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Amateur Radio Newsline™ Report 1812 – May 4 2012
Amateur Radio Newsline report number 1812 with a release date of May 4th, 2012 to follow in 5-4-3-2-1.
The following is a Q-S-T. Antenna restrictions get worse in Belgium; A new whistling intruder is heard on 40 meters; U-K telecommunications regulator Ofcom issues new rules to prevent radio interference to the 2012 Olympics and Nebraska hams are lauded for their severe weather watch operations. Find out the details are on Amateur Radio Newsline™ report number 1812 coming your way right now.
RADIO LAW: ANTENNA RESTRICTIONS IN BELGIUM GET TIGHTER
If you think it’s hard to put up an antenna in some locations here in the USA its nothing in comparison to what’s happening in Belgium. That’s where antenna restrictions have gotten even tighter than before and its happening with the government blessings. In fact, the rules are so stringent that it could force some hams off the air. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, reports:
The Belgian national amateur radio society’s website has posted an update on the restrictive antenna requirements recently imposed by the Flemish Government. The registration seems to apply to antennas that operate between 10 MHz through 10 Gigahertz, the amount of time a ham is actually transmitting and the power output of his or her station.
Going by the latest information, it would appear that Flemish amateurs who transmit less than 175 hours a year at 20 watts Effective Radiated Power or less, are required to submit forms to the government for each antenna they have. Multi-band antennas require multiple submissions of forms.
For instance, a tri-band Yagi antenna for 20, 15 and 10 meters requires three separate submissions. And if any changes to an antenna is made, all of the paperwork must be resubmitted.
But wait. It gets worse. If transmission are made from an antenna for more than 175 hours a year or with an Effective Radiated Power greater than 20 watts then it appears the bureaucracy involved is even more complex. You can find out just how bad it is at tinyurl.com/NoticeForTxAntennas.
For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Skeeter Nash, N5ASH, reporting from Jonesboro, Arkansas
According to what we are hearing, the Belgian national amateur radio society’s known as the UBA has been attempting to get these strict antenna rules modified, but to date with little to no success. (Southgate, UBA Website)
RADIO LAW: FCC ACCUSES REPEATER THAT’S BEEN OFF THE AIR OVER A DECADE OF INTERFERENCE TO NEW RADAR SYSTEM
How can a repeater that’s been off the air more than a decade and a half be creating interference to an aircraft radar tracking system that may not even be on the air yet? That’s what a lot of hams want to know after educator Gordon West, WB6NOA, showed and partially read a warning letter on the Tuesday, May 1st edition of the netcast Ham Nation. A letter that he received from the FCC and one that appears to accuse him of operating a repeater on the 23 centimeter band that’s causing interference to a radar system that the FCC won’t even talk about. Here’s what West had to say as he presented his warning letter to the thousands worldwide that were watching Ham Nation:
WB6NOA on Ham Nation: “…I always enjoy it when it say Certified Mail. Federal Communications Commission, Enforcement Bureau. And here it’s a Warning Notice from the Commission that went to a slew of Southern California Repeater operators who own 1.2 GHz repeaters and I haven’t had my 1200 MHz repeater on the air for fifteen years, yet they say that I operate on the air on 1.2 GHz and I’m interfering with the FAA radar.
We asked West why he thinks he received this letter regarding a repeater that’s been off the air for years:
WB6NOA To Newsline: “The Warning Notice Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau, Western Region, L.A. District Office, out of Cerritos (California) begins: ‘Warning Notice. You are receiving this warning notice because you operate an Amateur Radio Service repeater in the 23 centimeter band in the Los Angeles California county area. This office has received information that amateur radio repeaters have been causing harmful interference to Federal Aviation Administration operations in the 23 centimeter band at San Pedro, California.’
“The remaining paragraphs go on to scare the living daylights out of you that any further operation could create some real problems for both the FAA as well as the offending operator.
