Sunday, February 24, 2013

Local Amateur (MD0MDI) has a new web site.

A local (IOM) Amateur has created a new web site which has some interesting Amateur Radio information. This very personal website has links to various websites/blogs and provides some interesting reading.

Have a look at MD0MDI

Friday, February 22, 2013

Massive sunspot seen by NASA

NASA Sees Monster Sunspot Growing Fast, Solar Storms Possible. 

Sun Spot

Radio's illegal in Zimbabwe!

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's attempt to control Zimbabwe's media has extended to a new extreme with the banning of the use of radios.

No radio's

Monday, February 18, 2013

A nice new web based DX Cluster.

DX Cluster

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

GT8IOM does it once again.

More recognition for GT8IOM.

Local Amateur Radio Club win recognition.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Could you pass the Irish Amateur Radio Examination?

Have a look at the Irish Amateur Radio samle paper and see if you could pass?

Sample Paper

(The Irish HAREC examination is based on a Europe-wide syllabus for the CEPT Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate (HAREC)).

Good luck.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Little computer doing a big job!


Raspberry Pi powers Echolink node
The GB3LV IRLP/Echolink node, located in Enfield, north London, is now powered by a tiny Raspberry Pi computer running a reduced version of Debian Linux and a version 3 IRLP interface. This reduces the energy and physical footprint of the node dramatically. This development, over the past 3 months, has only been possible because of a great deal of work done by Dave Cameron, VE7LTD.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

OFCOM and the RSGB have a meeting.

Notes of a recent meeting held between OFCOM and the RSGB highlight current issues relevant to Amateur Radio.

RSGB and OFCOM Meeting


Can we cope with a solar superstorm?

A recent report reviewing how the UK would be effected by a very large solar storm makes interesting reading.

Solar Storm

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Solar flare drowns 28MHz over the weekend

10 meters were particularly difficult to work over the weekend as a result of a solar flare:

Solar Flare

Monday, February 04, 2013

DX Calendar

A new excellent DX calendar is now available on the Internet; have a look what DX is available today!


Saturday, February 02, 2013

Nice little battery monitor

When you are out on portable operation it's good to know about the state of your battery; this nice little unit from SOTAbeams may well be what you are looking for:

Battery Monitor

Friday, February 01, 2013

Italy gets 70 MHz

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