Sunspot AR2736, which hurled a CME toward Earth yesterday, is growing larger and crackling with C-class solar flares
A topic that rarely if ever gets any serious air-time is the humble station log. It’s a process where you track what contacts you’ve made with whom, when and what conditions prevailed at the time.
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has announced the availability of the QRM.guru site that aims to help resolve radio interference issues
As part of the MRD2019 activity, callsigns GB0GKA (operated by Tony, G3ZRJ) and GB0GKB (operated by Larry, G4HLN) will be representing Portishead Radio/GKA, the UK’s long-range maritime radio station which closed in 2000
Australia’s national amateur radio society, WIA, will stop selling books as companies like Amazon offer a superior service. WIA now provide a ‘curated list’ of recommended books
NOAA forecasters say that moderate G2-class geomagnetic storms are possible on March 23 when a coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to hit Earth’s magnetic field
In order commemorate the 9 centuries’ of the Templars presence in Portugal a diploma will be granted to all the Ham radio stations who made contact with, at least, 4 of the castles on the air, next weekend, on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March 2019
Giovanni, IZ2DPX will be active as 5R8PX from Nosy Be Island, IOTA AF – 057, Madagascar, 3 – 17 August 2019.
Special event call EI-100-YXQ marks 100th Anniversary of first voice transmission across the Altantic
On Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, the Marconi ‘100 Years Celebrations’ in Ballybunion marked the 100th anniversary of the first voice radio transmission across the Atlantic
ARRL reports on further developments regarding the case of alleged unlicensed FM broadcasting on 95.7 MHz
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…
Members of the Netherlands national amateur radio societies VERON and VRZA will be taking part in the 2,000th KNH Round on 145.225 MHz FM
Concordia transmission artist Amanda Dawn Christie will use the world’s most capable high-power, high-frequency transmitter HAARP in Alaska to send art around the world and into outer space using Slow Scan TV
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 rsgb.org/agm2019. The AGM takes place on 27 April 2019 in Birmingham.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Tap or click the link below to download this week’s GB2RS news script GB2RS News Script for 24 March 2019 (12-page/140KB Microsoft Word document)
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]