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
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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