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Rallies and Events News – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

We have no details of rallies in January. The first couple of the year will be the Barry ARS Table Top Sale on the 1 February and the South Essex ARS Canvey Rally on 2 February.              

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DX News – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

Roland, F8EN will be active as FR/F8EN from Reunion Island, IOTA reference AF-016, from 23 January to 18 February. He will operate CW only on the HF bands. QSL via F6AJA either direct or via the bureau. Janusz, SP9FIH will be active from Norfolk Island, OC-005 until 12 April. He will use the call sign […]

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Special Events News – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

Members of the Russian Robinson Club will operate the special event station R200ANT to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. The station will be on the air until 31 March. Listeners are asked to note that the event station is located in Russia and not Antarctica.

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Contest News – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

On Tuesday the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 2000 to 2230UTC. Using all modes, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. Next weekend, the CQ 160m DX contest runs from 2200UTC on the 24th to 2200UTC on the 26th. It’s CW only on the 1.8MHz band and the exchange is signal report […]

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Propagation News – 19 January 2020

| January 17, 2020

We had another pretty uneventful week with zero sunspots, but no major geomagnetic disturbances. The K-index rose to three on Thursday morning due to the effects of the solar wind, but the ionosphere was otherwise calm geomagnetically. We said last week that there had been some winter sporadic E, which had livened up 10 metres. […]

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HF Contest Committee vacancy

| January 17, 2020

With the new FT4 contest series starting in February, the HF Contest Committee (HFCC) would like to increase its expertise in the WSJT mode. If you are a keen FT8er and are going to take part in the RSGB FT4 Monday series, why not consider joining the committee? Ideally, committee members should be regular participants […]

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