[UPDATE] VP6D – Ducie Island

NEWS UPDATE — Joining the team is Ken Karr NG2H. A CW enthusiast, Ken was most recently a member of the VK0EK Heard Island 2016 DX-pedition team. Ken was first licensed in 1955 and credits amateur radio for launching his interests in science, engineering and oceanography.  Ken is retired from the US Navy; his assignments […]
24-Mar-2018, 11:46:04 (https://dx-world.net/vp6d-ducie-island-2018/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dvp6d-ducie-island-2018)

[UPDATE] XZ2A – Myanmar

NEWS UPDATE – Pictures below show Simon collecting his XZ2A license from the government Ministry in Naypyitaw. The lady on his right is the Director of the Spectrum Planning department. Simon mentions he is now on air using a temporary antenna at his current QTH.  In a few weeks, he’ll move to a better QTH in […]
24-Mar-2018, 05:50:02 (https://dx-world.net/xz2a-myanmar/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dxz2a-myanmar)

Sao Tome Island

David, EB7DX will be active between 1 to 9 June 2018 from Sao Tome Island as callsign TBA. Look for him on 40-6m mostly SSB, RTTY, FT8 and some CW using 100w. Holiday style operation. QSL via H/c.
23-Mar-2018, 17:51:24 (https://dx-world.net/sao-tome-island/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dsao-tome-island)

PJ2/KM4SII – Curacao

Mason, KM4SII will be active from Curacao during July 19-24, 2018. He is part of a three youth operator team – Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) and will operate out of the PJ2T contest station. QRV on all bands/modes, focus on Digi as as AS/VK/ZL. QSL via LoTW.
23-Mar-2018, 17:43:06 (https://dx-world.net/pj2-km4sii-curacao/?utm_source%3Drss%26utm_medium%3Drss%26utm_campaign%3Dpj2-km4sii-curacao)

The K7RA Solar Update

At 2332 UTC on March 22 the Australian Space Forecast Centre issued a geomagnetic disturbance warning for this weekend, March 24-25. “Expect the geomagnetic activity to increase to mostly Active levels with isolated periods of Minor to Major Storm levels due to a high speed solar wind stream associated with a negative polarity coronal hole becoming geo-effective”.

In last week’s report ARLP011 t...

23-Mar-2018, 15:36:00 (www.arrl.org)

Prepare for SOS Radio Week

This year’s SOS Radio Week starts in a little over five weeks’ time. It runs from 1 to 31 May 2018, in line with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute’s own Mayday fund-raising events. SOS Radio Week aims to raise awareness of the RNLI through amateur radio and, optionally, raise money. This can be for a […]
23-Mar-2018, 15:07:51 (rsgb.org)

GB2RS News deadline brought forward

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to bring forward the deadline for the next GB2RS News. Please send all information for next week’s broadcast by the end of Monday, 26 May 2018. We sincerely apologise for having to make this one-time change at such short notice.
23-Mar-2018, 15:04:08 (rsgb.org)

HMS Belfast heard on Radio Four

HMS Belfast was featured on Radio Four last week. Paddy O’Connell included a short piece on the Broadcasting House programme last Sunday, 18 March 2018. The sounds of the bridge wireless office and even the automatic antenna tuner were heard for the first time on national radio. Volunteer Jonathan Kempster was instrumental in getting their […]
23-Mar-2018, 15:01:37 (rsgb.org)

Youth Committee volunteers wanted

The RSGB Youth Committee is looking for motivated young people to volunteer as Youth regional representatives. This role includes implementing the RSGB youth strategy, providing a point of contact for young members within their region, attending occasional outreach events, and working closely with the Regional Team. Reporting to the Youth Committee Chair, representatives will also be invited […]
23-Mar-2018, 14:53:44 (rsgb.org)

Tony Lord, G8DQZ, SK

The national 5MHz team has received the terrible news that one of its most dedicated mainstays, Tony Lord, G8DQZ, passed away last week. He was a GB2RS Newsreader on 5MHz for many years and instrumental in the UK 5MHz Experiment, which led to the band being made available to UK and, latterly, more countries around […]
23-Mar-2018, 14:53:02 (rsgb.org)