Category Archives: Amateur Radio

Meteor Scatter (MS) thriving

I have just returned to my favourite Amateur Radio propagation mode of Meteor Scatter (MS) and found that the 50 MHz (6m) band is absolutely full of activity and thriving more than ever with operators. The new MS mode on … Continue reading

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Where have all the Amateur Radio technical conversations gone?

I became a SWL in 1983 and a Radio Amateur in 1985, back in those halcyon days we were not permitted to talk at all about Politics or Religion in case it caused offence and the vast majority of conversations to be … Continue reading

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HF/VHF Mobile Operation

Well it seems that the VHF/UHF repeaters I have been complaining about having a lack of activity may actually have been more active than I had thought! Turns out my old Yaesu FT-857D radio had developed a fault with 2 … Continue reading

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RSGB confirms some British JT65/JT9 5 MHz signals out of band

Looks like my last post has had an effect…….. From RSGB News today “Keep legal on 5MHz The RSGB Amateur Radio Observation Service has noted several examples of British JT65 and JT9 mode transmissions straying outside of the UK allocated … Continue reading

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UK Hams operating outside 5MHz band limits

This week I returned to the 5 MHz band and specifically the JT65/JT9 data section around 5.357 MHz. Here in the UK we do not have a continuous 5 MHz band, it is split up into smaller allocated parts UK 5 … Continue reading

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