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Special Event News – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

Australia and New Zealand are commemorating 100 years since the landing of troops at Gallipoli in WWI. This is a significant commemorative event and amateurs in Australia will have special event callsigns in operation for most of 2015. The next ANZAC event will continue until 3rd March, which is the Darwin Amateur Radio Club using […]

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DX News – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

CV5A will be on the air from Flores Island, IOTA reference OC-151, between 21st and 23rd February. Activity will be on all high frequency bands and modes. QSL via CX2ABC. Two German amateurs will be on the air from Kenya as 5Z4/DF3FS and 5Z4/DL9OLI until 8th March. Activity will be on the 10 to 80m […]

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Contest News – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

The first in the 2014 series of 4m Cumulatives takes place this morning, the 22nd, from 1000UTC to 1200UTC. Between February and August there will be five sessions. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The 48 hour ARRL International DX Contest ends at 2359 today, the 22nd. This is […]

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Propagation News – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

While the solar flux index declined to the 120s this week, geomagnetic conditions became quite unsettled. The Kp index reached five around 18th February, spawning an aurora that was visible from northern parts of the UK. This didn’t help HF conditions, which had been sparkling recently due to a long period of quiet conditions. For […]

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News for England Midlands – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

We start with news form clubs that have several events this week. Sutton Coldfield Amateur Radio Society has its 6m open SSB net today and next Sunday on 50.135MHz from 8.30pm. Monday sees an open meeting at Sutton Rugby Club. More information from Robert Bird, by email to spirit.guide@hotmail.co.uk. Wythall Radio Club has its club […]

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News for England North – 22 February 2015

| February 20, 2015

Stockport Radio Society continues its Intermediate course on Monday. Tuesday sees a skills night with HQ equipment plus a soldering, testing and repair night with Pete, M0PTB and the 2m, HF & Morse nets. Details from Heather Stanley, on 07506 904 422. On Monday Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club is having a talk […]

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