Monday, September 05, 2016

The Brandmeister digital network live.

It is fascinating to watch the live Brandmeister digital radio network in action.

https://brandmeister.network/?page=networkstructure

This screen capture shows the structure - the stars are the users (click to see the callsigns) the yellow circles are the repeaters and the petals represent the countries all connected to a very busy hub.






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Ofcom issue recommendations for a UK HAREC certificate


Following discussions with Ofcom, the RSGB has agreed to issue a UK HAREC alongside every new UK advanced examination pass certificate from 5 Sept 2016. This simplifies the existing process where a separate application to Ofcom was required. The process for existing licence holders remains unchanged at this time.
A Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC) is required for UK radio amateurs who would like to apply for an amateur radio licence in another country that participates in CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-02.



Thursday, August 25, 2016

Amateur Radio sales in India causes concern.

India is recognising that Amateur Radio equipment is being used by terrorist groups and is expressing concern about the ease of purchasing such equipment.

Sale of Amateur Radio Equipment in India


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Earthquake in Italy - Emergency communications.


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PLEASE KEEP 7.060 MHz (LSB) CLEAR FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS.

German Amateurs to visit the Isle of Man

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(Thanks to Southgate ARS for this news)