Tuesday 8 November 2011

Podcast: HF Propagation Report, Autumn 2011

In this month's podcast I look at current solar conditions and how 10m is finally alive with signals - work the world with low power and simple antennas. If you don't do it now you could be missing out. Lasts about 6mins 30s.

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.

Thursday 3 November 2011

Titanic 100th anniversary next year - new book available

Here's a good stocking filler.

Lawrence Beesley was a science teacher, journalist and author who was a survivor of the Titanic tragedy in 1912. In this dramatic real-life tale Beesley tells first hand what it was like to be on the Titanic as it plunged into the icy waters of the North Atlantic on that fateful night.

As well as describing the voyage, the collision with the iceberg and the subsequent sinking, Beesley documents what could have been done to save the 1,500 plus people who perished.

Cover of Titanic bookHis account, and others, resulted in many changes to maritime law and procedure in an effort to make sure that a disaster of Titanic’s proportions should never happen again. “The loss of the S.S. Titanic – its story and its lessons” was first published in 1912, shortly after the disaster.

Now republished by InfoTech Communications, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the accident, the 116-page paperback book is available via Lulu.com, delivered straight to your door wherever you live in the world.

Find out more

Tuesday 1 November 2011

UK propagation charts for November 2011

The great conditions just keep on coming (bar any coronal mass ejections that is).
With sunspot numbers in the 120-130+ range, and autumnal conditions, there is plenty of DX to be had. Keep on eye on 40m as Hawaii has been rolling in in the morning, often way past sunrise. 10m continues to be a great band, often open to the US and Caribbean in the afternoon. I especially like the KQ2H repeater in upstate New York on 29.620Mhz FM. Go to November's UK short path propagation charts.