The 64th Jamboree on the air takes place on the weekend of 15th-17th October 2021.
The LARU will support scout groups from Luxembourg this year.
The LARU has the regret to inform that we will not organize a training course in fall 2021 for the preparation of the amateur radio exam.
The actual COVID-19 situation, without the possibility to plan ahead, makes it impossible for us to offer a course with the usual quality.
We plan the next course for fall 2022.
Currently the LARU operates 7 fixed and interconnected DMR (digital mobile radio) repeaters in Luxembourg. The coverage could be improved in the last months due to the addition of the new repeater LX0LWL and the change of location of LX0DMX.
The interconnected LARU repeaters form a modern network for digital voice communications. The interconnection is achieved within the BrandMeister-network. Advantages of the LARU BM DMR network are:
- Exclusive application of the mode DMR (digital mobile radio), avoiding conflicts with other modes on the same repeater.
- Double channel capacity because of two available timeslots.
- Possibility of roaming by the enduser, eliminating the manual switching between repeaters.
- Easy operation because of flexible talkgroups.
- Worldwide availability by more than 5100 repeaters within the Brandmeister network (February 2021).
It is planned to improve the network in the near future. More about the LARU BM DMR network can be found in the category On The Air / DMR.
The 63rd Jamboree on the air takes place on the weekend of 16th-18th October 2020.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the LARU will not support scout groups from Luxembourg this year.
The LARU will organize a training course in fall 2020 for the preparation of the amateur radio HAREC and NOVICE exam. The course will start end of September 2020 and takes place in the Lycée Guillaume Kroll in Esch-sur-Alzette. The amateur radio exam takes probably place on February 8th 2021 at the ILR.
If schools close due to COVID-19 the course will be held via video-conference.
Since December 2019 LARU members have been experimenting with POCSAG pagers on VHF.
In September 2020 phase 1 of the LARU POCSAG Network could be accomplished. The network currently consists of 4 transmitters sharing timeslots on the LARU frequency 144.8625 MHz and sending messages to pagers. Every amateur radio operator can generate such messages via dapnet (Decentralized Amateur Paging Network) and receive such messages with a POCSAG pager tuned to 144.8625 MHz.
The LARU deliberately chose the VHF band for paging in order to gain an optimal nation-wide coverage. Emergency communication is also standing in the foreground. That's why our partner LEMCIT (Luxembourg Emergency Communications Intervention Team) has equipped the members of the LARU emergency communication team with professional Oelmann pagers.