Russian radar still a problem on 3.5MHz
The latest IARU Monitoring System Newsletter reports the Russian Over The Horizon Radar that has invaded the 3.5MHz band is still very active. The interfering radar system is believed to be located in the area of Makhachkala, on the Caspian Sea and transmits simultaneously between 3.515 to 3.545 and 3.560 to 3.590MHz. As a result, amateur radio and other services are suffering interference during the evening hours. The German and Dutch telecommunications regulators have been informed and have been asked to intercede.
G100RSGB, the special event callsign celebrating the RSGB Centenary will be operated by the UK Microwave group from Andover today, 19 May, with the possibility of EME operation. Monday sees Horndean and District ARC operating 10 to 160m plus 2m from Cosham. On Tuesday 21st the callsign becomes GW100RSGB as it moves to South Wales. Barry ARS will be operating from the 21st to 23rd from Sully using the 10 to 160m bands. On Thursday 24 May Blackwood DARS will be running HF and VHF using SSB, CW and FM, moving to locator IO81KG the following day. Next Sunday, the 26th, Blackwood & DARS will move to Newport for more HF operations. Details of how to get your QSL card are on the website, www.rsgb.org.uk under the Operating drop down menu, clicking on Centenary Station.
Cocos Island February 1984 operation approved for DXCC credit
The February 1984 operation to TI9CCC, Cocos Island, has now been approved for DXCC credit. In the past, radio amateurs who have submitted this operation on a DXCC application had it rejected due to an incorrect date period. The date issue has now been resolved, so if you had this operation rejected and your confirmation falls within 15 to 28 February 1984, please send an e-mail to DXCC so you can be placed on the list for an update to your record.
Castles and Stately Homes on the Air Award weekend
The next annual Castles and Stately Homes on the Air Award weekend will be held over 25 and 26 May and is open to anyone wishing to chase Heritage sites or just have some on-air QSOs. For those that wish to activate any historical site, please complete an activation form at www.cashota.co.uk.
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