HF Committee

Interim Meeting 2010 of the Permanent HF and VHF Committees in Vienna

The Interim Meeting of the IARU Region 1 HF Committee (C4) and the VHF/UHF/Microwave Committee (C5) will take place over the period 19 to 21 February 2010 in Vienna, Austria. The various papers to be discussed have been distributed - HF papers via the IARU R1 HF Managers mailing list and VHF/UHF/Microwave via the IARU R1 C5 mailing list.

Download HF (C4) and  VHF and Microwave (C5) papers.

500 kHz in Canada

As of 30 October 2009 Canada issued two licences in the Developmental Service in the range 504-509 kHz.

  • VE1ZZ has been assigned VX9PSO and is reported on 504.6 kHz
  • VO1NA has been assigned VX9MRC and is reported on 507.77 and 508.5 kHz
Two more stations, VE3OHH and VE7BDQ, are expected to become active soon.

HF Managers and Liaison Officers Reflector

Member Society officers are reminded of the existence of the IARU Region 1 HF Managers and Liaison Officers reflector. This reflector exists to encourage the exchange of information between Societies that might be of common interest, especially where HF matters are concerned. There is increasing activity concerning the preparations for WRC-12 and the issues that will affect the amateur radio services so it would be good if all Member Societies followed the same guidelines. At this time there are 43 Member Societies represented on this reflector out of a total of 92.  Some of those not represented include some of the larger and more active Societies.

If your Society is not represented and you would like to be on this list, or if you are not sure if it is represented then please contact Colin Thomas - G3PSM

Fieldday logs welcome

Fieldday groups in countries with low Fieldday contest activity and therefore without adjudicator may send the log to

fdcw at dxhf.darc.de  (this is a robot) | Subject: callsign  - Format: STF or Cabrillo

to get their result included into the international list. (In case of problems send to:  DK2OY at gmx.de ).  Results (in German language: Ergebnisse) from 2008 can be found at http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/fgdc08c.htm

Click on left side to    Ergebnisse (DL)    or     Ergebnisse (international).

Some societies are already exchanging  fieldday logs to get an overview and an international ranking list. HB9CZF and DK2OY are combining the national logs.