Ham Radio

Monday, September 28, 2009
A Creature of Habit

Most weekends I try to catch the Sunday morning local GB2RS News broadcast read by G4KQJ or G4IOD (The 2 Bills). Both stations do a fantastic job and can be heard from 8.30am utc on 145.525MHz, reading the National and Regional News compiled by the RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) live to Hams and SWLs within range.
The News broadcast covers various category's from general radio news, to propagation, contests, dxpeditions and local club/rally information, lasting around 30 minutes. Afterwards the News reader QSYs to a clear frequency avoiding interference to the next scheduled neighbouring regional broadcast, where reports and any questions are invited.
I call in often and did this week to the after news net, to say a quick hello, good morning and thank you, to the news reader who usually has a friendly little pile up of regulars.
If you hear a Ham operator reading the news somewhere on the bands and have not yet called in to say hello and that he can be heard at your QTH, give it a go you will get a welcomed response. These guys are always there along with the rest of the net, my Sunday morning Ham radio habit is one I have learned to live with as has my YL - Louise(M3TLL). - Who now gets to sleep in all of the bed an extra hour.
posted by Simon Davison @ 7:26 pm  
2 Comments:
  • At 10:34 am, Blogger Darren Whitley said…

    I'm sad to have to report that Bill G4KQJ passed away last Sunday.

    RIP Bill, you will be sadly missed.

    Regards

    Darren M0WIT

     
  • At 9:33 pm, Blogger Simon Davison said…

    Thank You for letting me know the sad news Darren. Bill was a great example to amateur radio and will be sadly missed by a lot of people especially on a Sunday morning. 73 Simon and Family

     
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