Archive for May, 2013
George Banner, G3AHX. George died on the 5th May 2013 at the Care Home in Amersham where he had been for the last few years. He was 97. George was a graduate of the Colwyn Bay Radio College and was at sea as a Radio Officer for several years in the 1930’s, before coming ashore […]
Davey, as he was known by all in amateur radio, was born on July 6th 1920 near Penzance and on leaving school started his career with Barclays Bank. On the outbreak of war he joined the RAF and was posted to Coastal Command. He worked on navigation aids and later became an instructor for radio […]
American hams rallied together in the aftermath of the tornado in Oklahoma, working in conjunction with other emergency responders such as the American Red Cross. Although the devastation is vast in the affected area, it was confined to a comparatively narrow strip some two miles wide by 17 miles long. Normal emergency services communications were […]
Now that the 5MHz Experiment has terminated, there have been several suggestions that the time and frequency of the 5MHz GB2RS news might be changed. Accordingly it has been decided to introduce a news reading at 4pm local time each Sunday on 5398.5kHz, which is 5kHz lower than the present busy frequency. As from and […]
The ARRL recently announced that the Logbook of the World has reached 500 million QSOs. The milestone was reached on the evening of Tuesday 21 May. The system was introduced in September 2003 and has found increasing acceptance within the amateur community, particularly those who strive for the various ARRL operating awards.