RADIO 2018 in Friedrichshafen
15,460 visitors ≪01~03.06.2018
The joy of technology
and doing it yourself and the ability to make
friends around the world brings people together.
Amateur radio enthusiasts and scouts from
all over the world came together at the Ham
Radio in Friedrichshafen to meet one another,
shop and get information from exhibitors and
associations, and look for treasures at the
flea market. In total, 15,460 visitors (last
year: 17,110) were drawn to the international
amateur radio exhibition at the Maker Faire
Bodensee over the weekend.
“The Ham Radio has confirmed its position
as the leading amateur radio exhibition. It
once again proved to be the Mecca for amateur
radio operators from around the world, the
place where the ham spirit is alive. This
year, the date for the show was not ideal
due to a few parallel events, and as a result
visitor numbers fell slightly, in accordance
with expectations. Nevertheless, many exhibitors
and associations were very satisfied with
how the show went,” said Messe Friedrichshafen
CEO and project leader Petra Rathgeber.
OVERSEAS NEWS 2018.06.02
HAM RADIO 2018 in Friedrichshafen ≪01~03.06.2018
They are communicative, open to the
world and rely on friendships around the globe:
Amateur radio operators and scouts have a
lot in common. The connections that already
exist between the two groups as well as those
that could develop in the future are the focus
of the international amateur radio exhibition
in Friedrichshafen, owing to the motto “Radio
Scouting - The Adventure of Youth Amateur
Radio.” “The Ham Radio is taking place for
the 43rd time this year and has truly become
a perennial favorite. That is due, on the
one hand, to the combination of the high-quality
selection of products, the huge flea market
and the extensive supporting program; but
also certainly because with the German Amateur
Radio Club (DARC), we have a partner who really
creates an exciting mood every year using
the motto of its annual Lake Constance Meeting,”
emphasized Petra Rathgeber, Ham Radio project
RADIO 2018 QSLカードの壁 来場者が自分のカードを貼るボード
New Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist, SM4HCF, Visits
Sweden’s Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist,
SM4HCF, visited Washington, DC, this week
on the invitation of US Secretary of Defense
James Mattis. A radio amateur since 1975,
Hultqvist had previously served as chairman
of the Defense Committee in Sweden’s parliament
before become Minister of Defense in 2014.
Professionally, he is a journalist and reporter.
Secretary Mattis welcomed Hultqvist and Finnish
Defense Minister Jussi Niinisto to the Pentagon
with an honor cordon on May 8 to discuss military
cooperation between the three countries, and
overall security policy. The three defense
officials signed a trilateral statement of
GR9RW will be Royal Wedding
Special Event Call Sign ≪On
Monday 27th November 2017 His Royal Highness The Prince
of Wales was delighted to announce the engagement of
Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.≫
To celebrate the marriage of Great Britain’s
Prince Harry to American actress Meghan Markle,
special event call sign GR9RW will be on the
air May 19 ? 23. It’s believed that this will
mark the first use of a GR9 call sign prefix
in the UK. The royal wedding will take place
on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in England’s
Windsor Castle. Members of the Cray Valley
Radio Society (CVRS) will operate GR9RW from
their club station in Eltham. GR9RW will primarily
use SSB and CW, with the addition of FM on
VHF and UHF. Two HF stations and one VHF station
will cover all bands from 80 meters to 70
centimeters. A commemorative QSL card is available
The 43th Ham Radio 2018 in Friedrichshafen ≪international
amateur radio exhibition takes place from June 1 to
Face to face
with amateur radio enthusiasts: The 43rd Edition
of the Ham Radio offers friends of amateur
radio from around the world an ideal platform
to meet, get to know each other, share experiences
and make purchases. This year’s international
amateur radio exhibition takes place from
June 1 to 3, 2018, at the fairgrounds in Friedrichshafen
under the motto “Radio Scouting - The Adventure
of Youth Amateur Radio.” At the show, about
180 exhibitors from 30 countries will present
their products, trends and innovations related
to radio, as well as the associated technology
and equipment. The German Amateur Radio Club
(DARC) will welcome visitors to the 69th Lake
Constance Conference, featuring a large number
of presentations and lectures, the Software
Defined Radio Academy, and many more activities.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe: Chinese Over-the-Horizon
Radar Appears on 40 Meters 《40mバンドに中国の地平線上のレーダーが現れる》
ARRL NEWS 03/12/2018
The International Amateur Radio Union Region
1 (IARU-R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) reports
that one of China’s over-the-horizon radar
(OTHR) installations has been causing interference
in the Amateur Radio 7 MHz band. The IARUMS
newsletter reports on
that intruder and others.
