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Rallies and Events News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

Today, the Horncastle Winter Rally takes place at Horncastle Youth Centre, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 6DZ. The event supports the Wolds Repeater Group and GB3FJ. The venue is all on one level and doors open at 10.30am. Admission is £1.50. There will be refreshments available, including hot bacon butties. Details from Tony Nightingale, G3ZPU on 01507 […]

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Special Events News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

We have no news of special event stations this week.

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DX News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

Dagoberto, CE5COX will operate as 3G9JA from Hornos Island from 1st to 6th February. This one counts as SA-031 for the Islands on the Air Award. QSLs go to CE5JA. Roly, ZL1BQD will be on the air from Raratonga, OC-013, in the South Cook Islands until the 7th of February. He is using the callsign […]

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Contest News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

The CQ World Wide 160m DX CW contest comes to a close tonight, having run for 48 hours from 10pm on Friday the 29th. Exchange a signal report and your CQ Zone, which is 14 for the UK. American and Canadian stations will send their State/Province code. The 2016 series of 80m Club Championship contests […]

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Propagation News – 31 January 2016

| January 29, 2016

Solar activity was a little more settled last week. The solar flux index was in the range 104-113 and the K index was mainly around one or two later in the week, after reaching four on Sunday. This week the solar flux index is predicted to remain in the range 100-118, with lower activity on […]

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New 134GHz DX record

| January 22, 2016

A new UK 134GHz DX record was set by Ian, G8KQW and John, G8ACE, who achieved 35.6km on 16 January, over a line of sight path between Cheesefoot Head and Chute Causeway. Signals were 10dB above noise at best. The key enabler for success on this extended distance record contact was lower path loss due […]

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