News for England South-West – 2 October 2016

North Bristol Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 7pm on GB3BS tonight and next Sunday. On Friday there’s part two of the talk on cruising around. Saturday sees the south-west DMR net from 7pm, Slot2 Talk Group 950. Details from Mat, G7FBD, via email to Weston-super-Mare Radio Society is having construction, operating […]
30-Sep-2016, 11:47:57 (

News for Wales – 2 October 2016

Newport Amateur Radio Society has its club net on 3.705MHz from 10am today and next Sunday. Tuesday sees a club net on 145.425MHz from 8pm. Details from Margaret, GW4SUE, on 01633 665 289. On Monday Dragon Amateur Radio Club is holding a surplus sale. More information from Stewart Rolfe, GW0ETF, on 07833 620 733. On […]
30-Sep-2016, 11:25:09 (

TX8JOTA – New Caledonia

Sam, FK8DD will be using the special event callsign TX8JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) during October 14-16, 2016. QRV om HF bands. QSL via FK buro, eQSL.
30-Sep-2016, 07:59:58 (


What started as a genuine appeal for help for a stricken fellow radio amateur has now morphed into a refunding nightmare! Basically, since Tom KC0W does not want any donations, I must now refund everyone who took the time and effort to support this initiative. For sure there was a lot of support out there […]
30-Sep-2016, 06:33:58 (

Hurricane Watch Net Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Matthew’s Progress

The Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) is currently monitoring the progress of Hurricane Matthew. On the current forecast track, Matthew will make landfall near Guantanamo, Cuba sometime on the evening of October 3.

“Should the track move to the west, the storm will make landfall on the island of Jamaica with a second landfall on Cuba,” said HWN Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV. “Any shift to the east and la...

30-Sep-2016, 01:50:00 (

5W7X & 5W0ST – Samoa

Hiro, JF1OCQ informs DX-World that 5W0ST (JH1BED) and 5W7X (JF1OCQ) will be active from Samoa between October 31 to November 9, 2016. QRV on HF bands using CW, SSB and RTTY. QSL to home calls.
29-Sep-2016, 23:50:32 (

Helping KC0W (Funding Stopped)

PLEASE QRX. DONATIONS WILL BE REFUNDED. NEWS UPDATE III – With Tom KC0W updating his QRZ page, has now taken down the link to help support him. No more donations are required. At this moment in time we wait on Tom’s reply to an earlier email today, but it looks like all generous donations […]
29-Sep-2016, 21:39:01 (

LoTW Password Checking Change Causes Problems for Some Users

An upgrade to the password-checking mechanism that authenticates Logbook of The World (LoTW) users has caused log-in problems for some clients. Under the system in place prior to approximately 2300 UTC on September 19, the LoTW log-in system ignored the case of any characters in a password when checking for a match, storing them all as lower-case. The new system is case sensitive, however. Whil...

29-Sep-2016, 21:09:00 (

ZD8V – Ascension Island

Alan, K0AV will be active from Garden Cottage, Ascension Island as ZD8V between November 21 to December 1, 2016. QRV on 160-10. Participation in CQ WW CW contest. QSL via H/c, Club Log, LoTW.
29-Sep-2016, 17:47:48 (

PJ4L – Bonaire

Roger ON7TQ, Ief ON6KX and Kevin (catering & IT) will be active as PJ4L from Bonaire between November 1-11, 2016. QRV on SSB/CW/Digi. QSL via ON3CQ.
29-Sep-2016, 13:01:35 (