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July 15, 2023
The Adventure Radio Society Flight of the Bumblebees is a four-hour event held annually on the last Sunday of July. It is open to all radio amateurs.
Participants who operate portable from field locations are designated as Bumblebees. They get to their operating site principally under their own power by walking, biking, boating, and so on. The distance traveled to the site is at the Bumblebee’s discretion. Bumblebees add /BB to their calls.
Visit the Adventure Radio Society for more information.
Source: Adventure Radio Society open_in_new
July 14, 2023The Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) has announced the return of JARL Ham Fair for 2023. This is the 45th event and expects to attract 30,000 visitors.
The ham fair will take place August 19th and 20th.
JARL HAM Fair is held to promote healthy development of amateur radio and improvement of technology. There are exhibitions and events for introducing amateur radio to general public, exchanging the information and establishing friendship between amateurs.
Source: JARL open_in_new
July 13, 2023Congratulations to the world champions of radio sports in the WRTC 2022 Competition – the team of Ukraine!
The team – Yaroslav Oliinyk UW7LL and Yuriy Onipko UT4UZ (VE3DZ) showed the best results and won gold for Ukraine.
The World Radiosport Team Championship – WRTC in short – represents a large gathering of the world’s best in radio traffic – as selected Regionally – coming from any country and all continents in the spirit of competition, using the same playing field and allowing pure skills to determine world champions in two-man team, 24-hour non-stop competition.
Thanks to UR5NBC for the submission!
Source: Amateur Radio Daily open_in_new
July 12, 2023WRTC will be in the UK in 2026!
With the successful, (despite many challenges to be met) WRTC2022 concluding in Italy the next World Radio Teamsport Championship The Olympics of Ham Radio will take place in 2026 in the South east of England.
Welcome to WRTC UK 2026!
The United Kingdom is delighted to have been awarded the hosting rights for the 10th WRTC taking place in July 2026.
Every 4 years, much like the Olympic Games, the World Radio Sport Team Championship, known as WRTC, relocates itself to a new host nation. WRTC is a radio contest event, designed to provide a platform for high-achieving ham radio contesters to compete on a level playing field in the same geographic region using identical antennas, output power and other operating conditions. Each team will have had to qualify over a significant period of time by participating and scoring extremely well in a collection of HF radio contests from October 2023 to March 2025. In July 2026, 50 qualifying teams, comprising of 100 operators will come to the UK from all over the world and will represent their home countries, much like the style seen in the Olympic Games. Each team of two will be assigned a Referee, for which there will be an application process. The team draw their operating site, their referee and callsign and then they all go off and operate the 24-hour IARU 2026 Contest. We will have live scoreboards available which will add to the excitement of this competition.
For more details go to the website: https://www.wrtc2026.org/
73 Ed DD5LP/G8GLM (WRTC 2018 Media Team member).
Source: WRTC open_in_new
July 9, 2023TX Factor is back on the air!
We’re beaming (almost) live across the airwaves with microwatts of broadband energy to bring you the long-awaited show 29 of TX Factor. In this programme we increase the power to a few tens of Watts when Bob, Dave and Noel head to the Wiltshire hills with a pair of Icom IC-905 all-mode transceivers to see what can be achieved.
Bob takes the TX Factor cameras to the heart of England to the UK’s last remaining shortwave transmission station and ramps up the power to a staggering 250 kilowatts. Woofferton, near Ludlow, is the home to some venerable Marconi senders from the 1960s still beaming programmes across the globe.
Oh, and there’s a free-to-enter draw! Visit our website for full details.
Source: TX Factor open_in_new
July 8, 2023WORLD HEMA DAY 2023
September 1st & 2nd 2023 sees the first World HEMA day.
HEMA is a summit awards scheme which started in the UK but has spread across Europe and into Australia and is still growing.
It is a scheme more for the hill walker than the mountaineer but also not a scheme for those who want to operate from their cars. Leisurely exercise, fresh air and good radio contacts make up the typical HEMA activation.
So what’s happening on this „World HEMA Day“? Not another contest?
NO – this is most definitely not a contest rather an excuse to get out onto a HEMA Summit and talk to those on other summits or to chasers from their homes. Get out for as long or as short a time as you want and talk to as many or as few of the callers as you like. A week after the event the HEMA database will be scanned for who made successful Summit to Summit contacts within the 24 hours of WHD you will be sent your own certificate via email. (so make sure you enter your HEMA log in good time – logs entered after the 8th September will not be considered).
The event runs from 1200 UTC on Friday September 1st to 1200 UTC Saturday September 2nd
What? But you said it was a day and why does it start on Friday, when many are still working? Well actually it IS one day – but only if you live in New Zealand (I said this was world HEMA day, remember). Actually the timing is to give everyone a chance – those who can operate on Friday and avoid the contest QRM and for those who are working, there is Saturday as well. Within this window, there are also DX opportunities on HF and MF depending upon the time you chose to go out to your summit.
Of course with more activators on the summits, you have a better chance of finding the first activation of a summit. Perhaps you will make the first ever HEMA to HEMA contact from your DXCC to one of the other DXCCs. There are several HEMA awards to be earned – go to the website at http://www.hema.org.uk to get the details and take advantage of the extra activity on the summits.
73 Ed DD5LP HEMA-DL manager.
Source: HEMA open_in_new
June 30, 2023
The HamSCI Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric Science will occur October 14, 2023 and April 8, 2024 during spectacular North American solar eclipses.
The Festivals will consist of multiple events, each with a goal of increasing our understanding of sun-ionosphere-earth relationships. Participants will include volunteer amateur radio operators, short wave listeners and science researchers from multiple US universities.
Notable events include
- The Solar Eclipse QSO Party
- The Gladstone Signal Spotting Challenge
- Time Delay Arrival Event
- Measuring doppler effects on the reception of WWV and CHU
More info at https://hamsci.org/eclipse
Source: HamSCI open_in_new
June 29, 2023The latest Russian owned Meteor M satellite recently launched via a Soyuz-2 rocket and is now in orbit transmitting weather imagery.
Images can be received on 137 MHz with the appropriate software, such as SatDump.
Source: RTL-SDR.com open_in_new
June 26, 2023It’s nearly time!
Time for what?
Well, the Radio Olympics of course!!
The World Radio TeamSport Championships start in JUST 12 DAYS, from around Bologna in Italy. July 8th and 9th will have the airwaves alive with teams looking for contacts during the IARU HF World Championship and YOU can help!
Whether contester-type or just a “normal” radio amateur – the organisers just announced a competition for those calling the contesters – it’s called the COMPETITION award for WRTC2022.
Details are at https://www.wrtc2022.it/en/news-11.asp?idnews=94
But whether you win the award or not, why not help your fellow amateurs make the most of a competition that has had to get over SO MANY problems to even start!
Good luck with the contest but most of all HAVE FUN and give the Emilia Romagna region of northern Italy something positive to shout about!
Written by Ed DD5LP – I have no association with the organisers but hope to have fun working as many of the stations as possible in just a dozen days time!
Source: Amateur Radio Daily open_in_new
June 26, 2023
ICQPodcast’s Martin Butler M1MRB/W9ICQ is joined by the RSGB President John McCullagh GI4BWM, Chairman Stewart Bryant G3YSX and General Manager M1ACB to discuss Ofcom’s proposed changed to the UK Amateur Radio Licence.
Source: ICQPodcast open_in_new
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