Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Free VOIP telephone links to other Amateurs any where in the World

If you ever chat to other Amateurs on your telephone - stop now and sign up for a free VOIP service available only to Amateurs anywhere in the World with an internet link. You can also arrange group calls (Club meetings) which may help maintain contacts when on the air chats are difficult.

Have a look at the Facebook page of Hamshack Hotline for more information.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew


The Hurricane Watch Net is now active please keep
7.268 MHz and 14.325 MHz free until this disaster is over.

Monday, September 05, 2016

The Brandmeister digital network live.

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

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.

(click on the above for a clear image)

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