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Rallies and Events News – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

This Sunday, the 19th, the Rugby Amateur Radio Society Rally will be held at Princethorpe College, Princethorpe, Rugby CV23 9PY. Doors open from 10am to 4pm and at 8.30am for sellers. Admission is £3. There is a car boot sale and catering is available on-site. Contact Steve, G8LYB, on 0795 685 5816. Next weekend, on […]

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DX News – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

Four operators will be active as C4II from Agios, Georgios Island, IOTA reference AS-120, on 25 to 27 August. They plan to operate CW, SSB and FT8 on the 80 to 10m bands, and possibly on 6m. Duby, 9A6DR is on the air as 9A6DR/P from Kolocep Island, EU-016, until around 20 October. In his […]

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Special Events News – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

The International Lighthouse and Lightships Weekend ends this Sunday, the 19th. More than 400 lighthouse and lightship activations in 40 countries will take part in this 25th anniversary of the event. The very first Northern Lighthouse Weekend was organised in 1993 by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, with activity from 10 lighthouses in Scotland and […]

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Contest News – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

There are no RSGB HF contests in the month of August. On Tuesday at 1900 to 2130UTC the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest takes place with the exchange of signal report, serial number and locator. Next Sunday, the 26th, the UK Microwave Group contest runs from 0600 to 1800UTC on the 5.7 and 10GHz bands. The […]

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Propagation News – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

Matter from a solar coronal hole sent the K-index to four on two occasions last week. This adversely affected the ionosphere and on Thursday morning the maximum usable frequency over 3,000 kilometres was struggling to get much above 10MHz. Earlier in the week conditions had been much better. In fact, there were signs we are […]

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News for England Midlands – 19 August 2018

| August 17, 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has its open net on 145.575MHz this Sunday and next Sunday at 10am, and on Thursday at 8pm. Wednesday sees their club night. Contact Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333. Rugby Amateur Transmitting Society is running the RATS Rally […]

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