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DX News – 14 February 2016

| February 12, 2016

Masato, JA0RQV will be active as 6Y5/JA0RQV mainly from his hotel in Kingston, Jamaica, NA-097, starting on 21 February until 17 April. Activity will be mostly on the weekend and spare time. He will work on the 10 to 160m bands using CW and SSB. QSL via M0OXO using ORQS or Logbook of The World. […]

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Contest News – 14 February 2016

| February 12, 2016

The first of this year’s CQ Worldwide Worked All Prefix Contests is RTTY, which is held for the entire 48 hours this weekend ending at 2359 on the 14th. There are too many categories to list, so please check www.cqwpx.com for more information. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands the exchange is signal report and […]

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Propagation News – 14 February 2016

| February 12, 2016

This past week saw an increase in the solar flux index, helped along by a gaggle of sunspots. The SFI hovered around 117 mid-week which, when coupled with relatively settled geomagnetic conditions, brought some life to the upper HF bands. Andy, M0NKR reported working Japan on 20 metres from his car at lunchtime using a […]

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ISS linkup for Rickmansworth

| February 5, 2016

The next ISS schools contact in the UK will be on Thursday, 11 February at 1811UTC, when the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth will operate GB1RMS. During a 10 minute window, when the ISS passes over the UK, an amateur radio contact will be established with Tim Peake and students will be able […]

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Brit wins I4XCC Memorial Award

| February 5, 2016

Claudio Maracci, I4XCC was a very active amateur for many years and his various successes included wins in the 1994 and 1996 Marconi Memorial Contest. The organisers of that contest decided to create an I4XCC Memorial Award for 2015 for the Single Operator that made the best DX during the contest. There were 676 valid […]

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Free exam questions seminar

| February 5, 2016

Would you like to learn how the Examiners set questions—and be able to take these skills back to your club? Members of the Exam Group, led by the Chief Examiner, Alan Betts, will be holding a one day seminar at the Martin Lynch and Sons Ham Radio Training Academy in Staines on Saturday, 12 March. […]

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