HAM News

Januari, 2020

  • 20 Januari

    WICEN radio hams feature on BBC World Service

    Gareth Mitchell M7GJM presents the popular BBC World Service show Digital Planet. The Jan 14 edition features an item on the radio amateurs providing emergency communications during Australia’s bush fires The BBC description says “An app is helping Australian’s stay safe during the Bush fires. Fires Near Me was created …

  • 20 Januari

    Irish Amateur Station Licence Exam

    The next Amateur Station Licence Exam will be held on Thursday 7th May 2020 in the ComReg Offices in Dublin and at other centres if warranted by the numbers. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Thursday, 23rd April 2020. See www.irts.ie/exam for full details on how to …

  • 20 Januari

    Bowater Credit Union donates to ham radio club

    The Bowater Credit Union has donated $1,000 to the McMinn County Amateur Radio Club (MCARC) The Cleveland Banner reports: Bowater Credit Union members Joyce Johnson and Bill Luecken W4WPL have each won a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize for their favorite nonprofits doing good in the five counties eligible for …

  • 20 Januari

    Contest Results

    Results of the IRTS 80 metres New Year’s Day counties contest have been published. Band conditions on 80 metres were good for the first hour of this short contest, but went downhill fairly rapidly after that. Stations in 28 EI and GI counties were active: Cavan, Longford, Louth and Monaghan …

  • 20 Januari

    AmateurLogic 139: Now With 2020 Vision

    Just how much faster is the Raspberry Pi 4? Tommy finds out. George has a free remote desktop solution with some unique features. Emile tries Vara Winlink. And Mike ventures into the “Box of Incomplete Dreams” for a QRP Labs WSPR kit. 1:21:07 to start 2020 out logically. [embedded content] …

  • 20 Januari

    Barry Shelley N1VXY is interim ARRL CEO

    ARRL reports at its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before …

  • 19 Januari

    American ISPs fined $75,000 for fuzzing airport’s weather radar by stealing spectrum

    The Register reports: Three ISPs will be fined $25,000 apiece by America’s broadband watchdog, the FCC, for interfering with weather signals in Puerto Rico. Boom Solutions, Integra Wireless, and WinPR were all found to be using devices for their point-to-point broadband that were “misconfigured,” according to the regulator this week. …

  • 19 Januari

    Satellite Status and Tracking API’s added to AMSAT website

    Thanks to an initiative by Heimir, W1ANT, AMSAT added Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to the AMSAT web site to make it easy for developers to write apps for mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). For example, the satellite status page www.amsat.org/status does not work well on small screens. …

  • 19 Januari

    Variation to talkSPORT’s national analogue licence

    Ofcom has approved talkSPORT’s request to change its national analogue radio licence, following a consultation. The change means that talkSPORT’s medium wave (AM) coverage across the UK, will be marginally reduced from 95% to 93.4%. In reaching our decision, we took account of the 18% decline in talkSPORT’s AM listeners …

  • 19 Januari

    Barry Shelley, N1VXY, to Become ARRL Interim CEO

    01/19/2020 At its meeting this weekend, the ARRL Board of Directors did not elect Howard Michel, WB2ITX, as the ARRL Chief Executive Officer. Beginning Monday, January 20, Barry Shelley, N1VXY, will become interim CEO. Mr. Shelley was ARRL’s Chief Financial Officer for 28 years and CEO during 2018 before his …