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DX News – 25 September 2016

| September 23, 2016

Alejandro, LU9VEA will be on Easter Island, IOTA reference SA-001, working as CE0Y/LU9VEA between 26 and 30 September. Listen for him on a variety of HF bands, working SSB. Send QSL cards to IK2DUW. Stan, LZ1GC and Emil, DL8JJ will operate as H44GC from Guadalcanal, OC-047, from until 3 October with two stations on the […]

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Special Event News – 25 September 2016

| September 23, 2016

Enigma Reloaded 2016 takes place until 1 October. The main goal of the event is to promote amateur activity as possible all over the world, celebrating the history of the Enigma cipher machine and its crucial role in World War II. From 17 to 30 September, stations registered as Activator stations will be on the […]

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Contest News – 25 September 2016

| September 23, 2016

The CQWW DX RTTY contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC on Sunday, the 25th. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz bands, the exchange is signal report and Zone, which for the UK is 14. A UK Microwave Group contest on 5.7 and 10GHz takes place on Sunday, the 25th, from 0600 to 1800UTC. Using […]

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Propagation News – 25 September 2016

| September 23, 2016

This week saw the solar flux index increase from 80 to 86, but poor ionospheric conditions due to a high-speed solar wind stream dominated the earlier part of the week. The K-index hit five on the 20th but, as predicted, geomagnetic conditions improved slightly towards the end of the week. On the bright side, while […]

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Terry Barnes, GI3USS, 18th September 2016

| September 19, 2016
Terry Barnes, GI3USS, 18th September 2016

We have just learned that former RSGB President Terry Barnes, GI3USS has recently become a Silent Key. We are preparing an obituary. If anyone has any anecdotes, comments or other information about Terry then please email details to sk@rsgb.org.uk – we would also appreciate any further photographs that might be available. Terry served as RSGB President […]

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Ron Harding, G3AKU, 1st July 2016

| September 19, 2016

Ron Harding, an amateur radio enthusiast all his life, sadly passed away at the age of 94 o the 1st of July 2016.  Ron’s interest in radios led him to become a Leading Aircraftman Radio Mechanic in the RAF during WW2, and, after spending most of the war in the Middle East (Egypt, then-Palestine, Aden […]

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