Last week, on 1 March 2018, an attempt to hack the Echolink computer for GB3NC was made. Because of the attempted hack, there is no Echolink facility currently on the repeater, as a re-engineer of the machine is being conducted. Assuming the re-engineer is successful, it is hoped to restore the facility within the next couple of weeks. Further information from Roger, G4OCO, via www.gb3nc.org.uk.
Denby Dale ARS invite registrations for this year’s Mills On The Air weekend that takes place over the weekend 12 and 13 May. Please visit www.g4cdd.net and follow the links.
Once again during the weekend of 17 and 18 March 2018, the Cadet Forces will be operating on the UK 5MHz band using the allocated frequencies for the purpose of Exercise Blue Ham. All the usual live logging and map plotting will take place on the Alphacharlie web portal that will allow participants to see up-to-date information. Upon conclusion of the exercise, amateurs who have met the requirement for number of contacts can submit their log sheet to the Blue Ham Ex Co-Originator for a certificate to be issued. Please note this year the exercise has different QSL exchange information plus, for the first time, PSK31 mode will be in use, all the details can be viewed at alphacharlie.org.uk/exercise-blue-ham.
The D2TI DXpedition to Tigres Island, AF-108, has been cancelled due to a whole host of ongoing factors. The Russian team had hoped to be active mid-March for about a week.
The 91st RSGB AGM takes place on 21 April 2018 in Birmingham. Voting starts next week and all the relevant information is in the April RadCom that should arrive with UK Members next week and overseas Members shortly after that. RSGB Members have until 19 April 2018 to cast their votes, or do so in person at the AGM.