20 March 2020
Divers and mine warfare memorial unveiled in Portsmouth
HMS Defender returns from 7-month deployment
Last wartime destroyer captain dies aged 105
New upconverter to bring SDR devices down to HF band frequencies
RSGB has cancelled all future exam bookings until further notice
DX News from ARRL
USN is preparing its 2 hospital ships to fight coronavirus-19
Watch The Cruel Sea on BBC iPlayer
Congratulations to Cathy, now M0WVL

18 March 2020
The Spring 2020 Newsletter has now been sent to all members.  If you don't receive your copy please contact Joe G3ZDF

13 March 2020
DX News from ARRL
BERU/RSGB Commonwealth contest this weekend
Kempton Park Rally has been postponed to 15 November
YouTube tutorial on receiving weather images from NOAA satellites
Latest space weather forecast from the Space Weather woman
Groundbreaking trials of RN/RM unmanned equipment in Norway
Former First Sea Lord (our Patron) honoured at graduation
Trials of RN's new anti-ship missile Sea Venom
Second P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft arrives in the UK
Type 45 Destroyer availability improving
Towards a silent frigate - Type 26 propulsion system in focus
Cut away drawing of trans-Atlantic narcotic-smuggling submarine

2 March 2020
60m band now authorised in France
Free IARU Monitoring Newsletter for Jan 2020 now available
DX News from ARRL
The February Eclectic Tech from the ARRL podcast is now available
The Winter issue of the International DX Association newsletter is now available for download
Ofcom has stopped issuing short Full Calls
The latest Space Weather forecast from the Space Weather Woman
New QO-100 bandplan announced
HMS Tamar handed over
Submariners' children challenged to design new monument
Russia stages first ship-launched hypersonic missile test
The Submarine Memorial appeal
The future of the RN attack submarines
Another episode of Warship: Life at sea tonight on Channel5 at 21.00
Inside Russia's next generation attack submarine
HMS Bristol to be scrapped as too expensive to maintain

13 February 2020
Mobile phone with a rotary dial
DX News from ARRL
'Shazam' style signal identification
Web-based logbook using your browser
The Engineering Edge podcast
HMS PoW to visit Liverpool
Submariners are the RN's master caterers
TACTICOS - the RN's new Combat Management System
Forces TV reports on the work of the RN's Fishery Protection squadron
Follow more goings-on on board HMS Duncan, Monday evenings 21.00 Channel5
Timeline for delivering carrier strike
Perspectives on the different cultures of the military and the civil service
Should the RN buy warships 'off the shelf'?
More about the Type 31 frigate





29 December 2020
49th Original QRP Contest will take place on 2/3 January
Noctilucent clouds are missing
Indoor amateur radio antennas
Fox hunting with SDR
Talks and tutorials from GNU radio days 2019 now on YouTube
DX News from ARRL
HMS Tamar commissioned into the Fleet
A Review of the RN in 2020
Capita wins £1bn contract to provide RN training services

17 December 2020
G4CQM's exploration of dipoles
Latest edition of FREE 5MHz Newsletter
Another Free Foundation Online Training Course starts December 20
Free eBook about the magic 6m band

8 December 2020
Australian regulator says 'No' to 60m
DX News from ARRL (5 Dec)
TX Factor TV episode 27 is now available
FREE IARU VHF Handbook is now available for download
The former RM Museum in Eastney is to be turned into a 5-star hotel
Type 32 frigate concept
Setback for HMS PoW - internal flooding incident
MOD considering options for takeover of Sheffield Forgemasters
Indian Ministry of Defence rejects last minute attempt to save ex-HMS Hermes
Armed Forces Minister says "On current plans Type 45 destroyers will leave service between 2038 and 2038"
Entire crew of HMS Vengeance evacuated after Covid19 outbreak

28 November 2020
Using a light bulb as a dummy load (and an antenna) with a handheld TX/RX
How to fit a PL259 plug on RG58 coax
The next Free Foundation Online Training Course starts on Dec. 6.  Register here.
DX News from ARRL (26 Nov 20)
Essex Ham contrasts the old City & Guilds RAE with today's 3 tier exams
RN contingent will provide guard for Windsor Castle from Monday 30 Nov for 3 weeks
The pandemic has seen a surge of 30% in applications to join the RN
New submarine training building at HMNB Clyde

23 November 2020
New YouTube channel by G0KSC to help you get proficient in antenna modelling
New report recommends UK foreign policy tilt towards Indo-Pacific region
Video of FT4 & FT8 lecture by W4GHD

22 November 2020
Video presentation by KG5RDF on how to use the NanoVNA
ARRL report suggests Sunspot cycle 25 could be among the strongest ever
GB1NHS will be on the air over Christmas
DX News for week ending 20 Nov from ARRL
HMS Dragon returns from Black Sea deployment
Plymouth Cold War Museum plan overcomes first hurdle

18 November 2020
The Space Weather Woman with news of storms, flares and fast wind
IARU Monitoring Systems October Newsletter now available
AmateurLogic.TV Ep. 149 including K8JTK hub digital multimode interlink system
RSGB Hope QSO Parties over Christmas
Connect or Retire: Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Defence
Final Falkland beach cleared of mines
US Navy seriously struggling with maintenance backlog for its overworked carriers

13 November 2020
DX News from ARRL
Frugal Radio - Episode 6 of SDR Guide, trunk tracking
Royal Marines practice with new kit in Gib exercises
The strategic case for a UK multi-role vessel for humanitarian aid and disaster relief
Naval Warfare magazine
Video introduction to Infrastra the new company that owns Harland & Wolff in Belfast and Appledore
US Marine Corps report successful integration exercise on board HMS QE
The nuclear deterrent - the foundation of UK defence

9 November 2020
Teaching amateur radio to children(video)
Lectures and presentations from RSGB Convention available on YouTube
Key challenges faced by the introduction of unmanned or autonomous systems into the RN
Type 31 frigate on schedule - despite the pandemic
Two Russian intelligence-gathering ships operating off Moray Firth
Special forces diver delivery unit in development by Hampshire-based company
Remembrance 2020
Extending the life of Type 23 frigates

4 November 2020
RSGB Webinar 'An Introduction to GNU Radio' by Heather M0HMO
Understanding radio receiver dynamic range
APRS - more than just position data
DX News from ARRL
Frugal Radios's SDR Guide episode 5 - software primer
Annual Submariners' Remembrance service held in London
Service of Prayer & Remembrance for the Armed Forces 09.00 5 Nov on Defence Christians' Network YouTube channel
RN to implement smoking and vaping ban in all ships and establishments in 2021

28 October 2020
New TV documentary made on board HMS Trident starts Nov. 4 at 21.00 on Channel 5
Big sunspot alert
New Zealand amateurs lose 5MHz
DX News from ARRL
An analysis of the recent RN/RM special forces operation in the Solent
Happy 356th birthday to the Royal Marines
Flags being hauled down today from HMS Bristol after 47 years of service including Falklands
New Fleet solid support ships to be built in Britain
The myths surrounding Britain's new aircraft carriers
List of base closures with dates

20 October 2020
The International Naval Contest will take place on 12 December.  Details here.
RSGB has announced that 2,000 people have successfully passed their Foundation exam using remote invigilation
How to use the Reverse Beacon Network to check your CW signals
Still a few places left on the distance learning course for the Intermediate Exam
DX News from ARRL
HMS QE has returned to Portsmouth following Strike Group debut
HMS Dragon forges ties with Ukraine with a week-long visit to Odessa
Photos from HMS QE's participation in Exercise Joint Warrior
New Dreadnought Class submarines video from BAES Marine
Type 31 frigate programme on target despite pandemic
Video of HMS Bulwark moving into dry dock in Devonport

7 October 2020
Ofcom proposes new amateur radio licence conditions
How to turn your BBC MicroBit into a CW Transceiver
RSGB releases videos on practical skills for new amateurs
Exercise Blue Ham 3 has been cancelled
DX News from ARRL
10 ways the IC-7300 has impacted on amateur radio
RN officer makes history as top student on tough German course
UK carrier strike group assembles for the first time
It's 30 years since women were first allowed to serve at sea
Can Plymouth give its RN heritage the place it deserves?
HMS Dragon being tracked in the Black Sea by Russian Navy
BBC report from onboard HMS QE

28 September 2020
New WSJT candidate release features FST4 for use on LF & MF
Online amateur radio training resources
Geomagnetic storm warning
More news from Down Under on RF pollution from solar panel installations
DX News from ARRL
Guide to receiving weather satellite charts on Windows 10 using an RTL dongle
HMS Protector back in the water ahead of Antarctic mission
HMS Collingwood celebrates 80 years of training
Update on the Crowsnest project

23 September 2020
RSGB to introduce remote invigilation for Full exam
TV set knocks out Openreach broadband
Day of the YL's memorial Contest (7 - 8 November)
SolderSmoke podcast 225 now available
HMS QE has embarked 2 squadrons of F-35Bs in preparation for major exercise
Ex-HMS Hermes on her final journey to the shipbreaker's yard

18 September 2020
DX News from ARRL
Latest space weather from the Space Weather Woman
Denby Dale club talks available on YouTube
RF pollution from electric vehicle wireless chargers
Setting up a Raspberry Pi with an RTL dongle for amateur radio use
The next Free Foundation online training course starts on 20 September
Solar panels can cause interference - despite preventive measures
UK Six Metre Group AGM Sunday 27 September by videoconferencing
First Sea Lord launches Mayflower Autonomous Ship
Mayflower Spirit
Follow Mayflower on this web feed
Plans unveiled for cold war museum in Plymouth
RN's autumn programme has begun
Story of ITV's drama about the RN that sank without trace
New book published on British Naval Intelligence through the 20th century
UK to invest in logistics hub in Duqm, Oman to facilitate RN deployments to Indian Ocean and beyond
The cruise missile threat to the UK

7 September 2020
Latest RSGB 2020 Convention information and arrangements
DX News from ARRL
This year's Digital Communications Conference will be streamed live on YouTube
Security & Defence Review - rumour mill
10 more USMC F-35Bs due shortly at RAF Marham
Former Royal Yacht voted top UK visitor attraction
Photo tour of Stonehouse barracks which is due to close in 2027
Ukrainian SU-27 fighter returns to base carrying a road sign

26 August 2020
Calling all ex-WE branch members who may have served in 'Colingrad'.  Stories/dits/memories needed for HMS Collingwood 80th anniversary commemorative book to be published later in the year.
Welcome to new member Martins M0PAM and welcome back to Steve G3MII
RN's newest ship ready for action in record time
D-Day landing craft completes final journey to D-Day Museum in Southsea
Appledore shipyard comes back from the dead - again
Renewed call for Fleet Solid Support ships to be built in Britain
Data, submarine cables and the Defence Review
The next free foundation online training course will start on 6th September
RSGB 2020 Convention will be streaming online
DX News from ARRL
Watch & listen to an explanation of how the new Online Amateur Radio Club operates

18 August 2020
Welcome back Ray M6HOU
GB80BOB (Battle of Britain) will be operating from the homes of RAFARS Members during the month of Sept 2020. QSL Cards via the RAFARS BUREAU ONLY with SAE to Andrew 2E0NDZ QTHr
RN's drone experts ready to deploy on warships
RN officers and ratings make history at unique parade
Visitors get to see Victory's bottom for the first time
HMS Enterprise deploys to Beiruit in UK's support for Lebanon
UK and Belgium agree to collaborate on Protector drones
New £5 coin marks 75th anniversary of end of WWII
Inside a torpedo tube onboard USS Toledo
What the ultimate submarine could look like in 20 years
New book by 'Sharkey' Ward
November Kempton Rally Cancelled
Ep. 26 of the TX Factor now available
DX News from ARRL
New 8M & 5M bands added to PSK Reporter site
IARU Monitoring System Newsletter now available

5 August 2020
Welcome to our new Secretary Martin M0EHL and our new QSL Manager Pete G4GSA
AGM 2019 Minutes uploaded
Learn all about SDR and how to make use of WebSDRs as well
Shazam style signal identification for Android
RSGB Facebook group for M7s and returning licensees
'No more practicals for the Intermediate assessment', says RSGB
DX News from ARRL
U3A Amateur Radio Meeting
VKs no longer have to change their callsign when they upgrade or move area
RN's commitment to drone technology for future operations
Debate on whether the UK carrier Force is headed for the South China Sea
New book on the modern destroyer just published, Tribals, Battles & Darings


23 July 2020
Welcome to new member Roger M0TJK
Our RNARS Nets need your participation, get involved, have a listen, make a call.
Construction of the final unit of first type 26 frigate HMS Glasgow has started
The Naval dimensions of the ISC 'Russia' report
The Radio Amateur Society of Australia have made their popular magazine QTC directly available as a free downloadable PDF
New video looks at the Icom IC-705 SDR QRP transceiver
2020 National Hamfest cancelled
UK Intermediate Training videos available online
DX News from ARRL
RN GPs train at sea
Navy drone team support commando fliers on exercise
Good news, 2% pay rise for all armed forces personnel, bad news, no increase in MOD budget
RN's Devonport nuclear submarine support facilities upgraded
Video of UK F-35 jets operating from HMS QE in the North Sea
USN launches investigation into fire onboard USS Bonhomme Richard
RN amphibious warfare capability in flux