“Interesting though is that this letter went to many of us who at one time may have had a repeater, but the coordination is closed and the repeater has been off the air for me up to fifteen years yet we are still getting this notice an a pretty strong letter to come right out of nowhere indicating that we have been potentially interfering with the radar.”
So what is it that the FCC says hams are interfering with? In reality, nobody but the government really knows for sure.
According to one report attributed to the ARRL, the Federal Aviation Administration is deploying a new generation of Common Air Route Surveillance Radar that operates in the 1240 to 1300 MHz of the 23 centimeter band. The Amateur Service allocation in this band is on a secondary basis, with aeronautical radionavigation and several other services primary in the United States Table of Frequency Allocations.
The FCC rules require that amateur stations operating in the 23 cm band may not cause harmful interference to stations in the Radionavigation-Satellite Service, the Aeronautical Radionavigation Service, the Earth Exploration Satellite Service or the space research service. Nobody is arguing with that. What is questionable are letters being sent to hams telling them that they are the source of interference to this new radar system even if they or their repeaters have not been on 23 centimeters in years.
If you are a repeater owner or 23 centimeter operator anywhere in the United States and have received a letter similar to that described by Gordon West, then we ask you to send us a copy along with any reply that you sent to the FCC. Our mailing address and e-mail will be presented at the end of this week’s newscast. We promise to bring you a follow-up in a future Amateur Radio Newsline report.
Note: You can see and hear WB6NOA describe the FCC Warning Notice he received on Ham Nation episode #46 which can be viewed or downloaded at twit.tv/hn (ARNewsline™)
INTRUDER WATCH: WHISTLING SIGNAL FOUND ON 40 METER BAND
Alex Cete, OZ9AEC, in Ribe, Denmark, says that has found a strange whistling signal in the 40 meter band. It sounds like this:
Audio of whistling signal.
The strange whistle-like signal was received on 7.013 MHz using GQRX software defined radio receiver and a Funcube Dongle equipped with a shortwave converter. The signal appears to be amplitude modulated with suppressed lower side band.
Amateurs who have heard it are uncertain of its origin, but some suspect it might be from an ionosonde. Others speculate that it could be a new form of digital numbers station. (Southgate)
2012 OLYMPICS: UK REGULATOR OFCOM ISSUES PROPOSED ANTI-INTERFERENCE RULES FOR 2012 OLYMPIC GAME VENUES
UK Telecommunications regulator Ofcom have issued a notice dealing with proposed regulations that will enable prompt enforcement action for interference cases that affect the 2012 Olympics. One that affects every citizen that operates two way radio gear or even unintentional radiators.
The Proposed Regulations set out a requirement that applies to apparatus in relation to a Games’ “event zone.” Where the use of a given apparatus does not meet requirements of causing zero interference to communications within an Olympic venue Ofcom may serve on the person in possession of the apparatus a notice prohibiting its use. Breach of such a notice would be considered to be a criminal offence. The draft regulations designate 25 to 35 km radius around all major venues across the UK, including football stadiums, where enhanced enforcement could apply.
The announcement follows last week’s Ofcom announcement of restrictions to the 70cm, 2.3 and 3.4GHz amateur bands. The new proposal would apply to anyone, ham or non-ham, within the range of the Olympic venues. (RSGB, others)
2012 OLYMPICS: RSGB SAYS GAMES A GOOD WAY TO PUBLICIZE HAM RADIO
Meantime, the Radio Society of Great Britain calls the upcoming Olympics a great chance for ham radio to show its colors. Jeremy Boot, G4NJH, has that part of the story from Nottingham in the U-K:
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an outstanding opportunity to publicize amateur radio. To that end, the RSGB negotiated a very limited number of special prefixes starting with 2 Oscar One Two followed by a single letter suffix.
The idea is for these calls are given an extensive airing over the Olympic period this summer. Special stations are already planned for London, 2O12L, and Wales, 2O12W, and there will be a special callsign for the National Radio Centre.
Groups in Scotland and Northern Ireland are encouraged to take advantage of the special callsign secured for their region.
I’m Jeramy Boot, G4NJH.
