Improving club practical sessions

The Inspire Group is doing some research for the RSGB on the benefits and challenges of running regular practical sessions during club nights. Does your club organise this type of event? If so, we’d like to hear about your experiences and find out what worked, what didn’t and what you’d like to do if you […]
03-Jul-2015, 15:04:24 (

Crowds flock to BATC at Friedrichshafen

More than 200 radio amateurs visited the British Amateur Television Club (BATC) stand at the international amateur radio exhibition at Friedrichshafen. BATC chairman Noel Matthews, G8GTZ described it as a “very busy and worthwhile” three day event promoting both amateur television and the BATC. Enthusiasts from across Europe, and beyond, were shown demonstrations of the latest reduced bandwidth […]
03-Jul-2015, 14:57:32 (

Guildford Space Colloquium soon

The AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium will be held 24 to 26 July at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, GU2 7XZ. Among the speakers will be Peter Guelzow, DB2OS with an update on AMSAT-DL projects, including the Phase 4 satellite and Chris Brunskill, formerly of Surrey Space Centre. He will be presenting a novel project aimed at […]
03-Jul-2015, 14:51:47 (

Petition against photo restrictions

RadCom and other magazines often include photographs of instantly recognisable buildings, but this may have to stop if a new EU restriction on the so-called freedom of panorama is voted in on 9 July. Many organisations including Wikipedia and the Royal Photographic Society are strongly opposed to the restrictions. A petition has been set […]
03-Jul-2015, 14:43:10 (

Two more Convention lectures confirmed

The RSGB Convention takes place over 9 to 11 October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. Two more lectures have been confirmed. The Kit Building Editor of CQ magazine, Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, will be speaking on successful kit building techniques. Dr Alwyn Seeds, G8DOH, will be discussing high performance VHF/UHF contest stations. Details […]
03-Jul-2015, 14:42:05 (

FS/W6IZT – St Martin

Greg, W6IZT will be active from St Martin between July 4-11, 2015. QRV 40-6m on CW, some SSB/RTTY. QSL via N7XG. Logs to LoTW on return home. FIRST FOR DX NEWS – DX-WORLD.NET
03-Jul-2015, 12:31:26 (

E51EAQ – South Cooks

UPDATE – Callsign confirmed as E51EAQ Jacek, SP5EAQ has announced to DX-World he plans to be QRV from Rarotonga, South Cooks, starting October 19, 2015 for two weeks. Callsign will be known later. QRV on 80-10m; SSB (including the CQ WW DX SSB contest).  QSL via SP7DQR (bureau, direct, OQRS). Logs will be uploaded to […]
03-Jul-2015, 12:00:59 (

QSL Corner – updates regularly

QSLs received / QSL info / QSL issues. Mention anything to do with QSLs – maybe operators / QSL managers can assist you. Over 2600 helpful replies to date.
03-Jul-2015, 06:00:00 (

FCC Invites Comments on Proposed Rules for New LF and MF Amateur Allocations

The FCC is inviting comments on its recent proposals to authorize Amateur Radio operation on two new bands -- an LF allocation at 135.7 to 137.8 kHz (2200 meters), and an MF allocation at 472-479 kHz (630 meters). Amateur Radio would be secondary on both bands. Comments are due August 31. Reply comments -- ie, comments on comments filed -- are due by September 30. The FCC allocated 135.7 to 137...

02-Jul-2015, 21:46:00 (