Thursday, November 29, 2012

Advanced examination problems in Northern Ireland

It seems that two candidates who had studied together in Northern Ireland had their results disallowed because they both got wrong answers to the same questions.


(Southgate ARS News)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gx100RSGB Special event callsign

The RSGB will be celebrating 100 years of service to the Amateur Radio Community in 2013 and have issued in conjunction with OFCOM a special callsign to be used around the regions (Gx100RSGB - the x will change dependant on the region using the callsign).

Monday, November 26, 2012

How many UK Amateurs are there?

Not as many as the Ofcom statistics indicate - interesting article from Southgate ARS News.

Hams Data

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Who is looking at the Blog?

Over the last month, more people from the USA have looked at the blog than any other country.
Amateur Radio on the Isle of Man sends all our viewers best wishes!

Monday, November 19, 2012

High Speed CW on a straight key.

Morse Code Practice.


Intruder Watch

 From RSGB News.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Air Cadet Organisations can now coduct there own Examinations

Air Cadet Organisation can now administer their own Amateur Radio Foundation examinations.
10 Cadets passed their Foundation at RAF Halton earlier this year.
(RSGB News)

RSGB full Licence Examination Dates

Friday, November 09, 2012

Norway gets new allocations

 The Norwegian P & T Authority has made changes to the Norwegian amateur licence regulations. The major changes are that permission has been given to use 472 to 479kHz with a maximum 1W EIRP. The former permission to use 493 to 510kHz has been stopped. Permission has been given to use 70.1875 to 70.2625MHz, except in the three Norwegian southwest counties of Hordaland, Rogaland and West-Agder, where there still is commercial traffic within this frequency segment. Other segments allowing 100W transmitter power and maximum 16kHz bandwidth include 70.0625 to 70.0875MHz, 70.3625 to 70.3875MHz and 70.4125 to 70.4625MHz.

Monday, November 05, 2012

GT8IOM scores 56th (out of 971 EU Stations)

An Island station recently scored well in the ARRL 2012 International DX Phone contest.

Well done to those Amateurs for once again putting the Island on the International map.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Radio Amateurs establish critical communications during the Sandy Hurricane.

Radio Amateurs provide vital communication links during the American Sandy disaster.

Emergency Communications

Friday, November 02, 2012

GB3GC, a new six metre repeater

 A new six metre repeater, GB3GC, is up and running in south east Cornwall, on the same site as the 2m repeater GB3PL. This 6m repeater has its input on 51.230MHz FM and 500kHz spacing for its output at 50.730MHz. The CTCSS tone is 77Hz. Any enquiries should be directed to Roger, 2E0RPH, whose details are correct on
(RSGB News)