Tag: 630m

Important Notice — New MF and LF Bands are Not Yet Available to Use!

The new 630-meter and 2200-meter bands are not yet available for Amateur Radio use. The effective date of the recent FCC Report & Order (R&O) granting these allocations has not yet been determined, and until the start date has been set, it is not legal under an Amateur Radio license to transmit on either band. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #935

This Week in Amateur Radio #935 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR935HAM Running Time: 1:11:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for combined Editions #935 with a release and air date of Saturday, January 28, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Don Hulick, […]

630 Meters Becoming a “Mainstream Amateur Band, Experiment Coordinator Says

The coordinator of the ARRL’s WD2XSH 600-Meter Experimental Group — Fritz Raab, W1FR — said in his latest quarterly report that 630 meters is becoming quite active, with both Amateur Radio and Part 5 Experimental stations taking advantage of the band, which is still not available in the US. “Band activity has been very high, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #931 / 932

Edition # 931 / 932 – Release date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 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 #932 with a release and air date of Saturday, Saturday, January 7, 2017. This week’s edition […]

Rare Polar Openings Reported on 630 Meters

John Langridge, KB5NJD/WG2XIQ, reports that “extremely rare polar openings” have been occurring the past three nights on 630 meters between a number of North American stations and Rolf Torvik, LA2XPA, in Norway. “This path is straight through the auroral oval, and quiet geomagnetic conditions have allowed signals to traverse the polar regions,” Langridge told ARRL. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio # 925/926

Edition # 925/926 – Release date: Saturday, November 26, 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 combined Editions #925/926 with a release and air date of Saturday, November 26, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored […]

“An Amazing Night” Reported for Special Activity on 630 Meters

Texas radio amateur and FCC Part 5 Experimental licensee John Langridge, KB5NJD/ WG2XIQ, reported “an amazing night” for the 630-meter special event on November 12-13. One highlight was a North America-to-Europe Amateur Radio contact on the medium-wave band, to which US operators are still awaiting access. “Last night is what it is all about, and […]

630 Meter Special Event Set for Mid-November

Participants in the ARRL WD2XSH 630-meter experiment, Canadian radio amateurs, and members of the Maritime Radio Historical Society (MRHS) will participate in a special event on Sunday, November 13 (UTC) on 630 meters (the evening of Saturday, November 12, in US time zones). The event will commemorate the Berlin Treaty of 1906 that made 500 […]

via the ARRL: A Record Breaker on 630 Meters!

Although US radio amateurs do not yet have access to 630 meters, Canadian licensees do, and one of them was on the North American end of the first two-way contact between Canada and Australia. Steve McDonald, VE7SL, in British Columbia, Canada, and Roger Crofts, VK4YB, in Queensland, Australia, completed a contact between 1225 and 1319 […]

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