Tag: IARU

via the ARRL: Special Call Signs to be On the Air for 2018 FIFA World Cup, More Invited

Special Canadian call sign VB18FIFA will be among those active around the world from June 1 to July 15 for a World Cup 2018 football Amateur Radio “marathon.” The event will be held during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Russia’s IARU member-society SRR is encouraging Amateur Radio organizations to field World-Cup-related call signs, preferably […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #999 – Expanded 2-hour Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #999-Expanded 2-hour Edition Here is a summary of the news trending this week. April 21, 2018. This weeks edition is anchored by Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running Time: 2:01:56 Download full […]

via the ARRL: IARU President Extends Greetings for World Amateur Radio Day 2018

Wednesday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), founded in Paris in 1925. Each year, WARD celebrates Amateur Radio’s contribution to society. “World Amateur Radio Day is an opportunity for our member-societies to show our capabilities and promote the use of […]

via the ARRL: Swedish Telecoms Regulator Considering Charging Hams a Fee to Run More Than 200 W

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is considering lowering the transmitter output power for general Amateur Radio stations to 200 W PEP. Under a set of wide-ranging proposed regulatory changes affecting many radio services, radio amateurs who want to run higher power would have to apply for a license and pay an annual fee of […]

via the ARRL: Youngsters on the Air Spawns Nordics On The Air Camp

The successful Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) program in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 has given rise to its first sub-regional YOTA camp — Nordics On The Air (NOTA), now under way until March 4 near Sundsvall/Härnösand in central Sweden. SSA, Sweden’s IARU member society, is hosting the camp for young radio amateurs, being […]

via the ARRL: ES100-Prefix Special Event Stations Mark Estonia’s Centennial

The ES100 Project invites hams around the world to chase 15 different ES100-prefix call signs to celebrate Estonia’s centennial. The activity runs from February 1 until March 31. For awards, each contact counts two points for European stations and four points for non-European stations per mode and per band, with three award levels: Bronze for […]

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, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #979

This Week in Amateur Radio #979 Week of December 2, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR979 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. Decemner 02, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #978

This Week in Amateur Radio #978 Week of November 25, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR978 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 25, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. […]

via the ARRL: IARU Cites Progress Toward 50-MHz Region 1 Allocation

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) says “significant progress” was made during World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) preparations that took place earlier this month at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. But the IARU cautioned that a lot remains to be done before the “reservations and concerns of regulators and spectrum users are adequately […]

via the ARRL: IARU Participation in ITU-Radiocommunication Consultations Called “Mutually Beneficial”

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, has praised the value of the IARU’s participation over the years in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) International Radio Consultative Committee (CCIR) and ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) study groups. CCIR was the forerunner to ITU-R. In an article, “The International Amateur Radio Union and CCIR/ITU–R” in the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #977

This Week in Amateur Radio #977 Week of November 18, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR977 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 18, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

via the ARRL: World Radiosport Championship 2018 Participants Represent Wide Range of Ages

World Radiosport Championship 2018 (WRTC 2018) organizers are counting down the days until WRTC 2018 gets under way on July 12 in the Jessen/Wittenberg area of Germany. The competition among two-person teams takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Championship event but follows its own rules. Competitors have been announced, and they range in age from 14 […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #971

This Week in Amateur Radio #971 Week of October 7, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR971 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. October 07, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ,Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring too) by W2XBS. Running […]

via the ARRL: IARU President: Traditional Aspects of Ham Radio May Not Be Attractive to Newcomers

The 24th General Conference of International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) convened September 17 – 23 in Landshut, Germany, with representatives of 40 member-societies present and another 13 represented by proxy. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, welcomed the attendees, urging them to reflect upon what will attract the majority of young people into Amateur […]

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