International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1
Ham Video Commissioning completed - Please see video PDF Print E-mail
Written by ON4WF   
Sunday, 20 April 2014 11:11

The final Ham Video Commissioning Pass 4, planned Sunday April 13 at 18.23 UTC, was performed flawlessly.

ISS Commander Koichi Wakata operated OR4ISS. Ground stations F6DZP, G4KLB, IK1SLD and KI (Livorno) received the signals and streamed the video over the BATC server.

The DATV signal was received for about 6 minutes. Commander Wakata congratulated ARISS for this achievement and answered a series of questions prepared in the manner of a school contact. He also proceeded to a microgravity experiment.

The recorded video of this historical transmission is available at:

Conratulations to the Ham Video team for this outstanding performance.

Next step should be a video enhanced ARISS school contact. We will keep you informed on any progress.

Last Updated on Sunday, 20 April 2014 17:18
Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference open for Registrations PDF Print E-mail
Written by G0DUB   
Thursday, 10 April 2014 23:54

The America Radio Relay League (ARRL) Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest, have announced further details of the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference in August. Held in Huntsville, Alabama, it will be on August 14th and 15th - just before the two-day ARRL Southeastern Division Convention - Huntsville - The World's Friendliest Hamfest. 

GAREC-14 focuses on the application of advanced technologies available in emergency communications. All Emergency Communication-minded radio amateurs and professionals are invited to attend. The venue is the Embassy Suites Hotel in Huntsville, adjacent to the Von Braun Convention Centre and the Hamfest. The Huntsville Hamfest is the Regional ARRL Centennial Event, held on Saturday August 16th and Sunday 17th. This is the second time Huntsville has hosted GAREC - previously it was in 2007. The GAREC-14 website contains a lot of information. An agenda to be finalised later is to include reports by IARU regions, those involved in recent emergency communications work and the technology that can be used.

GAREC-14 Website:
GAREC-14 Registration:

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 April 2014 07:01
Marconi Memorial Contest 2013 - Certificates PDF Print E-mail
Written by iv3kkw   
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:46

Hi to all,

On ARI Bologna web site you could find "Participation Certificate" for the last MMC 2013.

There are 8 files pdf, each one for a different range of callsigns, please choose your and print your page.

Thank you to all for great contest participation, cu in November for the next Marconi Memorial Contest.

73 Alex IV3KKW

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 05:09
IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter March 2014 available! PDF Print E-mail
Written by DK2OM   
Monday, 07 April 2014 21:48

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

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 07:50
The Annual School Club EU – Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa, PA2LS   
Thursday, 27 March 2014 21:17

German Initiative AATIS invites school stations to be active on 5th of May 2014. This activity is supposed to bring contacts with and among school amateur radio club and training stations and school girls and boys with own callsigns as well as contacts with every other station from all over Europe. The activity is a great way to get young operators on the air from their school shacks using their training call signs (or the school club's call sign for irrelevant messages only – according to national law). Very often a new operator will be intimidated by the fear of not knowing what to say to the stranger on the other side of the radio. The exchange of information helps to overcome this fear in a low pressure contest format, it should not be made a "5-9-contest". Operators are encouraged to take more time to chat beyond the exchange of the necessary details. A certificate of participation will be issued for stations that send an excerpt from the log of the day. There is also the chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes issued by AATiS. More information is available in this document.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 05:40
IARUMS Region 1 now with 27 members! PDF Print E-mail
Written by DK2OM   
Friday, 14 March 2014 19:28

The IARU Monitoring System Region 1 has now 27 members. Francis Boulot - F5MIU is the new REF Monitoring System Coordinator. Welcome to our team dear Francis!

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 19:45
630 m-Band released in France PDF Print E-mail
Written by DK2OM   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:01

F6NED reports:

Starting on March 13th 2014 French Radio Amateurs (Mainland France and
Overseas Terirtories in ITU Region 2) are allowed to use the band
472 - 479 kHz with 1 Watt EIRP.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 06:49
Missing flight search involves Amateur Radio Emergency Communicators PDF Print E-mail
Written by G0DUB for VK3PC   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 09:24

The vanishing of the Malaysian Airline (MAS) Boeing 777-200ER jetliner with 239 passengers on board is a mystery that nine nations are trying to solve.

When flight MH370, ex-Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, disappeared from the air traffic control radar, the MAS Emergency Management Centre (EMC) at Kuala Lumpur Airport provided accommodation for all next-of-kin at the Everly Hotel at Putrajaya.

The Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society President, Mohd Aris Bernawi 9M2IR, said MARTS was asked to provide a link between the airport and the hotel.

Mohd 9M2IR said at the hotel MARTS quickly set up a station, led by Zanirul Akhmal Zanirun 9M2PRO, and Azizi Samsuri 9W2ZZE was the MAS team leader.

NESRAC, a club from Negeri Sembilan, provided the volunteers for the station at the airport’s Emergency Management Centre.

MARTS provided a cross-band VHF/UHF link to avoid any unnecessary interference from the public services. An HF link was later added.

During the call-out there were 11 volunteers at EMC and 23 volunteers at the hotel, on a shift roster for the link.

Mohd 9M2IR, who oversaw the entire process, said MARTS an IARU member society, was pleased to be able provide the link on the very tragic occasion. The search for MH370 continues.

- Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:05

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