New 70cm beacon GB3UHF went on the air on Wednesday, 15 June. It is located at the same site as its sister beacon, GB3VHF, at BT Fairseat in Kent, JO01EH. It uses the same type of three element Yagi antennas pointing in the same directions as those used on GB3VHF and radiates a similar ERP. […]
Next weekend several amateurs with special permits will be operating on medium and long wave throughout ARRL’s Field Day, on the 25th and 26th. Operation will be on 185.3kHz and several spot frequencies in the 472kHz band. Details of the participating stations can be found at tinyurl.com/gb2rs-us-mw.
This Thursday is National Women in Engineering Day. Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club will be visiting Wellesley House School that day, where some 60 girls will be attending from around six schools. The day will include amateur radio, design and computer technology, and electronic science activities for the girls.
In the Queen’s Birthday honours Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering at the University of Manchester, was awarded an MBE for services to Engineering through Public Engagement. Quoted in the Guardian, she highlighted amateur radio enthusiasts as an inspiration to the next generation of tinkerers. Also in the Birthday Honours, astronaut Tim Peake, GB1SS, […]
Sunday, 19 June, the Newbury Radio Rally takes place at Newbury Showground, next to M4 J13. There will be a talk-in station operating on S22. The venue has free car parking and disabled facilities. Admission is £2.50 and doors open at 9am. Car boot pitches cost £12.50 and sellers have access at 8am. There will […]
3B8/M0RCX is active from Mauritius, IOTA reference AF-049, in a family type DXpedition. He will be on the air until 14 July. QSL via EB7DX or EQSL. The Lofoten Islands, EU-076 are on the air courtesy of LA/DL5RMH with a holiday-style operation out of a camper van until the 25th. QSL to home call sign […]