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IARU preparing for WRC-23

By | January 14, 2021

The ARRL report preparations continue on the part of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) to represent the interests of the amateur and amateur-satellite services at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) sponsors WRCs, typically every 4 years, to consider revisions to the international Radio Regulations that define frequency allocations for… Read More »

BIG SUNSPOT AR2778

By | October 28, 2020

BIG SUNSPOT AR2778:There’s a new spot on the sun–and it’s a big one. Only two days old, AR2778 is already 8 times wider than Earth with a dozen dark cores sprawling 100,000 km across the solar surface. It is inset in this magnetic map of the sun from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory: The +/- magnetic… Read More »

IARU Administrative Council addresses wide-ranging agenda

By | October 13, 2020

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual meeting (virtual) on October 8-10, 2020 The IARU News Release says: The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional… Read More »

Amateur radio operators simulated emergency test

By | October 5, 2020

Earlier this week, 911 briefly went down in parts of Western Wisconsin, which poses the question, “Who takes over when typical operators aren’t available?” Turns out, when there’s no power, but you still need to communicate in an emergency, amateur radio steps in For WQOW TV News Katrina Lim reports: On Saturday, the Amateur Radio… Read More »