Tag: France

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #1063

This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1063 Release Date: July 13, 2019 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by W2XBS. Running Time: 1:06:57 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1063 Trending […]

via the RSGB: Excerpts from RSGB President’s letter to Ofcom regarding 144-146 MHz

After due consideration, and as reported in GB2RS news on Friday 5 July, RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW wrote to Ofcom strongly expressing the RSGB’s concerns about the proposed WRC-23 aeronautical Agenda Item that includes 144-146 MHz. The President’s letter started by stating that the RSGB “shares the concerns of the global amateur community and views the […]

via the ARRL: IARU President Offers Assurances Regarding French 144 – 146 MHz Allocation Proposal

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, said his organization empathizes with the concerns of radio amateurs worldwide regarding a French proposal to allocate 144 – 146 MHz to the Aeronautical Service on a primary basis, essentially sharing it with Amateur Radio. The band is currently allocated to Amateur Radio on a primary […]

France: Abolition of ham radio license fee

The French Union of Radio Clubs (URC) reports on the progress with abolishing the Tax on Radio Amateurs [license fee]  Sylvie Delassus F1PSH reports that even after a successful vote in the Senate it will still be necessary to wait for the official Decree.  Read the F1PSH URC post at https://www.news.urc.asso.fr/2018/12/21/merci-au-gilets-jaunes/ ANFR post dated November 28, 2018, […]

via the ARRL: Reputed World’s Oldest Ham Jean Touzot, F8IL, SK

Jean Touzot, F8IL, of Albi, France — said to have been the world’s oldest radio amateur — has died. The “dean of French radio amateurs,” Touzot was 109 and enjoyed operating CW with an old-fashioned hand key and a modern Yaesu transceiver. He “retired from the airwaves for health reasons” at age 105 in 2014, […]

Special Call Signs to Mark 50th Anniversary of First France-to-US EME Contact:

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first France-to-US EME (moonbounce) contact, special call signs TM8DO (for F8DO) and TM1BF (for F6BEG, then F1BF) will be on the air from February 4 until February 11 on 2-meter and 70-centimeter 144 MHz EME using JT65. The original contact was between Marius Cousin, F8DO, in Dracé, France, […]