Archive for May, 2013
The Atlantic hurricane season officially started on 1 June and many predictions indicate an above average number of storms this year. Amateur radio continues to play a part in gathering and distributing information for the weather and emergency services each year and radio amateurs in IARU Region 1 are reminded that the same frequencies may […]
On 8 June, eight year old Lauren Richardson, accompanied by her dad Kevin, G0PEK, will attempt to kayak 225 miles down the River Thames raising money for Widehorizons Outdoor Education charity. The thirteen day event will see them negotiate 45 locks and travel up to 27 miles a day from the source of the Thames […]
Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station after launching from Kazakhstan, including Luca, KF5KDP. He is a first-timer in orbit and was greeted by the current three member crew including Chris, KF5KDR. Luca will be on the ISS until November.
G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary, will be operated by Llanelli ARS until 3 June using the HF bands, then Rhondda ARS take over for three days from the 4th to the 6th with HF and VHF stations. For the three days from the 7th to the 9th, Aberystwyth & DARS will […]
The Spalding & DARS annual rally takes place today at The Sir John Gleed Technology School, Halmer Gardens, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2EF. There’s free parking, and the rally opens at 10am, or ten minutes earlier for those with special needs. Details from John, G4NBR, on 07946 302 815. The Central Scotland Mini Ham Radio Convention […]
On 26 June 1913, Barrow Wireless Association in north west England received a transmitting licence from the Post Office, the fifth English club to do so. Furness Amateur Radio Society, as a successor to that association, is celebrating this centenary with a series of events and on-air activities. Ofcom have been approached for a special […]