22 February 2018

ARISS QSO ISS Astronaut Scott Tingle OR4ISS with CS5DBB

Video:YouTube/M0GIW

A recording of a recent contact with the International Space station on 2m.....

20 February 2018

Upcoming Space Station Contact 21/02/18


From the ARISS Twitter Feed:

"An International Space Station school contact has been planned with participants at Agrupamento de Escolas do Fundão, Fundão, Portugal on 21 Feb. Set for 09:38 UTC. The contact will be direct between OR4ISS and CS5DBB"

I'm assuming that they will be active on their usual frequency of 145.800MHZ FM.

16 February 2018

Frequency Change For The East Midlands Net


News from Stuart who tells me that due to QRM issues the East Midlands Net will move to a new frequency from next week.

The net will now be on 27.235 (Channel 24) USB every Thursday so make sure you pop in to say hello.


13 February 2018

Upcoming ISS School Contact 14/02/2018


An educational radio contact is planned with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Gymnasium together with Vilniaus Jono Basanaviciaus Progymnasium, Vilnius, Lithuania.

The event is scheduled Wednesday 14 February 2018 at approximately 12:37 UTC/GMT.

The contact will be with ground station LY1BWB located in Vilnius, Lithuania, so the Downlink signals from Space will be audible over Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM.

(Information from the ARISS Facebook Page)

West of Scotland Radio Nets



With thanks to Stuart who has sent information to the blog regarding the many nets which take place in the West of Scotland for CB and Amateur Radio:

Sunday: 8pm
Echolink MB7IBH-L & 144.9625 FM hosted by Glasgow & Clyde Raynet.

Monday: 8pm
144.550 FM hosted by Paisley amateur radio club net.

Tuesday: 8-10pm
Glasgow & district Ten metre net, 29.050 AM.

Wednesday: 8-10pm
Glasgow & district midweek CB ch14 net, 27.73125 FM.

Thursday 8-10pm
Glasgow & district 70cm net, 433.450 FM.

Friday 7-9pm
Clyde valley net, 27.405 USB.

Friday from 10pm
Clyde valley 2 metre net, 144.310 USB (vertical polarisation).



It certainly looks like there is plenty of activity in the area!

11 February 2018

NEW Yaesu FT-818 (FT-817 Replacement)


So after many years of rumours (I remember hearing about it back in 2012) it would appear that Yaesu have a new radio in the pipeline to replace the FT-817.

Documents for the Yaesu FT-818 have appeared online which appear to show that the new radio is undergoing testing with a view to launch later in the year.

10 February 2018

President Ronald 10/12M - How to get the UK band

Video:YouTube/Klaus R.

I don't think that there will be many UK operators who have parted with their hard earned cash for a President Ronald, but just in case, this is how to get the UK band.... It's like going back to the 70's!

8 February 2018

President Bill CB Radio @ Nevada Soon


Nevada are now taking orders for the new President Bill 'Mini CB Radio'.

President Ronald 10/12m Unlock

Video:YouTube/Klaus R.

So in a moment of madness you've bought yourself a President Ronald and it's virtually useless on 10m or 12m so of course you need to expand it to cover 11m where it actually belongs......