St Patricks Day 2020

Once again St Patricks Day is nearly upon us. In celebration of Saint Patricks Day, amateur radio event organisers plan to turn the bands green for two days. They are asking all amateurs to join in on the air and participate in the St Patrick Day Award. This annual award runs over 48 hours from 12 noon on 16th March until 12 noon on 18th. Stations worldwide will be on air for the celebrations andRead More…

Proposed Changes to USA Bandplans

A new HF Band Planning Discussion Group has been formed by the ARRL, which will focus on their HF Band Planning Committee’s recommendations and other band-planning activities. Comments and suggestions from the Amateur Radio community were sought earlier this month by the HF Band Planning Committee on its report to the Board. During the Board’s January meeting, the committee presented its speRead More…

Titanic’s Radio Equipment

A recently signed treaty between the UK and the US now grants both countries authority to allow or deny access to the Titanic’s wreck and to remove items found outside the vessel. A request has been made in the USA by a salvage company to enter and remove the Marconi radio transmitter. They hope to restore it to working order if allowed to proceed with the activity. For more information regarding Read More…

BARTG Diamond Jubilee

Founded in the early 1960’s members of the British Amateur Radio Teledata Group (BARTG) will be celebrating the club’s ‘Diamond Jubilee’ using special event callsign GB60ATG until June 30th 2020. The club will be using a variety of different data modes and operating across a wide range of HF and VHF bands. Special awards are available for contact with GB60ATG. Each contact with GB60ATG on a new baRead More…