International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1
ARISS contact planned with Gymnasium Siegburg, Germany PDF Print E-mail
Written by ON4WF   
Friday, 29 August 2014 12:17

An ARISS educational radio contact is planned with Gymnasium Siegburg, Germany. The event is scheduled Monday September 1st, 2014 at 13.12.45 UTC, which is 15.12.54 CEST. It will be a direct contact, operated by DN6KW. Downlink signals will be audible in Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

The Ham Video transmitter will possibly be tested during this contact.

School presentation: Our school is a whole-day (8 – 4 o’clock p.m.) high school and college (1,000 students, 100 staff) that prepares students for the final examination after 8 years studies. The school, situated close to the centre of Siegburg, sits in the middle of a park like campus. We teach the languages traditionally taught in Germany, and alongside offer our students ABIBAC, a bi-lingual language curriculum, which opens the possibility of getting the French Baccalaureate, in addition to the German Abitur. These students acquire admission to not only German, but also to French universities. Some subjects are also taught in English.

Both our world and our society and, thus, education, are subject to constant change. Three important “pillars”, however, are considered to be permanent and accordingly, make Gymnasium Siegburg Alleestraße a reliable partner: - Educational and academic qualities and commitment to ethical values - Integration of all groups and elements that constitute school life - Focus on health and wellbeing of students and staff In addition to our foreign language profile we encourage and support musically interested students in special classes in which it is obligatory for all members to play an instrument. Students may later opt for music as their major subject. A very wide range of natural sciences completes our school profile.

For several years now our school has been in contact with the University of Bonn working on a project in space science and remote sensing, sponsored by DLR (German Aerospace Centre) and BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology). The project allows our junior and senior students to participate in an analysis of data as well as in a satellite surveying remote sensing with reference to scientific problems. For this reason, our school community is very pleased and proud to have been selected for the live call in September with Dr. Alexander Gerst on the ISS in September.

Students will ask as many of following questions as time allows:

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 12:01
December YOTA month! - 2014 edition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa, PA2LS   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:27

yotalogoAfter having last year the first edition of December YOTA month! it’s time for a new one. During the whole month of December several countries will become active with YOTA as suffix in the call sign. The idea for this is to break the ice for some youngsters and take the microphone in the hand. As seen over the years the YOTA-group is growing fast and every week more youngsters are asking to participate. Let us all make Youngsters On The Air popular in HAM radio and let us all help to put youngsters on the HAM radio train!

Would you like to participate? Have a look at this document and do not forget to register before 24 November. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 12:14
IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter July 2014 available PDF Print E-mail
Written by DK2OM   
Friday, 08 August 2014 10:18

The IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter July 2014 is now available.  Click here!


Last Updated on Saturday, 09 August 2014 05:49
5 MHz and even more 5 MHz PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 July 2014 16:20

As a result of representation from the national society URE Spain has gained an extension of the use of several 5 MHz frequencies. Due to expire at the end of June 2014 permission has now been granted to use 5268, 5295, 5313, 5382, 5430 and 5439 kHz until 30th November 2015 with a power of 100W PEP.   Frequencies are thought to be USB dial frequencies.

The Andorran Society URA reports that permission has been granted the use of 5275-5450 kHz until a decision is made at WRC-15.   Permitted power is 100W PEP using CW and SSB with transmission bandwidths not to exceed 3 kHz.

Portugal now has the use of a channel at 5380.5 kHz in addition to those at 5288.5, 5371.5 and 5403.5 kHz.   This is thought to align with the Spanish channel listed as 5382 kHz.

Member Societies are asked to notify either PB2T or G3PSM of any developments concerning 5 MHz.

Written by Colin Thomas, G3PSM

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:53
70 MHz in Germany PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE on behalf of DG8NGN   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:30

German Amateurs was granted access to the 70-MHz-Band until 31st October 2014 with the following specifications:

70,00 to 70,03 MHz , all modes, maximum bandwidth 12 kHz

max. Power: 25 W EIRP, only horizontal polarisation

You may wish to review the IARU Bandplan. Due to the small segment it may be necessary to operate in split mode from and to German stations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:37
Moldova has joined CEPT licences PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hans Blondeel Timmerman   
Wednesday, 02 July 2014 06:32

Moldova has joined T/R 61-01 CEPT Radio Amateur Licence, T/R 61-02 Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate and ECC/REC 05(06) CEPT Novice Radio Amateur Licence. Prefix to be used is ER.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 06:40
70 MHz in Italy for 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by IV3KKW Alessandro Carletti   
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 17:23

Italian Amateurs have again access to 70 MHz from 23 June until 19 December 2014.

These are the specifications :
All Italian stations are authorized except those 30 km or less from Italian border with Austria, Switzerland and France.
Frequencies : 70,100 - 70,200 - 70,300 with 25 kHz of bandwidth
All modes with a maximum bandwidth of 25 kHz
Max power 50 Watt ERP

73 Alex IV3KKW
A.R.I. - VHF & Up Manager Coordinator
IV3KKW  Alessandro Carletti
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:33
Publication of the new RADIO EQUIPMENT DIRECTIVE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Friday, 23 May 2014 14:33

Yesterday the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The RED is the successor of the former R&TTE-Directive, which was in force since 1999.

During the development the Political Relations Committee/EUROCOM had the chance to comment on the law a couple of times and in some points with success. We believe that the new formulation of the law will improve the power of the members states to actually trace and track down equipment put on the European Market, which do not fulfil the essential requirements of the directive. Furthermore the exceptions for amateur radio equipment were clarified as can be reviewed in appendix I of the law. Two major changes, which do not directly affect amateur radio is the fact, that terminal equipment is no longer in the scope and falls under the EMC directive now. Furthermore pure receivers are now in the scope, which may lead higher provisions in electromagnetic immunity.
The RED needs to be transcribed into national law within the next 2 years. We advice member societies to observe this process closely.

The Text of the RED can be downloaded here.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 June 2014 09:26

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