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More 60-Meter News

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:08

[UPDATED 2017-05-03 @ 1200 UTC] Radio amateurs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are among the latest to gain access to a 60-meter band. The allocation is 5,351.5-5,366.5 kHz at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP.

Malta also has opened a 60-meter band for its Amateur Radio licensees. The island’s telecoms regulator, the Malta Communications Authority, published an updated National Frequency Plan in A...

FCC Personal Radio Service Revisions Will Affect GMRS, FRS, CB, Other Part 95 Devices

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 20:50

In a lengthy Report and Order (R&O) in a proceeding (WT Docket No. 10-119) dating back 7 years, the FCC has announced rule changes affecting the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), the Family Radio Service (FRS), the Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS or “CB”), as well as other applications that fall under the FCC’s Part 95 Personal Radio Services (PRS) rules and regulations. Part 95 devices ty...

The K7RA Solar Update

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 09:00

Each of the average solar and geomagnetic indices rose last week (April 20-26) over the previous seven days.

Average daily sunspot number rose from 8.6 to 35.7, and solar flux rose from 76.5 to 81.4.

Average daily planetary A index went from 8 to 26.4, and average daily mid-latitude A index from 6.3 to 18.4.

The day with the most geomagnetic activity was April 22 when the planetary A index was 54....