It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia.
“The hostile brothers were daily active on 7,150 and 7,175 kHz,” said IARUMS Coordinator Wolf Hadel, DK2OM. “Earlier complaints were not regarded. No change.” Radio Ethiopia has been deliberately interfering with Radio Eritrea on both frequencies by transmitting white noise, Hadel said.
Elsewhere on 40 meters, Radio Hargaysa in Somalia has been transmitting on 7,120 kHz, and is audible daily in Australia and Japan. On 7,200 kHz, the “Firedrake Jammer” in the People’s Republic of China has been transmitting on top of a broadcaster in the Republic of China (Taiwan). The PRC considers Taiwan a province. The Firedrake (or Fire Dragon) jammer, which has been interfering with Amateur Radio signals on 40 and 20 meters over the past decade or longer, also disrupts broadcasts from the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, and the BBC. The jammer’s designation derives from the name of a lengthy Chinese folk tune that the jammer transmits.
So-called “cluster beacons” from Russia have become another issue reported on the 80- and 40-meter CW/digital segments. These CW signals are showing up on several frequencies above 3,590 kHz and in the vicinity of 7,039 kHz and identify with three-letter, R-prefix call signs. They’re operated by the Russian Navy, according to IARUMS.
Over the Horizon (OTH) radar signals also continue to intrude on the exclusive Amateur Radio 40, 20, 15, and 10-meter allocations.
Here is a video on some micro HF dipoles i found. Under 5 ounces, and multiple versions. They work e... Read more
HRD Software is proud to serve over 30,000 ham radio customers in 136 countries. Thank you to our customers in Afghanistan, Anguilla, Argentina, Austr... Read more
IC-9700 Thank you Hayden H. – VK7HH for sharing his video, and be sure to follow him on his Youtube channel. For more information on the update:... Read more
New firmware for ICOM, D-STAR compatible handy device and 6 mobile devices will be released simultaneously
On November 6, the new firmware was released on the following six models (the version name of the released firmware in parentheses). In addition, new... Read more
The RSGB have released a report on days 9 and 10 of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28... Read more
Participants at the 45th meeting of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council (AC) in late September discussed the organizat... Read more
Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, now a University of Scranton physics and electrical engineering professor, has won a $1.3 million National Science Foundati... Read more
Well-known contester and DXpeditioner Paul H. Newberry, Jr., N4PN, of Macon, Georgia, died on November 5 after suffering a massive heart attack. An AR... Read more
December 11 marks the 98th anniversary of the success of ARRL’s Transatlantic Tests in 1921, organized to see if low-power amateur radio stations coul... Read more
Waldo County, Maine, is implementing the nation’s first county-wide emergency AM radio station with the help of radio amateurs. “We realized that the... Read more
The FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau is soliciting comments on a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed on behalf of New York University (NYU)... Read more
Send data via IPv4 up to 300 kilometers with easy-to-assemble hardware By F4HDK I have been a hobbyist and maker for almost 15 years now. I like inven... Read more
Results and certificates from the Hiram Percy Maxim (HPM) Birthday Celebration August 31 – September 8 are now available. The 9-day operating event co... Read more