Other top 5 intruders include a “single-letter
beacon” transmitting either the letter “K”
or the letter “T” on 7039.3 kHz. The source
is believed to be the Russian Pacific in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
A Russian F1B teleprinter signal (RDL) has
appeared on 7193 kHz, with an encrypted frequency-shift-keyed
(50-baud) signal, originating in Kaliningrad.
Authorities in Germany and Switzerland have
filed official complaints.
wideband OTH radar on 40 m-band Date: Feb. 15th
- Time: 1538 utc -parameters: FMOP -10 sweeps/sec-
covering 160 kHz Below 7000 kHz (left): Far East
coastal radar “Sunflower”
Russian orthogonal frequency-division multiplex OFDM 60
signal has been showing up on 14.235 MHz, covering 2.76
kHz. It’s said to be located in Moscow. Three Russian
OFDM 60 signals were active at the same time on February
13. A Russian F1B signal has been observed on 14.308 MHz,
50 baud, 500 Hz shift, also reported to be in Moscow.
the “miscellaneous or bad news” category, IARUMS Region
1 Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM, reports Spanish-speaking
“fishermen” on 3560 kHz (USB), heard daily at 1600 UTC
or later. These signals have been heard on other 80-meter
frequencies. Broadcaster Radio Hargeisa in Somaliland
continued to be reported on 7.120 MHz (AM) daily. On 7.175
MHz, Radio Eritrea continues to be jammed daily with white
noise transmissions attributed to Radio Ethiopia. The
third harmonic of Radio Tajik on 4765 kHz is still being
heard on 14.295 MHz.
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Piezoelectric Quartz Crystals for Radio -
Icom 7300 EASY Transmit Settings
For Digital Operation
Ham Radio with
0Going back to the beginning. This is a short
tutorial and goes along with my previous post,
Receiver Settings For Digital Operation: https://youtu.be/4dP55uH7ewk
I have an article on my website covering more
detail. This is for Hams new to digital operation
or the Icom 7300. You won't get into trouble
following these settings. http://www.k0pir.us/transmitter-setti...
1. Icom 7300 menu settings.
2. Operating system playback and recording settings.
3. WSJT-X power slider.
4. Digital Master 780 power level slider.
5. JT65, FT8
7. Making a surprise contact with KF0DH, Alan. Thank you!
an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting
with radios, antennas and software. I'm no expert, but
I have a lot of fun. On my YouTube channel I upload videos
mostly on the Icom 7300 and a multitude of Ham Radio software
programs. I hope to inspire people to get involved in
Amateur Radio. Have some fun!
IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee
Chair Jim Linton, VK3PC, SK ≪IARU第3地域防災コミュニケーション委員会委員長Jim
The chair of the International Amateur Radio
Union Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee,
Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill, Victoria,
Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid
cancer.For many years, Linton was a consistent
and reliable source of news and information
regarding Amateur Radio disaster response
activities in IARU Region 3 and was a regular
contributor to Southgate
Amateur Radio News.
A Life Member
of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA),
Linton received the G.A. Taylor Medal in 2011,
the WIA’s highest honor, for his service to
the WIA Centenary Committee and contributions
to Amateur Radio over many years. Linton was
involved in WIA’s communications, marketing,
and publications efforts, and he served as
the news editor for Amateur Radio magazine.
He was a past president of Amateur Radio Victoria
and was its public relations officer.
A veteran radio enthusiast, Linton joined
the WIA as a teenager and shortwave listener.
IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, called
Linton, “a tireless worker for the common
Amateur Radio Newsに定期的に寄稿しました。
IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee
Chair Jim Linton, VK3PC, SK ≪ハムベンション・チームの主要メンバー WD8QAI SK≫
A key member of the Hamvention team, Jerry
Miller, WD8QAI, of Centerville, Ohio, died
on February 11. An ARRL member, Miller was
77. “Jerry was in charge of producing the
programs for Hamvention as well as the Dayton
Amateur Radio Association (DARA) monthly newsletter
[RF Carrier],” Hamvention spokesperson Mike
Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. “He was a longtime
board member of DARA and a driving force in
bringing the DARA club house to fruition.”
Miller was licensed in the 1970s and was very
well known and respected, Kalter added.
Professionally, Miller had retired from Delco
Products and was the owner of Windbluff Computer
Services and an active member of the American
Wine Society, for which he served as president
in 1975 and 1976. Services will be on Saturday,
February 17, 2 PM at Tobias Funeral Home ?
Beavercreek Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road
at Grange Hall Road. The family invites memorial
contributions to the American Diabetes Association
or the American Heart Association.
ARRL NEWS 02/09/2018
ARRL this week announced a Mobile DXCC Operating
Award, available to radio amateurs who have
contacted at least 100 DXCC entities from
a working vehicle, with antennas and power
source capable of operating while in motion.
ARRL Radiosport Manager Norm Fusaro, W3IZ,
advised those pursuing the award to put safety
“Distracted driving is a serious concern,
so we hope all mobile operators exercise care
when operating from a moving vehicle,” he
said. Full, official details are on the Mobile
DXCC Operating Award
page. The Mobile DXCC is a one-time award
and is non-endorsable. Contacts made any time
in the past do count toward the award. QSLs
are required but you do not need to submit
Mobile stations may
use any legal power for the entity from which they are
operating. This award specifically excludes contacts made
by aeronautical or maritime mobile stations.
You do not have to be an ARRL member to qualify for this
award. Because this award is similar to the QRP
DXCC Operating Award, ARRL has redesigned
the QRP DXCC Certificate so that the two awards complement
one another. Operators who hold the QRP DXCC award may
apply for the new-style certificate with the original
date of issue printed on the certificate, but you do not
have to re-submit QSL cards or a log. All certificates
YOTA 2017: The future of amateur radio ≪
Five young radio
amateurs from different countries explain what they
think the future of amateur radio should look like.
TWhat is YOTA?
There were 80 young people under the age of
26 from 27 countries?from all over IARU Region
1 as well as Japan?representing their national
amateur radio societies at the event. By taking
part in a mix of amateur radio and intercultural
activities, the young people were able to
build relationships with like-minded people
from other countries and develop international
friendships through amateur radio?and have
a lot of fun!. Radio Society of Great Britain
"Creepy and Surreal" Urban Explorers' Video Reveals
Largely Unseen Side of Hara Arena ≪都市探検家がハラ・アリーナの目に見えない側面を明らかに≫
Reminiscent of underwater footage from a TV
documentary about the discovery of a long-lost
vessel, a recently posted YouTube video that
takes a deep dive into the innards of former
HamventionR venue Hara Arena has been attracting
notice within the Amateur Radio community.
The narrated video probe was posted on December
22 by Once Occupied, an urban exploration
group that originated in Dayton, Ohio. It's
not the first video of the derelict Hara Arena
since it closed -- and since anything thought
to be of value inside was auctioned off. The
IRS put the Hara Arena complex itself on the
auction block last August to satisfy a tax
lien, but there were no successful bidders.
Ulrich Balaji, DJ9KR, silent key ≪
Band watch Director
The long-serving head of the DARC-band Wacht
Ulrich Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, died on Saturday,
the 16.12.2017. DJ9KR was active in the band
watch for over 40 years and this ran from
1986 until 2012. The the Golden badge of honor
of the DARC e.V. was head of all band Hart
of the IARU Region 1 in addition also Deputy.
