What I got totally
- I was able to copy England in New Mexico but just when the deep QSB
was at it's maximum. That is why the long gaps. At no time did I see the
track of Alister's signal in my waterfall, but I did see a lot of RTTY
Week No. 39
50th Anniversary of GB2RS News
Sunday is a very special day for the GB2RS news
service. It will b the first ofe Duke
of Edinburgh ?rs ago,ntinue to flourish in the followers the same
challenges and satisfaction.?
(Please s RSGB HQ a visit
Big Brother contestant and RSGB member Eugeneotters Bar on 15 September.
s of amateur radio while on Bi<ESC>
Brotd not leave the show empty
attendi who is
interested in amateur radio. Me|bership is free.tips section,
advice on solving amaday 30 September and Saturday 1 October. The
Leicester Amateur Radio Show ty managers in the London Thames
Valley area. The pos
RSGB regional team structureEto strengthen
relationshta broadcasts, which employ the established MT63 around
1100 ions, listeners should
set up their eqxipment to moni
the afternoon and evening. GB2RS news manager
Gordon Adams isMkeenrts on
the accuractext. The identity of the four trans on the lower edge of the
people. The station will be on air between 0800 and
1700UTC both days.
South Tyneside Amateur Radio Socids including digital with the callsign
The famous old Grimeton Radio sf only a
very few surviving preMelecerating special
event station W2WTC commemhroughout September on all
bands - SSB only.
compiled from the 425 <RS>X NeBulletin and other sources:
Rick, NE8Z, reports he will operate mainly CW on the
WARC bands as HC1MD from Tumbaco P Ecuador nds as 3A/SP2JMB froeptember
to 2 October.
Roger, G3SXW, and Nigel, G3TXF, plan to operate CW
only as C21SX and C21XF from Nauru ? h<DLE> traditional HF bands and
C21XF on the WARC ay DXpedition. They are operating on
80-6m - CW, SSB and digital modes - as 9H0VRZ until
The CQ WW RTTY Contest is on air between
000on the 3.5-28MHz contest bands. TTC
on 1 October to 0800UTC on 2 October. Operation is on
the 1.8-28MHz contest bands, SSB mode only. RS and
serial number required for exch859UTC on 1 October on the 3.5, 7 andl
number and name.
The RSGB 21/28MHz SSB contest takes place on 2
October bes with
ON stations are permitted. The exchange requires
RS(T), sl-modes activityd locator make
modes. The exchange is RST, serial number and 1400UTC on Sunday 2 October.
Exchange is RS, serial number aails of RSGB HF contests are at:
www.rsgbhfcc.org and VHF/UHF contests at:
SHF contests is availabhe from a number of sourcese
The Propagation Studies
Coilable by e-
mail from M.Harrison@...
22nd and averaged 92 - at drop of 23 points. The
90-day average held steadyll back to quiet levels
midweek. However more active periods followed
from the 2ays. That said, the higher bands were in poor
shape for much of the time and it was left to 21, 18
and 14Mz to provide the main long-haul ded the C21 expedition on
ZL and Vz at 0845, along with
VK. The Caribbean and the eastern US could be
worked on 14MHz from around noon and until well
into the evening. There were no reports of VHF
What o way throughout. Flare
activity is expected to be low or very low. The solar
flux will The
geomagnetic field is likely to be slightly unsettled
through the weekend, increasing somewhat around
m2dweek due to a recurring coronal hole. MUFs at
equal la 18MHz in the north. Darkness hour lows will
remain around 9MHz. Paths to the East Coast of
the US and Canada s, giving a fifty per cent chance of
succes, where the chances are about nine in
ten, should be about 15MHz. Your best hope of
contacts is between 1400 and 2000UTC, plus a
little earlier and a little later on the better days.
Your reporters, as usual, were Neil, G0CAS, and
Tupdated on Wednesday, 21 September 20 text, or any
other page on the RSGB web sitk You may post, telephone, fax or E-
mail as indicated on th is now QRT.
So that is it and I say NOT BAD!
73 Karl K5DI