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- Category: Latest
- Published: Tuesday, 25 November 2014 16:23
- Written by Riri, OD5RI
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On 3 December the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
will be celebrated by several countries who will be active using a special call sign.
The Kuwait Amateur Radio Society (KARS) will be using a special call sign 9K2WDD
The Liberia Radio Amateur Association (LRAA) will be using a special call sign 6Z2RL
The Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development (ERASD) will be using a special call sign SU0ERA. ERASD are planning a workshop with the Egyptian Scouts.
The Asocijacija Radioamatera Bosne I Hercegovine (ARABIH) will be using a special call sign E71AVW and they will be active on 14 MHz SSB from 12:00 until 20:00 UTC.
The activity will be organised with a group of blind members of the Radio Club Tuzla.
A special QSL card will be send to all who establish a contact.
The Media and many officials from local government will attend the event.
The Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek in Nederland (VERON) will be using a special call sign PI4CGR (Commission Handicapped Amateur radio)
It is hoped that many radio amateurs will join this event.
OD5RI IARU R 1 IPHA Coordinator
- Category: Latest
- Published: Sunday, 16 November 2014 16:04
- Written by Faisal, 9K2RR
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The Saudi Arabia Amateur Radio Annual Meeting took place on 14 November 2014 at Alkhubar, Saudi Arabia. It is considered the biggest amateur radio gathering in our area because of the many radio amateurs and the strategic geographical location of Saudi Arabia.
The event starts with a welcoming speech from the organizers and follows with presentations on subjects of interest:
- Islands on the Air by Abdulhafiz Kashkari, 7Z1CQ
- Safety by Sulaiman Aljedaie, 7Z1SJ, and
- Contesting Tips by Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR
During the meeting, a trophy was awarded to Faisal Alajmi, 9K2RR, who was representing the IARU Region 1 in this event.
At the end of the meeting, there was a discussion with the organiser’s about the topics of their interests and how to solve them.
- Category: IARUMS
- Published: Sunday, 09 November 2014 18:22
- Written by DK2OM
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The IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter October 2014 is now available. Click here!
- Category: Emergency Communications
- Published: Friday, 31 October 2014 08:51
- Written by G0DUB for VK3PC
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A team of 14 radio amateurs are now involved in emergency communication net as Cyclone Nilofar with its rain and wind approaches the west coast of India out of the Arabian Sea.
National Coordinator for Disaster Communication Jayu Bhide VU2JAU says some have emergency communication experience, others in portable operation, but all efforts show a spirit and sincerity in Amateur Radio serving the community.
He says cooperation is being sought to keep the HF traffic on 7035 kHz andÂÂ 14135 kHz clear for emergency use.
The hams have responded to Government of Gujarat requests to set up at Bhuj, Dwarika, Porbandar and Rajkot.
The coastal area Kacchha recorded winds at 60 kms per hour, it was overcastÂÂ and few places have had some light rains, but no damage reports.
Jayu VU2JAU says as a precautionary measure some important coastal areas were evacuated as no chances will be taken with this cyclonic storm. It remains anxious time ahead for many.
-Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.
- Category: Latest
- Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014 08:58
- Written by Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T
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The outgoing IARU Region 1 Executive Committee thanks the IARU Region 1 Member Societies for their trust in the past three years. My personal thanks go to my retiring Committee Members for their dedication and hard work done in the interest of amateur radio. We wish the new Executive Committee, taking over on 31 October 2014, all the best for the years ahead.
- Category: HF
- Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014 12:48
- Written by Manos Darkadakis
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The world is in front of an important new mystery: the Ancient Tomb of Amphipolis. Excavations of big scale are still in development, with amazing findings, while at the same time a big question arises. Who is buried inside this astonishing grave? Roxanne, spouse of Alexander the Great ? His son, Alexander the 4th? Or Alexander the Great himself?
Amphipolis was founded by the Athenians in 437 BC and is located in East Macedonia, near the outfall of Strimonas River in NE Greece. After a strong battle in 422 BC, Amphipolis was conquered by the Spartans. It was regained by the Athenians and remained free till 357 BC, when it was conquered by Philip the Second of Macedonia. Due to its position it was used by Philip’s son, Alexander the Great as the start point for his expeditions to Asia.
The tomb of Amphipolis was found on the Hill of Kasta. The surrounding wall of this important grave has a length of 500 meters and shapes one almost perfect circle. The diameter of the tomb is 158.4 meters. Almost intact, at a lot of points, the wall is covered with cornice. The wall is constructed by marble from the island of Thassos. Originally, on the top of the Tomb there was a great Stone Lion, the Lion of Amphipolis. The Lion itself is 5.3 meters high and has a stone base that makes a total [with Lion] height of 15.84 meters. More detailled info at http://www.theamphipolistomb.com/
Amphipolis Award is intended for Radio Amateurs or Listeners who have had contacts with prefectures involved with the ancient city of Amphipolis:10 Contacts needed in total, 2 from SV1 Area (Attica), 3 from SV2 Area (Macedonia), 2 from SV3 area (Peloponnese) and 3 from SV7 area (Thrace). All Bands may be used for the contacts and SSB, CW, RTTY or Mixed Mode. Valid contacts made only after January 1st 1958. A list of all information about the confirmed contacts is required, and the national Association – IARU member or RAAG Award Manager must certify it. If the nominee is not a member of an association coming under IARU, he must dispatch the cards.
Send your application together with 10 Euro to: RAAG, AWARD MANAGER, P.O. BOX 3564, 102 10 ATHENS, GREECE
- Category: Youth - general
- Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:14
- Written by Lisa, PA2LS
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December is coming closer. This means it is almost time for the next Youngsters On The Air activity. Have a look at the bulletin for the latest info. Feel free to participate.
- Category: EMC
- Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014 08:12
- Written by Thilo, DL9KCE
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During the plenary session of CISPR, the IEC 1906 Award was presented to Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE, who represents IARU at this international standardization organisation in charge of the protection of radio reception. CISPR stands for the "Comité International Spécial des Perturbations Radioélectriques" (English: Special international committee on radio interference) and was founded in 1934 to set standards for controlling electromagnetic interference in electrical and electronic devices, and is a part of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The leadership of CISPR found the following words for selecting Thilo for the award: "For significant contributions in defining the disturbance models and especially in developing the model for radiated emission limits in the frequency range below 30 MHz for the Publication CISPR 16-4-4 “Specification for radio disturbance and immunity measuring apparatus and methods - Part 4-4: Uncertainties, statistics and limit modelling - Statistics of complaints and a model for the calculation of limits for the protection of radio services”. He contributed to the development of the radio services data base of the CISPR 31 publication. He also made several technical contributions for the disturbance model of “Grid Connected Power Converters” devices and installations and actively contributed to the work of the generic emission standards."