David Speechley, G4UVJ, 4th April 2017

It is with real sadness and regret that the South Essex Amateur Radio Society (SEARS) announces the death of Life President Dave Speechley, G4UVJ.  Dave was widely known and highly regarded in the radio amateur community far beyond our own club.  He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday April […]
25-Apr-2017, 10:22:34 (rsgb.org)

Eric Meth VE3EI / G4ILB, 4th April 2017

It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing, at the age of 71, of Eric Meth, VE3EI / G4ILB, on Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at his home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Beloved husband of Connie, Eric was a loving father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, teacher, and friend and was an active member in […]
25-Apr-2017, 10:13:20 (rsgb.org)

WRTC 2018 Plans Call for Greater Participation by Young Contesters

The 8th World Radiosport Team Championship, WRTC 2018 in Germany next July, will offer seats on three teams for contesters who are 25 or younger at the time of the event. Prospective participants need only to apply. The international event July 12-16, 2018, will feature 42 competing teams. This will mark Germany’s first time hosting a WRTC, which takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Cham...

24-Apr-2017, 20:58:00 (www.arrl.org)

3B9HA – Rodrigues Island

APRIL 24, 2017 — Olof, G0CKV will again be active from Rodrigues as 3B9HA between November 23 to December 12, 2017. Participation in CQWW CW contest followed by relaxed holiday-style focus on low bands. DECEMBER 1, 2016 – Following the CQWWCW contest, I am staying on in 3B9 through sunrise December 12th. This is not a […]
24-Apr-2017, 20:21:15 (dx-world.net)

Geomagnetic Storm Watch Remains in Effect

NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) says a minor (G1) geomagnetic storm watch remains in effect for April 24-26, due to the continued influence of a large, recurrent, negative-polarity coronal hole high-speed stream (CH HSS). A coronal hole is an area of the Sun where the magnetic field folds back, and solar wind escapes. This follows on the heels of an unexpected coronal mass ejectio...

24-Apr-2017, 19:37:00 (www.arrl.org)

OX/5P1KZX – Greenland

Michael, 5P1KZX is currently active from Nuuk, Greenland as OX/5P1KZX until May 5, 2017. QRV on 80-10m, Digimodes. QSL via LoTW, wQSL, Club Log.
24-Apr-2017, 17:39:46 (dx-world.net)

V29SH – Antigua

Tim, VE6SH will again be active from Jumby Bay, Antigua as V29SH between July 23 to August 7, 2017. QRV on HF bands. QSL via H/c (LoTW)
24-Apr-2017, 17:02:10 (dx-world.net)

VP9/CX3AN & VP9/CX4CR – Bermuda

Bert, CX3AN and Mario, CX4CR will be active from Bermuda as VP9/CX3AN & VP9/CX4CR between May 10-15, 2017. QRV on HF bands. QSL via EB7DX.
24-Apr-2017, 16:50:52 (dx-world.net)

Beacon and repeater insurance

Beacon and repeater and club insurance is due on 30 April. Further details will be available by the end of the week—watch this space!
24-Apr-2017, 14:10:31 (rsgb.org)

Neil Graham, M3UNG, 24th March 2017

It is with sadness that I have to report that Neil Graham, M3UNG passed away in Sheffield General Hospital on the 24th of March 2017. I had known Neil for more than 30 years, he was a good friend of mine and did his Foundation licence at Otley Amateur Radio Society. Chris Darlow, M0RSF
24-Apr-2017, 12:36:08 (rsgb.org)