If you are a ham radio group in Scotland or Northern Ireland and are hearing this newscast, you can apply for use of one of the special Olympic call signs by contacting Bob Whelen by e-mail to G3PJT (at) btinternet (dot) com. (GB2RS)
From the United States of America, We are the Amateur Radio Newsline, heard on bulletin stations around the world including the W5TXR repeater serving Schertz Texas.
RADIO POLITICS: SEN. GRASSLEY LIFTS HOLD ON FCC COMMISSION LICENSEES
The FCC may soon get two new commissioners and be back up to its full complement of five members. This following an announcement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, that he is lifting his hold on the two nominees, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai.
Grassley has been seeking documentation from the commission on an issue unrelated to the nominees. He specifically wanted to know about about interference concerns to the Global Positioning System from the proposed LightSquared wireless broadband project.
While the documents he’s obtained so far raise more questions for him, Grassley said in a statement he intends to lift the hold on the two FCC nominees, but also continue his investigation into both the FCC and Lightsquared.
If confirmed, Rosenworcel would take the seat of former Commissioner Michael Copps who resigned in December, while Ajit would replace former Commissioner Meredith Baker. Baker left the agency in May 2011 to join Comcast. (RW)
RESCUE RADIO: NEBRASKA HAMS LAUDED FOR SKYWARN SEVERE WEATHER WATCH
When normal communications systems in Nebraska were taken off line by a recent spate severe storms and tornadoes, local officials had no way of calling of getting damage assessment. That’s where ham radio operators came to the rescue as we hear from Amateur Radio Newsline’s Norm Seeley, KI7UP.
Tom Reis is a Skywarn coordinator for the National Weather Service. He says that radio amateurs in Nebraska are a valuable asset who can get out messages that help save lives.
In a interview with the Atlantic, Reis said that the National Weather Service recognizes the importance of accurate ground information. He says that there are a variety of methods to get that information to them and that one of those is via amateur radio.
According to the NWS, ham radio operators can confirm sightings of severe weather as it approaches and offer damage assessment after the storm passes. This while at the same time providing communications support to local officials.
Reis says that this shows how amateur radio operators provide a service for their community in a variety of different ways. He also notes that it doesn’t take much to become an amateur radio operator and people of all ages enjoy the hobby.
For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Norm Seeley, KI7UP, where we have mostly dust storms in Scottsdale, Arizona.
It should be noted that there is a big difference between trained radio amateurs in the SKYWARN program and the so-called storm chasers that we have been hearing so much about in newscasts and reality TV shows these days. Unlike storm chasers who make a living photographing severe weather incidents or are members of the general public who are simply out for a thrill, SKYWARN associated hams are educated weather observers. Their job is not to go racing after tornadoes as do storm chasers. Rather they are unpaid volunteer radio amateurs who keep their eyes and ears open for severe weather outbreaks. They then report what they see and hear via ham radio to the National Weather Service. The NWS takes this information and includes it into forecasts that invariably save lives. (Atlantic, ARNewsline)
RESCUE RADIO: DOCUMENTARY TELLS STORY OF BROADCASTERS ROLE IN MISSOURI TORNADOES
A University of Alabama instructor has produced an award-winning, eight-minute documentary on the role of local television broadcasters in saving lives during the massive tornadoes that hit Tuscaloosa and Joplin, Missouri last year.
Chandra Clark, an instructor in the department of telecommunications and film, worked with director Scott Hodgson of the University of Oklahoma to make “Tornado Emergency: Saving Lives.”
Clark said the inspiration for the documentary came as a response the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to sell off a large portion of the broadcast spectrum. Clark said the sales could limit some of the resources broadcasters have to reach the public.
The mini-documentary has already garnered a prestigious Telly Award. The film was also awarded a Best of Competition Award by the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts. (TVB)
RESCUE RADIO: UK RAYNET AND APCO-UK SIGN MOU
The United Kingdom’s RAYNET group and British APCO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. One that recognizes the common objectives of both organizations in the promotion and influencing of public safety, civil contingency, information management and communications
In the Memorandum of Understanding RAYNET and APCO set out a Schedule of Agreements which sets out some of the ways in which both organizations will work together. This includes networking opportunities and invitations to attend management meetings; website content sharing; joint working and sharing of publications; and engaging RAYNET in regional and national events.
