An Online MOOC Cource has been announced on Miriada X regarding Software-Defined Radio 101 with RTL-SDR . The course will start on September 25, and will be held every Monday, until the 16th of October. The presentation will be in English. Continue reading
On Sunday, 10 Sept 2017, a group of CARS members made their way to Troodos Mt Olympus, where a number of works have taken place in an effort to improve the Troodos RV48 Repeater coverage, and to install the new DMR Repeater, recently donated to CARS by Kostas Matzaras VE2JKA – Belair Technologies.
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After Hurricane Irma cut off communications to St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, FNRASEC in France have been asked to try and establish links with the area. Information from social media states that 14.132MHz is in use for this mission.
DARES in the Netherlands are asking that if any communications are received from Sint Maarten please advise email@example.com.
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator
With the magnitude 8.1 Earthquake hitting Mexico at 0449UTC today, assume that these frequencies are in use now as they respond to that disaster.
20m 14,120 kHz
40m 7,060 kHz
80m 3,690 kHz Continue reading
The Nicosia Club is planning upgrade works to the RV48 Repeater in Troodos on Sunday, 10 September 2017. Specifically the following actions will be attempted to be completed during the upgrade: Continue reading
This is the moment an amateur radio ham helped save a girl’s life 70 miles away – without leaving his Bristol home. Listen to the recording here.
Mike Everett became an emergency call handler after hearing a plea for help from a man camping on Exmoor.
A 12-year-old girl in the camping party was suffering from a severe epileptic fit and needed immediate medical help. Continue reading
The Radio Amateur Association of Greece (RAAG) is holding it’s annual VHF Contest on 144MHz starting Saturday, 2 Sept 2017 @ 14:00 UTC and ending Sunday, 3 Sept 2017 @ 13:59 UTC.
The aim of the contest is to promote the operation between radio amateurs in Greece and international stations, using CW & SSB modes.
More information is available via the contest announcement at the RAAG website.
Russia’s first 3D-printed satellite Tomsk_TPU-120 is to be thrown from the outer surface of the International Space Station on 17 August 2017 during 17:45 to 23:50 MSK (14:45 to 20:50 GMT). The satellite will be transmitting telemetry to Roscosmos and a radio signal to amateur radio stations on Earth. Continue reading
The new Islands on the Air (IOTA) program website is targeted to launch officially in early September, when the current Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)-sponsored website will be taken offline. The new website is undergoing fine-tuning, according to IOTA IT Manager Johan Willemsen, PA3EXX. Continue reading
Emirhan is part of a group of radio amateurs interested in launching balloons. A few days ago TA2MUN-11 balloon has been launched but unfortunately it’s been ‘lost’. No-one has been receiving it’s location information.
The group is extending a request to monitor 145.825Mhz. The balloon is sending its position packets every minute. It should be near Cyprus, as it is sending status messages from 144.800MHz.