10 July 2020  
Welcome to new members Pete G4CJX and Mike G7LIL
80th anniversary of the only Naval Battle of Britain VC winner
Social worker trial on HMS PoW proves a success
RSGB extends remote invigilation to Intermediate exams
DX News from ARRL
IARU Monitoring Service (aka 'Intruder Watch')Free Newsletter now available
Software Defined Radio Academy goes virtual
Ian M0LIH has been streaming his activities with GB3RN through QO-100 / Es'Hail-2 Satellite on YouTube. Check for RNARS
Big radio switch-off is delayed until 2032 - FM and AM stations saved
CW Training program
HMS Defender, Diamond, Kent & Richmond to escort UK Carrier Strike Group in May 2021

1 July 2020
Welcome to new members Brian M0SSN and Rob 2E0YXS
If anyone served with Derek(SK) G4EZZ/F4VQE could you contact G3ZDF please?
Details of virtual RNARS AGM in the Summer issue of the Newsletter
Register for FREE online Foundation Course
SolderSmoke podcast 223 now available for download
New book "Backing Bletchley-The Codebreaking Outstations from Eastcote to GCHQ" mentions some interesting work by amateurs
RSGB running live interactive webinars Tuesday evenings at 20.00 on YouTube and BATC
DX News from ARRL
New commando uniform for Royal Marines
..and here's the promotional video of the new uniform
Major James Fuller RM has received the rare honour of an American decoration for his service in Afghanistan
Armed Forces Week for the RN around the world
Review of the carrier strike force by the National Audit Office
Promotional video of Chatham Dockyard
FOST changes the name but not the initials
Warship building in the pandemic - progress on the Type 26 frigates

24 June 2020
This year's AGM will be a 'virtual' one.  Details to follow
GB100RS will be active between 28 June and end October to celebrate 100 years of Royal Signals ARS
G3CRS/A and GM3BZU/A are still operating.  Keep a listen out for them
DX News from ARRL
BBC Broadcasters Net meets at 09.00 on 3.700MHz SSB on Tuesday mornings and welcomes fellow broadcasters, engineers and Film industry retired and current
New book on Portishead Radio published by Larry G4HLN.  Available on Amazon
RN launches latest smart crewless boat for general duties

12 June 2020
Welcome to new member Dave G4YBO
GB100RCS will be active on 28 June to commemorate the Royal Signals Centenary Day
Free Foundation Online Training Course starts on June 21
DX News from ARRL
GKA - "Portishead Radio - A Friendly Voice on Many a Dark Night" new book
IARU Region 1 monitoring system newsletter now available
RN's Caribbean task group assembles ahead of huricane season
First landing of operational F-35Bs on board HMS QE

2 June 2020
Welcome to new member Bob M7RWW
RSGB introduces new booking system for online Foundation exam that people can take in their own homes
Video of IARU-R2 'Satellite Communications 101' workshop
The joy of QRP operating
RSGB confirms National Field Day has been cancelled
DX News from ARRL
YouTube GNU radio tutorials for Windows 10
Digital voice for VHF Marine Band?
HMS QE one step closer to maiden operational deployment
HMS Forth honours 1982 Falkland heroes
Rolls Royce MTU engines selected for Type 31 frigates
Video of HMS Endurance and her helicopters operating in the Antarctic
Maritime and Coastguard Agency plans to add drones to air fleet
In focus - the RN's Sampson radar
HMS Sultan adapting methods to train naval engineers using social distancing and technology
New PWO badge discussion

19 May 2020
REMINDER: Online quiz tonight Tuesday - details on Facebook, GROUPS.IO and Twitter feed
DX News from ARRL
FREE IARU-R1 Monitoring Newsletter now available for download
The special call II2EMCA will be active from 1-7-20 to the end of the year
May 2020 RadCom available free of charge as part of the RSGB Get on the Air to Care campaign
RN's commemoration of VE Day
Latest issue of Naval Warfare available for online reading

1 May 2020
Reminder: We are looking for articles for the Newsletter.  Please send to David M0SLL
DX News from the ARRL
Listen out for GB4VVV until 11 May
Special VE Day and VJ Day commemorations
The next FREE online amateur radio Foundation course starts on May 3
Netherlands special event calls in May to commemorate end of WW II
Listen out for GB75VED in May run by RAFARS to commemorate end of WW II
Ofcom have released a database of allocated callsigns
RN trials underwater gliders that can aid submarine hunters
HMS QE has sailed for operational training
RM Commandos are running mobile virus test centres in the South West
China has commissioned 2 more ballistic missile submarines
Sailors begin returning to USS Theodore Roosevelt after quarantine period on Guam
CO of HMS Trenchant relieved of command after investigation
Upgrading the RN's nuclear sub support facilities in Devonport
The last TON class minesweeper left afloat in the world likely to be scrapped
New sophisticated German fuel-cell powered submarine

23 April 2020
Latest 5MHz Newsletter is available for FREE download
Welcome back Tom EI3ER and to new member Chris M0TXB
Details of Marc G0TOC funeral are on the RNARS Facebook page
Japanese amateurs have new privileges including FT8 on 160m and 80m
Solar panel installations in Switzerland cause RF interference
DX News from ARRL
Video of Japanese Morse Code talk by Norman G3CSG (SK)
VDSL interference reporting
The latest IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Newsletter is available for FREE download
Plymouth Naval Base helps produce masks for local NHS
New Patrol Ship HMS Forth makes first visit to South Georgia
HMS QE will sail from Portsmouth next week allowing time for her whole crew to be tested for Covid-19
Russia's deep-sea submarines and a deadly fire
Gosport residents complain of the noise from HMS PoW running her diesel generators alongside
US firm to trial new robot water taxis in Plymouth this summer

10 April 2020
Welcome to new members Andy M7XRN & Mik IZ2FME
Free evaluation report on SDRs for small satellites
DX News from ARRL
RSGB website has a wealth of information and help about EMC
Introduction to new Morse Code course on YouTube
Special Australian call - VI2020STAYATHOME
Saturday 18 April is World Amateur Radio Day
HMS Audacious arrives at her new home HMNB Clyde
HMS Richmond proves new engines for the rest of the fleet
RN Medical staff are supporting the NHS on the frontline
HMS Tamar makes her Portsmouth debut.  She is 4th of 5 new OPV
French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle heading back to Toulon with 40 suspected cases of Covid-19 on board
First of new generation bow mounted sonar fitted to HMS Portland
Young girl fishing catches submarine

3 February 2020
In the latest ICQPodcast a discussion about whether the NanoVNA is any good
RSGB Operating Awards QSL checking service
RSGB has released another batch of videos of 2019 Convention lectures
AMSAT has deployed a WSPR/APRS buoy in the South Atlantic
HM Submarine Otus will be taking part in the Museum Ships Weekend with the call DM3G
DX News from ARRL
HMS Collingwood Open Day will be on 6 June this year
Jets fly from RN carriers in UK waters for first time in 10 years
RAF's first P-8A Poseidon arrives in Scotland this week
1SL has announced the RN will be significantly reducing the size of Navy Command HQ
BBC article about 'The Goldfish Club'
The greatest risk to national security you've never heard of
RN has ordered 5 Mantas T12s - unmanned surface surveillance vessels
MOD does not yet know how or if it will replace RN's largest hydrographic ship HMS Scott
Review of 2020 Strategic Defence Review and its impact on the RN

26 January 2020
Welcome to new members Cathy 2E0WVL, Steve 2E0WDR and Pat M0AAC
Latest TX Factor (Ep 25) looks at the weather, linking repeaters without the Internet and the latest Elecraft gear
If you want to apply to be an RSGB Board Director the deadline is 31 January
Spanish amateurs can now apply for short format calls
DX News from ARRL
Latest FREE Hackspace magazine features MS0SCZ
Space weather from the Space Weather Woman
Some videos for amateurs looking at 'The Small Garden' problem
Look out for special calls OX80HM & OZ80HM until 16 April celebrating 80th birthday of Danish Queen
AmateurLogic.TV Ep. 139 looks at a free remote desktop solution, Vara WinLink and RPi4
HMS QE sails for Lightning jet trials in UK waters
Restoration of Liverpool memorial to WW2 seafarers
Norwegian Navy corvettes, transit speed 47 knots, max soeed 60 knots
Snapshot of RN Surface Escorts
Revolutionary AI warship contracts announced

18 January 2020
Welcome to new member VA3GKY RCSCC Quinte
HMS Collingwood celebrates 80th birthday
HMS QE's new CO takes charge
HMS Scott honours HMS Antelope in the Falklands
HMS Forth takes up her role as Falkland Islands patrol ship
RN to start unmanned mine hunting and surveying ops
INORC 2019 Results on Contests page 2
DX News from ARRL
VP8 licence holders must revalidate their calls
US amateurs complain of QRM from marijuana grow lights
AMSAT-DL announces a new QO-100 down-converter V3d
Special call DL35SDR will be active during 2020 from Munich area to reflect 35 years of SDR
Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

11 January 2020
The 2020 CQ DX Marathon runs for the whole of 2020
Latest (free) IARU Monitoring System Newsletter shows coordinator plagued by LED QRM
DX News from ARRL
IET Wiring Regulations changes affect syllabus
Grey line propagation
The 'Day of YLs' contest 2020 will be held on 24/25th May
Latest TAPR (FREE) Newsletter with details of TangerineSDR
National Museum of the RN are looking to raise £5m to create a Royal Marines Museum inside the Dockyard
From Sea Dart to Sea Viper - area air defence for the RN
Submariners gather at Gosport to mark the closure of the Submarine Escape Training Tank
The 2020s will change the world submarine balance
What it's like to operate a warship in the crowded and dangerous Strait of Hormuz
RN marks 20 years since LGBT ban lifted
RN remembers legendary Norway raid 80 years on

4 January 2020
Happy New Year to all members and visitors
For VK Members - Graeme has been calling CQ RNARS net each Wednesday evening at 0930Z on 7020Khz. Keep a listen out
Ofcom has released a list of available, allocated, reserved and forbidden callsigns
DX News from ARRL
Essex Ham's FREE online Foundation courses have re-started using the 2019 syllabus
New Submarine Escape, Rescue, Abandonment and Survival (SMERAS) training facility due to be open at HMNB Clyde (Faslane) this year
HMS QE New Year Resolutions for 2020
2-minute video capturing the global impact of the RN in 2019
Irish Navy ships laid up because of personnel retention crisis across Irish Defence Forces

31 December 2019
There's a new site for veterans on the Links page.  It's funded by the Armed Forces Covenant
DX News from ARRL
Europe 1 on Long Wave closes tonight
RN & RM honours in New Year's Honours List - including our Patron
Big goffa
A review of the RN in 2019
Replacing the RN's Harpoon anti-ship missile
Report in The Times that 1SL is planning to remove 5 Rear Admiral posts and reduce the 400 staff at NCHQ by up to 50%
"No Captain can do very wrong if he places his ship alongside that of the enemy"
Unwelcome stowaways
New RN Strategic Studies Centre opened in Portsmouth

17 December 2019
We are still looking for volunteers to run GB8OCO in the HQ Shack during December.  Names to G3ZDF
Just a reminder that the RNARS Yahoo group has moved to groups.io
TX Factor episode 25 released
IARU R1 VHF-UHF-microwave FREE Newsletter available for download
Watch the weekly space weather forecast from Dr Tamitha Skov WX6SWW(The Space Weather Woman)
DX News from ARRL
Christianity on the Air will be active over the Xmas period with calls such as 4X2XMAS
Impress your friends by pointing out the International Space Station as it passes over
Commissioning day for HMS PoW
F-35 takes off from HMS QE while it's alongside in Pompey
World's oldest Xmas pud on display in Naval Museum
Earlier days when lots of subs around
HMS QE & HMS PoW alongside each other

2 December 2019
Listen out for GB19YOTA from the HQ Shack on Tuesday 3 Dec from 18.00 to late
Using the Raspberry Pi for portable operation
Falkland Islands gain access to 4m band and 60m
Latest CQ-DATV magazine available for free download
WSJT-X v2.1.2 released
BT OpenReach VDSL has caused RF pollution - according to Ofcom analysis
DX News from ARRL
RN Operational Honours awards
355 Ship USN Fleet No Longer Viable

25 November 2019
More countries in Europe, Africa & Middle East gain access to 50 MHz
RN starts royal palace guard duties today
Army wants to balance manpower cuts with RN mothballing or leasing to USN 1 new aircraft carrier

23 November 2019
Ham Radio Day aboard RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach on 14 December
Big news for the 6M band
DX News from ARRL
New version of SDR-Console released (V3.0.17)
Autumn 2019 edition of BBC Monitoring's FREE magazine Monitor is now available
New items added to For Sale or Wanted page, property of G3UAZ (SK)
Monument to RN Diving & Mine Warfare personnel to be unveiled at Gunwharf Quays
HMS PoW is slightly longer, wider, heavier and faster than her sister ship HMS QE

16 November 2019
HMS PoW arrives in Portsmouth today around 14.00
Volunteers needed to operate GB8OCO in the HQ Shack during December commemorating 80th anniversary of the commissioning of HMS Collingwood.  Names to Joe G3ZDF
DX News from ARRL
The RNARS Yahoo Group has now moved to groups.io/RNARS
GB19YOTA will be operated by a group of Sea Cadets from HQ Shack on 3 December between 18.00 and 23.59
Monitoring your neighbourhood vehicle traffic with passive radar
New Amateur Radio organisation for those that enjoy or use CW
MOD signs contract with Babcock to build 5 Type 31 frigates
RN will return to palace guard duties from 25 Nov

