AMSAT Sweden Celebrates 35 years

AMSAT-SM (Sweden) is celebrating being active for 35 years
Founded 24th April 1982 by a group of swedish hams., the first AMSAT-SM president was SM5IXE Thomas Johansson.
One AMSAT-SM's objectives is to inform Swedish hams about the fun that can be had whilst interacting with amateur satellites! Not many SM hams are active via satellite at the moment. With the help of their Swedish webpage and HF-net it is hoped that more Swedish hams should be using amateur satellites.
Today AMSAT-SM has approximately 200 members and an active news feed via web, Twitter and Youtube. 
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Money Raised for Eye Surgery

North Carolina Amateur Radio Group, Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) have been helping to raise funds for "BJ" Jenkins NC4BJ to have surgery on his eyes
"BJ" started losing his eyesight about 10 years ago due to macular degeneration and with the help of his brother is raising money for experimental, stem cell surgery on his eyes.
Flyers with raffle tickets were handed out at the ham radio festival in Raleigh on 15th April 2017. The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) donated a table and announced from the stage information about Mr Jenkins’ fundraiser. 
Support from the event's attendees was outstanding, with over $1200 raised from the generous Ham Radio Community.
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German Broadcasters Promote Digital Radio

German public broadcasters have started a new promotional campaign for DAB + on TV, radio, online, magazines and newspapers.  

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The campaign began on 2nd May 2017.

There is increasing interest in DAB+ in Germany. As of September 2016, 8.24 million DAB+ capable radios had been sold. Of new cars sold in Germany, 21% are manufactured with digital radio as standard equipment.

With increasing interest from the listening public, there has been more investment in DAB+ transmission, according to

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United Arab Emirates on 60m

The UAE National Frequency Plan published by the national regulator, TRA - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, shows the WRC-15 Secondary allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz together with ITU footnote 5.133B which indicates that the maximum power permitted is 15W EIRP.

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