RAYNET which is an acronym for the U-K based Radio Amateurs’ Emergency Network is a national voluntary communications service provided for the community by licensed radio amateurs. It was formed in 1953 following Great Britain’s East Coast floods, when radio amateurs provided much of the emergency communications. (RAYNET)
ENFORCEMENT: ANOTHER UNLICENSED FLORIDA BROADCASTER FINED $20000
Another unlicensed broadcaster in Florida has been dinged $20,000 by the FCC. In a Forfeiture Order, the FCC has told Robens Cheriza to pay the fine for operation of an unlicensed radio transmitter on the frequency 107.3 MHz in the city of West Palm Beach.
Back on February 1st, the Enforcement Bureau’s Miami Office issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture in the amount of $20,000 to Cheriza. Cheriza never filed a response to the proposed fine. So based on the information before it the forfeiture was affirmed with Cheriza given the customary 30 days to pay up or to file an appeal. (FCC)
HAM RADIO ON THE NET: RFINDER FOR APPLE PORTABLE PRODUCTS RELEASED
W2CYK has announced the latest platform release of RFinder – The World Wide Repeater Directory. The new version is designed for Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod users and is available for immediate download from the Apple App Store.
Previous versions of RFinder run on Android based gear and can be found on-line at web.rfinder.net. The World Wide Repeater Directory is also accessible from RT Systems radio programmers and via CHIRP on Windows, Linux and Macintosh with the same user/password you use on handheld devices. (W2CYK)
NAMES IN THE NEWS: N8CGM’S CHOIR TAKES 3RD PLACE IN SWEET ADELINES CONTEST
Some names in the news. Members of Susan Scott, N8CGM’s chorus known as the Cincinnati Sound now wear 3d place overall medals. This from the recent Region 4 Sweet Adelines contest held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. The quartets competed on Fri April 19th and the choirs on Saturday the 20th. (OH-KY-IN A.R.S)
MAMES IN THE NEWS: F6HBR FIRST FRENCH HAM TO BE ISSUED A THAI LICENSE
Meantime, Alain Burgnon, F6HBR, appears to be the first French radio amateur to be granted a Thailand license.
Burgnon has been living in Thailand since 2006. After seven years of negotiations between France and Thailand, a reciprocal agreement was signed in December 2011. As a result, F6HBR was granted the call HS0ZKG on April 25th.
A second French ham is living in Thailand – Gerald Begards, F8DEG. He is expected to be the second French ham that will be granted a Thai call. (F5NQL)
HAMVENTION NEWS: TECH LICENSE CLASS AND TESTING AT HAMVENTION 2012
A Technician level Ham Radio Class will be held concurrent with the Dayton Hamvention on Saturday, May 19th.
The session runs from 9AM until 4PM Eastern Daylight Time and will be held at the Hara Arena Hamvention venue. Immediately following the conclusion of the class a team of Volunteer Examiners will be on-hand to administer the Technician class exam.
You do need to pre-register for the class and yes, there is homework. Info on what’s in the class and how to enroll can be found at tinyurl.com/hamvention-license-class.
