Archive - May 2023

Midlands Air Festival 2023

It’s that time of year again, the Midlands Air Festival is upon us. It takes place at Ragley Hall, Near Alcester as usual. The same venue as the past few years. Once more I am volunteering there and will be taking the usual photographs and (hopefully) start sharing them on here. 

Come along if you are in the area and see the balloons and varying aircraft.

GR1VDP – Spceial Call For The Coronation of King Charles is on the air

From May 1st 2023 through to June 30th 2023 UK radio amateurs can apply for a Notice of Variation to their licence to use a secondary letter in the prefix of their call to celebrate the coronation of King Charles on 6th May. I have taken out the NoV to see if it can get my interest back in the hobby. Today (1st May) I have been calling on 12M FT8 working a few from Europe, and across to the USA. These will be uploaded to LOTW and ClubLog later along with the usual QSL route through my manager Tim (M0URX) online QSL request system (OQRS) on his website. I will be looking at the design of a new card from next week when we have some photos of this event.

So remember  to look out for the call GR1VDP on your screens or on the air and give me a call.