Gibraltar Special Event

Members of the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) will activate ZB2IG19 between 1-31st July 2019.

Activation is to celebrate the XVIII International Island Games which is being held in Gibraltar between 6-12th July 2019.

Activity will be on various HF bands, 6 meters, and using CW, SSB, FT8, and FM on the satellites.

30 June 2019 - Alexanderson Day Transmission

The annual “Alexanderson Day” transmission from SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, will take place on 30th June 2019. The Alexanderson alternator will transmit on 17.2 kHz on the following schedule: Startup/tuning at 0830 UTC, and message transmission at 0900 UTC; startup/tuning at 1130 UTC, and message transmission at 1200 UTC.

Both events will be livestreamed on YouTube. SAQ has introduced an online SAQ reception report form for listeners to report reception of any SAQ transmissions. This replaces the former email route.

Amateur Radio station SK6SAQ will be active on Alexanderson Day on or about 7.035 MHz and 14.035 MHz on CW, and 3.755 MHz on SSB. QSL via the SM QSL Bureau. Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

Norfolk Operates GB19AUS for the Cricket World Cup

Norfolk Operates GB19AUS for the Cricket World Cup

Members of Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) have been operating GB19AUS (Australia) as part of the Cricket World Cup celebrations.

At the club’s recent “Radio Active” event, held on National Field Day (NFD) on 1 and 2 June, GB19AUS was given an airing, making more than 500 contacts.

The latest session was held on Thursday 6th June at Chris G0DWV’s well-equipped QTH and featured Julian 2E0DJR operating RTTY on 17/20/30/40 and 80 metres, making almost 200 contacts. Malcolm G3PDH and G0DWV, did a combination of 20/40 CW, SSB and FT8 on 20/40/80 and 160 metres, adding a further 350 contacts.

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