Thursday, 21 April 2011
World's first TEP QSO on 70 MHz By OZ2M Published: 31 March 2011
Leo, SV2DCD, and Willem, ZS6WAB, have worked the very first trans equatorial propagation (TEP) contact on 70 MHz. Here you can see an Youtube video. The contact took place on 28 March 2011 at 1754 UTC on SSB and the signal reports were 52/53.
Namibia on 70 MHz
Published: 31 March 2011
Pieter, V51PJ, reports that Namibia has joined world of countries where radio amateur may operate on the 70 MHz band. The license conditions are similar to the ones for South Africa, i.e. 70,000 MHz to 70,300 MHz and 400 W in the SSB/CW section 70,000 MHz to 70,200 MHz.
Pieter has already worked South Africa several times on both meteor scatter and tropo.
Status on the Polish 70 MHz access
Published: 24 March 2011
According to Polski Klub UKF the Polish access to 70 MHz will be delayed about three months. This is due to the receipt of other frequencies and the need for their rapid development for the EURO 2012. This will be a project, involving a change of the national frequency spectrum takes into account the intended use for the amateur services, and currently undergoing legislative procedures frequencies referred to above.