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Rallies and Events News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

The Radioactive Fair at Nantwich takes place on Sunday, 19 February at the Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5DG. The venue has free car parking. Doors open at 10am and admission is £4. There will be trade stands and a bring-and-buy. Catering will be available on-site. Details by email from stuart@multimediacontrols.com. There has been […]

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DX News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

Alain, F5OZC and Sebastien, F8DQZ will be in the Los Islands, IOTA AF-051, until 26 February. The Los Islands are off the coast of Guinea in West Africa and the call sign being used is 3XY3D. A European team will sign VP6EU from Pitcairn Island in the Pacific until 5 March. More information can be […]

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Special Events News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

Operators from the Darwin Amateur Radio Club will on air using the call sign VI8BOD from 18 February to 28 March to remember the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Darwin, Australia in 1942. QSL Manager is M0URX and QSL cards can be requested on the M0URX OQRS. More information can be found by […]

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Contest News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

The ARRL International DX contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC on Sunday, the 19th. It’s CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands and the exchange is signal report and transmitted power level. W stations also send their state and VE stations their province. On Tuesday the 21st, the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest […]

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Propagation News – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

Last week brought mostly settled conditions and the HF bands benefitted as a result. With a solar flux index in the mid 70s, and a K-index never higher than two before Thursday, it was an opportunity for the ionosphere to shine. The maximum useable frequency was often just above 21MHz at times, bringing DX in […]

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News for England Midlands – 19 February 2017

| February 17, 2017

News first of a Foundation Course planned on the Isle of Man. Planned for 5 and 12 March from 9am to 1pm and again on 4 April from 9am to 12 noon, with the exam from noon to 1pm. It will be held at the Code Club, Barrule House, Ronaldsway Estate, Ballasalla, Isle of Man […]

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