This weekend, there are several contests taking place. Today, the 17th, the Low Power Contest runs from 0900 to 1600UTC, using CW on the 3.5 to 7MHz bands. The exchange is signal report, serial number and power. The UK Microwave group contest runs from 0900 to 1700UTC using all bands from 24 to 248GHz. Using […]
We got the HF prediction half right last week. We forecast the unsettled geomagnetic conditions that struck us on Tuesday, but NOAA got the week’s solar flux index prediction totally wrong. Prior to last Friday the sun had been almost completely spotless, but a new crop of sunspots broke out, pumping the SFI from the […]
We explained last month that Ofcom is upgrading the online licensing systems that support amateur radio. As part of these changes their online and in-house licensing services are offline from 5pm today and will undergo essential upgrade work until Wed 20 July. They apologise for any inconvenience.
This weekend, station GR2HQ will be active in the IARU HF Championship from 1200UTC on the 9th until 1200UTC on the 10th, providing the RSGB HQ multiplier for the UK. This will probably be last time Ofcom issues the GR prefix so they hope to work as many stations as possible. The GR2HQ team are […]
Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, President and Founder of QRZ.com is visiting London on 15 July. He will be the guest speaker at Havering and District ARC held at The Spring House Club, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 7QT. The talk will begin at 7.30pm sharp so please arrive early. For more details contact email@example.com or look […]
A new distance record was set on 47GHz between Whiteface Mountain in New York at FN34bi and on Mont Tremblant in Quebec at FN26rf. The distance was calculated at 215km, that’s 133.3 miles, a new US-Canada record on the band. Congratulations to N1JEZ, KT1J, VE2UG and VE3FN.