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Rallies and Events News – 2 August 2015

| July 31, 2015

Sunday, 2 August, the 26th King’s Lynn ARC Rally and Car Boot will take place at Gaywood Community Centre, PE30 4DZ. Talk in will be on 145.550MHz and car parking is free. Doors open at 9am and entry is £2. There will be trade stands, a bring-and-buy as well as car boot pitches. More information […]

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Special Events News – 2 August 2015

| July 31, 2015

Sunday, the 2nd, Felixstowe and District ARS will be putting on a special event station, call sign GB2BRS, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The station is located at Bawdsey Radar Station. Further details are on QRZ.com. Riviera ARC will be attending the Torbay Steam Fair Sunday, the 2nd, using GB6TSF. […]

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DX News – 2 August 2015

| July 31, 2015

Samuel, EA1IQC is currently residing on Arosa Island that is part of the IOTA group EU-080. He now has a permanent station on the island. More information is on QRZ.com under the callsign EA1IQC. Rene, DL2JRM will be active from Faroe Islands, EU-018, from 7 to 10 August as OY/DL2JRM. Scott, K0MD will be QRV […]

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Contest News – 2 August 2015

| July 31, 2015

Sunday, the 2nd, the second RoPoCo contest takes place from 0700 to 0830UTC. This is the CW leg and the exchange is signal report and in your first QSO you send your full postcode. In subsequent QSOs you send a signal report and the postcode you received in your previous QSO. QSOs with non-UK stations […]

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Propagation News – 2 August 2015

| July 31, 2015

HF propagation conditions during last weekend’s IOTA contest were pretty dire. This was due to a perfect storm of typical summer conditions, a fairly low sunspot count and poor geomagnetic conditions, reflected in a Kp index of three. This was due to the arrival of material from a coronal mass ejection and the onset of […]

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David Blackford, G3NPB, 12 July 2015

| July 28, 2015

It is with great sadness that I announce of the passing of David Blackford, G3NPB, the South West GB2RS newsreader for a number of years. He became a silent key on 12 July 2015. Notification by Trev H Harris, G2KF

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