An emergency communications exercise primarily involving Amateur Radio stations in the countries of IARU Region 2 (IARU R2) Area G — Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay is planned for August 26. The objectives are “to help radio amateurs in Area G acquire experience in emergency communications, measure response capacity, and promote work and cooperation among operators,” said the announcement from Jorge Sierra, LU1AS, the IARU Region 2 Area G Emergency Coordinator.
He also said the exercise will help to compile a database of radio amateurs who are interested in taking part in emergency communication, and to encourage the operation of stations operating with emergency power, low power, portable and mobile.
All radio amateurs, radio clubs, and institutions with a valid Amateur Radio license in Area G countries are invited to take part, and radio amateurs from other countries are also welcome.
The exercise will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 2100 to 2300 UTC. Frequencies will include 7.050 MHz (SSB) and 14.255 MHz (SSB).
“Radio amateurs that because of their category or equipment don’t have access to these bands can participate as listeners,” Sierra said in his announcement. “We suggest that they contact a participating radio club or group to follow the exercise jointly with more experienced radio amateurs so that they begin to understand how traffic is managed within a net.”
During the exercise, net control stations will be on the air from each Area G country. He asked stations to relay check-ins from stations not heard by the net control station.
“BridgeCom Systems, Inc is pleased to announce the availability of BCH-270 Handheld Radio for the amateur radio market. The new BCH-270 Handheld Dual Band amateur ham radio transmits on 144-147.995 (2m) and 430- 449.995 MHz (70cm). It... Read more
Versa Beam The Kohjinsha was developed over the course of two years from conception, to obtain the release was well received all of the expansion and contraction type Yagi “VERSA Beam antenna” to cover the amateur radio band ser... Read more
CommCat 4 is a radio control and logging program for radio amateurs who share a passion for talking to other hams around the world. CommCat works with most popular radios and accessories. It requires a Windows XP or later computer. CommCat... Read more
A high-performance SDR in a mini PCIe form factor Features & Specifications RF Chipset: Lime Microsystems LMS7002M FPRF FPGA Chipset: Xilinx Artix... Read more
DV4home V2 The DV4home V2 is another member of the successful family of DV4 products. As usual it supports all digital modes, while simplifyi... Read more
The IC-R8600 is a new, advanced communication receiver with the capability of covering a huge range of radio spectrum from 10kHz to 3GHz as well as ha... Read more
Remote matching of antennas – less losses in the feed line. Designed for installation in a shack, under a shed, or in open (see mounting kit opt... Read more