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DX News – 20 May 2018

| May 18, 2018

SV2CLJ will be on the air holiday style in Malta, IOTA reference EU-023, at the shack of Savas, 9H1AE. Activity will be from 24 to 31 May on all modes from 80m to 2m. QSL to home call. II1ITR will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the so-called Red Tent, an Italian airship that set […]

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Special Event News – 20 May 2018

| May 18, 2018

As noted last week, Cray Valley Radio Society is using the unique call sign GR9RW until the 23rd to mark the Royal Wedding between HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle. Activities will be from HF to UHF—full details are at cvrs.org. Celebrating the 50th birthday of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederiks of Denmark, the Experimental […]

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Contest News – 20 May 2018

| May 18, 2018

The RSGB 144MHz May Contest finishes its 24 hour run at 1200UTC this Sunday. Using all modes on the 2m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number, locator and postcode. Also this Sunday is the 144MHz Backpackers #1 contest, which runs from 1100UTC to 1500UTC. All modes can be used on the 2m band […]

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Propagation News – 20 May 2018

| May 18, 2018

Last week continued with zero sunspots after the 13th and a solar flux index of around 70. NOAA had forecast poorer geomagnetic conditions from Thursday, the 17th. The solar wind speed, as measured at the ACE spacecraft, did increase on Thursday morning but the K-index hadn’t got above three by Thursday afternoon. Overall, HF conditions […]

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Thousands watch CubeSat deployment

| May 11, 2018

Three CubeSats were deployed on Friday from the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo aboard the International Space Station. The satellites were Irazu from Costa Rica, 1KUNS-PF from Kenya and UBAKUSAT from Turkey. All of them carry amateur radio telemetry payloads; UBAKUSAT also carries a linear transponder for SSB and CW. Details of the beacon and transponder frequencies […]

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2×1 calls for Norwegian clubs

| May 11, 2018

The Norsk Radio Relae Liga, RSGB’s counterpart in Norway, has been given the responsibility to issue new 2×1 contest call signs to that nation’s amateur community. The first 27 calls were issued in mid-April 2018 at the country’s biggest rally, Norsk Hammeting, and last five years. With few exceptions the new call signs are available […]

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