Tag: IARU

New Russian Arctic Over-the-Horizon Radars Set for 2017 Startup

According to media accounts, more long-range, new over-the-horizon (OTH) radars that can identify aerial and sea targets hundreds of miles away are scheduled to begin operation next year in the Russian Arctic. It’s doubtful, however, that the news heralds the return of interference on the level of that generated by the so-called “Russian Woodpecker” OTH […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #921

Saturday, October 22, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR921HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: ARRL Executive Committee meets in Chicago Army MARS set to test “a very bad day” scenario IARU Region 2 Emergency Communication Workshop covers a wide range […]

IARU Honors Past ARRL President Rod Stafford, W6ROD, with Michael Owen, VK3KI, Award

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has honored past ARRL President and outgoing IARU Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ex-KB6ZV), with the Michael J. Owen, VK3KI, Memorial Award. Presenting the award was IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA. The award’s namesake served as IARU Region 3 chair and as President of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA). […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #919

This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Hurricane Matthew tearing along east coast of US, ham radio assisting with communications California passes new laws to combat distracted driving, including ham radio ARRL to be well-represented at IARU Region 2 conference Cops […]

via the ARRL: Frequencies in Use in Conjunction with Hurricane Matthew Response

These Amateur Radio frequencies are known to be in use or are available for use during the response to Hurricane Matthew. Please avoid interfering with these frequencies, and do not check into any emergency nets unless you genuinely have something of importance to contribute. Northern Florida ARES Net: 3.950 or 7.252 MHz International SATERN Net: […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Assisting in Italian Earthquake Response

Radio amateurs are taking part in the response to the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 in central Italy, International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) President Don Beattie, G3BJ, reports. IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator Greg Mossop, G0DUB, has requested that 7060 kHz (LSB ±10 kHz) be kept clear of non-emergency traffic, as […]

via the ARRL: IARU Region 3 Directors Meet in Tokyo

The directors of International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 (IARU-R3) met in Tokyo on August 22 and 23 at Japan Amateur Radio League Headquarters. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, also attended. Special attention was made to study actions required by all societies to support IARU spectrum defense […]

via the ARRL: BIRDS CubeSat Constellation to Launch in 2017

AMSAT-UK reports that four CubeSats will comprise the BIRDS (Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds) constellation, which is set to deploy from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017. The 1U CubeSats — BIRD-B, BIRD-J, BIRD-G, and BIRD-M — have identical designs, will use the same Amateur Radio frequencies, and will be deployed as a group. The […]

via the ARRL: Jammer Jams Intruder as Amateur Band Encroachments Continue

A station believed to be that of a radio amateur in the Wittenberg, Germany, area attempted to use CW to jam a Russian Navy FSK (F1B) signal intruding on 14.192 MHz, according to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS). The June IARUMS newsletter said the signal has been spotted for […]

via the ARRL: IARU Honors Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has bestowed its President’s Award on retired IARU Satellite Advisor Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV. He was recognized for his many years of service to the IARU and the contributions he has made to the association, especially in the area of satellite frequency coordination. He will receive the award […]

via the ARRL: Amateur 47 GHz Allocation Avoids 5G Juggernaut in the US for Now, Worldwide Defense Continues

There’s good news regarding the future of Amateur Radio’s primary allocation at 47 GHz in the US. Still a test bed for point-to-point propagation experimentation by dedicated enthusiasts, the 47-47.2 GHz band is among those under consideration at the next World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) to accommodate so-called 5G wireless broadband devices. Early this […]

via the ARRL: IARU Suspends Amateur Radio Association of Bahrain

Authorities in Bahrain have notified the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) that the Amateur Radio Association of Bahrain (ARAB) is not authorized to represent Bahrain radio amateurs internationally. At the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee meeting held in May, Chariman Don Beattie, G3BJ, said he had told Bahrain authorities that initial recognition of ARAB as […]

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