Amateur Radio

IARU turns 95

RSGB Saturday, 18 April 2020 is World Amateur Radio Day, this year marking the 95th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Around the world, amateur radio special event stations will mark the event on the air, starting on the 18th at 0000UTC and continuing until the 19th at 2359. The theme this year …

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Nyheter IARU

SSA IARU, International Amateur Radio Union, har en ny hemsida och där finns en hel del nyheter! Bland annat: Delning av kunskap via internet av Algeriet och Tunisien. COVID19 special initiativ, med gratis tidningar att ladda ner och information om special signaler “STAYHOME” Tillstånd för icke amatörer att köra radio i Spanien. Och Nöd frekvens …

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New TQSL Version 2.5.2 Provides Better LoTW Rover Support, Other Improvements

ARRL The latest version of TrustedQSL (TQSL), version 2.5.2, offers improved Logbook of The World (LoTW) support for operations from several locations, as well as the ability to detect uploads that contain incorrect location data. The primary new feature in TQSL 2.5.2 allows logging programs, in conjunction with TQSL, to avoid incorrect contact uploads, while …

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RSGB contest “Hope QSO Party” drar igång

SSA I dessa Corona tider kan en del radioamatörer känna sig ensam och isolerad. Vi kan ju som tur är köra radio, och hålla igång vårt sociala kontaktnät. Kanske dags att plocka fram någon bortglömd bygg- eller antennprojekt? Men vad sägs om en contest? Vår systerorganisation RSGB arrangerar en contest mellan den 6e april och …

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RSGB responds to Covid-19

RSGB Dave Wilson, M0OBW, RSGB President, and Ian Shepherd, G4EVK, RSGB Board Chair have a message to radio amateurs. “We hope that you all understand the very serious nature of the current health crisis. As you are now aware, the situation has dramatically worsened and we have all been ordered to stay at home unless …

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Long Island CW Club Offering Free, Online Morse Code Instruction for Homebound Youngsters

ARRL The Long Island CW Club in New York is offering free, online Morse code instruction for the “many youngsters at loose ends as a result of school closings due to COVID-19 concerns.” The club’s co-founder, Howard Bernstein, WB2UZE, pointed out that learning Morse code is “a fun and educational activity for children of all …

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Coronavirus affects amateur radio events worldwide

RSGB There is no doubt that these are challenging times. However, licensed radio amateurs have a great way of keeping in touch with one another across the world. Clubs and groups are launching virtual meetings to make sure no-one feels isolated in the coming weeks. We have also seen radio amateurs step up with extra …

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FCC Levies $18,000 Fine on Louisiana Amateur Radio Licensee

ARRL In an enforcement case prompted by complaints filed in 2017, the FCC has imposed an $18,000 forfeiture on Jerry W. Materne, KC5CSG, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, for intentional interference and failure to identify. The FCC had proposed the fine in a Notice of Apparent Liability (NAL) in the case in July 2018, and, based …

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