Koji, JI1LET, is operating as JD1BOI from Chichijima Island in the Ogasawara Archipelago, IOTA reference AS-031, until 6 May. Ogasawara is about 1,000km south of Tokyo and counts as a separate entity for the DXCC Award. Koji is working all bands from 80 to 6m using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL via his home call […]
Ballymena ARG will be operating a station at the Shanes Castle Steam Traction Rally on 1 and 2 May. This will be a station in the Castles and Stately Homes on the Air award scheme. The Traction rally takes place at Shanes Castle, Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41 4NE. Contact Hugh Kernohan, GI0JEV, on 028 2587 […]
The SSB leg of the 80m Club Championships takes place from 1900 to 2030UTC on Monday. The exchange is the usual signal report and serial number. On Tuesday the 144MHz UK Activity Contest takes place from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The 432MHz-248GHz Trophy starts […]
It’s been another mixed week, with coronal holes dominating once again. The K-index, a measure of the disturbance to the Earth’s magnetic field due to incoming solar plasma, fluctuated all week, being as low as one and as high as four. The solar flux index started the week at 82, but rose steadily to reach […]
The RSGB-provided repeater insurance premium for the period from 30 April 2016 to 29 April 2017 will be £10 per repeater. You may renew online at the RSGB shop. A certificate will be sent by email once payment has been received, but please allow a couple of days for applications to be processed.
The RSGB Examination Standards Committee (ESC) wishes to appoint an Examination Standards Manager (ESM) for the Radio Communications Examinations (RCE). This volunteer role is currently held by Ian Shepherd, G4EVK, who has been appointed to the RSGB Board. Reporting to the Examinations Standards Committee, the ESM is responsible for developing and documenting the internal and […]