Category: Event

YOTA 2018: Day 6

Today was our final day of activities and we started off the day going to Dinokeng Game Reserve. Yes, we were going on safari! Safari We got up at a more respectable time of around 7am, which compared to the balloon launch, was a long lie-in! Plus the weather was quite nice and nowhere near […]

YOTA 2018: Day 7

Our final day Most of the day was spent packing our bags and getting ready to leave the hotel. Our flight was a little later in the day, so we had some time to talk to others and say a proper thanks to the organisers for putting on such a brilliant event. After we got […]

YOTA 2018: Day 4

QSX Unveiling and Kit Building Today was one of the most rewarding days of the week. It was the grand revealing and build of Hans Summers’ new QSX kit, which is an amazing radio. We started off the day with an introduction into the radio and its specifications, which can be found at the following […]

YOTA 2018: Day 5

Trips to local companies Our penultimate day of activities included two group outings, one to a local PCB manufacturer, Bosco. Their website can be found at: http://www.bosco.co.za/ The second group went to a military company, GEW, which specialises in direction finding and radio jammers. Their website can be found at: http://www.gew.co.za/ Myself and Peter went […]

Rallies and Events – 26 August 2018

This weekend, on the 25th and 26th, the Montrose Amateur Radio & Aviation Rally takes place at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, DD10 9BD. Doors are open from 10am on both days and entry is free. If you want a table, which cost £5, contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933 as soon as possible. […]

ILLW wrapup

The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend was, according to reports, another successful event with 440 stations which entered for the event from 49 countries

YOTA 2018: Day 3

Balloon Launch at Secunda  Today was one of the highlights of the week, apart from the horribly cold weather and early start! We woke up at the very early time of 4:00am and stumbled onto the bus for 4:30am. The early morning was not helped by the freezing temperatures outside, but we all went in […]

YOTA 2018: Day 2

BaCAR Activity Our second day of activities began with a BaCAR (Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio) introduction. We were briefed on the main goals of BaCAR and told that we would be building our own cube to send up as a payload, tied onto a high-altitude balloon. This was very exciting, and we were divided up […]

Extended Convention early bird discount

The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ, from 12 to 14 October 2018. There will be a vast array of talks and demos, and the chance to rub shoulders with the giants of amateur radio. Early Bird discounts for the RSGB Convention have just been extended to 31 […]

Spurn lighthouse calling

HFDXARC in cooperation with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be activating GB2SL (Spurn High Lighthouse) during the ‘ILLW’ Lighthouse Weekend, starting about 11:00 noon on 18th August 2018

RSGB Convention and AMSAT-UK Colloquium talks

The schedule of talks for the RSGB Convention and AMSAT-UK Colloquium taking place in Milton Keynes October 13-14 has been released. The event has attracted speakers from around the world including Japan’s Naomi Kurahara JE6GXN who will be talking about distributed ground stations

Rallies and Events News – 15 July 2018

The 22nd Red Rose QRP Festival takes place today, the 15th, at St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. There is easy access from all major motorways plus the A580 and A579 etc. There is car parking, a Bring and Buy, refreshments, a bar and disabled access. Doors open at 11am, or 8.30am for […]

Special Events News – 15 July 2018

Warrington Amateur Radio Club is operating GB2TAC at Hooton Park today. On Tuesday there’s a club night with a talk, technical and practical sessions. Contact Jeff, G1DYN, via email to secretary@warc.org.uk. Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having an equipment preparation session on Tuesday. From Thursday to next Sunday GB2BAJ will be on the air from […]

GET YOUR PARK ON!

Announcing GET YOUR PARK ON! A new North America WWFF Park Event.
Three WWFF countries have joined together for Get Your Park ON!, a North America WWFF parks event that coincides with Earth Science Week activities around the globe

YOTA 2018 – a few weeks away

With only a few weeks to go to YOTA 2018 in South Africa, the SARL YOTA Events Team is hard at work to conclude preparations for a 7-day programme filled with a range of amateur radio related activities, excursions and lots of fun!

Emergency Communications Meeting – Friedrichshafen 2018

The 43rd HamRadio Exhibition at Friedrichshafen attracted 15460 visitors, among them around 20 Emergency Communicators who attended the IARU meeting for Emergency Communicators on Friday 1st June.

After the introduction and Region 1 report, there were interesting presentations followed by a good exchange of information in an Open Forum session which carried on beyond the official closing time of the meeting.

Michal SP9XWM and Chris SP7WME presented on emergency activities in Poland followed by Herbert OE3KJN talking about their activities in ‘Exercise Solar Flare’ where there was good co-operation between Radio Amateurs, the military and service providers. Finally Alberto IK1YLO and Marco IU1GJE spoke about the internet linked DMR network they were working on for disaster use. 

The presentations are available on the following links;

Region 1 Emergency Co-Ordinators ReportSP-EMCOM , Exercise Solar Flare ( Austria ) , RNRE DMR Network proposals .

( Content is the opinion of the presenters )

The next Ham Radio on the Bodensee is on June 21-23 2019 and will include another emergency comms meeting.

Rallies and Events News – 8 July 2018

The Stockport Radio Society Rally takes place today, the 8th, at Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport SK2 6SQ. Car parking is available around the venue and a talk-in station will be on the air. Doors open at 10am, with disabled visitors gaining access at 9.30am. Entry is £2. There will be trade stands, special […]

Attendance Holds Steady at Hamvention® 2018

Hamvention® marked another successful year in 2018, General Chair Ron Cramer, KD8ENJ, told ARRL this week. At 28,417 visitors, Hamvention recorded its third-largest attendance ever in its second year at its still-new location in Xenia, Ohio.“We had a slight decline in attendance, but we think people were waiting to hear about…

ZS5 Sprint next Sunday

The ZS5 Sprint is a fun activity to promote contacts between radio amateurs in KwaZulu-Natal and radio amateurs in Southern African countries and will be run from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC on Sunday 1 July 2018