Geomagnetic storm in the offing

A canyon-shaped hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere, and it is spewing a stream of high-speed solar wind toward Earth. Continue reading


Surrey Amateur Radio Course




Amateur Radio Involvement

For most of you who take a look at a lot of the posts I put on the site many have dealt with getting new amateurs involved in the hobby once they have past their licensing. I came across a post on the Face Book Amateur Radio site that pretty well sums up where we are today. Continue reading


Wondering what Whisper is all about

Came across this interesting blog post about the Whisper mode.  If you haven’t heard about this mode or have and don’t really know much about take a few minutes and read through it.  I know I learned a couple of things that I hadn’t thought  about, but once I read it oh yes that a good reason to use it.

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LOTW Now Accepting FT8

LOTW has issued a new ADIF file and included in it is the new FT8 mode along with a few others. I used TQSL yesterday and uploaded all my FT8 contacts with success. Your good to go if you have been saving them for LOTW to get up to speed. eQSL and have been accepting for awhile now.

Gord – VE7FKY


MacLoggerDX Version 6.13 released


Dog Park Software is pleased to announce that version 6.13 of MacLoggerDX has been released. Continue reading


The Solar Eclipse QSO Party — Are You Ready?

Want to take part in the solar eclipse the ham radio way?  Check this out. Continue reading


Young People And Amateur Radio

As many of you know CHR has had many posts about young people and are they still interested in Amateur Radio. While looking for posts to put on the website I came across this interesting piece. Albeit the story dates back some seven years this post is about a girl and amateur Radio. Although her interest is in satellite communication this article is almost a primer for any new ham and what you need to get up and running. Continue reading


Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Reuters report the risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Continue reading