The class will be again sponsored by Mitch Stern, W1SJ. If you have any questions please contact him at w1sj (at) art (dot) net. (W1SJ)
HAMVENTION NEWS: WEAK SIGNAL DINNER AT HAMVENTION 2012
And Weak Signal VHF, UHF and Microwave enthusiasts are invited to attend the 17th VHF Weak Signal Group banquet. This annual event will be held concurrent with the Dayton Hamvention on Friday evening May 18th, at the Dayton Grand Hotel in Dayton, Ohio. The evenings featured speaker will be Dick Hanson, K5AND, and his presentation on the 2011 PJ6D Six Meter DXpedition to Saba Island. Cost is for the banquet is $35 per person and advance reservations are required. Prepaid reservation requests should be sent to Tony Emanuele WA8RJF, 7156 Kory Court, Concord Township, Ohio 44077. For more information you can e-mail Tony to WA8RJF (at) ARRL (dot) net. (WA8RJF)
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ELECTRONIC THEFT: CALIFORNIA COPPER THIEVES EXPAND TO FIBER OPTICS
Copper thieves in California have expanded to stealing glass as well. In this case we are talking about glass as in fiber optic cable. In one case some ATT customers in the city of Alpine experienced disruptions in phone and Internet service after thieves stole copper and fiber optic wiring from underground lines.
According to Sgt. Joseph Passalacqua, the thieves took about 75 feet of 600 strand fiber optic cable along with the copper wiring. To accomplish this the robbers climbed into a manhole and cut into the underground pipes. An ATT spokesperson said that three conduits carrying fiber optic or copper cables were damaged and that the vandalism affected some cellphone users as well.
Sergant Passalacqua said that Internet service was down at both the sheriff’s Alpine and Pine Valley substations, but that public safety was not affected.
The theft of copper wiring and other metals like bronze and aluminum has proliferated over the years. Thieves commonly steal the precious metals in order to sell it to recyclers. However the theft of fiber optic lines is something new and could signal a developing market for this kind of product. (Published news reports)
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY: 5 MHZ PROPAGATION STUDY RELEASED IN UK
A paper entitled Comparison of Propagation Predictions and Measurements for Mid-Latitude HF Near-Vertical Incidence Sky Wave Links at 5 MHz has just been published in the peer-reviewed, academic journal, Radio Science. Authored by Dr. Marcus Walden, G0IJZ, the paper compares near-vertical incidence skywave or NVIS measurements from the U-K 5 MHz beacon network with High Frequency propagation predictions using VOACAP and ASAPS software. Further information, including a link to the paper, can be found at tinyurl.com/7ahx8vt. (GB2RS)
HAM RADIO IN SPACE: AMSAT PUTS OUT FIRST CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PAPERS
AMSAT has put out a first call for papers to be presented at the 2012 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium to be held in Orlando, Florida.
Proposals for papers, presentations and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite community. Abstracts and papers including a tentative title should be sent to Dan Schultz, N8FGV, by e-mail n8fgv (at) amsat (dot) org.
The 2012 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium takes place the weekend of October 26th to the 28th at the Holiday Inn, Orlando Airport Hotel. (AMSAT, N8FGV)
HAM RADIO IN SPACE: DELFI C3 DO-64 CELEBRATES 4 YEARS IN SPACE
The Delfi-C3, DO-64 satellite has celebrated 4 years on-orbit. The 3-unit CubeSat, developed by the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands was launched on April 28, 2008. The nanosatellite has since performed technology demonstration experiments for the space industry in the Netherlands. It still transmits its telemetry and measurement data which can be received using simple amateur radio equipment and using the RASCAL software. An in-depth article on the tiny bird is on-line in Google translated English at tinyurl.com/Delfi-C3-4th-Anniversary. (Southgate)
HAM RADIO IN SPACE NEW CUBESAT LAUNCHER DEVELOPED AT NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
The Space Systems Academic Group at the US Naval Postgraduate School has developed the NPSCubeSat Launcher or NPSCuL.
NPSCuL is described as an auxiliary payload platform. It is designed to allow multiple CubeSats to be launched aboard rockets as secondary payloads. This means that the launch rocket would be able to carry satellites in onboard space that would otherwise be unused.
NPSCuL can accommodate up to 24 CubeSats in a single Secondary Payload Adapter. On reaching the desired orbit spring-loaded doors will release the satellites one-by-one.
A first flight is planned for August 2012 which will carry 11 CubeSats. (ANS)
RADIO SPORTS: ARRL CREATES NEW VHF – UHF CONTESTS
In radiosports news, the ARRL Programs and Services Committee have approved a rule change for ARRL VHF+ contests effective beginning in 2013.
