licenses After issuing the ministerial decree allowing for Tunisians to acquire their individual licenses in September, and after arranging for the first amateur radio exam on December 20th 2017, ANF (the Tunisian Regulator) has delivered last Friday the […]

via the ARRL: Latest Z60A Operation from Kosovo to Include ARRL International DX Contest SSB

Z60A organizers Pertti Turunen, OG2M; Martti Laine, OH2BH, and Henri Olander, OH3JR, will reactivate Z60A from Kosovo, the newest DXCC entity, starting on February 28, on the low bands and in the ARRL International DX Contest (SSB) March 3 – 4 (UTC). The previous Z60A operating sites are still equipped with antennas. In the prior […]

via the ARRL: 2018 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure Heading for Curacao

The 2018 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) destination this summer will be the PJ2T contest station site in Curacao. During the week of July 19-24, three young radio amateurs between 12 and 17, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (no license required), will make the trip. All travelers must have a valid […]

via the ARRL: Bouvet 3Y0Z Team Presents South African Club with Signed Banner

The 3Y0Z Bouvet Island team got a warm welcome back to terra firma on February 17 upon arrival at Cape Town, South Africa, following their return voyage from Bouvet Island. The 3Y0Z DXpedition had to be called off due to adverse weather while the team was sailing within view of the subantarctic island, which is […]

via the ARRL: Just in Case You Missed Z60A, More Z6 Operations are Just Ahead

Z68M, a one-person DXpedition by Mome Dimovski, Z32ZM, will be on the air February 22 to March 6, on 160 – 10 meters, CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8, and JT65. Confirm contact using Club Log. Also in March, Gab Barison, HB9TSW, who is in the Swiss Air Force will be in Pristina, Kosovo, March 29 to […]

via the ARRL: IARU Secretary Presents ARRL Antenna Book CD During Visit to Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba

On February 2, former ARRL CEO and current IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, and his wife Linda, KA1ZD, paid a courtesy visit to the National Headquarters of Cuba’s Federation of Radio Amateurs of Cuba (FRC) in Havana (easy to spot, he said, because of CO2FRC’s 80-foot tower with an 8-element log periodic antenna for 14 – 30 MHz […]

via the RSGB: Latest from IARU monitoring system

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports a north-west African military Thales-3000 system on 13,998.4kHz was causing interference in the amateur radio 20m band, and that in the amateur radio 40m band Radio Myanmar has been heard on 7200kHz, and Radio Hargeisa from the Republic of Somaliland on 7120kHz. Read more at (18-page/1.1MB PDF). via […]

via the ARRL: 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition Revived

Peripatetic Polish DXpeditioner Dom Grzyb, 3Z9DX, and four other operators announced over the weekend that their postponed plans to mount the 3Y0I DXpedition to Bouvet Island are back on. This comes as the 3Y0Z DXpedition team members, who were unsuccessful in landing on the remote South Atlantic island, are currently en route to South Africa […]

via the ARRL: Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition Plans Coming Together for this Fall

The Perseverance DX Group (PDXG) reports that its plans to activate the protected marine area of Ducie Island from October 20 to November 3, 2018 are starting to jell. The last Ducie Island DXpedition was VP6DX in 2008. Ducie is currently the 21st most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. The 2018 DXpedition would operate […]

North Korea’s eerie coded messages return to airwaves ahead of Olympics

Gentle music followed by a stern voice reading out orders apparently from a spy’s code book have once again been drifting over on shortwave radio from Kim Jong-un’s kingdom. Known as numbers stations, this activity has reappeared in the weeks before the so-called Peace Olympics takes over Pyeongchang, Daily Star Online can reveal. Recorded by […]

via the RSGB: Four countries add 5MHz band

Lots of news this week for the 5MHz band. Following extensive discussions with their regulator, Czech amateurs can access both the new WRC-15 60m amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz and their existing 12 60m channels. The WRC-15 allocation is available on an individual permit basis, with a maximum power of 15W EIRP. The New Zealand national […]

via the ARRL: ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31. For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for […]

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