Category: RSGB

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 www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2018/news1801.pdf (18-page/1.1MB PDF). via […]

via the RSGB: DMR talkgroup for universities

Paul Thieme, President of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club, W9YB in the United States wants to hear from UK university amateur radio clubs that have linked DMR repeaters.   Recently, his club has been working with Brandmeister worldwide officials to create a DMR talkgroup specifically for university amateur radio operators.   In the States […]

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 RSGB: An active and thriving amateur radio community is what we need!

Part of our strategic goal for 2022 is to have an active and thriving amateur radio community. I’m going to explain this a little more and pose some questions for you, the Members. The Strategy’s narrative says this about the 2022 goal: “The inescapable truth is that the amateur radio community is ageing and we […]

via the RSGB: Croatia 5MHz-plus Top Band extensions

On 24 November 2017, the Croatian Regulatory Authority published changes to the rules on amateur radio communications in the Republic of Croatia. According to these changes, Croatian radio amateurs now have access to the WRC-15 60m amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with 15W EIRP. They now also have access to the 160m band […]

via the RSGB: Strategy and the Spectrum

The recent RSGB Strategic review highlighted a number of priorities including Spectrum and closely related issues of Growth, Research and Participation. One basic fact is that without spectrum there would be no amateur radio. The RSGB Spectrum Forum is unusual in its extensive range of participants from both inside the Society and external specialist groups. […]

via the RSGB: SSTV from ISS this week

ARISS has announced that the MAI-75 slow-scan TV system in the Russian Service Module of the International Space Station will be on the air, starting on 5 December 2017 at around 1500UTC and continuing until 6 December 2017 at 0900UTC. Test images will be transmitted on 145.800MHz FM and should be available worldwide. SSTV activity […]

via the RSGB: ITU-R celebrates 90 years

The International Telecommunications Union celebrated 90 years of ITU-Radiocommunications study groups on 21 November 2017. A 90th anniversary celebration issue of the ITUNews magazine can be downloaded (65-page/11.5MB PDF). Also, ITU HQ station 4U1ITU will be active in the CQ World Wide DX CW contest. QSL via operators’ instructions.   via Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site http://ift.tt/2zmD70p

via the RSGB: New ETCC Chair sought

The RSGB Emerging Technology Coordination Committee, or ETCC, develops and enhances the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications systems, and promotes the introduction and roll-out of appropriate new technologies. The Chair of the ETCC, John McCullagh, GI4BWM, has decided to retire from his role, after many years of invaluable service. RSGB is therefore seeking […]

via the RSGB: New frequencies for Germany and Columbia

German amateurs have been allocated 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz on a secondary basis with a maximum power of 15W EIRP. Their 6m band has now been permanently extended to 50.03 to 51MHz. Almost on the other side of the world, Columbian amateurs are gaining new allocations at 2200m, 630m and 6m. Thanks to the efforts of […]

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