Tag: 60m

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) […]

More 60-Meter News

Radio amateurs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are among the latest to gain access to a 60-meter band. The allocation is 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP. Malta also has opened a 60-meter band for its Amateur Radio licensees. The island’s telecoms regulator, the Malta Communications Authority, published an updated […]

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 […]

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 […]

FEMA Interoperability Exercise Deemed a Success

Laura Goudreau, KG7BQR, Regional Emergency Communications Coordinator for FEMA Region X, said the December 21 Region X interoperability communications exercise on 60 meters went well. “We had 48 check-ins, of which 42 were amateurs,” she said. “It was very successful and also included our first digital test.” The “COMMEX” consisted of check-ins from authorized state, […]

German Radio Amateurs Gain Access to 60 Meter Band

On December 21, Amateur Radio operators in Germany gained access to the band 5.351.5 to 5.366.5 MHz with 15 W EIRP, and a maximum bandwidth of 2.7 kHz. Access applies to Class A licensees. Amateur Radio is secondary on 60 meters in all countries where it is available to Amateur Radio. The Deutscher Amateur Radio […]

FEMA to Conduct Interoperability Exercise Using 60 Meters

FEMA Region X will conduct an interoperability communications exercise on December 21 that will use 60 meters. The “COMMEX” will consist of radio check-ins from authorized state, tribal, federal, and Amateur Radio stations to test HF interoperability in case of an emergency or disaster response. FEMA Region X is made up of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, […]

60 Meter News from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Dominica

The 60 Meter DX Group reports that Swedish Post and Telecom is issuing temporary (6-month) “experimental” licenses for access to 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz, replacing four channels, 5,310, 5,320, 5,380, and 5,390 kHz. There is a fee. The WRC-15 recommendations regarding 5 MHz have not yet been implemented, but that may happen by January 2018, when the […]

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