One of the most controversial changes is the creation of a Single-Op FM-only category. Here, operators will be limited to 100 Watts maximum output in the FM mode on the 50, 144, 222 and 440 MHz bands. Exact rules have not been announced so it’s not yet known if the contest will have restricted frequencies or if it will be a free, anything goes competition.
Also created by the committee is a new Single-Operator category for stations permitted up to 100 Watts PEP on 50 and 144 MHz, 50 Watts PEP on 432 MHz. This for the more traditional contesting modes.
These changes will apply to the January, June, and September contests – again, beginning with the 2013 January VHF Sweepstakes. It should be noted that past attempts to create FM only contests have not succeeded. This is believed primarily because both the use of repeaters and of national calling channels where all the FM action is, have been declared off-limits. (VHF Reflector, ARRL)
In DX, ZS6JR and ZS6DJD should be operating from Mozambique for seven to ten days starting on the 3th or 4th of May. Operations will take place next to a small lake 400 km north of the capital using vertical antennas and a Hex Beam on 40 through 10 meters. Callsigns have not been announced. QSL as directed on the air.
An international team of operators will be active as 7-Oh-6-T from Socotra Island through May 17th. They plan to have six stations on the air at any given time. Activity will be on 160 through 10 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via UA3DX.
A group of operators from Japan will be operational from the Maldives between May 11th and the 16th. Activity will be on 160 through 6 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK. QSL via their home callsigns, either direct or via the bureau.
E51WL in the North Cook Islands has been heard on 6 meters. Keep an ear open for him just before 2300 UTC on or around 50.120 MHz. QSL as directed on the air
Members of the Crimean Contest Radio Club will be active from the Ukrane as EM67J through May 15th. Their operation is to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the “Victory in the Great Patriotic War.” QSL’s via K2PF. And less we forget, electronic logbooks will be upload to Logbook To The World in late May or early June.
Lastly, DL4HG and DL5XAT will be on the air as 9H3OG and 9H3TX, respectively, from Malta’s Gozo Island between November 21st and the 26th. Their operation will include the CQ WW DX CW Contest on November 24th and 25th using the callsign 9H3TX. QSL 9H3OG via DL4HG and 9H3TX via DL5XAT.
(Above from various DX news sources)
THAT FINAL ITEM: FAA MAY LOOK AGAIN AT BANNED RF DEVICES ON PLANES
And finally this week, using your laptop, iPad or Kindle during a commercial U-S flight might become a reality in the not to distant future. This with word that the Federal Aviation Administration may be willing to take a second look at it’s policy on electronics usage aboard airplanes. Amateur Radio Newsline’s Fred Vobbe, W8HDU, reports:
While some airlines permit very limited use of wireless devices one an aircraft is at altitude, actual availability is quite limited. But according to a recent report credited to columnist Nick Bilton and the New York times, the FAA has decided to take a updated look at the use of personal electronics on planes.
The report continues by quoting FAA spokesperson Laura Brown. She told the press that with the advent of new and evolving electronic technology, and because the airlines have not conducted the testing necessary to approve the use of new devices, the FAA may be taking a fresh look at the use of personal electronic devices, other than cell phones, on aircraft.
Currently, airline passengers must turn off any electronic device that can transmit or receive a radio signal that cannot be disabled. While, the FAA indicates that it is open to testing new devices, it will more than likely be a long road before any substantive changes take place. This is because every airline giving thought to allow such operations would first have to test one of each version of a device on each of model of every aircraft in its fleet.
For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Fred Vobbe, W8HDU.
Whatever happens, the FAA has already been quoted as saying that it will not budge on its policy of not permitting use of mobile phones during a flight. And don’t even consider trying to use a ham radio H-T on a commercial airliner. Even if that one were lifted by the FAA the domestic U-S airlines would likely keep a ban in place on the use of ham gear and other two way radios on board their flights. (Tech Trends)
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