Category: News

via the RSGB: RAYNET active in extreme weather

RAYNET groups around the country were activated during the heavy snowfall last weekend. Cardiff and District RAYNET were called in to assist with the transportation of key personnel, such as community care workers, as well as assisting stranded motorists to reach safety. Lothian and Fife RAYNET groups provided a communications net for the local 4×4 […]

via the RSGB: Also in GB2RS this week…

Last week, on 1 March 2018, an attempt to hack the Echolink computer for GB3NC was made. Because of the attempted hack, there is no Echolink facility currently on the repeater, as a re-engineer of the machine is being conducted. Assuming the re-engineer is successful, it is hoped to restore the facility within the next […]

NCC Set to Licence Amateur Radio Services, 60GHz Band in Nigeria

In line with global best practice, the Nigerian Communcations Commission (NCC), the telecons industry regulator, said on Tuesday it would licence the amateur radio services and the 60GHz band designed to open up spectrum licences that have been relatively scarce. Addressing stakeholders at a consultative forum in Lagos to announce the opening of the 60GHz […]

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 […]

Berkeley neighbors seek to widen grassroots emergency radio system (California)

Berkeley is more prepared than many municipalities to face a major disaster such as an earthquake or fire, but until recently there was no infrastructure by which neighborhood disaster teams could communicate with each other if the power grid and internet went down. Now, an emergency neighborhood communications system has been set up by a […]

James Malone, Founder of Total RF and a Wireless Visionary, Dies

James Malone, founder of Total RF and a global visionary in the field of live wireless video and audio systems, died unexpectedly on Jan. 25. He is is survived by his wife, Anna Malone; mother, Marie Malone Street; children Shannon, Erin, Justin, and Tara; and stepchildren Kasia Parker and Greg Buczkiewicz. In 1991, Malone founded […]

UI sophomore reaching for the stars—and getting there (Iowa)

Hannah Gulick grew up wanting to be a writer. Then, while taking a project-based class during her sophomore year of high school in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she discovered astronomy. “I was put in the gym with a star dome and told to learn the constellations and about nebulas and asteroids,” the University of Iowa sophomore […]

via the ARRL: ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, to Retire

ARRL’s chief executive officer for the past 2 years, Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, announced his retirement as CEO, as the ARRL Board of Directors prepares to meet January 19-20. He will step down on March 2. Gallagher, who had earlier advised ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, of his intention to resign, expressed his gratitude to Roderick […]

Ham radio operators display emergency capabilities during ‘Winter Field Day’ (Indiana)

Whether it’s winter storms, tornadoes, even fires – ‘ham radio’ operators can provide critical communication during an emergency. And later this month, local operators will practice their skills during a two-day nationwide deployment called ‘Winter Field Day.’ Warrick County ham radio operators will join with thousands of amateur radio operators nationwide, who will be showing […]

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