Frequencies above 275 GHz, the terahertz bands, are a new area for experimentation and propagation research. Ofcom have generously enabled low-power NoV access for Full licensees in order to facilitate innovation at the cutting edge of RF technology. The NoV includes a number of conditions related to frequency bands, and protection zones around key UK […]
Since 10 October 2016, the new WRC15 60m band has been released for amateur radio use in Luxembourg. The update to the national frequency plan allows the use from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz on a secondary basis with an effective radiated power of 15W. The Luxembourg LX0HF CW beacon presently operates on 5205.25kHz.
A fire in early October at the SAQ Alexanderson alternator long wave antenna is under investigation by the Grimeton World Heritage Foundation, which owns and manages the station in Grimeton, Sweden. The fire—attributed to arcing—was quickly extinguished. Fortunately, no injuries occurred. The Foundation said that it could take a while to determine the extent of […]
Rod Stafford, W6ROD has retired as IARU Secretary after seven years and the ARRL Board of Directors has designated David Sumner, K1ZZ as his replacement. Dave Sumner has served in this capacity twice previously, from 1982 to 1989 and from 1999 to 2009. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH has appointed Rod Stafford as Emergency Communications […]
The RSGB Convention last weekend was the most successful ever, with visitor numbers up 20 percent on last year. A total of 542 people attended the world-class event, which attracted top-class lecturers from around the globe. Many of the talks were recorded and will be made available to RSGB Members in due course. Each will […]