19/4. International Marconi Day
is Saturday 20th of April and GB4FPR will be on 472.5kHz from 1200z. They will
also be listening for CW calls on 3566kHz +/- QRM.
26/3. Finland gets 472-479kHz
starting today, with 1w EIRP and a bandwidth of not more than 1kHz. No special
permit is needed.
17/2. Australia to France on 630m
WSPR. F6CNI got one good decode of VK1DSH on WSPR on the evening of 16th.
Andy (F6CNI) was out portable with a beverage aerial.
8/2. Italy on 472. At last there
is official confirmation that Italian stations can use the new band. Just
waiting for France now!
23/1. 472 Grabber running.
Thanks to a crystal from Ebay the 500k grabber is now running on 472kHz
showing the whole band. Grabber.
19/1. Iceland on 472kHz. As of
January 6th Icelandic "G" class licencees (and above) are permitted to use the
472kHz band with a 1kHz max bandwidth and 5W EIRP.
20/12. get your NOV today! UK
full licence holders just follow this link, fill in the form and your NOV will
arrive by e-mail in a couple of minutes.
you on the band!
12/12. List of countries with a
472kHz allocation. Thanks to Rik ON7YD.
Republic (01/09/2012 ?) - special licence(s)
New Zealand (20/12/2012)
Slovakia (01/09/2012 ?) - special
Spain (early 2013)
Sweden (01/10/2012) - special licence(s)
United Kingdom (01/01/2013)
21/11. USA to finally get 136kHz
band? The FCC have released a "Notice of proposed Rulemaking" regarding the
introduction of a full 135.7 - 137.8kHz allocation. Comments on this proposal
will be accepted for 60 days after the proposal has been published in the