5 November 2019
RNARS Xmas lunch in the Crofton 13.00 10 December, names and deposits to Chairman
HMS Collingwood 80th anniversary special call GB8OCO for December - looking for volunteers to operate from HQ Shack.  Names to Joe G3ZDF
Welcome back David G6XJZ
TX Factor at the HamFest in Newark.  Look out for Alan M6LFM and our Chairman David M0SLL
Latest issue of FREE 5MHz Newsletter now available for download
DX News from ARRL
ABC news report from nuclear powered USN submarine
HMS PoW likely to arrive in Portsmouth early December
HMS QE documentary Sunday evenings at 20.00 on BBC2

28 October 2019
Golden Oldies DJs reunite at Radio Luxembourg's London HQ for unveiling of blue plaque
The Grid Square Award
G3BZU ranking in RSGB HF SSB Field Day
Hackspace (free) magazine antenna construction article and lots more
DX News from ARRL
RSGB looking for clubs to host 'Train the Trainer' days
Did you miss the latest TV programme about HMS QE?
Happy 355th Birthday to the Royal Marines
HMS QE will deploy in 2021 with 2 destroyers, 2 frigates, a nuclear sub and support vessels
HMS Dragon now has a swimming pool
Minister tells 1st Sea Lord to make warship availability a priority

21 October 2019
Welcome to new member Scott of Radio User
Trafalgar Day today
DX News from ARRL
Australian Maritime Safety Authority looks to end HF monitoring for maritime distress & safety
New proposal from RSGB VHF Manager G4SWX for a Beginner's Licence
New jetty completed in Portsmouth Dockyard for HMS PoW
Why the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers operate VSTOL aircraft

14 October 2019
Welcome to new members Ross G4DTD, Jonathan GD0BFN & John VK6FAAW
Latest ICQ Podcast
DX News from ARRL
Raspberry Pi remote radio setup reviewed
HMS PoW notches up more milestones on sea trials
UK's F-35Bs have landed on HMS QE for the first time
2019 AGM Awards on the SpecialNotices page

12 October 2019
AGM today in HMS Collingwood
Photos from the AGM now in PhotoAlbums

7 October 2019
For your information, fellow members, Radio User Magazine's October edition contains a 3 page profile of our Society (p23). Current feedback about it is very encouraging. It is a unique opportunity to be given such exposure in a national publication. Our grateful thanks to the Editor, Georg Wiessala

3 October 2019
Welcome to new members Rosemary (SWL), Paul M0PPD & Martin G3ZXZ
DX News from ARRL
Comparisons of AirSpy HF+, Discovery, RSP1 and other SDRs
RN begins initiative to maintain ASW edge
Virtual tour of RRS Sir David Attenborough
HMS PoW hits top speed in sea trials


24 September 2019
AGM 2019 Agenda available HERE
First aircraft lands on HMS Prince of Wales

22 September 2019
Notice of the RNARS 59th Annual AGM is on the Special Notices page
Database of Japanese amateur radio stations
Saltwater and plastic antenna
DX News from ARRL
SDRSharp community plugin now available
HMS Prince of Wales sets sail
HMS Medway commissioned
New stamps celebrate 500 years of RN ships
Navy mourns loss of friend and benefactor Vice-Admiral Sir Donald Gosling
Design of new Type 31 frigates selected
The current state of the former HMS Bronnington
Russian Navy to be first to field hypersonic cruise missiles on submarines
More details of the new Type 31e frigates

10 September 2019
HF SSB Field Day photos added to Photo Albums
The International Naval Contest will run from 16.00 UTC 7-Dec-19 to 15.59 8-Dec-19 and will be organised by MF-Runde e.V.  Full Instructions HERE

9 September 2019
The RNARS 59th AGM will be held on 12th October in HMS Collingwood.  Items for the Agenda, Reports and names of volunteers for the Committee and other roles to Joe G3ZDF as soon as poss please
Graeme VK5GG is looking for information on the VK 0930Z Wednesday 40m CW Net.  Can anyone in VK help?
RN medics have been deployed to RFA Mounts Bay following Hurricane Dorian
Minutes of the 2018 AGM and EGM now available on Members' Reports
RN unveils first digital laboratory in Semaphore Tower, Portsmouth

6 September 2019
Four new videos from the RSGB 2018 Convention have been uploaded to the RSGB YouTube channel
Basics of the superhet radio
DX News from ARRL
WSPR explained
RFA Mounts Bay delivers aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
Special call OL75CARBON
Transmitting WSPR on Es'Hai-l2 using moRFeus and less than 4mW
A closer look at the Littoral Strike Ship concept
Helicopter Pilot's 360° view of landing on HMS QE
Next generation Black Eagle 50 unmanned helicopter

3 September 2019
RNARS AGM on 12 October. Any agenda items to Hon. Sec. please.  If you are planning to attend please drop Joe G3ZDF a line so he can advise Security & Catering in Collingwood
National SSB Field Day this weekend.  Listen out for G3BZU/P or come and join us in the New Forest
Welcome back Ian G4WUH
RSGB has released mock exam papers based on the new 2019 syllabus for all levels
DX News from ARRL
HMS QE on her way to East Coast USA to embark new F-35s
RFA Mount's Bay in the Caribbean to provide support & assistance to the Bahamas

29 August 2019
Welcome to new members, Charlie MM0OUU & Aubrey 2E0HTX
ARRL prohibits automated contacts for DXCC & contests
WebSDR covering 144-146MHz now available from Goonhilly
DX News from ARRL
Young engineers design 'invisible commandos'
New charity aims to build new maritime relief ship doubling up as training vessel for UK & Commonwealth crews

21 August 2019
Congratulations to Paul(aka "Shady") on getting his new callsign M7PVL
What's in a Watt?
146 MHz band gets an extra year from Ofcom
DX News from ARRL
Work has started on the second of the Type 26 frigates, HMS Cardiff
New First Sea Lord's vision for the future of the RN
HMS PoW turns her screws for the first time

12 August 2019
US Navy rejects touchscreens and reverts back to tradional helm controls
Special call EI100YXQ to commemorate 1st E to W trans-Atlantic voice transmission
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 17/18 August
A history of aircraft carrier ski jumps
China seeks to dominate the seas
HMS Defender returns to the fleet fitted for intelligence gathering

11 August 2019
ARRL Dayton 2019 Hamvention videos available on YouTube
DX News from ARRL
Listen to Es-hail2 narrow band on the BATC WebSDR
Son 'promotes' father in unique ceremony in Collingwood
RN welcomes first warfare fast-track senior rate
HM Naval Base Clyde will be home to all RN submarines by 2020
Does RN training need a shake-up?
Munitions handling on the RN's aircraft carriers

26 July 2019
Welcome to new members Ben M3ZVP, Graeme VK5GG, Mario DJ8NU and Bob VE1RP
ARISS Russia SSTV test transmissions
"The Current War", features the 'war' between rival promoters of DC and AC
DX News from ARRL
Using diversity reception to cancel local interference
Facts behind Sporadic E
New URL for RSGB Trainer info.
RSGB considering new exam similar to City and Guilds RAE
Homebrew SDR transceiver for HF operation
FREE June 2019 IARU-R1 Monitoring System newsletter available
Culture clash between Aussies and French working on $50 billion submarine programme
There are a few new photos on the PhotoAlbums page

10 July 2019
Aerial maintenance day 10 August followed by BBQ
G3BZU/G3CRS aiming to take part in SSB NFD 7-8 September.  Venue to be confirmed.  All help welcomed.
RSGB objects to French proposal to share 2m with aeronautical services
Article in Nature suggests 'Grand Solar Minimum' lies ahead - maybe for 3 solar cycles
TX Factor Ep. 23 - demo of Es'hail-2/Oscar-100 operation from NRC Bletchley
VK6FLAB blog compares Software Defined Radio with Traditional Radio
RN gets privilege of rowing Queen's barge Gloriana at Henley
MOD to develop laser and RF weapons

5 July 2019
Welcome new member Ben M3ZVP & welcome back Gary G0VLJ
Threat to Amateur Radio 2m allocation still under discussion
Upgrading a Pure digital radio to DAB+
Congratulations to Wally G4DIU on 50 years membership of the RNARS
Foundation online course statistics released
Two and three letter calls available to new advanced exam holders
DX News from ARRL
Royal Marines unleash new lightweight missiles
The Arrowhead 140 Type 31e frigate candidate
Marines from 42 Commando board sanctions-busting tanker
14 sailors die on Russian secretive submarine accident
INS Viraat (ex-HMS Hermes) is to be scrapped 2 years after decommissioning

26 June 2019
Threat to 2m and 23cm bands resisted by RSGB
ICQ podcast 2306 includes item on HMS Belfast
DX News from ARRL
Gib special call ZB2IG19 July 1 - 31
Admiral Lord Collingwood comes home
New maritime technology centre launched in Plymouth
Obituary - Surgeon Vice-Admiral Alasdair Walker, MO HMS Plymouth during Falklands conflict
Interview with Capt Ryan Ramsey CO of HMS Turbulent
Video of helicopter in-flight refuelling
Why hypersonic missiles are so significant
Construction of HMS Audacious has fallen further behind schedule
Video - inside look at new P-8 Poseidon ASW aircraft

19 June 2019
New First Sea Lord Admiral Tony Radakin takes over from Admiral Philip Jones
Newbury Rally next Sunday, RNARS will be in attendance
RNARS Curry Night 18.30 2 July, Kungfu restaurant, Fareham

12 June 2019
Marc G0TOC has had to resign as Membership Secretary and QSL Manager for health reasons.  All membership matters should be referred to Joe G3ZDF until we find a new Membership Secretary.
Petition to Ofcom to issue vanity callsigns
Yaesu (UK) have donated a multi-mode multi-band FT991A to the HQ Shack
DX News from ARRL
Latest Free MagPi magazine describes how to receive SSTV from the ISS with simple equipment
D-Day 75th commemorations in Portsmouth
Video of demo of Saab's Multi-shot Mine neutralisation System
State of the art facilities and equipment onboard RRS Sir David Attenborough
Waiting for low tide to get ashore
Swedish Visby class corvette HMS Karlstad with an interesting design
The RN's defensive shield - from Sea Wolf to Sea Ceptor

2 June 2019
Some photos from HMS Collingwood Open Day added to Photo Albums

29 May 2019
Collingwood Open Day next Saturday 1st June, GB6COD will be active
F35s arrive for training in Cyprus
Submariners honoured in Anglesey during HMS Thetis commemoration
HMS QE back in Portsmouth

23 May 2019
Due to an increase in costs and postage we have had to increase the prices of some commodities
175th birthday of Morse Code
Annual Amateur Radio survey
Joe Taylor K1JT has been inducted into the CQ Hall of Fame
50MHz monitoring trial on 13 June to coincide with ITU WRC 2019 discussion
HMS QE sets sail after her dry dock inspection

17 May 2019
DX News from ARRL
The Farnham WebSDR - DC to microwaves, RSGB 2018 convention video presentation
April IARU-R1 Free Monitoring Newsletter now available
HMS Sultan welcomes new CO
RN commemorates the Yangtze Incident

9 May 2019
US Marine Corps F-35 squadron will deploy on HMS QE in 2021
HMS Talent fitted with Wake Detection System
MOD recognises £250M price cap for Type 31E frigates is unworkable
The RN and Maritime Autonomous Systems

8 May 2019
Looking for volunteers to help out in the HQ Shack on Open Day 1st June.  Contact G3ZDF
Free IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/Microwaves Newsletter now available for download
Tomorrow is AOxEU: Europe Day on the Air 2019
Experiments with end-fed half-wave antennas for portable use
First on-air test of HF digital voice mode FreeDV 2020
Some more photos from HMS Belfast AGM added to PhotoAlbums
Presentation at RSGB AGM on Es'Hail-2
DX News from ARRL
New International Marine Club SEAFARER set up and inviting membership
FT4 Versus FT8 - what's the difference?

