Members are invited to discuss the option to repeat the club-build style and interest generated last year for the HF receiving loop. So far the most interest seems to be for a low power WSPR beacon based on the Raspberry PI or similar. Watch out for the Forum topic. If you have any other suggestions please post there.
Plans are afoot to organise the year's activities which will begin with the entry of the 'Veterans' team in the Commonwealth CW contest.
The Commonwealth CW Contest (aka BERU) takes place on the weekend of 9/10 March 2019, starting at 10:00 UTC and lasting for 24 hours. Bands are 80 to 10m. This contest is an opportunity to work real DX (e.g. VK, ZL etc), and rare DX, without having to compete with powerful EU stations. Rules can be found at:
The contest website is to be found at:
Welcome to a new member of the IVARC Veterans : Steve G8XEV
Please send news reports, comments, errors and omissions to Graham G3XSD via the Forum News thread.
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