HAM News

Januari, 2020

  • 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 …

  • 19 Januari

    DK3ZL visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March

    Dr Charly Eichhorn, DK3ZL is visiting southern Africa from 17 January to 18 March. In Namibia, he will operate as V51QO with activity on the QO-100 satellite and as V5/DK3ZL at other times using SSB and CW. Charly, ZS1/DL3ZL will spend 5 days in Cape Town around the end of …

  • 19 Januari

    Full-fibre broadband in the UK

    The briefing paper Full-fibre broadband in the UK is now available for download from the House of Commons library BT Openreach’s high-speed broadband Fibre-To-The-Cabinet (FTTC) service uses VDSL+ technology on the existing copper network to connect the cabinet to the home. A major drawback of VDSL+ is the severe pollution …

  • 19 Januari

    QSO Today Amateur Radio Podcast George Byrkit – K9TRV

    George Byrkit, K9TRV, was first licensed in 1966, in Madison, Wisconsin. He returned to amateur radio as a licensee many years after letting that Novice license expire. George has since jumped back into amateur radio with both feet that include a board position in TAPR, projects in TAPR, including software …

  • 19 Januari

    Sweden: New rules for ham radio permit applications

    The SSA reports applications for amateur radio permits will now take 2-3 weeks longer due to National Security considerations A translation of the SSA post reads: PTS [communications regulator] will prepare permit cases with the Security Police and the Swedish Armed Forces from the turn of the year due to …

  • 19 Januari

    BNetzA takes action against non-compliant devices

    In 2019, BNetA, the German Federal Network Agency, blocked 4.5 million unsafe products that can cause radio interference or electromagnetic incompatibilities A translation of a DARC post reads: The Federal Network Agency has banned the sale of around 3.5 million products in online market surveillance. These devices can cause radio …

  • 19 Januari

    OX80HM – Greenland

    All people in the Danish Kingdom are going to celebrate the 80th birthday of H.M. The Queen on April 16, 2020 and so will the Danish amateur radio association EDR. In collaboration with the Greenlandic radio amateurs, we are organizing an event where many stations in the two entities will …

  • 19 Januari

    TU5PCT – Ivory Coast

    Dates: Arrival :- February 21th – Departure :- March 01th On air approx: limited/building up February 22, 23rd, full operation planned from 24th till 29th dismantling on March 1st Callsign: TU5PCT (might be changed before the expedition) Operators: Petr OK1BOA, Petr OK1FCJ, David OK6DJ Operation modes: SSB, CW, RTTY (incl …

  • 18 Januari

    Special certificate to celebrate 30 years of LUSAT

    AMSAT-LU will be issuing a special certificate to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch of LUSAT (LO-19) during LUSAT week which takes place January 18-26, 2020 AMSAT Argentina LU7AA says: On Jan-22-1990 LUSAT/LO-19 was launched along with AO-16, DO-17, WO-18, UO-14 & UO-15. It’s our first Argentina Satellite, and …