Tag: ITU

via the ARRL: CQ Announces Rule Changes for 2017 CQ World Wide SSB and CW Events

CQ has announced updates to its rules for the CQ World Wide SSB and CW contests, effective this fall, and said complete rules will be published soon. The changes clarify the definition of multioperator, single transmitter (MS); spell out club definitions and residency requirements; restrict ITU Region 1 stations transmitting frequencies on 40 and 160 […]

Steps to Lower Noise Floor and Revitalize AM Radio

Background noise interference is degrading the quality of broadcast reception, two-way communications, mobile cellphone services and every other form of wireless communications used today at an alarming rate. The FCC and the ITU agree that the DC to 60 GHz+ wide-spectrum background noise floor is increasing as more and more unregulated electronic devices are used […]

International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies Day is April 27

International Girls in Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT) Day is April 27. The ITU initiative aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing ICT field, enabling them and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector. “Since […]

IARU Continues Preparations for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019

Work is already under way by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to address agenda items of interest to Amateur Radio during the run-up to the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19). The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convenes WRCs every 3 or 4 years in Geneva; the last WRC was in 2015. The IARU’s prime focus […]

This Week in Amateur Radio #924

Edition # 924 – Release date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Download here: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR924HAM Here are the stories making news … This Week in Amateur Radio: Amateur Radio “Uniquely Situated” to be at Leading Edge Again, Conferees Told “Noisy Electronics” Have Increased HF, VHF Noise Floors […]

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). […]

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