Images from Westman islands EU-071

After yesterday’s short visit to Videy island EU-168, Col MM0NDX and Dave EI9FBB left for Westman islands EU-071 early this morning. A long road trip followed by a ferry crossing ensured we landed in good time. The weather was fairly miserable with temps of about 6c, low cloud and mist. Soon after set-up winds picked […]
28-May-2016, 19:51:46 (

ESA Announces Winners of “Fly Your Satellite!” CubeSat Competition

Radio amateurs in the US, Russia, Germany, and the Netherlands topped the field in a European Space Agency (ESA) Education Office competition to be the first to hear signals from three new, student-built CubeSats. All of the satellites were launched from Guiana on April 25 as part of ESA’s “Fly Your Satellite!” program, and ESA challenged the Amateur Radio community, offering prizes to the firs...

28-May-2016, 00:07:00 (

The K7RA Solar Update

Solar indices pulled back this week, when average sunspot number was 25.3 for the May 19-25 period, down 38.8 points from the previous week’s average of 64.1.

Likewise, average daily solar flux over the same period was 97, down 3.4 points from the previous week’s average of 100.4.

Planetary A index average was 7.1, down 2.8 points from 9.9, and average daily mid-latitude A index was 7, down 3.9 p...

27-May-2016, 18:48:00 (

Images from EU-168

DX-World’s Col MM0NDX (sorry for limited updates on website recently) and Dave EI9FBB are currently in Iceland. Today they operated from a rather windswept Videy island EU-168. Here’s a few images of our activity. Tomorrow they head over to the Westman islands EU-071 staying overnight with hopes of working difficult to reach areas from this […]
27-May-2016, 17:40:55 (

RSGB Convention news

If you weren’t able to visit the RSGB Convention in 2015, some of the lectures were recorded and are being made available to Members via the RSGB website. In 2016, the Convention is looking forward to welcoming Jeff, VY2ZM/K1ZM, who lives with his wife Miriam on Prince Edward Island. He is both a well-known contester […]
27-May-2016, 14:33:39 (

Transatlantic VHF digital beacon

On 19 May, antennas were erected and the VHF SDR turned on to inaugurate the VO1FN/b Transatlantic VHF Digital Beacon Receiver Site. This is a joint project sponsored in part by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs, Baccalieu Amateur Radio Club and the Upper Trinity Amateur Radio Club. The VHF Digital Receive site is now […]
27-May-2016, 14:29:54 (

Beacon and repeater insurance

This is to remind beacon and repeater keepers that you can renew your repeater or beacon insurance online for £10 per call sign.
27-May-2016, 14:21:29 (

Also in GB2RS this week…

An International Space Station radio contact has been planned for Jeff, KD5TVQ with participants at a school in Ontario, Canada. The event is scheduled for Monday, 30 May at approximately 1901UTC. The contact will be a telebridge contact operated by IK1SLD in northern Italy. The downlink signals should be audible over parts of Europe. Interested […]
27-May-2016, 14:20:13 (

Yearbook deadline approaching

Affiliated amateur radio clubs need to be getting information together for the next RSGB Yearbook and should recently have received a letter to this effect. Information such as contact details, meeting places and examination information is being collected. The deadline for submitting information on the club is 6 June.
27-May-2016, 14:13:52 (

OX/NA8O – Greenland

Message from Naoyuki Kobayashi, JK1FNL I will QRV from Greenland as OX/NA8O from 19 June to 24 June, 40m to 10m. QSL via JK1FNL. Thank you.
27-May-2016, 12:46:24 (