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DX News – 3 December 2017

| December 1, 2017

Hartwig, DL7BC will be operating as FY/DL7BC/p near Cayenne in French Guiana until 7 December. QSL direct to home call. John, N9MDH is on the air as 5V1JE from Lome in Togo until the end of May 2018. Activity is on 80 to 10 metres using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via Logbook of […]

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Special Event News – 3 December 2017

| December 1, 2017

The main special event station news is GB17YOTA on the air for Youngsters on the Air month. This call sign will be aired by clubs up and down the country during the month of December. This Sunday, the 3rd, sees the Wessex Contest Group operating the call. On Tuesday, Carrickfergus ARG take over, then Southampton […]

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Contest News – 3 December 2017

| December 1, 2017

The ARRL 160m contest ends its run at 1600UTC on Sunday the 3rd. Using CW only, the exchange is the usual signal report. US and Canadian stations also send their ARRL or RAC section number. The RSGB 144MHz AFS contest takes place this Sunday, the 3rd. Running from 1000 to 1600UTC on the 2m band […]

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Propagation News – 3 December 2017

| December 1, 2017

HF propagation for last week’s CQ Worldwide CW contest was fair to middling. There was a 10 metre opening on Saturday, but otherwise the money bands were 20 and 15 metres during the day, with 40 and 80 metres coming into their own after sunset. The predicted poorer geomagnetic conditions on Sunday didn’t really materialise, […]

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Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, 19th November 2017

| November 27, 2017
Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, 19th November 2017

Lynne Constantine, G6CQG, passed away during the night of the 19th-20th November 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Early in her career she was the regional Post Office radiophone sales manager for Storno Radiotelephones and one of the very first people in the UK to have two phones installed in her car. In the […]

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New FM repeater satellite

| November 24, 2017

A new easy-to-use amateur radio satellite was launched last weekend and was switched on for general use on Thursday. AO-91, also known as RadFxSat and Fox-1B is a Cubesat that carries an FM transponder. The uplink is on 435.250MHz FM, plus or minus Doppler, with a mandatory 67Hz CTCSS tone for access. The downlink is […]

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