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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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RSGB responds to Ofcom consultation

| February 10, 2017

The RSGB has responded to the Ofcom Proposed Annual Plan 2017/18 consultation. The response highlights areas of the plan, including EMC and spectrum, where the RSGB believes that Ofcom should improve its focus and resources. A copy of the response can be seen on the RSGB website.

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Convention lectures on YouTube

| February 10, 2017

We’re delighted that a number of lectures from the RSGB 2015 Convention are now on the RSGB’s YouTube channel, by kind permission of the presenters. You can see Clean Up Your Shack by Ian White, GM3SEK; Navassa Island K1N by Glenn Johnson, W0GJ; What Makes The Pings Go Ping by John Worsnop, G4BAO and Engineering […]

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