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DX News – 21 January 2018

| January 19, 2018

Brian, GW4DVB will be operating a small holiday DXpedition to Palm Island in St Vincent and the Grenadines, IOTA reference NA-025. He will operate from 21 to 28 January using the call sign J88PI. The equipment will be an FT-991A with 100W into a 10m vertical on the 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10m bands. […]

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Special Event News – 21 January 2018

| January 19, 2018

GB1LBC will be on the air from Silloth RNLI Lifeboat Station on 27 and 28 January, to raise awareness of the work the volunteer crews undertake in the coastal waters of the UK. Main operating bands will be 40m voice and 20m digital modes, mostly PSK and FT8. Other bands may be used if conditions […]

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Contest News – 21 January 2018

| January 19, 2018

On Tuesday the SHF UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes on the 2.3 to 10GHz bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The CQ WW 160m DX Contest runs for 48 hours, starting 2200UTC on Friday the 26th. Using CW only on the 1.8MHz band, the exchange […]

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Propagation News – 21 January 2018

| January 19, 2018

Last week saw unsettled HF conditions in the first half, but more settled ones later on. A high-speed stream from a coronal hole pushed the K-index to four and five last weekend, and maximum usable frequencies were depressed until at least Thursday. The HF bands were often very lacklustre, with even 20m struggling to show […]

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Roger Avery, G3TQD, 30th December 2017

| January 19, 2018

I am sad to report the death of Roger Avery, G3TQD on the 30th of December 2017. He was a lifelong member of both Worcester and Bromsgrove Radio Clubs, and was devoted to his hobby right up until his last day at home before going into Redditch Hospital just before Christmas, yet another cancer victim. […]

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Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, 14th January 2018

| January 16, 2018
Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, 14th January 2018

Eric Neville Cheadle, G3NUG passed away unexpectedly on the 14th January 2018, reportedly from a suspected heart attack following a routine knee replacement operation. Neville was an amateur’s amateur. A gentleman of the airwaves, he was also a terrific and prolific operator. Chairman of CDXC (Chiltern DX Club) for many years, Neville was a keen […]

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