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Special Events News – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

On Saturday the 13th of February, Houghton-Le-Spring Amateur Radio Club is running a special event station from The Watch House, South Pier, South Shields, NE33 2JZ. This is to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade. There will also be a re-enactment of the first drill that took place in […]

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DX News – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

Peter, DC0KK, is operating as 4S7KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka, IOTA reference AS-003, until the 3rd of April. He will be working mainly in CW and digital modes with operation on 20 to 10 metres. QSL via DC0KK, via the bureau, which is preferred, or direct. All QSLs will be sent via the QSL bureau. […]

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Contest News – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

Today, the 7th, the 432MHz AFS contest takes place from 0900 to 1300UTC. Using all modes in the 70cm band, the exchange is RST, serial number and locator. This is the final event in the 2015-2016 Super League series so it’s your last chance to top up your points. On Tuesday the 432MHz UK Activity […]

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Propagation News – 7 February 2016

| February 5, 2016

Last week’s HF propagation was spoiled by a K5 geomagnetic event in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This was caused by an enhanced high-speed solar wind stream. This had the effect of knocking the HF bands for six with the VP8SGI DXpedition on South Georgia barely making an appearance for modestly-equipped stations for the […]

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ISS contacts for 10 schools

| February 4, 2016
ISS contacts for 10 schools

It has just been confirmed that all ten shortlisted schools will be receiving a contact with Tim Peake via amateur radio from the ISS. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done to finalise the preparations, but it is exciting news for the schools and their local clubs. The planned schedule for the […]

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New CEO for ARRL

| January 29, 2016

Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach, Florida, will succeed David Sumner, K1ZZ, as the chief executive officer of ARRL, effective 18 April. In that role, he will oversee all activities at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Meeting in a special webinar session on 25 January, all 15 ARRL Directors voted to elect Gallagher as […]

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