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Propagation News – 4 December 2017

| December 2, 2016

Last week was a mixed bag in terms of HF propagation. The solar flux index hovered around the 80 mark and the K-index was poor at the weekend, although a little more settled later in the week. Last weekend saw the CW leg of CQ Worldwide and the consensus was that conditions weren’t brilliant. We […]

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Steve Cole, GW4BLE, 2nd December 2016

| December 2, 2016
Steve Cole, GW4BLE, 2nd December 2016

My friend and yours Mr Steve Cole, GW4BLE has this gone silent key. He fought a gallant fight against a dreaded disease, even beating it back once, but in the end it returned. (He was a valiant fighter as the ham world knows in his efforts & attainments in contesting). Poor Steve, weakened by his constant […]

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Youngsters’ GB16YOTA on the air

| November 25, 2016

Every December, the IARU organises Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) month, which is a month-long activity specifically aimed at getting young people operating amateur radio. It is not a contest but there is an award to chase. The UK station, GB16YOTA, will be put on the air by Sandringham School ARC on 1 December, Sidmouth […]

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Virtual Buildathon from Chertsey

| November 25, 2016

Chertsey Radio Club will be hosting a Virtual Buildathon starting in December. Bob, M6FLT will be building a kit over a couple of weeks, live on camera, and will be able to answer questions as participants follow him. The kit will be a Kanga Products Fox-3, 40m CW transceiver and k16 keyer kit. Participants buy […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 25, 2016

It’s with sadness that we report the passing of the long time G3M-P group QSL sub-manager, Gordon Brown, G3MZV. He will be very much missed. The RSGB QSL Bureau is therefore in need of a replacement volunteer for a slightly enlarged and busy group, G3M-S. If you would like to help, have time, space and […]

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Rallies and Events News – 27 November 2016

| November 25, 2016

We are not aware of any rallies taking place today. The final rallies in the 2016 diary take place next weekend, 3 and 4 December. The South Lancs Winter Rally is on Saturday, 3 December at Bickershaw Labour Club, Bickershaw Lane, Bickershaw, Wigan WN2 5TE. The venue has disabled facilities and car parking on site. […]

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