- UK Astronaut Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS, Heads Ham Contingent to 10 Downing Street
FCC Notice of Violation Alleges Malicious Interference, Transmitting Music, Failure to Identify
The FCC has issued a Notice of Violation (NoV) to a California Amateur Radio licensee, alleging that he caused willful and malicious interference, transmitted music, and failed to identify properly. The FCC Enforcement Bureau said in the Notice, issued on July 13 to Philip J. Beaudet, N6PJB, of Burney, that agents from the San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, offices observed the vi...
IARU Honors Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has bestowed its President’s Award on retired IARU Satellite Advisor Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV.
He was recognized for his many years of service to the IARU and the contributions he has made to the association, especially in the area of satellite frequency coordination. He will receive the award during a South African Radio League function, to be...
Amateur Radio Alive and Well in Turkey
Contrary to erroneous reports making the rounds on various Internet sites, no Amateur Radio licenses were suspended or revoked in Turkey in the wake of the failed July 15 coup.
“There is no ham radio license revoked in Turkey, and ham radio operators are operating normally,” said Aziz Sasa, TA1E, the president of Turkey’s International Amateur Radio Union member society TRAC. “The reports on ham...
Editorial: Radiosport vs. Pokémon GO™
Though it has only been 2 weeks since Pokémon GO™ was introduced, it is already a social phenomenon. The augmented-reality video game, developed by Niantic for your smartphone, has received praise for luring gamers outside of their homes and into the streets to play. Maybe you count yourself among the players. Or maybe you are feeling a little left out because you are not playing the game, or h...
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