Lebanon Conducted Ham Radio Exams After 13 Years

The ministry communication of Lebanon, conducted exams for amateur radio operators last Saturday 15th October 2016. As posted by OD5RI on RAL (Radio Amateurs of Lebanon) facebook group, the exams took place in the premises of Orego, in Beirut. Around 50 people took the exam. Mr A.MYoussef, director general and …

King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, HS1A, is SK

Yesterday, 13th October 2016, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, died at the age of 88 at the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok. He was the patron of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). From RAST’s page on QSL.net: His Majesty the King had been presented the callsign HS1A by the …

That 2m QSO across the Atlantic? Unfortunately…

It didn’t happen. Looks like it was a mis-interpretation of the software data.

Record Breaking 2m Band Distance

A new distance record was broken between 4 and 5 October 2016. PY1MHZ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (locator GG87JC) received¬†V51PJ’s signal in Rosh Pinah, Namibia (locator JG82IE).

ICOM IC-7300 Firmware Update v1.14

Icom released a firmware update for the IC-7300 HF/50MHz radio.

TYT TH-8600 25W Mini Mobile Radio

This just made its appearance online. I mean, literally, a few minutes ago. It’s most likely in pre-release stage.

Possible problem with Baofeng DM-5R

Radioddity should have started shipping the DM-5Rs yesterday, at least according to their offer.

JOTA – JOTI 2016: The worldwide Scouting event

This year’s JOTA – JOTI will take place on the weekend of 14th – 16th October.

Icom IC-DPR30 walkie-talkie

Icom announced a 1W digital walkie talkie, model IC-DPR30.