Sunday, April 28, 2013

New 4mtr and 6mtr SSB CW radio

New Radio

More information is now available (29/04/13)

more information

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chinese Amateur's provide emergency communications

(ARRL News - click on the news sheet for a better view)

Amateur Radio Licence Examinations (UK)

UK Amateur Radio Exam Committee Report 2012

The report shows that in 2012 the number of exams taken and number of candidates in all grades of licence exceeded those for 2011, however, in the RSGB Board Proceedings for February 16 it was reported that in January 2013 the number of candidates taking exams had slumped by 17% compared to January 2012.
(click on the table for a clearer image)

Friday, April 19, 2013

South Africa to get 5MHz channels

(RSGB news)

Amateur Radio at the Boston Marathon

(RSGB News)

Friday, April 12, 2013

HF Prediction April 2013

The predictions below are valid for April, 2013
The figures represent percentage availability, i.e. 1 means the path should be open between 1 and 19% of days, 2 means the path should be open between 20 and 29% of days, etc. The colours represent expected signal strength, i.e. Black = low to very low signals, Blue = fair signals and Red = strong signals. 

Click on the Pictures for a clearer view.(RSGB)

World Amateur Radio Day - 18th April

 (From RSGB News)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

GT8IOM working hard for the ARRL International DX Contest

These contests are hard work! results to follow.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Australian Government Radio and Space Weather Services

The Australian Government provide a very good  service for HF users which gives up to date and predicted information on solar activity. Their web site is well worth looking at:
Bureau of Meteorology

(Many thanks to MD0HEB for this information)

Monday, April 08, 2013

GT8IOM makes the news once again!

The Island Radio Club make the headlines once again in the ARRL CW DX contest.
Well done to the team.

Friday, April 05, 2013

New 70cm beacon from Denmark

(RSGB News)
Use the following software to monitor the beacon:
Beacon Monitor

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Amateur Television - free ebook download

Interested in ATV, why not download the latest free ebook on the topic.