29 April 2019
Congratulation to recent examinees Ian (2E0IHH) who is now M0LIH & David (2E0GLL) who is M0SLL
First photos from HMS Belfast 2019 AGM added to PhotoAlbum
DX News from ARRL
Princess Royal opens new Hydrographic HQ in Taunton
Vice Admiral Nick Hine appointed Second Sea Lord
Royal Marines take big step with new technology
Closure of GE Rugby electric motor plant threatens supply of RN propulsion systems

25 April 2019
Funeral of Sheila XYL of G3LCS will take place at Crownhill Crematorium in Milton Keynes on Friday 10th May at 11:30
Free Raspberry Pi Intro to C & GUI Programming book
Free PDF of AMSAT satellite journal
New digital mode - FT4, 2.5 times faster than FT8
HMS Glasgow begins to take shape
RN's new Welsh HQ takes shape
D-Day veterans to be saluted in style
RN Historic Flight formally stood down on 31 March 2019
HMS QE has her bottom cleaned
All about Dry Deck Shelter for delivery of special forces on board HMS Astute
Overview of Chinese Navy Parade(video)
Call these roughers?
First RN kite display team

15 April 2019
AmateurLogiv.TV ep. 129 incl. free Peanut D-Star app
RSGB archive footage of DF Field Day 1947 (no sound)
Transmitting WSPR with a Raspberry Pi Zero
Loss of Japanese F-35 raises important questions about salvage
Does the RN need more new ASW corvettes?
The story of submarine telecommunication cables

11 April 2019  
Looking for volunteers to help out in the HQ Shack on Open day 1st June
New IARU-R1 Monitoring Newsletter now available
More ARISS SSTV transmissions 11-14 April
Petition to limit amateur digital modes to those that are open source
Historic archive of early (1925) T&R Bulletins available online
DX News from ARRL
Maiden flight for Crowsnest - the RN's eye in the sky
USN's new generation of Colombia class SSBNs running over budget due to use of 'immature technology'
Russian Navy 'may scrap its only aircraft carrier'

4 April 2019
Date for your Diary - HMS Collingwood Open Day 1 June 2019
RadioWorld article about managing short wave broadcasts from Ascension Island
New digital mode for radio amateurs
Portsmouth Naval Memorial being restored for 75th DDay anniversary
HMS QE returns to Rosyth for planned maintenance

1 April 2019
Britain re-enters the space race
Illustrated talk by Doug G4BEQ on HMS Belfast in HQ Shack at 14.30 2 April
This months MagPi FREE magazine features lots of amateur radio projects using the Raspberry Pi
RSGB organising an international amateur radio marathon event to celebrate Cricket World Cup
International Marconi Day on 27 April.  Click here for more info
SOS Radio Week will take place throughout May to celebrate work of RNLI and NCI volunteer watchkeepers
DX News from ARRL
ISS transmitting SSTV today and tomorrow from 14.00 to 19.00 GMT using PD-120 format
Submarine Service celebrates 118th birthday at HMNB Clyde
HMS QE departs Pompey
Four out of Six Type 45 destroyers currently at sea

26 March 2019
How to get into DMR (and DStar) without a radio
ISS SSTV transmissions on 1-2 April on 2m
The 2018 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is now available for viewing and (FREE) downloading
ESEO satellite commissioning starts
Two more 2018 Convention videos available on RSGB You Tube channel
Latest River Class OPV named HMS Tamar

Latest 60 second news update from across the Naval service comes from HMS Duncan
Discussion about whether RN should bring back minelaying

20 March 2019
New DMR weekly sked @17.00Z on TG23527, net controller Ian 2E0IHH, first sked today 20-3-19
Transponders for working geostationary satellite Es'hail-2
Amsat has announced mods to its up and downconverter kits
How to perfect your 'Burpee'

18 March 2019
VP8OE Falkland’s 1982 civilian hero SK
Rev. George Dobbs G3RJV Founder of GQRP Club is SK
RSGB has introduced a new Intermediate training book to support the new amateur radio exam syllabus that starts on 1 September 2019
DX News from ARRL
'Lego build' SDR transceiver
All members should have had their Spring 2019 Newsletter by now.  Any problems contact G3ZDF
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter for April 2019 available on the Special Notices page
FREE IARU-R1 Monitoring Newsletter available for download
AmateurLogic.TV episode 128 - lots of interesting stuff
HMS Protector encounters Bristol-sized iceberg
Has the RN solved its staffing problems?
Airbus' Skyways drone tests deliveries of parcels to ships at anchor
RN's design flaws: Sea Control & Information Warfare
USN to build 2,000 tonne unmanned arsenal ships
12 Spanish sailors jailed for stealing 12 tonnes of lead ballast from their frigate
Russian Special Forces midget submarine
USN's stealth destroyer departs San Diego for its first 'operational underway'

8 March 2019
Our Editor (Chairman) is looking for stories for the newsletter.
Welcome to new members Jon G1POS, Roger M0UEE, Tony M6LWO, Merlin M0MFX & Simon MM6OHG
Congratulations to Alan on getting his new callsign M7GKB
DX News from ARRL
Free RaspberryPi magazine - MagPi to feature Amateur Radio projects in next issue
Video presentation on simple, post-apocalypse-friendly aerials
Celebrating 100 years of WWV
Special event station OL75CLAY
Vice Admiral Jerry Kydd is the new Fleet Commander
First Supplies moved on board HMS PoW
Admiralty Board Meeting (photo) March 2019
HMS Artful with Special Forces dry dock shelter (photo)
Planned closure of HMS Sultan has been deferred until at least 2029

28 February 2019
RM bases in Chivenor & Norton Manor will not now close
Type 26 frigate mission bay Part 1 - design & development
Sunken Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad raised & slowly being towed - live video feed
Comparison of vertical launch systems in European and Asian navies
Should submarine hatches be made bigger to cope with obese matelots?
3rd Dreadnought submarine to be named HMS Warspite
Russian Poseidon Intercontinental Nuclear-Powered Nuclear-Armed Autonomous Torpedo!
Falklands HMS Coventry Veteran looking for sponsorship for Everest Base Camp challenge for Falklands Vets
HMS Daring stripped down in Portsmouth ready for tow to Birkenhead for fitting of new diesel generators
New entrants accommodation in HMS Raleigh awaits new entry
Germany's DARC reports that Russian 'Sunflower' radar makes 5MHz band unusable
Digital ATV coordination on Es'hail-2
Free cross-platform software for producing Veroboard & single sided PCBs
Canvey Island Rally 2019 - video summary

21 February 2019
Just 2 Phalanxs being fitted to HMS QE
RN & RM complement still short by 1350
New squadron of Poseidon P-8 maritime patrol aircraft will deploy in the Arctic in 2020
Veterans ID cards to be available to all military veterans by end of 2019
Receiving the Es'hail-2 geostationary satellite
DX News from ARRL
Albums on the new DMR Repeater & Harwell Rally added to Photo Albums

14 February 2019
If you are on DMR give a call on TG23527, UK Military & Veterans or call the HQ repeater GB7CO on 235272

13 February 2019
First amateur radio geostationary satellite transponder now active
EF50 - the valve that changed everything
Space Station SSTV decoder using RaspberryPi and RTL dongle
IARU-R1 Monitoring Newsletter now available for free download
QSO Today - interview with W6AWO founder of the Maritime Radio Historical Society
Ofcom guidance on operating in other countries
US Navy provides amateur radio training
DX News from ARRL
Def. Sec. delivers new vision for RN
China's Type 055 destroyers are the key to naval primacy in the Pacific
Designs for RN Future Littoral Strike Ships published

EX-HMS Bronnington as she is today
Ferry crashes into pier in Barcelona causing crane to collapse (video)
The story of what happened during the collision of the USS Fitzgerald
First Phalanx being fitted to HMS QE

6 February 2019
If you connect to GB7CO directly (not over the Web) we would like signal reports please
Video of South Pole auroras
Listen out for Jim BW/G4TDS on 40m CW during the forenoons
HMS PoW first week of storing ship
In-depth look at Wildcat helicopter

4 February 2019
GB7CO DMR UHF repeater is now live
Peanut - the DStar app, discussed in the ICQ podcast
LimeSDR Open Satellite Project
LimeSDR and Digital Amateur TV
Black Arrow UK's space rocket is back home
Foxhall transmission station
DX News from ARRL
USN unmanned ship navigates autonomously from San Diego to Pearl Harbour
Life of Type 23 frigates to be extended

28 January 2019
Welcome to new member Alexander OE6FTE
OrigamiSat-1 team requesting help testing 5.84 GHz telemetry downlink
Repeater time-out project launched
Control your rig remotely using an Android Smartphone
Video message by Bear Grylls to trainees at HMS Raleigh
MoD looking for Normandy veterans to join chartered ship for 75th anniversary commemorations
Sub Lt Ian Copland explains all about Burns Night
HMS Enterprise showing how she can turn on a sixpence
PortsmouthNews reports MoD looking at dry dock for QE class in Portsmouth
8 years to build first Type 26 frigate but China's navy builds equivalent of entire RN every year
GB7CO the RNARS UHF DMR repeater in HMS Collingwood has been approved by Ofcom

25 January 2019
Tuesday next - 29th, DMR Rig set-up in HQ Shack.  Remember to bring your programming cable
Our new DMR UHF repeater GB7CO is in the technical testing phase
SSTV from ISS 31 January - 1 February
DX News from ARRL
Lots of new and interesting SDR stuff on RTL-SDR
Comment on the speed of building RN's new Type 26 frigates
New Finance Director of the RN appointed

21 January 2019
Mick G3LIK has details of the funeral arrangements for Des G3LCS (SK)
RSGB launches Photo Friday on Twitter
LimeSDR & PLUTO sends ATV signals
Open Source Radio Telescopes
Android Peanut app can now run on Windows
Special call EI19RE will be active for the duration of 2019
RN & RM named as one of UK's top LGBT-friendly employers
New weekly defence industry podcast
Options for dry-docking the RN's new aircraft carriers
Forces News reports from RFA Argus
'Allowing submariners to wear white jumpers ashore would help retention' says The Sun
Useful analysis of US, Russian & Chinese progress in Hypersonic weapons development

18 January 2019
Latest version of UK bandplans published
Many free vintage radio & amateur radio e-books available
Earth's shifting magnetic poles are affecting your phone
DX News from ARRL
RN celebrates 50 years of continuous at sea deterrent patrols
Chatham Dockyard celebrates 50 years of Beatles Yellow Submarine album - HMS Ocelot painted yellow
USN unleashing robot ships on the world's oceans
HMS Iron Duke goes for major refit and upgrade in Devonport
HMS Montrose welcomed to Auckland NZ by haka
The Sun says Def Sec suggested using paintguns to deter Spanish incursions into Gib territorial waters
Commando trained 'rocket man' on their assault course (video)

14 January 2019
All articles for the Newsletter will be very welcome.  Please send them to David 2E0GLL
Phased array antennas move whilst standing still
Fan vertical antenna
DX News from ARRL
Selection of devices for teaching Morse code
F-35s ready for front line operations
HMS Mersey deployment in the Channel costs £20,000 per day
HMS PoW progressing towards sea trials
US Navy planning to (re)open a base on the Aleutian Islands
HMS QE maintenance will be carried out in Rosyth

9 January 2019
Uncertainty over where Plymouth's Royal Marines will be based
How China is modernizing its Navy
60 second update on RN & RM news

7 January 2019
D-Star satellite telemetry received
RNARS will be represented at the Harwell Rally on Feb 10th
DX News from ARRL
New DAB decoder for SDR dongles released
Eavesdropping a computer monitor using SDR
SD logging app from EI5DI is now free
Naval personnel recognised in New Year's Honours List 2019
Part 1 of the story of the flooding of HMS Endurance in the Magellan - Leadership
Part 2 of the story of the flooding of HMS Endurance in the Magellan - Priorities

2 January 2019
Latest edition of 5MHz newsletter available for FREE download
China's new antenna is 5 times the size of New York City
WAB turns 50
Two new Intro to Amateur Radio videos by Izzy M6TZI
How to make the most of amateur satellite operation
QSO Today interview with Jonathan Naylor G4KLX developer of MMDVM & other digital voice applications
DX News from ARRL
Ofcom makes G5 + 3 letter calls available
What to do when HF is quiet
The SAS in the Falklands - 2-part podcast
Life onboard HMS Enterprise
National strategy for maritime security
The painfully slow process of dismantling ex-RN nuclear submarines
A year in review - the RN in 2018

20 December 2018
German amateurs on 4m in 2019
Second Sea Lord guest of honour at Sultan Ceremonial Divisions
HMS Dragon seizes £75m of narcotics in Gulf drugs bust
Astute class sub fitted with Special Forces Dry Deck Shelter (photo)
Russian nuclear-powered cruiser enters Barents Sea
The Sun calls HMS Echo(H87 - survey ship) 'Black ops spy ship'
HMS Prince of Wales December 2018 Newsletter

18 December 2018
Technobabble generator
New UK Award - Worked All Postcodes
Soldersmoke podcast Ep. 208
What US Navy undersea warfare looks like today

Building HMS Glasgow - the first Type 26 frigate

14 December 2018
DF13 special German prefix from Jan to June 2019
First FT8 Roundup is a huge success
DX News from ARRL
Beginner's Guide to working amateur radio satellites
G3CWI questions the threat of FT8 to Amateur Radio
RN will be without a ship-to-ship missile after 2023
Broadening the Armed Forces entry criteria
Type 26 frigates will be based at Devonport

11 December 2018
HMS QE back home in Portsmouth
RM band welcomes HMS QE back
3 companies bid to develop & build new Type 31e frigates
New techniques used in designing Type 26 frigates
Guide to the new Tide class tankers
NASA Club stations will be active from December 21 to celebrate 50th anniversary of first lunar mission
WSJT-X v2.0 full release now available
BBC puts 1940s Radio Times online
Turkish amateurs gain access to 60m & 6m
Essex Ham have created some short videos on training courses
DX News from ARRL

5 December 2018
All seats taken for the Christmas Lunch
SAQ on Christmas Eve on 17.2 kHz
Portsmouth harbour navigation aids installed specially for new carriers

3 December 2018
Vice Admiral Tony Radakin CB is to be promoted Admiral and appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in succession to Admiral Sir Philip Jones
2 more satellites with FUNcube payloads launched
10m ARRL contest next weekend, phone and CW
CQ-DATV magazine issue 66 available for free download
RSGB releases more videos from 2018 Convention

Unusual ship design

HMS QE, HMS Monmouth & RFA Tidespring

Four international shipbuilding companies & 1 UK one selected to compete for Fleet Solid Support ship contract
RAF looks to buy different variant of F-35 to one bought by RN

30 November 2018
Preliminary report on the sinking of Norwegian frigate says "the accident was not caused by any single act or event, but can be explained by a series of interacting complex factors and circumstances"
F-35 landing on HMS QE without arrester wires (video)
Full set of names for Type 26 frigates announced
New UK VHF/UHF activity - Worked all Postcodes
DX News from ARRL
Software defined Doppler radar with LimeSDR mini
Using RTL-SDR on an Android smartphone

