Tag: 60m

Belize, Cyprus, and Philippines Open 60-Meter Bands

Radio amateurs in Belize, Cyprus, and the Philippines now have access to contiguous 60-meter bands. In Belize, the secondary allocation of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz has become available with a maximum EIRP of 25 W. The Cyprus telecoms regulator, the Department of Electronic Communications, on June 30 issued a gazette notice updating the national frequency […]

FEMA Region VI to Conduct Communication Test on 60 Meters

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VI will conduct a communication test on June 3, from 1300 until 2359 UTC. Region VI consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The intent of the test is to complete system checks prior to the “Vigilant Guard” exercise that will take place this summer. Set for […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #953

This Week in Amateur Radio #953 Week of June 3, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR953 Running Time: 1:04:32 This weeks program was produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. 1. Buildout of Nationwide First Responder Broadband Network Could Drive ARES Changes 2. FCC Issues Amateur Radio Licensee a Notice of Violation for Pirate Broadcasting 3. Aeronautical […]

via the RSGB: More countries get 60m

More countries are permitting access to the 60m band. Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba has allocated 5.3515 to 5.3665MHz with secondary status to Full licensees. The band has footnote 5.133B that limits the power in the Caribbean region of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to 25 watts EIRP. Amateurs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) […]

The Netherlands Modifies 5 MHz Amateur Radio Privileges to Conform with WRC-15 Global Allocation

Telecommunication regulators in The Netherlands have scaled back considerably the liberal 60-meter privileges announced for radio amateurs in that country just days after the conclusion of World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). Since December 2015, amateurs in The Netherlands have had access to a 100-kHz wide amateur band at 5 MHz, with a maximum power of […]

ARRL Reiterates its Case for New Band at 5 MHz

In comments filed on March 20 with the FCC on its own January Petition for Rule Making (RM-11785), ARRL reiterated its case for a contiguous secondary 15-kHz wide 60-meter band of 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz in addition to the four existing discrete 60-meter channels that fall outside the requested band, with a permitted power level […]

Apparent Pirate Station Transmitting SSTV on 10 Meters

In what might be a “first,” the December edition of the IARU Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System newsletter includes a report of an apparent pirate station transmitting Slow Scan TV (SSTV) on 28.001.5 MHz. The station has been transmitting latitude and longitude coordinates as part of the image, which would put the offender in northeast […]

More Countries Join the Growing 60-Meter Community

Radio amateurs in Kazakhstan now have access to the band 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz on a secondary basis. The allocation came in the wake of a request by the Association of Amateur Radio Services in Kazakhstan (AARSK) to telecommunications regulators. Permissible power output has not yet been established. Radio amateurs in Slovenia and Niger also have been […]

60m band allocated in Kazakhstan

According to the letter from the state enterprise ‘Committee on state control in sphere of telecommunications, informatization and mass media’ which is the radio spectrum management authority in Kazakhstan with the outbound # 16-1/1824-i dated 22nd of December 2016, the amateur radio service in Kazakhstan has been allocated the 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz band (60m) […]

FEMA Region 10 to Conduct Monthly Interoperability Communications Exercises during 2017

FEMA Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington) will conduct interoperability communications exercises (COMMEX) during 2017 on the third Wednesday of each month, 1500-2100 UTC. The initial exercise will take place on January 18. “The intent of this COMMEX is to test and exercise interoperable communications (federal/state/local/tribal/amateur) during a major disaster, where communications infrastructure would […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #930 – Special Christmas Edition

Edition # 930 – Release date: Saturday, December 24, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #930 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 24, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

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