Youngsters On The Air contest

The next Youngsters On The Air Contest takes place on the 21 May between 0800 and 1959UTC. Everyone can take part and show your support for young amateurs across the world. There are eight different categories, including special ones for those under 25 years of age. Using the 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m bands, […]

IARU Monitoring Service newsletter

The IARU Monitoring Service for Region 1 has published its April newsletter. It talks about emissions that are often received on the 40 and 20m bands with a bandwidth of about 8kHz. Thoughts are that it could be a jammer where the signal is intentionally transmitted over other transmissions in order to disrupt or nullify […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

Sad news now. Nancy Bone, G7UUR, the co-founder and long-time secretary of the Angel of the North ARC became a Silent Key last week. She was an RSGB Deputy Regional Manager for a number of years, a repeater licence holder, exam tutor and GB2RS news reader. In everything that she did, she approached it with […]

Rallies and Events News – 15 May 2022

Please send your rally and event news as soon as possible to radcom@rsgb.org.uk We’ll publicise your event in RadCom, on GB2RS, and online. Next week the Dayton Hamvention takes place between the 20 and 22 May at the Greene County Fairground in Ohio, USA. Now in its 70th year, this is one of the largest […]

DX News – 15 May 2022

Irek, SP3SUX will be operating as DV8/KH7EA from Mindanao Island, OC-130, in the Philippines until the 27 May. Activity will be during his daytime hours on the 6 to 80m bands using CW and SSB. QSL to his home callsign. Members of the Radio Club of Haiti will be active as HH18MAI between the 18 […]

Special Events News – 15 May 2022

Northwest Group Amateur Radio Club in Londonderry are activating GB0AEL as part of the 90th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart landing in Londonderry. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. They will activate GB0AEL until 30 May. More information on qrz.com under the callsign GB0AEL.

Contest News – 15 May 2022

Today, 15 May, the 70MHz CW contest runs from 0900 to 1200UTC. The exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The UK Microwave Group’s millimetre-wave contest runs from 0900 to 1700UTC today, the 15 May . Using all modes on the 24, 47 and 76GHz bands the exchange is signal report, serial number and […]

Propagation News – 15 May 2022

Well, it looks like the US Air Force was more accurate than NOAA with their solar flux index forecast last week. While the week started with an SFI at 117, by Thursday it had grown to 133. It has been mostly quiet from a geomagnetic point of view with a maximum Kp index of three, […]

News for England Midlands – 15 May 2022

Amateurs in Staffordshire are invited to join Lunch on the Air, a new VHF net that will be held every Wednesday lunchtime on 144.700MHz. Chaired from Stafford by Daniel, M7CFW, it’s a friendly net aimed at those at home, working from home, caring from home or having lunch in the area who want to call […]