28 November 2018
1SL says China's Navy is expanding - launching equivalent of entire RN fleet every year
Equipment from Fred G2JV (SK) available on EBay, item nrs 153279710448, 153279712241, 153279713412, 153279716096, 153279717741
First 'serious' FT8 contest this weekend
27 November was the 95th anniversary of the first short-wave trans-Atlantic contact


26 November 2018
Tonight at 21.00 on Channel 5,first episode of Warship: Life at Sea filmed on board HMS Duncan
Last night on BBC2 at 19.00 first episode of repeat of Britain's Biggest Warship
HMS PoW fires up engines for the first time
Next generation computing technology for the RN
HMS Dragon makes major drugs bust in the Gulf
Rolls Royce to supply new diesel generators for Type 45s
USS Abe Lincoln hosts guests from HMS QE for Thanksgiving dinner
RN to introduce Flexible Service April 2019 - part time work & restrict time away from home

23 November 2018
An overview of aircraft communication modes from HF to UHF
DX News from ARRL
New HMS Sheffield announced
RN ship numbers to be increased
How the RN charts the world's oceans

21 November 2018
RNARS Christmas Lunch at Crofton Arms on 18 December at 13.00.  Names to David 2E0GLL
Welcome back James G4KWW
Reminder about DMR Talk Group for Military & Veterans TG23527
First F-35 lands backwards on HMS QE
Moody picture of HMS Defender leaving Plymouth for rendezvous with RFA Tiderace and FOST
New sub-branch in FAA Engineering branch
HMS QE completes F-35 flying trials
New Hovercraft model launched
Video of what a really elegant warship looks like
Argentinian Navy photos of sunken sub

18 November 2018
When an N-connector isn't
RSGB 2018 Convention video - An Introduction to SDRs & GNU radio by M0HMO
New version of WSJT-X - but BEWARE, the new version is incompatible with earlier versions
DX News from ARRL
Lots of information on SDR, dongles and interesting radio projects using Raspberry Pi
Book now for Advanced Distance Learning course (under the old syllabus)
Videos of AMSAT 2018 Symposium talks now available
IARU-R1 VHF Handbook available for FREE download
Royal Navy leads Lord Mayor Show
Special coin gifted to Remembrance guard
Channel 5 documentary - Warship:Life at Sea starts on November 26
Wreck of missing Argentinian sub found
HMS QE Ops Room during air defence exercise
Latest personnel stats for RN
Norwegian frigate runs aground and sinks

7 November 2018
Reminder that GB100ARM has been activated by Belfast Group
Do "Radio Black Holes" really exist?
Concerns about wireless power transfer
Using authentication in amateur radio
DX News from ARRL
Building a radio chat device from a Raspberry Pi
RN ships complete biggest NATO exercise of 2018
New carrier ship control training system opened in HMS Sultan
Annual Submariners' Remembrance Service held in London
INS Viraat (ex-Hermes) to be preserved as maritime museum
WAFU toys
The case for a non-warfare officer First Sea Lord
Appledore shipyard closure - another RN supplier goes under
HMS Northumberland deploys her towed array sonar

31 October 2018
Welcome new members Alan & Mark, studying for Foundation, Claude F5PBL/LZ5KF, Roger G0RMU, David G6ORL, Tony G3KAG
RSGB members can now view 2 lectures from 2018 Convention on FT8 & Microwaves
Lessons for HMS QE from the sinking of Russia's largest dry dock
The RN in the Gulf
China launches new submarine of a previously unreported class

25 October 2018
Some more photos added to the AGM 2018 Album
OP prefix for Belgian amateurs in November
Satellite operation from deck of RMS Queen Mary (call W6RO)
LED lighting can disrupt radio comms
Australian Armistice Centenary special event callsigns
Amateur owned & run AM broadcast station channel292 starts tests on 7440kHz
DX News from ARRL
Tracking people through walls with WiFi passive radar
ITV report on a collection of spy radios
If you have any info about radio equipment used on SS Freshspring please contact Joe G3ZDF
Submariners get special preview of new Hollywood submarine movie
Two QEs in New York at the same time
Captain of HMS QE hands over to his successor
How to 'unman' the RN
Cut-out drawing of new Russian Yasen class nuclear powered cruise missile submarine
UK's 10 most important defence roles

18 October 2018
RNARS Field Day 21-10-18 in Collingwood. Listen out for GB3RN on 80m upwards

14 October 2018
First batch of photos from 2018 AGM are now in PhotoAlbums
DX News from ARRL
Gutter clips for stealth wire antennas
IARU Monitoring Service report on 40m intruders
F-35 trials continue on HMS QE
New integrated ship's mast, built & tested in factory, then sent to shipbuilders
Osprey tilt wing rotor aircraft makes first landing on HMS QE
First ever shipboard rolling vertical landing on HMS QE (video)

4 October 2018
If you plan to attend the AGM on 13 October in Collingwood and you haven't already done so please let Joe G3ZDF know for catering & security purposes
RNARS Field Event on 21 October in Stokes Bay field, Gosport
Buddy Holly's 'Peggy Sue' (ex K5PSG) died on October 1
What is VSWR? Notes & video
Allied bombing in WW2 altered the ionosphere
Tony M6LWO is reviving the Stand Easy net. Wednesdays 14:00 local on 3.748 + -
The sun is entering a deep solar minimum
History of the superhet radio
DX News from ARRL
No Nonsense amateur radio podcast explores why FT8 usage is exploding
10 new BATC videos on ATV and satellite usage uploaded to their YouTube channel
RSGB's Planning Advisory Committee has issued its latest planning advice to members
Ofcom issues M5 prefix calls again
HMS QE has first night time F-35B landings

Final flight of the Sea King
Winners of RN Photographic competition
Video of first deck landing on HMS QE

19 September 2018
OFCOM responds to FoI request with number of UK Amateur Radio Licences
OFCOM refuses to sanction high power CB amplifiers
DX News from ARRL
First sea-going captain of HMS PoW takes over
60 years of FOST
Defence minister announcement about Type 31e frigates entering service
First Type 26 frigate, HMS Glasgow to be accepted by RN in 2025
HMS QE & HMS Monmouth arrive in Norfolk, Va.
UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity
Sea King farewell flypast
Harry Roughers video

12 September 2018
Moonbounce on a dipole
IARU Monitoring System reports of intruders on amateur bands
First EI-JA 70cms moonbounce QSO
Introduction to Amateur Digital TV book available for free download
MFCA has a new web address
DX News from ARRL
How to use an SWR Meter
Sale of BBC shortwave stations by Babcock
HMS Collingwood Heritage Collection throws open its doors
HMS QE arrives in Mayport, USA
Rolls-Royce engines to power USN's new unmanned drone for air to air refuelling

3 September 2018
How Morse Code beat the Dial Telegraph
Next generation SDR
BBC report about UK's new giant aircraft carriers
Free ATV magazine available for download
DX News from ARRL
100th anniversary of first VK-UK radio contact

29 August 2018
New DMR talkgroup for UK Military & Veterans - Brandmeister TG23527
Proposed changes to C&Rs/Constitution for consideration at EGM following 2018 AGM
Latest edition of 5MHz Newsletter available for free download
Running the Arduino IDE on a Raspberry Pi
Introduction to Network Radios (video)
Ops Room of HMS PoW fired up
F-35Bs do ramp training in preparation for HMS QE embarcation
F35B Ramp training
F-35Bs expected to make first landing on HMS QE 3rd week in September
The role of offshore patrol vessels in the future of the RN
Scallop wars - French and British fishing boats clash in the Channel
Channel5 to air programme about life on board HMS Duncan
China's second aircraft carrier left for sea trials a few days ago
HMS QE lowered mast
HMS QE's communications mast lowered for maintenance
HMS QE cable boom
HMS QE cable boom for high voltage shoreside power cables

24 August 2018
There's a petition to exempt radio amateurs from needing planning permission for radio aerials
Using a Raspberry Pi3 to detect SAQ VLF signals
DX News from ARRL
HMS Severn stops plunder of WW1 wreck by illegal salvagers
Italian cadet training ship, Amerigo Vespucci arrives in Portsmouth
Janes' Fighting Ships 2017-18 - yours for just £983
HMS QE - are aircraft carriers too expensive?
HMS QE - Senior rates mess opening
Still need volunteers for Committee membership - can attend meetings by Skype

20 August 2018
RSGB publishes revised syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced exams
RSGB syllabus - changes to Intermediate practicals
ICQPodcast - Pi-Star 12 months on
FT8CALL - FT8 but with chat
New 10 watt 10 band QRP kit on the way from QRP Labs
DX News from ARRL
HMS Daring crew to be awarded Gulf of Aden clasp
HMS QE sets off for F-35B trials
HMS QE Skippers chair
HMS QE - Skipper's chair
First Sea Lord takes the salute of BRNC Passing Out Parade
3 Merlin Mk4 from RNAS Yeovilton arrive on board HMS QE
HMS QE - the view from the bridge
Sailing into danger - thoughts on the HMS Daring medal
Where's the chef?
HMS QE steering position
HMS QE steering position
HMS Jufair is now NSF Jufair
Recent Committee Minutes including 2017 AGM now available on Members' Reports

14 August 2018
Real-time UK band conditions
New liquid battery could lead to electric cars being charged in seconds
China claims successful test of hypersonic waverider
Zephyr UAV claims new endurance record
820 Naval Air Squadron embarks on HMS QE
Service personnel being offered second chance after failing compulsory drug tests
HMS QE - built to survive

10 August 2018
Kiwi-SDR can locate intruders in ham bands
DX News from ARRL
Useful propagation prediction tool - just give it your locator, antenna and height, rig and power and mode of transmission
DKARS August 2018 magazine available for free download
Multi, multi-mode mobile
How to use Kiwi-SDR for DF
Junior rates' accommodation on HMS QE
New workboats being built for RN
Second batch of F-35Bs on their journey to the UK (video)

2 August 2018
Call for articles, stories, cartoons etc for the Newsletter to David (Chairman)
Try out the new Morse facility on Google's keyboard app - GBoard
A decade of digital dependency
The new syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced exams to be released w/c 13 August by RSGB
Upgraded HMS Kent and HMS Defender prepare for global missions

30 July 2018
Congratulations to Mike now M6POY, Dave M6OVD and Alan M6UIT who all passed their Foundation exam
Some photos of an aerial working party on 28-7-18 in PhotoAlbums
Significant changes in store for FT8 & MSK144 in WSJT-X 2.0
Ofcom has cleared two 23cm ATV repeaters for operation, the first for a number of years
DX News from ARRL
Three submarines break through the Arctic ice
The story of the building of HMS Hermes

25 July 2018
More aerial remedial activity in Collingwood next Saturday at 14.00
Android satellite tracking applications
New datamodes broadcast programme on 6070 kHz AM
How to record large chunks of the AM and short wave bands using low cost SDR
As of Feb 2018 Thailand has 3rd largest number of licensed amateurs
Inside the world's biggest aircraft - it even has a glass floor
DX News from ARRL
Welcome to new members John M6JYS and David SWL but soon to do his Foundation exam
Current RN submarine replacement programme
RN Type 31e frigate programme abruptly suspended
Updated analysis of Russian nuclear powered and nuclear armed ultra long range torpedo
Photo of HMS Duncan's enclosed focsle deck

17 July 2018
If you have knowledge of maintaining the Morse auto keyer GNT 112 (see below) the Comms Museum in HMS Collingwood would love to hear from you.
Morse keyer
UK unveils new fighter aircraft which can operate autonomously
Welcome to new members John M6JYS and David SWL
DX News from ARRL

11 July 2018
60 second news summary from Royal Navy & Royal Marines
Australia to make major investment in ASW frigates
Australia to buy 6 US-built Triton maritime patrol drones
88 MHz trans-Atlantic signals heard in Ireland
BBC World Service short wave listening continues to decline; more now listen on the Net
ICQ Podcast - Network radio
Starting 17 July the National Radio Centre in Bletchley Park will open 7 days a week for the holiday period
DX News from ARRL
HMS Northumberland rededicated on the Tyne
Animation showing flight paths of all aircraft taking part in RAF flypast over London
First trials of F-35B onboard HMS QE start this autumn
UK misses NATO deadline for completing defence review

2 July 2018 
New Radio Communication Museum of GB in Derby.  Visits by appointment with G8EBM.  They are looking for real-life stories
Space communications for beginners
QRZ.COM page devoted to HMS Amethyst with special call GB4AMT
DX News from ARRL
Armed Forces Day celebrated in Portsmouth
Royal Marine veteran receives France’s highest honour, the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur
HMAS Tobruk scuttled off Fraser coast as a dive site
Type 26 wins Australian frigate competition
HMS Caroline shortlisted as a heritage finalist in National Lottery Awards 2018

25 June 2018 
Best wishes to Marc our Membership Secretary who is recovering in hospital from an operation
All you sparkers who worked Portishead Radio - see GB0GKA page on QRZ.COM for 90 year celebration details
Introduction to Network Radios
ARRL Field Day Safety Officer checklist - free to download
IARU HF Managers Handbook - free to download
2m tape measure aerial in FREE Hackspace magazine
DX News from ARRL
Tutorial: Setting up a low cost digital modes receiver with a dongle and RaspberryPi 3
New SDR product - Artificial Intelligence radio (AIR-T) transceiver
FREE university level textbook - SDR for engineers
HMS Sultan honours trailblazing female engineer
HMS QE back in Pompey for some annual leave
Astute class nuclear sub - Haynes workshop manual reviewed
HMS PoW has Artisan 3D radar bolted on
Wildcat helicopter practises Highline In Flight refuelling from Type 45 destroyer

