German Radio Hams Tackling RF Noise Pollution

DARC reports 35 Electrical Noise Area Monitoring Systems (ENAMS) have been delivered and another 20 locations are sought as part of the effort to monitor the interference from human-made noise on the HF bands

ENAMS is based on nationwide installed measuring stations that work as a network. With their help, the DARC can make scientifically reliable statements about interference levels on the frequencies. As is well known, the interference has increased in recent years, as various consumer devices drive up the noise level.

The ENAMS project was funded by the DARC Membership Pro in 2018.

ENAMS – https://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/emv/enams/

GB2RS News Script for 28 February 2021

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Landmark for Stay Safe net

Last Thursday evening, Lowestoft District and Pye Amateur Radio Club held its 100th Stay Safe net hosted on GB3YL. The net has been running on Monday and Thursday nights since the first lockdown with James, M1TES, helped by some other local amateurs. Each week the number of participants has increased, and has even included amateurs […]

Share your views on Direct to Full Licence exam

Have you given your views in the RSGB’s consultation on a new, Direct to Full licence exam? Nearly 800 people have responded already, so make sure your voice is heard by completing the Society’s survey. The background to this consultation, as well as links to the proposed syllabus and the survey, are on the RSGB […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

From modest beginnings on the 31st of March 1921, the men and women of the Royal Australian Air Force have served Australia’s national interest. To mark this Centenary, the Wireless Institute of Australia will be celebrating with two callsigns. VI100AF will operate from the 1st of March to the 29th of May. It will be […]

DX News – 28 February 2021

Tom, NL7RR, is active as KH9/NL7RR from Wake Island, IOTA reference OC-053, for about 6 weeks. He hopes to be on the 40 and 20m bands, as time permits, using SSB. 5V7DE is the newly issued callsign for Daniel, HB9EHD, who is in Kara, Togo. He will operate on QO-100 SSB during his evenings, and […]

Special Events News – 28 February 2021

Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. Saint David’s Day is celebrated by the Welsh around the world every 1st of March. Simon, GW0NVN will be operating GB0SDD on HF and 2m from 0000 to 2359UTC on the first of March. Club Log, Logbook of The World and eQSL will be used. GB2VAX will […]

Lech Laszkiewicz, G3KAU, 29 January 2021

Lech Stanis?aw Laszkiewicz, G3KAU, was 99 when he died. He had an interesting life. As a schoolboy he escaped back to his home in Poland from behind Russian lines at the start of WW2. His mother said that it was not safe to stay home and sent him on his way to find safety in […]

RadCom March 2021, Vol. 97, No. 3

ZUMspot RPi Digital Voice Hotspot – using a hotspot to tackle compatibility problems To read this edition, tap or click cover image News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – Events roundup 89 Contest Trophy Winners for 2019/2020, Jacqui Goodey, G6XSY 68 New products 14 News 12 RSGB […]

23cm band in the spotlight with regulators

During the week 15–19 February, the preparatory work for WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b continued in ITU‑R Working Party 4C (WP4C). The WRC agenda item has initiated technical studies on coexistence between the radio navigation satellite service (RNSS) and the amateur …