Art VK4GO/JA1OGS has published new APRS maps covering Viêt-Nam. The software package he used is called UI-View and works under Windows operating system for personal computers, APRSdroid under Android for smartphones is also avaiable. No GPS or radio is required to use the application. He also provides a page where he gives more explanations about what is APRS.
There are nice and extensive articles about the last IARU Region 3 Conference which was held in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month. Speaking personally, it was nice to meet many HAM from our neighbor countries but also from North America, South America and Europe. The atmosphere was friendly and the working sessions were productive. Emergency Communications were one of the most important topic and the various member society will collaborate on that matter.
The 15th IARU R3 conference attendees already arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and are ready to start their work on monday November the 5th. Conferences and working sessions will go through thursday at the Kimdo hotel conference center. Emergency Communications will occupy a large part of the meeting.
Editor’s note : I have been invited to this conference as a guest observer. However, I am busy with work as usual in November and I am not able to reach Saigon with is located 4 hours from my hometown. I apologize and wish to all the participants to have a pleasant stay in HCMC and a fruitful work. Yan – XV4Y (VARC website webmaster).
HAM Radio operators involved in EMCOMM (Emergency Communications) may want to attend the next GAREC Conference in Port Dickson, Malaysia. More details on MyGAREC2012 meeting website.