Two weeks of WSPR

Two weeks of WSPR The last two weeks of WSPR on the 20 meter band has been very interesting. So I thought it was time for a reprise of reception reports. But first of all, what is WSPR or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter? WSPR implements a protocol designed for probing potential propagation paths with low-power…

By admin 23rd December 2019 Off

WSPR on the 20 meter band

WSPR on the 20 meter band The last twenty-four hours using WSPR on the 20-meter band have been quite eventful. But, what is WSPR or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter? WSPR implements a protocol designed for probing potential propagation paths with low-power transmissions. Transmissions carry a station’s callsign, Maidenhead grid locator, and transmitter power in dBm.┬áMonitoring…

By admin 22nd December 2019 Off

QRP frequencies

QRP frequencies This is my interpretation of the QRP frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. But, first of all – what is QRP? QRP operation refers to transmitting at reduced power while attempting to maximize one’s effective range. QRP operation is a specialized pursuit within amateur radio. QRP frequencies Other than…

By admin 30th November 2019 Off

70cm frequencies

70cm frequencies This is my interpretation of the 70cm frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves…

By admin 29th November 2019 Off

144MHz frequencies

144MHz frequencies This is my interpretation of the 144MHz frequencies. I thought this would be of interest to readers. Other than the military, amateur radio operators are the only users of the radio spectrum that are permitted to change frequency. This means that as licensed amateur radio operators, we do not have to restrict ourselves…

By admin 28th November 2019 Off

UK amateur radio callsigns

UK amateur radio callsigns Amateur radio callsigns issued in the UK to individual operators, with class of licence and dates issued alongside are listed in the table below. For simplicity, these UK amateur radio callsigns are categorised against the current Foundation, Intermediate, and Full classes. The dates shown have been obtained by researching the RSGB…

By admin 27th November 2019 Off

Successful RADARS Winter Rally 2019

Successful RADARS Winter Rally 2019 Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) recently held a very successful Winter Rally. A record 227 guests attended, which exceeds greatly exceeds the attendance of the Summer Rally held earlier this year and the Winter Rally held last year. Furthermore, many people commented about how they enjoyed the rally…

By admin 19th November 2019 Off

Amateur Radio Oak Plate

My amateur radio oak plate which I recently won I recently won a prize draw organised by the South Lancashire Amateur Radio Club (SLARC). The draw was for an amateur radio oak plate inlaid with my callsign. Well, my oak plate arrived safely through the post and the video documenting the manufacture of my plate…

By admin 30th June 2019 Off