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Jamaica gets 5MHz

| June 16, 2017

Hot on the heels of now being Morse code-free, Jamaica also has access to 5MHz. In a recent update to their National Frequency Allocation Table published by the regulator, the WRC-15 60m Amateur Secondary Allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz has been granted under ITU Footnote 5.133B, which in the case of Jamaica means a maximum […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 16, 2017

Garden City Amateur Radio Club will sponsor the Boy Scouts of America K2BSA/8 special event station at the Michigan Crossroads Council D-Bar-A Scout ranch, locator EN82ix. The station will be on the air from 0300UTC on 25 June to 0500UTC on 28 June. They will start out using 3.840, 7.270 and 14.330MHz. This camp is […]

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ISS contact Tuesday afternoon

| June 12, 2017

British amateurs will be involved in facilitating a ‘telebridge’ contact between the International Space Station and a children’s summer camp at NASA Space Center Houston on Tuesday afternoon, the 13th of June 2017. The voice downlink (astronaut) transmissions will be audible over much of Europe on 145.800MHz from about 1519UTC. The HAMTV amateur television transmitter […]

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Real-time propagation tool goes online

| June 9, 2017

A new graphing tool has been developed by Jim, G3YLA of the Propagation Studies Committee to show the near real-time critical frequency over the UK and the predicted maximum usable frequency over different paths. A feature on how to use the free tool appears in the July issue of RadCom. But if you want to […]

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Jamaica removes Morse requirement

| June 9, 2017

Amateur radio operators and technicians in Jamaica will no longer be required to be proficient in Morse code, as a result of changes to the regulations for the two pieces of legislation that govern radio and telegraph control services.

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New 122 and 241GHz UK records

| June 9, 2017

The existing 122GHz and 241GHz UK distance records were both extended to new distance of 6.8km with two-way contacts in CW between John Hazell, G8ACE, operating from his home, to Ian Lamb, G8KQW/P located at Shroner Wood, Winchester. The contact took place on Sunday, 21 May. Transmit power levels were around 200 microwatts at both […]

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