Thomas Charles Bryant, 2BXZ/G3SB/GW3SB, 30th December 2016

Born on the 29th December 1921, Charles Bryant became a silent key on the 30th December 2016, the day after his 95th birthday. Charles had a love of radio from an early age. He learnt Morse code at school when he should have been playing games, which he hated. At the age of 14 he […]
17-Jan-2017, 09:38:34 (

RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August

AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up the NASA ELaNa XIV mission, riding as secondary payloads aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System JPSS-1 mission.

RadFxSat features the Fox-1 style Amateur Radio FM U/V repeater, with an uplink on 435.250 MHz (67.0 Hz CTCSS) and a downlink on 145.960 MHz. Satellit...

17-Jan-2017, 01:13:00 (

Sweden’s SAQ Alexanderson Alternator Station Reports “Successful” Christmas Transmission

The old Alexanderson alternator SAQ at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station in Sweden was heard by more than 400 listeners on December 24, 2016, setting a new record.

SAQ traditionally broadcasts at Christmas with the 1920s-era electro-mechanical transmitter that operates on 17.2 kHz. SAQ has released a report that summarizes the success and a map that shows the locations of those who heard SAQ...

17-Jan-2017, 01:09:00 (

V31VP – Belize

Victor, WB0TEV will again be QRV as V31VP on 80-10m (mostly SSB and RTTY) from the Maya Hill Villas ham shack in Blackman Eddy, Belize during February 9-14, 2017 including an entry in the CQ WW WPX RTTY contest. QSL direct or via the buro to WB0TEV including via Club Log OQRS. Direct QSLs requested […]
16-Jan-2017, 21:42:38 (

Southeastern VHF Society Issues Call for Papers

The Southeastern VHF Society (SVHS) has issued a call for papers and presentations (PDF attached below) for delivery at its convention, April 28-29, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Papers and presentations are solicited on both technical and operational aspects of VHF, UHF, and microwave “weak-signal” Amateur Radio.

Suggested topic areas include transmitters, receivers, transverters, RF power ampl...

16-Jan-2017, 19:38:00 (

QSL preview – 5H1WW

All direct requests received (till Jan 16) via OQRS Club Log & post office with enclosed GS or IRC have been answered.
16-Jan-2017, 17:48:14 (

VQ9HF – Diego Garcia

Look for Steve, W3HF to be active from Diego Garcia, Chagos Islands as VQ9HF between January 20-27, 2017. QRV when time permits on 40-10m. QSL via H/c, eQSL, LoTW.
16-Jan-2017, 17:38:52 (

PR2GU – Ilha do Guarau, SA-071

NEWS DATES – PR2GU Gurau island info. JANUARY – 20 and 21- Just a few hours!!! IOTA – SA-071 * DIB – SP-019 (new) * ALRHS – BRA-038 (new) * WLOTA – 1372 (new) GG65MO – 46’59’08.33 West – 24’22’51.05 South. Bands/modes: 10-15-20-40 meters CW and SSB Operator and QSL manager PY2DS.
16-Jan-2017, 11:53:25 (

(UPDATE) 3Y0Z – Bouvet 2018

Our Commitment to You A DXpedition to Bouvet is not to be taken lightly. Bouvet is a serious and dangerous place that demands attention to safety, serious planning, physical and mental endurance, time to allow for storms and rough seas and a team with the right balance of size, experience, talent, emotional stability and sense […]
16-Jan-2017, 05:12:51 (