21 June 2018 
Stand Easy Net - John G4KGT is looking for someone to take over as Net Controller.  John's details are on QRZ.COM
New FREE book SDR for Engineers
Up to date cloning / programming files for Icom D-Star radios
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter added to Special Notices page
Reverse Beacon Network testing FT8 spots
DX News from ARRL
HMS QE RAS with RFA Tidespring
Delivering the RN's new OPVs
Russian Navy accepts new cutting-edge amphibious craft
PM urged to fund recycling of RN's old nuclear subs
New poster of secretive Russian seabed warfare navy 2018
Some new rally/event management documents added to Members Only page

13 June 2018
Have a look at the For Sale or Wanted page for details of Fred G2IV(SK)'s gear
Maritime Mobile with a UK Intermediate Licence
Night watch on board HMS Enterprise (video)
Matchstick fleet of every RN ship since 1945

11 June 2018
Some photos from Collingwood Open Day 2018 in the PhotoAlbum
GEO (FREE) wx satellite newsletter available for download
IARUMS reports Iranian radars active on 28MHz
The great FT8 debate continued
QSO Today podcast - interview with Antenna Guru John Stanley K4ERO
ZS amateurs get 100kHz on 60m
Raytheon developing shipboard antennas to handle comms, radar & EW simultaneously
DX News from ARRL
RNARS GDPR Policy added to Policies page
Homebrew SDR SSB transceiver from ZL2CTM
USN review of contenders for their new frigate
Receive Cube Sat signals for just $25
RN recipients in Queen's Birthday Honours 2018
F-35Bs arrive in UK
Former HMS Ocean undergoing conversion in Devonport for Brazilian Navy
GE contracted by BAE Systems to replace power systems on Type 45 destroyers
HMS QE sails for Part II helo trials
Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney - for better cooling and server preservation
HMS Defender first Type 45 at sea with Shaman CESM fit
2 men accused of stealing items from HMS Hermes shipwreck in Dover Straits
Book review - On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service
HMS PoW - Ship Control Centre (SCC) being fitted out

1 June 2018
Collingwood Open Day on 2 June.  Listen out for GB6COD, monitor what we are doing on @RNARSHQ
DX News from ARRL
ICQ Podcast #267 incl. Dummies Guide to DMR

20 May 2018
SK sale of items bequeathed by George G2IV on For Sale or Wanted page
USN working on underwater charging points for unmanned underwater vehicles
DX News from ARRL
Photo of Pentagon's shadowy special operations mothership emerges
Ex-HMS Walney for sale, £30,000 to you guv
F-35B - UK industrial participation
Trends in UK Armed Forces numbers

15 May 2018
HMS Collingwood Open Day only 2 weeks away on 2 June
IARUMS Free Newsletter now available
DX News from ARRL
Is Joe Taylor of WSJT-X fame killing off amateur radio?
GB1NHS is the new NHS amateur radio station
The day of the unmanned surface ship is dawning
7th Astute-class sub will be called HMS Agincourt
Permanent Magnet Technology offers new form of propulsion (YouTube video)
Defence Procurement Matrix
RN takes delivery of unmanned minesweeping system

30 April 2018
Some guidance from EssexHam on GDPR
Special call OS100V - HMS Vindictive commeration 10-11 May
Serious defects found on HMS Forth
After HMS Diamond's departure from Portsmouth there are now 4 Type 45s currently at sea
What is a frigate?
BBC TV series about life on board HMS QE
How the RN tests emerging technologies for use in defence
China unveils new advanced aircraft carriers

26 April 2018
Marconi Day at Oxford Museum
Latest 5MHz Newsletter available for free download
SAQ on air on 1 May on 17.2 kHz
Raspberry Pi 3B+ as an SDR without the SDR
New prefix GR9RW to celebrate Prince Harry's wedding
Germany to get temporary allocation again in 70 MHz band in 2018
FM transceiver from an unexpected chip
DX News from ARRL
FREE May 2018 HackSpace PDF magazine
First of the Type 26 Frigates will not be operational until 2027
New Military Times website

10 April 2018
Free IARU Monitoring Newsletter
Tracking aircraft with a Raspberry Pi
Free CQ-DATV magazine
Video of talk by K1JT about working the world with WSJT-X
DX News from ARRL
New RN Operations Hub opens in the Gulf

29 March 2018
Radio rallies & Hamfests calendar for 2018
HamCollege TV #39 - digital modes & interference
SolderSmoke podcast ep. 203
Role of RSGB & voluntary interceptors in WWII
HMS Ocean decommissioned
HMS PoW is now HV Live
MOD wins another £600M to keep new nukes plan going
Army General named as new Chief of Defence Staff
LF/MF mode with synchronous decoder
ISS SSTV will be active on 145.800 MHz FM in April
CATSync - the new CAT tool for WebSDRs

22 March 2018
Important letter from our Chairman on implications of new data protection law
Special call VB18FIFA on air from 1 to 15 June for World Cup
Latest FREE HackSpace magazine now available
DX News from ARRL
5MHz band access trial for ZL
Have a look inside Russia's latest submarine
Final cure for Type 45 destroyer propulsion problems announced
Some images of 2nd QE class carrier

15 March 2018
ITV This Morning visits HMS Belfast
HMS Trenchant breaks the Arctic ice for a look around
RAF will celebrate 100 years on 1 April. RAFARS running RAF100 Award
Essex Ham demonstrated amateur radio at 6th annual Raspberry Jam
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter

12 March 2018
Next Shack Aerial morning on 25th March at 09.30.  Volunteers wanted.
Welcome to new members Mike and Alan who are studying for their Foundation Licence
Equinox 'cracks' forming in Earth's magnetic field
March GEO Newsletter available for free download
Pacific radio drone using FT8 with call KH6JF/MM
Raspberry Pi + LimeSDR = world's smallest DVB transmitter
DX News from ARRL
Trevor Bayliss of wind-up radio fame died last week
Female RN diver marks International Women's Day
First F-35B deploys to warship
NEW! Caps with RNARS logo now available in Commodities
Haynes manual on ASTUTE Class nuclear subs due out in May
HMS Sutherland in Oz
HMS Sutherland arrives in Sydney

5 March 2018
ICQPodcast Ep. 261 - latest Amateur Radio news
DKARS Feb. 2018 Free magazine
DX News from ARRL
Revamped Portishead Radio website
Newbury Radio Rally will now be held on 24 June 2018
Maplins goes into administration
One of the new Type 26s will be named HMS Cardiff
Oz Navy invent temporary beds that can be stowed in torpedo racks
Russia claims technical lead over US in development of hypersonic weapons

28 February 2018
Video of SDR talk at Things Conference
Boots for sending Morse Code
Ham College 38 - Digital Modes part 1
WSJT-X v1.9.0 now available
HMS QE back in Pompey after helo trials
The case for building a British hospital ship

26 February 2018
Any members in the Reading area able to run a stall at McMichael Rally 22 July?  Contact Joe G3ZDF
The rise and fall of Radio Shack
National Radio Centre, Bletchley to open 6 days a week
DX News from ARRL
Unusual oscillations in Earth's magnetic field
New Russian sub tactics threaten ageing US Navy (and probably RN)
ICQ Podcast Ep. 260 - Xiegu X108G review
Brum honours bootnecks
First fixed wing pilots join HMS QE
How offshore patrol vessels (OPV) could be important to the future of the RN
New dazzle camouflage for Type 31e Leander concept

19 February 2018
Welcome new members Will M6WRJ & DSTL Fort Halstead RC G3BRK
IRTS evening Counties Contest on Tuesday at 20.00

18 February 2018
Foundations of Amateur Radio 'What do you wish you had known when you started in amateur radio?'
European Radio Amateurs Organisation free Newsletter
DX News from ARRL
First accelerated engineers pass out in HMS Raleigh
North Korean Special Forces Hovercraft base
New book on the history of submarine warfare
A bad day at the office - a look at the HMS Ambush collision
Type 26 not shortlisted for USN frigate programme
MOD confirms sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

15 February 2018
Listening to the ocean - use of underwater sensors to detect submarines

14 February 2018
Coke tin antenna for use with that new RTL dongle
VHF path between VK & ZS still greatest challenge
Sony likely to stop production of short wave radios
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter for March 2018
New wideband microwave transceiver for EW applications
Free IARU region 1 monitoring newsletter
Russian military urging personnel to get off social media
HMS QE leaving Gib

9 February 2018
Aerial Day and Workshop Clearout Day on Sunday 11 February at 09.30.
HMS Ocean sails from Portsmouth for the last time
HMS QE to visit Gib 9 - 12 February
DX News from ARRL
marinefunker.de have created a new Club Calls award
HMS Ocean enters Plymouth for last time under White Ensign
Tight fit! Chinook on flight deck lift on HMS QE

5 February 2018
Submarine Q&A on Facebook
Antenna Gain & Polar Chart magic
Raspberry Pi DVB transmitter
DX News from ARRL
First naval air squadron embarks on HMS QE
Fast-track engineering scheme extended to WE and AE branches
HMS QE sets sail for sea trials
Revised versions of data protection policies & communications on Policies
One of our submarines is missing
Revised results of INC 2017 on Contests page

1 February 2018
HMS Cavalier GB2CAV will be operating on 40 meters Saturday 10th February for reopening of Chatham dockyard after the winter break
Trials of USN unmanned ASW hunter ACTUV progressing well
RTL dongle + Raspberry Pi = cheap SDR
(New look) TX Factor episode 20

30 January 2018
Aerial day in HQ Shack on 11 Feb at 09.45
Thanks to everybody who sent in articles for the Newsletter
DX News from ARRL
February edition of free HackSpace magazine available
USN has ordered 10 more Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for US & UK
Latest TX Factor video news now available

24 January 2018
Welcome back Derek G4EZZ/F4VQE
Uptake of FT8 digital mode "phenomenally fast"
Putting the Type 45 propulsion problems into perspective
"Operational availability" is biggest challenge for RN sub force
MP says we need a "cheap, modular warship with plug and play options"
4 deck general arrangement - QE class carriers (diagram)

23 January 2018
F-35Bs will be 14% cheaper by 2020 - says Lockheed Martin exec
The threat to our armed forces from Russia
The Russians are no cyber threat
HMS QE starts FOST training
Large collection of RadComs available free - see ForSaleorWanted

22 January 2018
Revised results of RNARS CW Activity & INORC 2017 contest on Contests page
DX News from ARRL
Special call for HMS Belfast's 80th birthday will be GB80GGCN
Cockpit view of F18 Hornet landing on US carrier

18 January 2018
How to send and receive SSTV on Baofeng
HMS QE gets ready for sea trials
First section of hull of first Type 26 HMS Glasgow completed
Opinions say MOD will be worst hit by Carillion collapse
Let's call the Type 31e frigate a corvette
US Navy commanders face negligence charges
Test pilot compares F-35B & Harrier
Results of RNARS CW Activity & INORC 2017 contest on Contests page

17 January 2018
Boeing develops unmanned aerial tanker for USN jets
VK becomes AX for one day on 26 January
FT8 Operating Guide
WSPR beacon on the way to the Antarctic
SolderSmoke podcast #202 is now available
Fourth Astute class sub completes first dive

13 January 2018
Russia's underwater nuclear drone poses problem for NATO
Surg. Capt. 'Rick' Jolly OBE has crossed the bar

12 January 2018
HQ Shack heating is now back on
D-Star satellite lost on launch, replacement planned for Feb 1
DX News from ARRL
What caused US Navy collisions in 2017
RSGB Newsletter for Affiliated Clubs now available on Special Notices page

10 January 2018
Plymouth to get £5M new naval museum
The (very) slow process of dismantling RN nuclear subs
This is how to do a recruitment advert
The Naval Review has just launched its website
Analysis of the acoustic detection of loss of the Argentinian sub

8 January 2018
Welcome to new members Dave NP2MR & Hein VE5TEN
More escorts for Russian ships transiting the Channel
An officer's guide to breaking the rules
Campaign launched to fund Battle of the Atlantic memorial on Liverpool Pier Head
Consortium formed to bid for Type 31e frigate contracts
HMS Ocean sold to Brazil

6 January 2018
USN to use unmanned Helicopters as forward spotters
Cockpit view of BA A380 taking off from Heathrow (video)
DX News from ARRL
HMS Belfast 80th birthday weekend of celebrations 16-18 March 2018

2 January 2018
Happy New Year to all our members and visitors
USN using intelligent buoys for large scale ocean monitoring
DX News from ARRL
Bargain basement Type 31E - Lidl frigate or ...?
Dreadnought class submarine in focus
Unmanned systems and anti-submarine warfare
A contrarian's view that we need more admirals not fewer

24 December 2017
Armed forces veterans to be issued with ID cards
DKARS magazine available for free download
Where are our military this Christmas?

