French look at 3-Tier CEPT ham radio structure
One of the French national amateur radio societies URC has expressed its desire for a 3 licence class structure as described in CEPT recommendations rather the the single class available at the present time
ARRL release January Board minutes
The ARRL has released the minutes of the Board meeting held January 17-18 at which they approved the raising of the eligibility age for reduced full ARRL membership dues from 22 to 26
Florence RadioFest 2020
The Florence RadioFest is the hamfest that attracts the most part of Italian radio amateurs from central Italy, based on a large flea market, it is totally dedicated to amateur radio enthusiasts
ACMA consultation on 3.4 GHz ham radio band
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is consulting on proposed changes to amateur access to the 3400-3575 MHz band to help facilitate the ACMA’s preferred planning option for the band
IARUMS January newsletter now available
The latest IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter is the first to be published by Peter Jost HB9CET since he took over the IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator role on January 1
VI250, Australian Special Event Members of the Cairns Amateur Radio Club (Cairns, Far North Queensland) will activate the special event call-sign VI250COOK between May 1st and August 31st.
Activity is to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook sailing up the east coast of Australia from what is now Sydney to what is now Cooktown in Far North Queensland
Members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) will be celebrating the club’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ (60th anniversary of supporting the data modes) with the special callsign GB60ATG until June 30th
Solar Orbiter launch takes solar science to new heights Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA to study the Sun, launched at 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Operators Chris/VO1IDX (Co-Teamleader), Jim/WB2REM (Co-Teamleader), Chris/VO1CH (TO5T-License Holder), Mike/W0VTT, Woody/WW1WW and Steve/W4SJT will be active as TO5T from the island of Ile Aux Marins (NA-032) between August 10-17th
Italian special event station
Members of the A.R.I. Sezione Brunico/Sektion Bruneck will be using the special event callsign II3BIA to be active between February 12-23rd
Indonesian special event
Look for special event station 8A17BJR between February 19-21st.
Activity is to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the local ORARI Kota Banjar radio club
DXCC Country/Entity Report
According to the Amateur Radio Cluster Network for the week of Sunday, 2nd February, through Sunday, 9th February there were 215 countries active.
IOTA news from OPDX Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW, editor of the Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin
The Puna Emergency Radio Club (PERC) needs volunteers for the 15 March 2020 Hilo Marathon. Each year, PERC coordinates communications between aid stations along the 26.2-mile route and headquarters at the Hilo Bayfront. PERC is also looking for a ham with a vehicle equipped with a mobile radio to serve as “runner” between aid stations. For details, contact Bob Gomez (KB6EGA) at email@example.com
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