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Welcome to this edition of the QuartzFest e-Newsletter. The latest news items follow below with links to more information on the QuartzFest website. Continue reading


Here’s A Blast From The Past

how many of us old timers remember Radio Caroline?

Radio Caroline

From 7am tomorrow (Friday) there are live broadcasts from the MV Ross Revenge – weather permitting!

It’s been a while since The Lady was brought back to the airwaves, should be some great programmes.


Mike Terry


VE4GIL/VY0 operating from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

VE4GIL/VY0 will be operating from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Taloyoak, Nunavut and Hall Beach, Nunavut, NWT, Canada between approx. August 30 and September 7, 2015. Continue reading


144 MHz Meteor Scatter experiments

144 MHz Meteor Scatter experiments

On the site of the Essex based Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society (LEFARS) Dave M0TAZ describes some trials last weekend using 144 MHz Meteor Scatter Continue reading


ARRL Complains to FCC About The Home Depot’s Marketing of RF Lighting Devices

Here’s something you don’t see every day.  I wonder if these are being sold in Canada?
[UPDATED 2015-07-20-1825 UTC] The ARRL has filed a formal complaint with the FCC, alleging that The Home Depot home improvement chain has been illegally marketing certain RF-ballast lighting devices in violation of FCC Part 18 rules. Accompanying the League’s July 14 letter to FCC Enforcement Bureau Spectrum Enforcement Division Chief Bruce Jacobs and Office of Engineering and Technology Laboratory Division Chief Rashmi Doshi was a 20-page report prepared by the ARRL Laboratory’s Mike Gruber, W1MG. His report outlines four instances in which ARRL investigated The Home Depot’s marketing and sale to consumers of non-consumer-rated RF lighting devices. Continue reading


V-J Day GB2VJ – Attention CW operators

Members of the Essex CW Amateur Radio Club will be operating special event station GB2VJ from 8th August to 4th September 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-J Day in Europe and the USA Continue reading


VE7IKX and the Mighty Mo

Hi Everyone:

the bands conditions were bad and Bill has called it a day.  I did kinda make a contact with them.  I tried to do a few posts earlier but was having issues with the site.  I did tweet a couple of locations that you can see on the right side.

He enjoyed himself was made an honorary member of the club and received a pin.  We will get him to write a post about his experiences once he gets back.