HF Band Plan Review

Over the past 18 month a proposal for an IARU HF Digital Mode reorganization has been undertaken by representatives of all three IARU Regions. The objectives were to review the data modes usage of the Amateur Radio HF spectrum and …

Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC — SK

We are saddened by the news of the death of Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, the founder of the DokuFunk archive. Wolf passed away on 3 August after a short, serious illness.Many will still know Wolf Harranth from his work at Radio …

Kyrgyzstan: Allocation for 60m / 5 MHz

The Union of Radio Amateurs of Kyrgyz Republic (ARUKR) announced that on 4th June 2021, the Kyrgyzstan Telecommunications Regulator made the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz available to Kyrgyz hams at a maximum power of …

HF Band Plan revised

The HF band plan in its version of 16 October 2020 (Virtual General Conference “Novisad”) including the annex has been revised. The band plan comprises 2 pages, as does the explanatory annex. It can be downloaded via this URL: https://www.iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/hf_r1_bandplan.pdf. …

April 18 — World Amateur Radio Day

In only two more weeks we will celebrate the WARD, the World Amateur Radio Day. At April 18 in 1925 the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio …

CW World Heritage Working Group

The IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference in October 2020 approved the formation of a CW World Heritage Working Group as per proposal NS20_C4_09. More than twenty member societies agreed to their continued support regarding this working group. Meanwhile an …

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 …