Swedish Regulator Rejects Entry Level Amateur Radio License

Sweden’s telecommunications regulator PTS in February rejected the idea of an entry-level Amateur Radio license. According to Sweden’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member society SSA, the PTS “categorically rejected” the proposal, and that SSA must now find new ways to motivate prospective radio amateurs. “Amateur Radio’s future in Sweden is an urgent issue that will be discussed dur…

DXpedition to Change Call Signs Midstream

The DXpedition to Bangladesh (#52 on ClubLog’s DXCC Most Wanted list) that starts this week will use different call signs during each part of its 12-day operation, according to the group’s website. S21ZED will be the call sign for the first segment, March 14-22, with S21ZEE the call sign for the last 5 days, March 23-27. The different call signs are to comply with Bangladeshi regulations. The D…

International Crystal Manufacturing Going Out of Business

International Crystal Manufacturing (ICM) of Oklahoma City has announced that it will be going out of business, probably at the end of May. Royden Freeland Jr., son of the company’s founder, posted a letter this week on the ICM website. “We will be honoring all orders that we have already taken and will be able to fill a limited amount of new orders dependent upon raw materials available,” Free…