South Africans get 100kHz on 60m

The South African regulator, ICASA, recently published their 2018 National Radio Frequency Plan.

In this, amateur radio was allocated 100kHz on a shared basis in the 60 metre band.

5.350 to 5.450MHz is now available to all licensed radio amateurs on a shared, non-interference basis, with a power limit of 15W EIRP.

The South African Radio League Council is working on the 60m band plan and will publish it as soon as possible so operation on 60 metres can start.

Additionally, 5.290MHz has been allocated for WSPR beacons used in the SARL Propagation Research project.

New AMSAT Facebook Group

The “AMSAT North America” group that has existed for over a decade no longer serves, hence a new group has been created.

For the most current information and discussion about AMSAT’s activities, join the new group. This new group has been placed under corporate ownership under legal advice and to insure the latest information and discussion from AMSAT.

AMSAT North America - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMSATNA/

Worked All WRTC Stations for World Radio Team Championship

The World Radiosport Team Championship taking place over the weekend of 14-15th July 2018 in parallel to the IARU HF Championship, has announced a new award available to the 63 completing teams from identical sites south of Berlin.

The Worked All WRTC Stations (WAWRTC) award honours QSOs with all 63 stations. In order to apply for the award, one QSO with each station, regardless of band and mode, is needed.

For Europeans, 80 and 40 will likely be the best bands (+20m depending on propagation conditions). For DX operators from outside Europe 40 and 20m are probably the best bet. 

More Information - http://www.wrtc2018.de/