23 December 2017
Annual KW Days will be on 6/7 January
Radio Caroline returns
DX News from ARRL
HMS PoW floated out of construction dock

18 December 2017
New Radio Amateur Society of Australia
Next Advanced distance learning course starts in January
UK takes delivery of 14th and final F-35B Lightning II this year
Update on Warship World & Maritime Books
Rumour that General Sir Gordon Messenger, Royal Marines will be next Chief of Defence Staff

17 December 2017
Latest edition of (free) 5MHz Newsletter available for download
US Navy comms system SDR operates from 2MHz to 2GHz
DX News from ARRL
Norway ends national FM broadcasting
The future of Amateur Radio is software - says faradayRF
GEO (weather satellite) quarterly magazine available for free download
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter Jan 2018 added to Special Notices page
A Ham's Night Before Christmas - video classic
RSGB Raspbery Pi 2017 lecture now online
Dummies Guide to DMR
More BBC AM transmitters to close
Tim Peake opens RN-backed technical college in Portsmouth

30 November 2017
Still looking for local helpers for our Aerial Morning on 10 Devember
Xmas lunch on 19 December at 12.00 in The Crofton, Hill Head.  Names & £5 deposit per head to G3ZDF
Slow scan TV from space on 2m on 5-6 December
G3NRW IC-7300 resources page
Ofcom say they 'no longer hold a list of available amateur radio callsigns'
Explanation of why to use virtual amateur radio
New FM repeater satellite
Review of the new Type 26 Frigates
RN Palace Guard (video)

24 November 2017
Looking for volunteers for Aerial Morning on 10 Dec - names to G3ZDF
Using Amazon's Alexa as a shack companion
DX News from ARRL
HMS Diamond limps home with dodgy prop
First Sea Lord warns that Russian incursions into UK waters is the new norm
New page with website T&Cs
Current band conditions from 160m to 15m
USN prepares for maritime patrol & surveillance by autonomous drone

21 November 2017
Just a reminder that Committee Minutes are available on Members' Reports pages
Seven mysterious signals from missing Argentinian sub
Farnham WebSDR changes its address
TX Factor at HamFest & New Broadcasting House
Foundations of Amateur Radio - How does a TCXO work?
9k6 packet radio plug-in for Raspberry Pi
DX News from ARRL
'Cannabalisation' of RN ships
HMS QE due back in Pompey today
RN Sailors to guard the Queen
HMS Protector deployed to help in search for missing sub
New CO for HMS Collingwood

13 November 2017
Chairman's Summary of the recent investigation on the Members' Reports page
We are looking for a volunteer to take over as Editor of the Society's Newsletter.  Names to G3ZDF please
Nelson's scars

7 November 2017
Minutes of the last 2 Committee Meetings on the Members' Reports page, usual password

6 November 2017
New digital modes changing the complexion of the bands
DX News from ARRL
VDSL pollution - RSGB Convention video
New IOTA website live
British 'zapper' destroys 500 ISIS drones
How Soviet Akula class sub changed submarine warfare
JOTA now have their own J-codes
Getting started with amateur radio satellites
Re-inventing electronic warfare
The state of digital voice - video presentation
Grave of wartime L/Tel submariner identified in Italy
Royal Marines mark 353rd anniversary

16 October 2017
Some photos of the AGM added to the PhotoAlbum page
DX News from ARRL
The real reason the USN keeps hitting merchant navy vessels
Foundation & Intermediate exams going online
Are Radio Amateurs a threatened species?
Building a replica of the original Sputnik transmitter
Next Advanced distance learning course starts in January
Full report into sinking of HMS Sheffield

5 October 2017
Tuning in a radio station is a dying art
60 years since Sputnik was launched
USN mixing manned and unmanned vessels to control the seas
Has the old Navy gone yet?

29 September 2017
AR88 offered FREE - Surplus page
Very successful inaugural Tuesday HQ Net - see @RNARSHQ on Twitter for details
Tropospheric ducting explained
DX News from ARRL
Android apps to practice CW
First demo of driverless 2-seater air taxi
New UK regs require tighter cyber security on ships
Free ATV magazine
New HMS Belfast - old one is now HMS Belfast (1938)

25 September 2017
Keep a listen out tomorrow for GB3RN at 1600A on the new Tuesday HQ Net on 7068 kHz
We'll put any changes of frequency on Twitter on our Home Page
USN deploys cyber security team to investigate ship collisions
Guide to the Hovercraft Museum
Young amateurs - the future of amateur radio

22 September 2017
Draft 2017 AGM Agenda now available in MembersReports
RSGB Affiliated Clubs Newsletter for October 2017 added to SpecialNotices
DX News from ARRL
Latest (free) RSGB RadcomPlus is now available
D-Star QSO party 2017 starts today and runs till Sunday
Get ready for another disruptive shift in naval warfare
Details of new Tuesday HQ Net on SpecialNotices page
D-Day landing craft will become 'new landmark' on Southsea seafront
Some photos from NavyFit 2017 added to PhotoAlbums

11 September 2017
DX News from ARRL
How the Radio Amateur Exam has changed in the last 15 years
Longest E-M-E QSO
HamRadio 2017 (Friedricshafen) lectures & papers available online

24 August 2017
Early call for items for AGM Agenda
Ofcom issues guidance for Amateur Radio licensees
Photos of Bob N4XAT operating multiple locations added to the Albums
New digital mode FT8 gets 750 miles with light bulb dipole
BBC World Service expands with new languages
USN to investigate whether their warships were hacked
Essex Ham guides for new radio amateurs
Photos of new RNARS banners outside the HQ Shack
Royal Marine Commandos swear by this £2.25 moisturiser (to repel midges)

20 August 2017
Friedrichshafen SDR Academy videos
US 'Global Persistent Surveillance'
Big balloon
New owner for Practical Wireless & Radio User
Ofcom has issued some 2 character contest calls erroneously
DX News from ARRL
Malta authorises 60m allocation
How a faulty door bell locked people in their cars
3 methods of TX'ing WSPR reviewed at QSO365
Nelson's chair from Victory on sale for £50K
10 US sailors missing as destroyer collides with tanker
First Sea Lord welcomes HMS QE to her home port
More photos of the arrival of HMS QE in Portsmouth
Video taken inside Ops Room of HMS QE
Broadband terminated dipole for ALE
How one Allied (RAF) techie changed the course of WW2

15 August 2017
HMS QE due in Portsmouth Wednesday at 07.10
Ryde webcam decommissioned - here's a live view of entrance to Portsmouth Harbour
Here's the view from Gosport
RSGB Affiliated Clubs September Newsletter in Special Notices
AmateurLogic.TV Ep. 107 looks at new digimode FT8, Scope Kits, Pi Zero & Tripods
BBC starts to switch off local medium wave AM transmitters

14 August 2016
HMS QE will arrive in Portsmouth on Wednesday 16 August
Chopper makes first landing and take-off from HMS QE

12 August 2017
Android 20wpm Morse code trainer
Risk of cyber attacks prompts shipping to return to eLoran for navigation
DX News from ARRL
How to build an SWR/relative power meter (video)
Perseid meteor shower this weekend
HMS QE expected in Portsmouth on August 18
Watch the arrival of HMS QE from Ryde webcam
Drone touches down on flight deck of HMS QE

7 August 2017
FT-8 the new digital mode for HF & 6m
The mystery Russian station on 4625 kHz that no one claims to run
Free DKARS magazine is now available for download
Upgrade to Scotland's military bases approved
DX News from ARRL
Free SpaceUK magazine
Solar powered GoKit for amateur radio
Keep an eye on what's happening in the Solent with this webcam in Ryde
HMS QE on her way to Pompey
Range of items recovered from Portsmouth Harbour during dredging

31 July 2017
DX News from ARRL
YOTA 2017 Summer event
Gib's Windy Hill to be rebuilt
Black Tot Day today
Hans-Juergen's (DK9OS) visit to Friedrichshafen Radio Fair

24 July 2017
Our Patron received an honourary degree from Liverpool University
1st Sea Lord honours
History of CB radio
G5RV honour
HamRadioNow.TV - troubleshooting techniques
Ofcom - spectrum for powerline carrier systems
Investment of £500,000 in Hartlepool Museum of the Royal Navy
Some more Jack Speak

21 July 2017
Some recent Committee Minutes and Newsletters added to Members' Reports
Everything you wanted to know about the new Type 26 Frigates
First of new Type 26s will be named HMS Glasgow
DX News from ARRL

20 July 2017
TXFactor.TV ep. 17 goes digital - intro to DMR, Fusion & D-Star
Yaesu's new DR2 repeater
DXCC rules are about to change
Ofcom guidance on localised mobile communications onboard ships
New features on free World's Repeater Directory app
Ofcom amateur radio licence guidance incl. /M in the Solent
SMS text driven flashing lights in tests on US ships
UK's first drone testing hub for Portsmouth
Naval servicewomen at Greenwich for WRNS100 celebrations
New long range maritime patrol air squadron due in 2020

14 July 2017
Using a mobile phone without a battery
TX-factor looks at YOTA
DX News from ARRL
HMS QE bumps into RMS QE II
Ocean says bye bye to Makems
RN celebrates Pride in London

7 July 2017
 Radar-spoofing EW systems
Ofcom's approach to enforcement
Report warns RN of potential cyber attack on Trident systems
USN orders 3 more unmanned maritime patrol aircraft
Some more background on HMS QE class carriers
DX News from ARRL
Hong Kong amateurs celebrate with VR20 prefix
HamTests site to close
Free online Foundation course
Advanced distance learning course applications closing shortly
China launches new destroyer in class - claims most advanced warship in Asia
10 biggest aircraft carriers
Digital modes explored

28 June 2017
Some photos of launch of HMS Queen Elizabeth added to Photo Albuns
DX News from ARRL
Obituary of Joe 7Q7BP/G3MRC by Bill 'TZM
Some video guides to HMS Iron Duke
Timelapse video of HMS QE launch
Summary of proposed changes to the Foundation Syllabus
HMSQE launch

22 June 2017
Some information about QSLs from Joe Poole (SK) (7Q7BP/G3MRC ...)
Video interview with the developer of RTL-SDR dongle (that's the sub £20 wideband receiver)
IARUMS reports Iranian wideband radar back on 10m
Jamaican hams now have access to 5MHz
JOTA will be held on 20-22 October 2017
DX News from ARRL
Revised syllabus for Foundation, Intermediate & Advanced exams out for review
China's new submarine engine poised 'to revolutionise underwater warfare'
Advanced distance learning course filling up
Armed Forces Day 24 June 2017
Wrens on parade to mark 100th anniversary
HMS Ocean's electronic warfare experts honoured
New real-time propagation tool goes online

20 June 2017
Just a reminder that this year's AGM will be held in RNA Gosport
DX News from ARRL
Advanced distance learning course

8 June 2017
Some photos of Collingwood Open Day
Reports of HMS QE crew getting bored and quitting

4 June 2017
Thanks to everybody who contacted GB6COD yesterday
DX News from ARRL
Long Range Maritime Patrol now being carried out by drones
New Russian stealth aircraft T-50

24 May 2017
DX News from ARRL
New Bletchley Park Exhibition
Tim Peake KG5BVI & David Honess M6DNT inducted into CQ Hall of Fame
TX Factor Ep. 16 is now on the air

17 May 2017
Family of former member Roger G7NEG(SK) looking for good home for his gear (Northampton).  Contact Joe G3ZDF
First non-US built F-35B rolls off production line in Italy
DX News from ARRL
KH4 & KH7K back on DXCC list
Latest RSGB 5MHz Newsletter available for FREE download
EI0SIX beacon is back on the air
Boeing developing unmanned submersible mothership for deploying drones
Britannia Royal Naval College Open Day will be on 8 July
HMS Daring back in Portsmouth after 9-month deployment in the Gulf
HMS Daring back in Pompey May 2017

11 May 2017
GB5RAF will be active on HF and VHF from Carew Cheriton Control Tower as part of the Mil-Fest celebration on the 20th May 2017
Inverted Vee V Loop on 40m
Telegraph story about Morse code
Morsum Magnificat magazine now available for FREE download
IARUMS Newsletter now available for FREE download
Summer 1998 Newsletter added to the Library

8 May 2017
Piece of RNARS ephemera added to Miscellany page
HamRadioNow.TV 318 on Antenna testing & comparisons
DX News from ARRL
Memorial service to HMS Sheffield sailors who died in Falklands conflict
RN Museum struggles to raise funds to return last coastal motor boat to Gosport

3 May 2017
Very sad to announce that Brian ('Joe') G3MRC/7Q7BP Member 0033 is SK
Three new HF beacons in South Africa
Film about the dredging of Portsmouth Harbour in preparation for new carriers
Redundant section of Guzz Dockyard converted into Plymouth's biggest redevelopment

1 May 2017
New album added to Photo Albums page
More photos added to Belfast AGM photo album
DX News from ARRL
CQ DATV magazine available for free download
Another stage in the roll-out of HMS Audacious

27 April 2017
Welcome to new member Joe M0AXP
USN Zumwalt class of destroyers still developing

BAE to build next Astute-class sub
BATC Chairman wins award
SERF 2018 confirmed
Fire onboard HMS Dragon

24 April 2017
Note from Chairman concerning behaviour
USN looks for companies to develop optical comms between subs and aircraft
DX News from ARRL
Photo from Belfast AGM added to Photo Albums

19 April 2017
DX News from ARRL
AX prefix for ANZAC Day on April 25th
International Marconi Day on April 25th
Some photos of visit of DK9OS & DK9MOS TO HQ Shack
Morsum Magnificat (Morse magazines) now available for FREE download
Haynes Owners' Workshop Manual for HMS Alliance

12 April 2017
GB2CAV (HMS Cavalier) will be active on Easter Monday
GB1SCW (Shoreham Coast Watch) will be active 3-4 June 2017.  Details QRZ.COM
Ham Radio Horizons magazine archive
RF emissions from wind turbines paper
DX News from ARRL
New PSK software for blind amateurs
The 2016 ARRL DXCC Yearbook is available for viewing & downloading
Warship TV programme on Channel 4
PM criticised for axing 42 Commando

