5 MHz Band in South Africa

South Africa’s SARL has asked the communications regulator ICASA to allow radio amateurs a 100 kHz wide allocation in the 5 MHz (60m) band with 400 watts output. In terms of the outcome of the WRC-15, ICASA published on 25 …

Allocation of 630 m and 60 m in OE

Thanks to the constant efforts on the part of the ÖVSV, the Austrian telecommunications authority has announced clearance for the 630 m band and for the 60 m band. The main provisions of the decree are: The frequency ranges 472.0 …

Iceland: 1850 kHz authorization renewed

Iceland’s IRA received a positive response from the Post and Telecom Administration (PTA), on December 4th, to their request to renewal the authorization to use 1850 — 1900 kHz in international contests in 2021. The authorization is granted with the …

IARUMS: New Coordinator and Vice-Coordinator

The new IARUMS Region 1 Coordinator, Gaspar Miró, EA6AMM, appoints Peter Jost, HB9CET, as IARUMS R1 Vice-Coordinator, after receiving his agreement. Both have been working together in IARUMS for more than a year, an excellent collaboration, as Gaspar emphasizes. He …

CAMSAT: CAS-7A launch postponed until May

CAMSAT says the CAS-7A launch has been postponed until next May, as ARRL reports. “Because of COVID-19, many things have been delayed,” says CAMSAT’s Alan Kung, BA1DU. He said an announcement would be made closer to the announced launches. CAMSAT …

CAS-7A — Chinese HF Satellite

CAMSAT has announced in spring 2020 the launch of CAS-7A for 15.09.2020. The project was announced several years ago, but has been postponed again and again. The special thing about CAS-7A is that HF is used with two transponders. The …

HF Digital Mode Band Plan Review

“The explosive growth in HF digital modes, particularly FT8, has led to perceived overcrowding of HF digital mode band segments. Accordingly, a working group has been formed consisting of representatives of the three regional band planning committees. This is the …

IARU HF World Championship

July 11–12, 2020 – The HF World Championship is an annual event to support amateur self-training in radiocommunications including improving amateur operating skills, conducting technical investigations, and intercommunicating with other amateurs around the world, especially IARU member society headquarters stations, …