Monday, October 22, 2018

History of the BNC connector

Interesting article on the development of the BNC connector.

BNC Connector

Monday, October 15, 2018

M7 licences now being issued by OFCOM

Foundation Licences (OFCOM)

Now issuing

M7 + 3 letters

Formerly issued

M3 + 3 Letters
M6 + 3 Letters

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

New Amateur Radio Licence Syllabus for Great Britain.

The Radio Society of Great Britain have now issued a new Syllabus which comes into effect from August 2019.  There will be three levels of examination (and licence) The Foundation, the Intermediate and the Full licence.
Details are as follows:

licence syllabus for 2019

Thursday, August 02, 2018

How much time do you spend on the Internet - OFCOM report.

The following OFCOM report makes for interesting reading (? are you using Network Radio)

OFCOM report

New Zealand may ban the import of certain Radio's

New Zealand's RSM Compliance team are working on a Prohibition Notice to limit the import and illegal use of a range of low end two way radios.  There are a variety of these radios on the market, like Baofeng, Pofung and Woxun for example. They allow users to programme their own frequency from the front panel or via a USB cable.  Although designed for the Amateur Radio Operator, these radios in the wrong hands have been attributed to malicious calls on police, forestry and rail frequencies. The import of Amateur two way radios locked to the Amateur bands won’t be affected by this new Notice.