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Ofcom now issuing short 2E0xx Intermediate callsigns

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
It seems Ofcom are now issuing short callsigns for those who've passed the RSGB Intermediate (2x2 call) or Advanced (1x2 call) exams. This change provides a major incentive for radio amateurs to upgrade their licence

US Senator highlights ham radio's disaster response role

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
US Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tweeted about the work radio amateurs have been doing in assisting with disaster response efforts in Florida after Hurricane Michael

Coming soon: The comet of the year

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Get ready for a very nice comet. In exactly two months, Comet 46P/Wirtanen will sweep past Earth, making one of the 10 closest approaches of a comet to our planet during the Space Age

Ham radio operators take action when disaster strikes

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
TV broadcaster KOLO 8 NewsNow reports amateur radio operators ready to help with natural disasters

Technical advice on improving rail passengers’ access to mobile data services

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
To help the Government’s work to make it easier for rail passengers to get online while travelling, Ofcom has published technical advice originally provided to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in August

Free VE testing set

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Our next free Amateur Radio Exam will be November 3, 2018, at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Fire Rd, Selma, NC

IOTA news from the DARC

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 08:43
Compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

AMSAT-UK Colloquium / RSGB Convention ARISS talk released

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
The presentation on Amateur Radio on the International Space station (ARISS) given by Ciaran Morgan M0XTD and Eleanor Griffin M6NWZ has been released on YouTube

M7 Foundation Licences

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
The RSGB has issued a short statement regarding the new M7 Foundation amateur radio licences

RAC President attends ARISS-US Education Summit in Washington

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, is in Washington, DC attending meetings for the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program

JOTA / JOTI 2018

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
JOTA / JOTI 2018 runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 October 2018. This is the 61st year this event is running and is the largest Scouting event on the calendar with approximately 1,5 million Cubs, Scouts and Guides taking part

VP6D Ducie Island 2018 DXpedition

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
After 18 months of intensive planning we will soon begin our long journey to Ducie Island. This is a team effort and you are part of the team. Please help us to work you by reviewing this important information

CQ Hou Koers

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:20
In South Africa, CQ Hou Koers is the Voortrekkers' national amateur radio day and takes place on Saturday 20 October with most Voortrekker stations active from 08:00 until 12:00 on 40 and 20 m and local repeaters

ARISS contacts planned for schools in Germany and Belgium

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
As announced earlier, on Tuesday 16 October 2018 two International Space Station school contacts are planned for Alexander Gerst KF5ONO. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM. Moreover, the event in Turnhout, Belgium will be webcast

Kure Atoll permit application 'denied'

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
Amateur radio permit application to Kure Atoll “denied”; Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources cites 1990 textbook, “Vertical structures such as the radio antenna… for ham radio operations, pose a direct bird strike hazard.”

GB3KS now dual mode

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
Dover's GB3KS 2M repeater is now operational dual mode - FM and Fusion

Banbury UK amateurs win RSGB prize

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
The Banbury Amateur Radio Society has won a constructors prize at the RSGB Convention in the UK

Ham radio numbers dwindling

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
CBC News interviews Mike Johnson VE1MWJ who is trying to drum up enthusiasm for ham radio, "our numbers are dwindling" he says

Upcoming ARISS contact with Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM on 18 Oct.

ICQ Podcast - Hamfest 2018

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:45
In this episode, Martin M1MRB is joined by Matthew Nassau M0NJX and Bill Barnes N3JIX to discuss the latest Amateur / Ham Radio news. Colin M6BOY rounds up the news in brief, and this episode’s feature is - Hamfest 2018

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