CQ1EPIX repeater operational at 2,350 metres asl

A new cross-band repeater CQ1EPIX has been installed by União de Radioamadores dos Açores – the Azores Amateur Radio Union,  at 2350m asl on Pico Island, Azores

Portuguese Radio Amateurs Antonio Paz / CU3AJ and Paulo Gomes / CR8ABI) began the arduous climb to the highest point of Mount Pico in Pico Island at 5:30am on Saturday 2nd July 2016 to assembly the repeater. This is the highest mountain on Portuguese territory and the third highest emerging from the Atlantic Ocean, reaching 2,351 meters (7,713 ft) above sea level in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,360 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal.

CQ1EPIX is a cross-band repeater operating on the frequencies Tx / Rx: 144.550 MHz and Tx / Rx: 439.550 MHz with CTCSS: 82.5 Hz.

Repeater Information
Call Sign: CQ1EPIX;
Frequency Tx / Rx VHF: 144.550 MHz;
CTCSS tone: 82.5 Hz;
Frequency Tx / Rx UHF: 439.550 MHz;
CTCSS tone: 82.5 Hz;
Geographic coordinates (WGS 84): 38 ° 28 ‘04.9 “N / 28 ° 24’ 01.9” W;
Locator Maidenhead: HM58tl;
Location: Mount Pico – Pico Island – Azores;
License Association released: União de Radioamadores dos Açores.

CQ1EPIX antenna installation and equipment cabin CQ1EPIX Paulo CR8ABI installing the repeater CQ1EPIX-above-the-clouds


MSF 60 kHz Time and Frequency Signal downtime July 2016

The MSF 60 kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be off-air for annual maintenance work from:

Monday 4 July until Wednesday 20 July (including weekends).  The signal will be off-air each day between 08:00 BST and 18:00 BST unless the weather is too poor to allow maintenance work to be carried out.

The transmitter will be returned to full service as soon as work is completed. The interruption to the transmission is required to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out in safety.

Scottish Amateur Radio Convention 2017

A Scottish Amateur Radio Convention
is being planned for Sunday 7th May 2017

The convention will be held at the Intu Braehead Centre near the City of Glasgow/ The centre  boasts excellent access by road, rail, air and public transport. There are a wealth of local hotels and activities. Car parking is plentyful.

InTu is best known as a shopping centre but also hosts an Arena, a Curling arena (where the convention will take place) and a massive area outside facing onto the Rive Clyde. The Venue features a large food court including  Starbucks, KFC, Costa and more, as well as having a whole host of other shopping needs catered for, also within a five-minute walk is a Large Ikea. This is a venue for all the Family.

Sunday 30th April is the day before the early May public holiday. so this is a great excuse to visit the convention, let the family enjoy all the facilities of Braehead and maybe make a weekend of it with visits to Loch Lomond or Glasgow or the many visitor attraction within easy reach of the location.

You can keep up to date on the Convention webpage which will provide details of the convention, the stall holders and exhibitors.