Friday, October 31, 2014

146 -147 MHz Bandplan (UK only)

The RSGB have now issued a Bandplan for 146-147 MHz.
(click on the above for a clear image)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CQ change their policy on Crimea callsigns

(click on the above image for a clear view)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Signal Identification

Using modern SDR equipment the waterfall in your software often shows signals you are not familiar with; this useful web page helps you identify the signal by its waterfall image and sound.


Maidenhead Converter

A nice little app for your iPad is now available called the "Maidenhead Converter" it is written by Donald Hays and is very useful for those mobile operators who wish to report their current location.
The app is free but you can pay a small fee to remove the adverts.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New allocation on 146-147 MHz - but not on the Isle of Man!

The RSGB VHF manager (G4SWX) recently presented information about the new allocation of 146-147 MHz to be allowed for UK licence holders; but it seems that this allocation will not be allowed to the Isle of Man, Guernsey or Jersey.

It seems like we are considered to be on the "High Seas".

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The latest number of British licences (Oct 2014 - OFCOM information)

How many British Amateur Radio licence holders are there and how many actually operate on the bands?
This question has always been unknown but OFCOM (the licencing authority) issue regular information; here are their latest figures.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dominica on 5 MHz

(Click on the above for a clear image) 
(Many thanks to Southgate ARS News for this information)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Carrot Morse Key

A lovely product for all the vegeterian fans out there:

Carrot Morse Key

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A nice video introduction to Data modes in Amateur Radio.

Data Modes

Many thanks to G0POT for this fine video.