Monday, 23 May 2011

10FM Repeaters in Europe


With the summer Sporadic-E (Es) season here I have been reviewing a new 10m monoband rig for the RSGB's RadCom. It is an SS6900 from the French company CRT (although it is made in the Far East).

It is fully programmable, runs CW, AM, FM and SSB and works quite well, especially on 10FM.

I noticed that the list of 10m FM European repeaters at the HB9HD web site seemed to be out of date.

After a lot of searching I found an Excel spreadsheet that seems to be better and lists all the 10FM repeaters in this region. You can download it direct from http://lnx.arimi.it/.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Podcast: HF Propagation Report, May/June 2011


A look at the last 30 days' solar and geomagnetic conditions and where have all the sunspots gone? What you can work on HF these months with a focus on Sporadic E.

Click on the headline to listen to the programme online or if you prefer to listen to it on your iPod search for G0KYA on iTunes.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

UK Propagation charts for May 2011


This month's predictions are based on a smoothed sunspot number of 44. Expect to see good openings up to 20, 17 and possible 15m.

The Sporadic E season should be under way too from around 1st May. Look for short skip on 15 and 10m.

So good DX.

Anyway, here are the charts.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Video: GB0CMS, Caister Marconi Station


I have produced a short video of my club's activities for International Marconi Day (IMD).

The Norfolk Amateur Radio Club ran GB0CMS - Caister Marconi Station - on the Norfolk coast as part of the international event.

The video explains what IMD is, tells you the history of the Caister station and takes you on a tour of the Lifeboat Visitor Centre.

It also looks at the equipment the club used to make 165 contacts in 24 countries on Saturday 30 April 2011.

See http://www.youtube.com/user/norfolkamateurradio