6 April 2017
Radio Communication Museum of Great Britain in Derby
Permanent DATV signals from ISS
Calls for Yomper statue to stay in Portsmouth
First of new RFA class enters UK for first time
New bands for US Amateurs
Def. Sec. Fallon won't rule out axing RM numbers

31 March 2017
Scott Polar Research Polar Museum in Cambridge wants to know if you remember listening to Sputnik in 1957
Ham College 27 - Safety in the Shack
Netherland amateurs get access to 5 MHz on 1st April
Happy 53rd birthday Radio Caroline
Beginner's Guide to Satellite Operating
DX News from ARRL
BBC makes 1920s Radio Times available online
US amateurs get access to new bands
Falkland veterans mark 35th anniversary in Portsmouth

27 March 2017
USB battery pack keep-alive load
Collingwood Open Day confirmed for 3rd June - we'll be looking for volunteers
DX news from ARRL

20 March 2017
Dean 2E1ILH (QTHR) is looking for a Mk 19 set
Welcome to new member Michael Mi5MTC
Installing & setting up remote control for IC-7300(video)
DX News from ARRL
This site is now hosted by Shine Systems
Final flypast for RN's Lynx helicopters
HMS QE jetties in Portsmouth officially named
Latest Navy News

16 March 2017
Recent Minutes incl. AGM added to the usual places
USN researching optical links between subs and aircraft, manned and unmanned
New version of Pocket Prefix for Android uploaded to Play Store
How to use the R820T dongle as an RF generator
RN's shortage of key personnel

15 March 2017
Get together for RNARS members on 24-3-17 at 19.30 in Hardy's in Haslar Marina
DX News from ARRL
RN's recruitment crisis

9 March 2017
St Patrick's Day 2017 on air
Ham College 26 (video) More about coax, SWR & dummy loads
40m rig in a walnut
MacLoggerDX V6.09 released
DX News from ARRL
10 watt uBITX HF SSB transceiver kit for $50
RSGB says Ofcom is not resolving interference problems
RSGB video blog launched
First of RN's new Offshore Patrol Vessels named HMS Forth
RNAS Culdrose Air Show cancelled because helicopters are needed on active service
Type 26 frigates fitted for US missiles for which RN has no budget

26 February 2017
New receive antenna socket for IC-7300
Winter 2017 edition of FREE ARRL publication Radio Waves now available for download
DX News from ARRL
RSGB looking for comments on implementation of 2015 Review of Contesting
CQ-DATV FREE ATV magazine available for download
Video on how to use digital modes with FLDIGI
RN commemorates centenary of women's service

20 February 2017
HamRadioNow.TV - All about SDR
New smart bullets being developed for USN ships
DX News from ARRL

15 February 2017
New photo added to Historical Photo Album.  Can you identify the Captain on the right?

14 February 2017
AmateurLogic.TV 101 Android RTL SDR, BitX40 & lots more
Senior Service looking for retired senior servicemen & servicewomen
EverythingHamRadio podcast - all about stealth antennas

11 February 2017
NOSIntro book now a free download
NATO's new communications system
Foundations of Amateur Radio podcast Ep. 88 - all about sun spots
DX News from ARRL
Eastney RM Museum to close in April
....And new RM Museum to open in Dockyard in 2020
TX Factor Ep. 14
All RN's attack subs 'out of action'

8 February 2017
DX news from ARRL
BITX-40 on the air
UK to buy 9 Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft
BATC introduces Portsdown digital ATV project
Receive slow scan TV pictures from space (ISS)

1 February 2017
Ofcom add 'verify your details' button to website
An unusual stealth aerial just a few feet above ground
HamCollege.TV episode 25 - coax, antennas and more
HMS QE arrival in Portsmouth to be delayed

30 January 2017
EBU gets ready for .radio domain launch
CQ-DATV 44 now available for free download
World Radio Day in SOAS London 10 February
Video review of January Radio User
Dx-News from ARRL

25 January 2017
Access Farnham Microwave WebSDR
Turn your PC into a LF/HF/VHF/UHF receiver with a cheap (£8) dongle
How to learn Morse - semi-consciously
Submarine Service new official tartan

23 January 2017
Tunable bandpass filters
Australia's future submarine fleet
RF pollution from Powerline Networking Devices
DX News from ARRL
Today's battle for the electromagnetic spectrum
New .radio Internet domain

18 January 2017
Foundations of Amateur Radio - Stealth aerials
What is a balun and how to make one cheaply
The Pentagon is broke
New carriers will be protected by helicopter surveillance system
5 Hytera DMR rigs compared

13 January 2017
Listen out for VP8CLE & VP8DKW from 15 Jan to 3 Feb. Details on QRZ.COM
DX News from ARRL
3D radar system for new carriers passes test

10 January 2017
Unusual aerials
German Callbook in PDF available for FREE download
Controlling a remote transceiver using a Raspberry Pi
Novel way of testing HF antennas

6 January 2017
New propagation prediction tool
Ofcom no longer issuing lists of available calls
No more GK prefixes from Cornwall
Making a frame aerial for medium & long waves
History of UK amateur radio callsigns
DX News from ARRL
How to install Powerpole connectors (video)
RN will invest £30M to test laser weapons on ships

2 January 2017
"Innovative thermal “paint” for RAF’s two new aircraft carriers" Headline on D. Tel website
DTel headline

1 January 2017
Ireland gets 5MHz
New synchronous coherent BPSK mode for VLF & low LF
9 special Wild Atlantic Way EI calls for 2017
DX News from ARRL
Foundations of Amateur Radio ep. 82
Welcome to new members Howard M0HJF, Ian M6FGP & Duncan MM0CMV

23 December 2016
DX News from ARRL
DKARS December 2016 Free magazine available for download
USN scraps plan to replace ratings' titles

21 December 2016
Twin feeder V Coax cable - which is best?
DX News from ARRL
How to read, draw and understand circuit diagrams
Realtime band conditions site
How many aerials do I need?
German amateurs get access to 5 MHz
Mistakes to avoid for newly licensed amateurs
WW1 cruiser HMS Caroline back at her moorings after restoration work

14 December 2016
Russia testing new undersea drones to spoof sonar
Ofcom releases UK Amateur Radio Licence statistics
Amateur Radio & the lack of D-Star repeaters
European Radio Amateurs' Organisation 'Weekend of PSK31' - Give it a try!
ICQPodcast - low cost Chinese stocking fillers
The Cubical Quad Aerial re-visited

10 December 2016
International Naval CW/SSB Contest 2016 today at 16.00

9 December 2016
Slow scan TV from ISS scheduled for today 9 December
HamRadioNow.TV ep. 284 - Hi-def digital ATV
DX News from ARRL
Santa Radio OF9X will be operational until 31 December
Winter 2016 Newsletter and Committee Minutes 10 Nov 2016 in the usual places

6 December 2916
New book on SDR for Amateur Radio enthusiasts
Switcher V Linear power supplies
HMS Sutherland shadows Russian destroyer through the Channel
HMS Illustrious prepares for her final journey

6 December 2916
New book on SDR for Amateur Radio enthusiasts
Switcher V Linear power supplies
HMS Sutherland shadows Russian destroyer through the Channel
HMS Illustrious prepares for her final journey

3 December 2016
CQ-DATV 42 now available for free download
MSF outage planned for 8 Dec 10.00 - 14.00
DX News from ARRL
Russian Army to get advanced stealth drone hunter
Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association will be active as NI6BB Dec 7
HMS Otus in its new home
Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women Remembrance Ceremony at Cenotaph
New facilities for HMS QE opened in Portsmouth Naval Base
Android smartphone with VHF or UHF TX/RX for £140

2 December 2016
Nigel Auckland M0NAF our Shack Manager SK.  Funeral arrangements HERE

25 November 2016
Congratulations to members Steve & Joe who are now M6WVV & M6VLL respectively
13% of HMS QE's crew are women-the highest ratio of any ship in the fleet
HMS Duncan breaks down in the Channel & has to be towed back into Devonport
MPs debate whether wearing 'fake' medals should be a crime
Kit building for the radio amateur - video

24 November 2016
DX News from ARRL

23 November 2016
HamRadioNow.TV - Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network
UK Foundation Exam training videos
7 things you might not know about Uckers
China plans lunar-orbiting amateur radio satellites
RN short of escort vessels - MPs state the bleeding obvious

21 November 2016
Latest edition of the 5 MHz Newsletter now available
MPs say not enough RN escort vessels

18 November 2016
RNARS CW Activity period starts tomorrow
Bell Helicopter developing new tilt-rotor unmanned aircraft
DX News from ARRL
Using magnets to detect submarines

17 November 2016
HamRadioNow.TV All about HF remote operating
Advanced design USS Zumwalt can't fire its guns because ammo is too expensive
Sunspot cycle plunges to lowest level in 5 years
Cost cutting leaves RN ships without missiles and only guns for defence and offence

15 November 2016
AmateurLogic.TV 97 - Android SDR and more
Annual Uckers championship this weekend in Dolphin
Discussion on the advantages(or not) of DStar and DMR
Poor condition of UK's defence establishments highlighted

14 November 2016
RNARS CW Activity this coming weekend
Enrol now for Advanced Exam Distance Learning Course
IARU Monitoring System Newsletter now available
Video on turning a Raspberry Pi into a 20m WSPR beacon
Getting Started with Amateur Satellites 2016
New OX beacon on 4m

11 November 2016
RN must send its F-35s to Italy & their engines to Turkey for maintenance
DX News from ARRL
China has developed high speed unmanned sea vessels for ASW work
Rosyth Naval Base to be closed by 2022

10 November 2016
Six things about HMS Sultan
The advantages of DStar and DMR
Martin M0EHL explains why he wears his poppy
Martin - poppy 2016

8 November 2016
Welcome to new member Ian 2E0DUE
Latest TXFactor.TV show released
Budget HF SDR 5W transceiver
HMS Sultan among defence establishments to close
First direct entry engineering PO's ready for sea
Full list of RN/RM base closures

4 November 2016
It was the kettle wot done it
Low cost SDR transceiver covering 100-2500MHz with 1 MHz bandwidth
USN activates first maritime patrol drone squadron
First Type 26 frigate will be laid down next summer
Submariners Remembrance Service & Parade next Sunday
Clyde shipyard confirmed for all Type 26 frigates

1 November 2016
Guide to using WebSDRs
HamRadioNow.tv Ep. 275 Guide to MARS (Military Auxiliary Radio Service)
Nearly 2,000 visit HMS Dragon in Liverpool

31 October 2016
Today is last day of 146 MHz NOV - renew now
New version of ROS data mode now available
HMS Jufair due to re-open in a few weeks

28 October 2016
CQ-DATV 41 free ATV magazine available for download
China cyber attackers hacked computers aboard US aircraft carrier
One washup of Exercise Unmanned Warrior
Videos of BATC 2016 Convention now available
ARRL's Radio Waves magazine for instructors and educators now available for free download
DX News from ARRL
Californian radio amateurs banned from operating mobile

26 October 2016
Space Station looking to Raspberry Pi to generate HamTV video
Canadians will be able to use special prefixes throughout 2017
Will Channel 5 give radio amateur a fair hearing?
Collingwood skipper toasts Admiral Collingwood in Tynemouth
Collingwood skipper

24 October 2016
OFCOM to allow amateur radio access to terrahertz bands
60m News
New $45 40m transceiver kit
BA pilots practise their submarine skills

21 October 2016
Review of Operation Unmanned Warrior (That's the drones one)
Program to send Morse tests
Electronic Notes website
DX News from ARRL
Trafalgar Day celebrations in Portsmouth
HMS Dreadnought name is back again

20 October 2016
Tomorrow 21st October is Trafalgar Day
RN tracks Russian Navy squadron through the Channel

17 October 2016
Selection of items for sale by 2E1ILH on ForSale page
Listen out Nov 1-9 for VI4SEA special call to commemorate HMS Sydney & SMS Ebden action off Cocos Is. 9 Nov 1914
So you think you know about DX? Foundations of Amateur Radio Ep. 71
Massive auroras sighted around the Arctic Circle

14 October 2016
And more photos from DK9OS & DK9MOS of AGM 2016 added to the PhotoAlbum
DX news from ARRL
RN tests unmanned fleet of the future
More on unmanned boats of the future

13 October 2016
Some more photos from the AGM added to the PhotoAlbum
JOTA/JOTI is next weekend - 15 & 16 October
USS Missouri is amateur radio exam venue
Reuter's War College podcast on 'What the heck has happened to the RN?'

10 October 2016
First photos from 2016 AGM in the Photo Albums page
Firmware update for new Icom IC-7300
DX News from ARRL
New propagation video released by RSGB for use by clubs
Radio hacker caused havoc at Edinburgh Airport and hospitals
RFA Diligence to be axed 4 years early after nearly £29M refit over past 3 years

6 October 2016
Alpha Bravo Charlie ... 60 years old
Origins of the RST reporting system
736 Squadron T1 Hawks on exercise video

4 October 2016
New OFCOM website will be unveiled on 5 October
Latest ICQPODCAST features HamFest 2016
How to use Amazon Echo in Amateur Radio
CQ-DATV 40 now available for free download
HMS Westminster completes refit
HMS Westminster after refit

3 October 2016
We'll be operating GB3RN before and after the AGM.  Keep an eye on the Notice Board for Freqs & Modes
Gov't pledges £1.3B for 4 Vanguard replacements
Drones, drones, drones everywhere in latest RN exercise
HMS PoW affiliations announced
HamRadio20.TV - Android DMR phone from RFinder