Category: News

Canadian Amateur Radio Interference Case Adjudicated

Interference from what ISED, Canada’s telecommunications regulator, called an individual “operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators” has been adjudicated. The case resulted in a petition, which attracted 1,135 signatures, being presented to the House of Commons on January…

AGM 2019 – every vote counts!

RSGB Members are reminded that every vote counts in the online polls ahead of AGM 2019. Members will find the Resolutions and other details in the April issue of RadCom and on the RSGB website at The AGM takes place on 27 April 2019 in Birmingham.

Bouvet Island DXpedition now en route

The much-anticipated 3Y0I Bouvet Island DXpedition is presently at sea en route to its destination. They set sail from Cape Town 19 March 2019 on board the MV Atlantic Tuna. All being well, the team expects to land at the remote Antarctic island around Tuesday, 26 March 2019 and hopes to be on the air […]

Australians set new microwave records

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) reports that new records have been set on the 47GHz and 122GHz bands. Operating 47GHz mobile, David, VK5KK and Wayne, VK5APN set a new record of 20.8km on 11 March 2019. At 122GHz, Matt, VK2DAG and David, VK2JDS set a new VK2 state record of 100m. Although this is […]

Smithsonian Institution call sign revived

Historic American call sign NN3SI is being reactivated under the aegis of the Smithsonian Institution Amateur Radio Group. Although presently lacking a permanent station location and unable yet to support guest operation, the group’s president, John Weise, N4NPG, told ARRL. “This this is the start to Amateur Radio slowly coming back at the Smithsonian. We […]

Rallies and Events News – 24 March 2019

This Sunday, the 24th, the Hamzilla Radio Fest and Electronics Fair, hosted by Dover Amateur Radio Club, takes place. Located at the Discovery Science Park, Gateway House, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9FF, doors are open from 10am to 4pm. There will be a bring-and-buy, lectures, an RSGB book stall, special interest groups and trade […]

Special Events News – 24 March 2019

From the 25 March to 1 April David, G4YVM will be running GB5EEE, Europe Europe Europe. Operating from Salisbury, he will be mostly CW. This is one of several special event stations planned to be on the air around the 29 March to mark the intended date of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, from […]

DX News – 24 May 2019

The Robinson Crusoe Island DXpedition, XR0ZRC, on the Juan Fernandez Islands, IOTA reference SA-005, reports that their log uploads are being hampered by a very poor internet connection. The Russian Robinson Club also says they are suffering with S9 noise on the lower frequencies and may have to relocate the entire low bands operation. Kasimir, […]

Contest News – 24 March 2019

The UK EI Contest Club DX CW contest ends its 24 hour run at 1200UTC this Sunday, the 24th. Using CW only on the 3.5 to 28MHz contest bands, the exchange is signal report, serial number and district code. On Tuesday the 432MHz FM Activity Contest runs from 1900 to 2000UTC, using FM only. It […]

News for England South-West – 24 March 2019

Torbay Amateur Radio Society has nets from 9.30am on 14.270MHz and noon on 145.575MHz this Sunday and next Sunday. Monday sees club nets on 3.663MHz from 10.30am, 1.982MHz from 8pm and 50.155MHz from 8.30pm. On Wednesday there are club nets on 14.270MHz from 9.30am and on 3.663MHz from 10.30am. On Saturday there’s a club net […]

News for England South-East – 24 March 2019

We start with clubs that have several events this week. Burnham Beeches Radio Club has its net from 10.30am on 145.500MHz this Sunday and next Sunday. Contact Greg, G4EBY, via email to Fort Purbrook Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 6.30pm this Sunday and next Sunday on 433.450MHz. Monday sees an open […]

News for Wales – 24 March 2019

Newport Amateur Radio Society has a net this Sunday and next Sunday from 10am on 3.704MHz. On Tuesday it’s the club evening net on 144.700MHz. Details from Margaret, GW4SUE, on 01633 665 289. On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is holding a junk sale. Details from Steve Williams, MW6CCG, on 0787 849 4337. On Tuesday […]

News for Scotland – 24 March 2019

On Tuesday Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is having a club night. Contact Len Paget, GM0ONX, via email to On Wednesday Glenrothes and DRC has a talk at Leven from 7pm The De Havilland Mosquito and Associated Operations. Contact Tam on 0775 352 6498. On Wednesday Inverness and District Amateur Radio Society has […]

So Now What?

“The New Ham Radio Starter Pack” is the focus of the new (March 21) episode of the “So Now What?“ podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers. If you’re a newly licensed Amateur Radio operator, chances are you have lots of questions. This biweekly podcast has answers! “So Now What?” offers insights from…