At the same time he campaigned for travel
in France, the countries of the former Soviet
Union, Nepal, and other distant countries
for international understanding with the help
of amateur radio. 12/20/2017
December 12, 1901, Italian wireless pioneer Guglielmo
Marconi succeeded in receiving the first transatlantic
radio signal, transmitted from Poldhu, in Cornwall, England,
to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Marconi’s team in
Cornwall transmitted the letter “S” in Morse code, and
this was heard by Marconi and his assistant George Kemp
at a facility set up in Cabot Tower on Signal Hill in
St. John’s. On the Cornwall side, Marconi had erected
a powerful spark-gap transmitter feeding a massive antenna.
The receiving team used a kite antenna. The experiment
proved that radio signals could be transmitted beyond
the line of sight, opening the door to global wireless
An article in the December 2007 issue of QST suggested
that absorption may have been less in 1901 than in the
21st century, perhaps contributing to the success of the
feat, which occurred during daylight on the Canadian end.
Marconi at Signal Hill in Newfoundland
Amateur Radio Newsline headlines for Ham Nation. December
"Charlie" Hellman, W2RP, of Hastings on Hudson, New
York, died on January 25. He was 106 and may have not
only been the oldest surviving radio amateur in the
US but, at 92 years, also may have been the longest
licensed. Hellman outlived by 8 days Harry Wolf, W6NKT,
of Morro Bay, California, who had been considered the
oldest US ham when he died on January 17, just a couple
of weeks shy of his 108th birthday.
2015, the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA)
honored Hellman with a "90 Year Continuous Licensed Certificate
Award" (No 1). No formal records are kept regarding the
oldest or youngest US hams. Hellman had been regularly
active on the air until a few years before his death,
when his backyard tower fell victim to Hurricane Sandy.
Licensed as W2AMK in 1925 when he was 15, Hellman, who
had been an ARRL member, went on to become an educator.
After working his way through the City College of New
York by repairing radios, he taught high school physics.
During World War II, Hellman was tapped by the Department
of War to write a textbook for training radio operators,
Elements of Radio. Two of Hellman's siblings also held
ham tickets. His brother Robert, now deceased, was W2JAN.
His brother Benjamin, 96, is W2VB. -- Thanks to Pete Varounis,
Slow-Scan TV Transmissions from
International Space Station Planned
television (SSTV) transmissions are planned from the
International Space Station (ISS) on February 13-14.
The SSTV images will be transmitted on 145.800 MHz FM
as part of the MAI-75 Experiment, using the Kenwood
TM-D710 transceiver located in the ISS Russian Service
Module. It’s anticipated the transmissions will be in
PD-180 SSTV format.
The MAI-75 activities have been scheduled for the Russian
crew on February 13 from 0925 until 1800 UTC and on
February 14 from 1125 until 1630 UTC. Transmissions
on 145.800 MHz FM use 5-kHz deviation. TheISS
FAN CLUB website will
show when the space station is in range.
information on ISS SSTV is on
the AMSAT-UK website. Visit the gallery
of ARISS SSTV images. -- Thanks to Southgate Amateur
Russia’s Oldest Radio Amateur
Oleg S. Klyucharev, U1AU,102歳 SK
was licensed as EU3GM in 1933, and as U1AU the following
year. Born in Strelna in 1915 in czarist Russia. He
graduated in 1937 from the Maritime College and spent
some time in the Arctic and on Antarctica.
He served in World War II in the defense and liberation
of Sevastopol. During his working years, Klyucharev
was the head of communications for the Baltic Shipping
Company. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Association
of St. Petersburg and was active on the air until his
Another Outstanding Year for
Amateur Radio Licensing!
ARRL Letter for February 2, 2017
-- 2016 -- was another outstanding one for Amateur Radio
licensing, says ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator
(VEC) Manager Maria Somma, AB1FM.
"New Amateur Radio licenses issued were up by 1% over
2015, and this is the third year in a row that the total
number of new licenses has exceeded 30,000," Somma reported.
She said 32,552 were granted in 2016, 32,077 in 2015,
and 33,241 in 2014. Somma said that while 2014 was a
record-setting year for new licenses issued, ARRL VEC
"continues to see an elevated interest in obtaining
an Amateur Radio license."
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