Max décrit son engagement pour les radioamateurs sur www.qrz.com comme suit:
50 years of leadership and contributions to the promotion of international amateur radio, and the preservation of radio history.HE9RHP since 1947, HB9RS since 1955.Holder of numerous licences in Ethiopia ET3RS, in Laos XW8HB, in Samoa 5W1BK, in Trinidad & Tobago 5Y4RS, in Liberia EL2DX ,in the USA HB9RS/W2, in Panama HP1HN, in Fiji 3D2RS, in Tahiti FO0RSM, in Germany DJ0AB and many other countries. Founder and President Emeritus of 4U1UN.First amateur to have communicated with all continents from all continents WAC/WAC. Honorary member of the Long Island DX Association, of the New Jersey DX Association, of the North California DX Foundation,of the Swiss USKA, of HB4FR etc.Fellow of the Radio Club of America,Ralph Batcher Memorial Award.Member of numerous association such as the AWA (Antique Wireless Association), the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association), the SOWP (Society of Wireless Pioneers), the MTC (Morse Telegraph Club),A-1 Operator's Club, etc.Author of numerous articles in various technical and historical radio journals. Radio collector, author of "The Hallicrafters Story-When the sky was the limit" published by the Antique Radio Club of America (now Antique Wireless Association) in 1991. Former Director/Curator of the Swiss National Audiorama Museum. Founder of QCWA "Helvetia" Chapter 209.
Au siège principal des Nations Unies, la station 4U1UN a été démontée pour entreprendre de gros travaux de rénovations au bâtiment du secrétariat. Toutes les antennes ont été démontées du toit et les appareils stockés. Selon les information, le club s'active pour une réactivation de la station.
Max était également membre du comité de la fondation Marconi à Salvan.
Powerful Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda), the strongest ever to hit land, struck the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, cutting services, leaving the task of providing shelter, welfare and the massive clean-up.
Ramon Anquilan DU1UGZ, of the Philippines Amateur Radio Association (PARA), reports that the Ham Emergency Radio Operator (HERO) has been helping authorities with their reports and messages.
"They helped track the destructive storm, its fierce wind, rainfall, storm surges, damage, plus outages of communications and other services.
"HERO network stations did this through PARA using amateur radio on 7.095MHz, 144.740MHz and via social media," said Ramon DU1UGZ.
The storm uprooted trees and brought down many power lines.
Among HERO reports was news of the official pre-emptive evacuations along exposed coastal areas in the hours before the typhoon arrived.
Others were alerted about flash floods and landslides. Authorities had warned more than 12 million people were at risk. The disaster planning potentially saved many lives.
While millions of people in 20 provinces are in shelters, the full extent of casualties and damage will take authorities several days to gather.
Ramon DU1UGZ said also affected was Bohol and Cebu, which suffered damage from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in October, killing 222 people and leaving at least 5,000 sheltering in tents. The HERO Network also assisted in that disaster.
Throughout the current typhoon the Filipino spirit was high. As it approached, the Philippine President Benigno Aquino urged all to take every safety measure possible.
"I thought it best to speak to you to emphasise the gravity of the calamity our countrymen will face in these coming days, and to ask of everyone cooperation and solidarity," the President said. In the rescue effort was the air force, army and navy.
As the unprecedented disaster unfolds, those already pledging their support include the European Union, UNICEF, Red Cross and many other non-government aid and relief organisations.
Typhoon Haiyan, the 23rd and strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year is now headed towards other countries.
Jim Linton VK3PC
Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.
Ce week end se déroulera le contest IARU « HQ ». N’hésitez pas de soutenir les différentes équipes qui se sont engagées. Ces dernières années, un effort particulier à été fait pour améliorer le classement de HB9HQ pour ce contest.
Merci à Claudio IZ0KRC pour l’information. L’ARI, l’association nationale radioamateur italienne, a demandé au siège de l’UNESCO à Paris de prendre en considération l’inscription de la Radiotélégraphie (Code Morse) au Patrimoine Immatériel de l’Humanité. La démarche provient d’une motion (SC11_C3_32)…