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Special Event News – 4 December 2016

| December 2, 2016

Dutch radio amateur Sascha, PD9Z will be operating PC16XMAS from 6 to 31 December. The station is intended to maintain the spirit of friendship between amateur radio operators in the Christmas period—and to provide a nice QSL card! Operation will be on 160 to 10m, SSB and CW. The USS KIDD Amateur Radio Club will […]

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Contest News – 4 December 2016

| December 2, 2016

The 144MHz AFS contest runs from 1000 to 1600UTC Sunday, the 4th. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The ARRL 160m CW contest ends Sunday at 1600UTC. Work the USA, US territories and Canada. The only time there is a path is when it’s dark at both ends of […]

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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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