31 October 2019

Northern Ireland Weekly Net



News of yet another new weekly net here in the UK. 

This time it's in Northern Ireland with a net every Thursday on 27.365 USB (Channel 36EU Band). The net starts at 20:00 hours (UK Time).


Spooky Net 2


Our second spooky net is for those of you around the Clyde Valley area in Scotland..... 

The fun starts on 27.125 AM at 7pm (UK Time) on 31/10/2019

Spooky Net 1


Our first spooky net is for those in the South of England on 27.395 USB... Just watch out for those ghouls and wizards who's like to put the willies up you!

The fun starts at 7:30pm (UK Time) on 31/10/2019



29 October 2019

The Big Net - 38 Years of Legal CB Radio


Just a reminder that this Saturday 2nd November, stations all over the UK and beyond will be taking to the air to celebrate 38 years of legal CB radio. 

The main net will take place on channel 38UKFM (27.97125)

An additional USB net will take place on channel 38EU (27.385)

There will be two sessions, the afternoon session will start at 14:00 hours and the evening session will start at 19:00 hours (UK Times)


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