Sunday 24 December 2023: NDR Gruss an Bord Annual Christmas Eve broadcast to German seafarers around the world. Schedule will be 1800-2100 UTC on 6030-Issoudun, 6080-Tashkent, 9635-Nauen, 11650-Issoudun, 13725-Nauen, 15770-WRMI.
Tuesday 13 February 2024: Unesco World Radio Day
Saturday March 2024 [Date TBC]: Reading International Radio Group at Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 5PS. There will be a talk and video presentation as well as a break for teas/coffees and time for informal chat. The meeting is open to members as well as non-members. Access to the meeting rooms is via passage at side of building. Nearest public car park is Queens Road, RG1 4PX. .
Friday 21 June 2024: at 2130-2200 UTC. BBC World Service annual mid-winter broadcast to Antarctica for British Antarctic Survey staff working at UK bases on Antarctica's midwinter's day. Frequencies used in 2023: 7255-Dhabbaya (UAE), 12005-Woofferton (UK), 13810-Woofferton (UK). A slightly shorter version was also carried on some BBCWS English streams at 0132 UTC the following day. .
These are held around the UK throughout the year. A full list of rallies and other amateur radio events may be found on the RSGB web site
For the specialist VHF DXer, a list of key dates for when the meteor showers will peak during 2023 (*minor meteor showers only):Name of shower Peaking date
The following meetings are held regularly. Feel free to go along and enjoy the chance to meet fellow radio enthusiasts! Details of the dates of future meetings are in the next section.
These meetings of the Reading International Radio Group have been held regularly since 1976 and are still proving to be very popular. Since February 2005 the meetings have been held in the meeting rooms at the Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS. RISC has a shop (The World Shop) in London Street, the meeting rooms are at the back, the entrance is via a small passage just beyond the RISC shop - or ask for directions in the shop. The meeting itself starts at 1430 and lasts about two and a half hours (including a break for refreshments). The meeting is followed by an optional drink at a nearby pub and a curry at a local Indian restaurant. For anyone attending the meeting by car the nearest car park is Queen's Road. By rail, London Street is approx 12 minutes walk from Reading station. It is just south of the main town centre. Further details from Ian Kelly e-mail - tropical [at] bdxc.org.uk ** RISC has a web site including directions (see "Where Are We?") at www.risc.org.uk
A Saturday in mid Summer has become a firm favourite event on the BDXC calendar. A lazy summer afternoon by the Thames supping a pint and chatting about anything and everything - though naturally radio is top of the agenda! - is the prospect and for those that wish to do so an Indian meal at a nearby restaurant follows at about 7pm. If you want to come to the meal please be sure to let us know well in advance so that we can book a place for you.
Photo taken at our Twickenham DX meeting on 29 June 2013 (left to right: Gareth Foster, Alan Roe, Mark Savage, Mike Barraclough, Colin Ferris, Mike Terry, Dave Kenny, Chris Greenway, Stephen Howie, Darren Rozier, Michael Blake, Sergej Rogov, Chrissy Brand, Alan Pennington).
Photo taken by the River Thames at our Twickenham DX meeting on 19 June 2010 (left to right: Merub Greenway, Chris Greenway, Darren Rozier, Mike Barraclough, Gareth Foster, Mark Savage, Mike Terry, Alan Roe, Colin Ferris, Ian Kelly, Dave Kenny with Tecsun AN-200 MW loop, Stephen Howie, Steven Overall, Stuart Heathcock, Alan Pennington).
** When sending an email [at] should be replaced with the @ symbol. Email addresses are shown this way on our web site to deter spam.