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 …

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 …