13 October 2019

Vintage CB Night (UK)


The North East Net gang here in the UK are planning a special Vintage CB night on Wednesday 11th December on 27.375 USB.

So it's time to dig out those old radios and get them on the air again with roger beeps, echo mics (if you must), amplifiers and don't forget your handles good buddy!

Personally I think this is a great idea and I hope that other nets across the UK will join in, who knows, this could become a regular event?

12 October 2019

The Autumn Net 12/10/2019


A special net tonight at 19:30 hours BST on 27.125 USB across the North West of England and beyond so why not tune in and see if you can make some contacts? 

11 October 2019

Space Station Contacts 14th-18th October 2019


This time we have THREE planned contacts audible over Europe between 14th and 18th October 2019:



An educational radio contact is planned with S.M. Calvino – Istituto Comprensivo Settimo IV, Settimo Torinese, Italy, direct via IK1SLD and Istituto Comprensivo Statale Don Milani, Monza, Italy, direct via IQ2MZ.


The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP.



Contact is go for: Mon 2019-10-14 09:37 UTC (10:37 BST) 59 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in italian. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.



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An educational radio contact is planned with Istituto Comprensivo Statale “Diego Valeri”, Campolongo Maggiore, Italy, direct via IQ3RW and Istituto Comprensivo Ladispoli1, Ladispoli, Italy, direct via IKØWGF.


The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be IRØISS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP.



Contact is go for: Thu 17 Oct 2019 08:49 UTC (09:49 BST) 73 deg. Contact will be in italian; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.



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An educational radio contact is planned with Science & Technologie e.V. / event: Science Days, Teningen, Germany, and will be direct via DD1US.

The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP.

Contact is go for: Friday 18 Oct 2019, 09:37 UTC (10:37 BST) 64 deg; contact will be in English, downlink signals from ISS will be audible above  Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.




Information: https://issfanclub.eu/



6 October 2019

Space Station Contacts 08/10/2019


TWO Space Station contacts over Europe this week for your delight....


An educational radio contact is planned with Bampton School, Bampton, United Kingdom, direct via G2LV.
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut will be Drew Morgan KI5AAA or Luca Parmitano KF5KDP.
Contact is go for: Tue 2019-10-08 12:51 UTC (13:51 BST) 27 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; RX only! Credit: AMSAT.
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An educational radio contact is planned with Collège Robert Doisneau, Sarralbe, France, direct via F6KFT
The ISS callsign is presently scheduled to be OR4ISS and the scheduled astronaut is Luca Parmitano KF5KDP. Contact is go for: Tue 2019-10-08 14:29 UTC (15:29 BST) 53 deg; downlink signals from ISS will be audible above Europe on 145.800 MHz narrowband FM; contact will be in French. RX only! Credit: AMSAT.

Information from https://issfanclub.eu/

3 October 2019

50,000 Views - CB and PMR Net Map


We reach an amazing milestone this week as the CB and PMR Net Map hits 50,000 views!

The Net Map was set up to keep track of the many regular nets which have sprung up over the past few years here in the UK. If you wish to see if there's a net near you just click on the link below....



1 October 2019

PRICE REDUCTION - President Truman @ Knights


The President Truman CB Radio is now available from Knights here in the UK at a reduced price of £69.50

Basic but a good performer especially on AM. This radio has been reduced in several areas across Europe so maybe it's about to be discontinued????


Link: CLICK HERE

Specs:

6 EUROPEAN STANDARDS:Configuration EU 40CH AM 1W / FM 4W
Configuration E 40CH AM 4W / FM 4W
Configuration D 40CH AM 1W / FM 4W 80CH
Configuration EC 40CH FM 4W
Configuration U 40CH FM 4W CEPT and UK frequencies
Configuration PL 40CH AM 4W / FM 4W, -5KHz Polish frequencies

PACKING INCLUDES:
Transceiver, microphone, mounting bracket with mounting screws, power cord fixed, user manual in English, French, Spanish and Polish.

CONTROLS FUNCTIONS:
Multiband AM/FM (see above)
6 European standards
Volume with power ON/OFF control
Manual and automatic squelch (ASC)
Multi-functions LCD display
Channel selector
AM/FM mode switch
Lock function
Front microphone plug
Jack for external speaker

DIMENSIONS:
- Width 125 mm
- Height 45 mm
- Depth 150 mm
Dimensions without antenna plug and/or heat-sink

28 September 2019

Inside Hamfest - Newark 2019

Video:YouTube/rigsearch

Taking a wander around this years National Hamfest at Newark here in the UK....

23 September 2019

International Space Station Contact 23/09/2019

International Space Station Contacts 23rd/24th September 2019


Two Amateur Radio contacts this week with the International Space Station:

OR4ISS (Nick Hague KG5TMV) - 89 deg - (TB) ON4ISS (NIH, Bethesda, MD)
WhenMon, September 23, 20:08 – 20:19 GMT (21:08 - 21:19 BST)
WhereThe Children’s Inn at NIH (National Institutes of Health), Bethesda, MD 
DescriptionAOS: 20:08:27 GMT
RX: 145.800 MHz - FM over Europe




OR4ISS (Nick Hague KG5TMV) - 86 deg - (TB) IK1SLD (Boulder, CO)
WhenTue, September 24, 17:43 – 17:54 GMT (18:43 - 18:54 BST)
WhereUniversity of Colorado Amateur Radio Club, Boulder, CO 
DescriptionAOS: 17:43:20 GMT
RX: 145.800 MHz - FM over Europe