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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dave Powis, G4HUP, was a proud Yorkshireman by birth. In 1965 he joined the GPO as a Youth in Training at Colchester, Essex. Whilst there he developed an interest in amateur radio and gained his Class B licence with the callsign G8BPJ. In 1976 he became a radio school Instructor and then Lecturer at the […]
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.