Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A brilliant collection of DX videos

The following website contains a great collection of DX expedition videos, all free to watch on your computer.

DX in action


(BS7H Scarborough Reef is particularly interesting)

Learn the secrets of Propagation and Radio Science

A new book available as a Kindle edition for £6.47 (amazon.uk) gives you details of the science of propagation; new or experienced in Amateur Radio this book provides a good learning tool.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

South Africa gets a new power limit and a new band for propagation studies.

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Thanks to RSGB for this news

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Isle of Man a great DX location.

Three Amateurs from Scotland came to the Isle of Man to play radio; after a few hours working pileups they made around 2500 contacts around the World. The weather was poor, one operator maintained a regular coffee supply and they had a great time at this brilliant location.

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Thanks go to James MD0MDI for the map (still about 200 contacts missing from the map) and thanks to the lads from Scotland for such a great effort promoting Amateur Radio.

More information available at:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DXCC Most Wanted List top 10 locations

For those interested in DX here is the top 10 list of most wanted location:

Good DX!!

Use of Regional Secondary Locators (RSL) by UK licence holders.

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(Many thanks to Southgate ARS for this information)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A further earthquake in Nepal

On 9N1EMERGECY Colin Wilson posted:
Following the announcement this morning of further earthquakes in Nepal we have activated 14205 kHz and our primary frequency for Emergency traffic to and from Nepal. 14215 has been activated also as a secondary frequency, stations wishing to assist should call net control on 215 not 205 thanks.

Please keep these emergency frequencies clear. 

Help with the UK Foundation Licence

If you are new to Amateur Radio and would like to know more about the first licence (Foundation) you need to pass before transmitting on the air;  have a look at
Foundation Licence
where you can see some very clear power point slides about the topics you need to learn.

Many thanks to Essex Ham for this information.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

“Advanced radio equipment intended for the Radio Mala project has been locked up in Nepali customs since March"

Napal customs are holding up Amateur Radio equipment (and other emergency aid) which would help save lives following the earthquake.

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Thanks to ARRL for this information

Saturday, May 02, 2015

German Amateurs get very limited access to 70 MHz

German Amateurs+ get a short lived limited access to 70 MHz - listen out for them.
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