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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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Special callsigns for Cook Islands

| February 13, 2015

Amateurs resident in the Cook Islands have been issued E50x callsigns instead of the usual E51XX to celebrate 50 years of self-governance. The Cook Islands are IOTA reference OC-013. The seven residents may opt to use them for all or part of 2015 in place of their regular E51xx call signs. Visitors to the Cooks […]

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Amateur experiments for solar eclipse

| February 13, 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015 a partial solar eclipse will be visible from the UK. The path of totality will pass north of the UK, but up to 89 percent of totality may be experienced, depending on where you live. As part of British Science Week, the RSGB has prepared a simple experiment using a […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 13, 2015

If you have enjoyed chasing a contact with the K1N Navassa DXpedition you may be interested to hear a sat-phone interview with Glenn Johnson, W0GJ, co-team leader of the DXpedition. It was made on 9 February and he sums up the team’s experience so far. The audio file is online at www.dokufunk.org/navassa-e. Episode Seven of […]

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GB2RS News Script for 15 February 2015

| February 13, 2015

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