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- 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."
- Category: Emergency Communications
- Published: Monday, 13 October 2014 08:53
- Written by G0DUB
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SUMMARY REPORT of the Tenth GLOBAL AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE (GAREC-2014),
Huntsville, Alabama, USA. 14 -15 June 2014
The Tenth Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference, GAREC-2014, took place in Huntsville, Alabama. It was hosted by ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest Association and was attended by delegates from all three ITU regions.
Aside from standing items such as regional reports and a desktop exercise, presentations were also received on;
Emergency Communications as an element of promoting Amateur Radio amongst young people.
The Salvation Army\'s SATERN programme and its use of digital modes and remote control operation.
How the US Department of Defense utilises the Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS) capabilities in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief activities..
The construction of a combined Emergency Services Dispatch Centre providing interoperable communications facilities.
During the conference and in open sessions a number of themes began to emerge:
The importance of having meaningful conversations with our Served Agencies to ensure that we best meet their communications needs.
Attention should be focused on amateur radio as a trusted partner in emergency response at all phases of the communications life cycle.
Effective ways need to be found to use social media to circulate near real-time information on an event which do not compromise our relationships with served agencies.
More use should be made of social media to circulate information on GAREC itself, including video of the 2015 conference if possible to broaden the opportunity of outreach.
We reaffirmed that every country has different disaster response needs which reflect their unique situations and operational standards. The IARU HF Emergency Message Procedures, which includes elements such as net operation procedures, standard messaging protocols and activation protocols should continue to be developed to establish baseline standards between countries and regions. These recommended best practices are not intended to replace existing Standard Operating Procedures but to enhance them.
The role of amateur radio in emergency communications is constantly changing. Amateur radio must continue to adapt to the needs of our partners including embracing emerging technologies and new challenges.
The conference recognised that more needed to be done to reach out to our Served Agencies to promote our service. All GAREC participants past and present are invited to submit their ideas or examples of local best practice to the next conference in 2015.
GAREC participants recognise that in order to recruit the next generation of emergency communicators strong emphasis needs to be paid to recruiting new licensees to the hobby with attractive programmes training and support. Special attention is encouraged to develop youth and mentoring programmes.
Steps should be taken to develop procedures for the gathering and disseminating of near real-time information on the Amateur Radio response to incidents to aid situational awareness and analysis on a global scale.
The next GAREC will be held in Tampere, Finland in June 2015 and all groups and organisations involved in amateur Radio Emergency Communications are invited to attend to share their knowledge and learn from others.
The delegates wish to record their thanks and appreciation for the generous hospitality of ARRL Alabama Section and the Huntsville Hamfest Association for this successful conference.