Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB Convention takes place in Milton Keynes from 11 to 13 October 2019. The provisional programme of lectures and workshops is now at In the talk I Can HEAR It, Why Won’t It Decode? Neil Smith, G4DBN will discuss how you choose the best digital mode for tropospheric DX at VHF and above. […]

RadCom Basics: new edition out soon

The next edition of RadCom Basics will be available at the end of September 2019. This edition looks at RSGB awards, in particular for the Foundation licence; moving up—Intermediate and Advanced licences; using digital repeaters; and how and why the HF bands come alive in the autumn. RSGB Members can read previous editions of RadCom […]

Rallies and Events – 15 September 2019

This Sunday, the 15th, the West Tyrone ARC Rally will be held at Omagh Rugby Club, 7 Mellon Park Drive, Omagh BT78 5NE. Doors open at 11am and admittance is £3. There will be a talk-in station, trade stands, special interest groups, a bring-and-buy and an RSGB book stall. Catering and a licensed bar are […]

DX News – 15 September 2019

The Latvian team on Nauru between 16 to 25 September will be signing C21WW instead of C21W. Tina, HB0/DL5YL and Fred, HB0/DL5YM will be active from Masescha, Liechtenstein from 20 September to 5 October. They will operate CW, plus RTTY during the CQ WW DX RTTY Contest and maybe some SSB on the 160 to […]

Special Events News – 15 September 2019

Thames Amateur Radio Club will operate GB2MFM this Sunday, the 15th, to raise awareness of military sites, particularly in Essex and Kent. GB2MFM will be at a WWII pill box at Wat Tyler Country Park, near Basildon. This month marks the centenary of radio in the Cambridge area. As well as a celebration day to […]

Contest News – 15 September 2019

It’s a very busy time for contests this weekend. The WAE DX SSB contest runs for 48 hours this weekend ending at 2359UTC this Sunday, the 15th. Using the 3.5 to 28MHz contest bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number. EU stations only work non-EU stations. The UK Microwave Group contest runs from […]

Propagation News – 15 September 2019

It was a quiet week, geomagnetically speaking, with the Kp index generally not rising above two. But a lack of sunspots didn’t help HF propagation, which was decidedly uninspiring. There were some highlights though, mostly on FT8. Columbia was decoded on Wednesday evening on 15 metres at a time when CW and SSB users might […]

NRC radio room unavailable – Weds 11 September

Due to essential maintenance work on the SteppIR beam, the radio room at the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park will not be operational for much of Wednesday 11 September. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused to NRC visitors.

British success in FoxO competition

Tuesday was the first race in the European Radio O Championships in Slovenia. This race was the FoxO competition, where the hidden transmitters are roughly indicated by a circle on the map. The competitor has to orienteer to the area of the circle and then use radio direction finding to locate the hidden transmitter. There […]

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