Archive for November, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2007



Locked on and plugged in

November 19, 2007

After a painful few weeks of being off the internet, we are now back online through a satellite internet service.

During the internet outage, MARS Winlink/Airmail worked like a champ – allowing me to stay in contact with friends and family. I am impressed with the reliability of WL2K.

Iraq to Be Back on the Air

November 15, 2007

Iraq to Be Back on the Air Later This Month (Nov 13, 2007) — Diya Sayah, YI1DZ, President of the Iraqi Amateur Radio Society (IARS), announced today that effective November 20, all Amateur Radio activity will be “back to normal” in Iraq. Sayah said, “All Amateur Radio operators in Iraq who carry a valid Iraqi license will be able to use their radios according to regulations of IARU Region 1 and the IARS.” Amateur Radio activity in Iraq was suspended in March of this year, with the suspension affecting both Iraqi citizens as well as any foreigners — including military personnel and contractors — who have been on the air from Iraq. The request to halt all ham radio activity and the issuance of licenses in Iraq originated with a letter from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as part of a new security plan, Sayah said.