Results of the World Radiosport Team Championship, 08-14 July 2014. Post #4068.

Here are the final results of the WRTC Team Championships which ended on 14 July 2014:


Gold Medal:  Daniel Craig (N6MJ), USA and Chris Hurlbut (KL9A), USA.


Silver Medal:  Rastislav Hrnko (OM3BH), Slovakia and Jozef Lang (OM3GI), Slovakia.


Bronze Medal:  Manfred Wolf (DJ5MW), Germany and Stefan Von Blatz (DL1IAO), Germany.


Congratulations to all of the 59 international teams that participated in the “Olympics” of Radiosport.


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Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Amateur Radio Club – Charleston, West Virginia news from Eyewitness News

Amateur Radio Club Hosts Convention At Coonskin. Charleston, West Virginia news from the Eyewitness Newsroom.


It’s always nice to get TV coverage of Field Day.  This report from WCHA-8 TV in Charleston/Huntington, West Virginia has a few lapses in terminology, but, otherwise does an excellent job of highlighting the Field Day activities of the Kanawha Amateur Radio Club at Coonskin Park over the past weekend (28-29 June 2014).  Club member Terry Sanner sums it all up–“If there’s a disaster-even a local disaster, a chemical spill or if there’s anything that we’re needed, we’d provide the communications and help out the city police and state and county.”  Well put….that’s one of the purposes of our life-long hobby–community service.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Friedrichshafen opens its doors on Friday – Southgate Amateur Radio Club

Friedrichshafen opens its doors on Friday
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
The 39th International ‘Ham Radio’ exhibition, gets underway on Friday 27 June in Friedrichshafen, on the shores of Lake Constance in southern Germany.


Thousands of amateur radio operators and electronics enthusiasts will gather at the Messe Friedrichshafen Conventional Hall on the shores of Lake Constance in Southern Germany for the 39th Annual International Ham Radio exhibition.  The event runs from Friday, 27 June through Sunday, 29 June.  The Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) has chosen “Creative Amateur Radio–Build it yourself” as the theme of the conference.  Friedrichshafen has often been called the European version of the “Dayton Hamvention” in the United States.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

FCC Fines Chinese Firm $35 Million

The FCC (The Federal Communications Commission) will issue what is reportedly the highest fine in th…


This has got to hurt.  The FCC has levied a $34,902,500 fine against a Chinese electronics manufacturer and retailer known as C.T.S. Technology, Co., Ltd. for allegedly marketing signal-jamming devices that interfere  with Wi-Fi, cell phone, and GPS systems.  The selling of these devices is prohibited in the United States.  Those possessing these illegal jammers are urged to turn in the illegal equipment as soon as possible.  For details, visit  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Ham Radio Field Day is Natural Disaster Preparedness Drill: Article: Ham Radio Field Day is Natural Disaster Preparedness Drill: – Ham radio communication is more than just a hobby, its a great way to communicate during emergencies.


Excellent Field Day article by reporter Melissa Murphy of “The Reporter News”.  The core of her article is simply this:  “Ham Radio communication is more than just a hobby, it’s a great way to communicate during emergencies.”  In the rest of her article, she describes the Field Day preparations of the Vaca Valley Radio Club and what the club does in its community.  Nice article.  For more information, visit  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

Dutch amateur radio operators will lose significant portions of the 13 cm (2300 MHz) band.

Process already underway in the UK and France.



According to the Southgate Amateur Radio Club, Dutch hams will lose most of their access to the 13 cm (2300 MHz) band.  This band has been a prime target for expanding broadband, mobile, and cellphone services.  Amateur radio operators in the UK and France are experiencing similar restrictions.  Expect to see a similar pattern in the United States, as broadband services demand more spectrum for their products.  Although I may be wrong, I foresee much of the rf spectrum above 450 MHz gradually being transferred to commercial interests.  For now, the FCC has allowed amateur radio operators to remain in the  902 MHz band, a band jammed full of medical, commercial, scientific, and military users.  The future of amateur radio may lie in HF and VLF areas.  Presently, there is a lot of experimenting taking place in the 630 meter band (472-477 kHz), where the FCC has set aside a small sliver of spectrum for amateur radio use.  The old saying “use it or lose it” is coming true.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

FCC Decides Not to Adopt New Rules Affecting 902-928 MHz Band

See on Scoop.itKH6JRM’s Amateur Radio Blog

Amateur Radio is secondary in the band to federal radiolocation systems, industrial, scientific and medical devices, federal fixed and mobile systems, and the M-LMS.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

This may be good news for amateur radio operators in the United States.  Although the band is shared with numerous services, there is still a healthy chunk of spectrum for ham use.  Use it or lose it.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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