GB2RS(Snip) – 7th April

Two new videos are now available on the RSGB YouTube channel. They are Improving your Morse Code Skills by Ray Burlingame-Goff, G4FON and FT8 performance secrets by Neil Smith, G4DBN.

Also on the 14th, the Hack Green Bunker Rally will be held at the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker, French Lane, Hack Green, near Nantwich, Baddington, Cheshire CW5 8AL.

The Windmill Amateur Radio DX Group will put GB1RY on the air today, the 7th of April. Operating from RAF Ramsbury near Marlborough in Wiltshire, they are taking part in Airfields on the Air over the weekend.

2019 will see the 50th anniversary of landing men on the Moon. One of the places that the astronauts trained was the mile-wide Meteor Crater in Arizona. During 2019, Northern Arizona DX Association will set up and operate K7M until the 13th of April from the Meteor Crater National Natural Landmark.

On Wednesday the 80m Club Championships runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. Using SSB only, the exchange is signal report and serial number.

On Thursday the 50MHz Machine Generated Mode Activity Contest runs from 1800 to 1900UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and four character locator.

The April 2019 Edinburgh Repeater Keepers Consultation. They are keen to hear from users and potential users of the Edinburgh repeaters on topics including the current service and what features could be added to encourage more repeater use. This part of the consultation is concentrating on GB3ED. Please help inform the development of the analogue UHF repeater that covers the Edinburgh and Lothians area by completing the survey at

On Wednesday Lothians Radio Society is having a surplus equipment sale. Contact Mike Burgess, MM0MLB, via email to

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