Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, Named to Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has announced the appointment of Phil Anderson, VE3FAS, of Amaranth, Ontario, to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for 2016. The Constitution for the Hall of Fame specifies that the appointment is made “for outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Can…

Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition Identifies Landing Zone

The Bouvet Island 3Y0Z DXpedition Team reports that it has found “a suitable landing zone on Bouvet Island” and identified the apparent “best operating location in the area” for the early 2018 venture. The proposed site is approximately 600 feet above sea level on the Slakhallet Glacier on Bouvet’s northeastern quadrant, the DXpedition team said in a December 7 news release. An on-site inspecti…

Ofcom Declines to Act in Nightmare Neighbour Next Door Ham Radio Episode

UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has declined to act on formal complaints about an October 27 episode of the Channel 5 television program Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. That episode focused on 75-year-old Armando Martins, M0PAM, of Kent, whose neighbors had made unsubstantiated claims that RF radiating from his 30-foot vertical antenna was detrimental to their health. The Radio Society of G…