GB2RS(Snip) – 28th April

The first May Bank Holiday weekend sees the annual three day RSGB ARDF Championships taking place in the Thames Valley. The areas chosen are Christmas Common near Wendover, Whiteleaf near Princes Risborough and Hodgmoor Woods near Amersham.

SOS Radio Week will take place between 0000UTC on the 1st May and 2359UTC on the 31st of May

From the 4th to the 31st of May, GB9SOS will be operating as part of SOS Radio Week. The station will be operating on as many different HF and VHF bands as possible during the 28 days the station will be active .

Es signals from Czech Republic, Ukraine, Poland, Italy, Spain, and the French beacon F5ZEH beacon on 28.231MHz, were heard on Thursday the 25th at 1300UTC. Don’t forget that Sporadic-E can affect all the bands from 20m to 10m. The best guide may be the 10m beacons across Europe, which can act as good propagation indicators.

On Thursday Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club has short talks by Peter Salmon, GM7NFF, Wul Murdoch, 2M0WUL and Ian Macdonald, GM8AVM. Contact Bob Bower, GM4DLG, via email to

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