Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, features, and commentary compiled by “Amateur Radio Daily.”
Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio news update are those of the reporters and correspondents. Accessed on 29 May 2023, 1413 UTC.
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May 28, 2023“…the Australian Maritime College (AMC), has decided not to extend its deed for the provision of amateur licensee services beyond February 2024.”
Services will revert to the Australian Communications and Media Authority which will include new licensing classes and a new network of license examiners.
It’s believed that these changes will improve the timeliness and complexity of the service.
Source: Australian Communications and Media Authority open_in_new
May 28, 2023The Northern California DX Foundation is preparing to offer $100,000 in grants to help mitigate deliberate interference in amateur radio activities.
“NCDXF will entertain grant proposals from individuals and/or groups that specifically outline their approach to identify bad actors. A group of directors led by Craig Thompson (K9CT) and Don Greenbaum (N1DG) will weigh the probability of success of these proposals as well as monitor the progress of the grantees.
Funding is available for [research and development] as well as implementation of the technology. It is hoped that manufacturers will also assist us with equipment and resources.”
Source: Northern California DX Foundation open_in_new
May 27, 2023Fleet Week special event station W2F will be on the air May 24th through May 30th 2023.
Radio Operators from in and around NY and NJ will be operating throughout the week from various locations to celebrate the annual visit of ships to NY Harbor.
QSL cards will be available!
Source: QRZ open_in_new
May 24, 2023The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club is operating a special event station, W9IMS, to celebrate the Indianapolis 500.
The special event is running May 22 through May 28, 2023.
W9IMS will operate SSB on or near: 3.840, 7.245, 14.245, 18.140, 21.350, 28.340, 50.140 and 146.52 simplex FM.
Certificates will be available! See their QRZ page for more details.
Source: QRZ open_in_new
May 24, 2023The WPX CW Contest takes place May 27 and 28 and is based on an award offered by CQ Magazine for working all prefixes.
CQ WPX CW Contest Dates
- May 27 – 28, 2023
- Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday
- Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday
Source: CQ open_in_new
May 24, 2023If you’re a HamClock user and utilizing the RSS feature, you’ll soon notice news items being populated from this very website! Amateur Radio Daily is pleased to be added as an additional news source on HamClock.
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Thanks to WBØOEW for the add.
Head over to the official HamClock website to learn more.
Source: HamClock open_in_new
May 23, 2023The ARRL has compiled a summary of events for each day of Hamvention, 2023. The roundups feature updates on FreeDV, HamSCI, ARES partnerships, Logbook of The World, Volunteers on the Air, and more.
Source: ARRL open_in_new
May 22, 2023The UBA proposes to grant the radio amateur service access to the frequency range 40.660 – 40.690 MHz under the following conditions:
- On a secondary basis
- For holders of a class A operating certificate (HAREC licence)
- A power limit of 5 W ERP
- A bandwidth limit of 3 kHz
- On individual basis, after prior approval from BIPT
- It is mandatory to keep a logbook in which all transmissions are noted
This is an important development as Belgium now joins Ireland (EI), Slovenia (S5) and South Africa (ZS) with official amateur radio allocations on the 40 MHz band.
Source: EI7GL open_in_new
May 21, 2023The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has recently added the Tevel satellites, numbers one through eight, to the list of acceptable satellites in its widely used Logbook of the World (LoTW) online system. Those who have made contacts using these satellites may now upload those QSOs to LoTW for possible confirmation, if the other station has done likewise.
More information about the Tevel Satellites is available here from AMSAT-UK.
Source: AMSAT open_in_new
May 19, 2023
Source: Twitter open_in_new