Saturday 11 May 2013: Reading DX meeting (Reading International Radio Group) 1430-1700 BST in room 3 at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS. Further details Mike Barraclough 01462 643899 email barraclough.mike [at] googlemail.com**.
Thursday 21 June 2013 [subject to confirmation]: BBC - British Antarctic Survey annual mid-winter broadcast to BAS staff in Antarctica on midwinter's day in Antarctica. (Schedule in 2012 was 2130-2200 UTC on 5950-Skelton 7360-Ascension 9850-Skelton).
Saturday 29 June 2013: BDXC Twickenham Summer Meeting at the Barmy Arms, The Embankment, Twickenham, TW1 3DU. Our traditional annual gathering in the orignal home town of BDXC. Congenial chat, reminiscing, good beer and food in idyllic summer surroundings on the banks of the Thames. Further details from mark [at] bdxc.org.uk
Saturday 13 July 2013: Reading DX meeting (Reading International Radio Group) 1430-1700 BST in room 3 at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS. Further details Mike Barraclough 01462 643899 email barraclough.mike [at] googlemail.com**.
Friday 6 to Monday 9 September 2013: European DX Council Conference at Figueira da Foz, near Coimbra, Portugal. Details to be announced later. EDXC web site
Sunday 8 & 22 September 2013 [dates TBC]: GAA All-Ireland Hurling Final & All-Ireland Football Final Special extra shortwave transmission from RTE for Irish residents in Africa.Schedule in 2012: 7505-mey (1300-1700), 11915-mey (1600-1700), 17540-mey (1300-1600),17685-uk (1300-1700)UTC.
Sunday 27 October 2013: Start of B-13 schedule period. Clocks change to winter time in Europe. Many international broadcasters change their schedules on this date.
Friday 21 February 2014: Annual SW broadcast of Radio Öömrang from Amrum Island, German North Frisian Islands. Schedule in 2013 was 1600-1659 UTC on 15215 kHz via Wertachtal in Frisian dialect, German and English
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 FM and TV DXer, a list of key dates for when the major meteor showers will peak during 2013: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 inter-club meetings of the Reading International Radio Group are an opportunity for friends from all the UK DX clubs to meet together. They 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 cafe/bar (RISC Global Cafe) and 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 or bar. The meeting itself starts at 1430, though some members meet first in the RISC Global cafe/bar from about 1400. The meetings last about two and a half hours, followed by an optional drink and curry at a local Indian restaurant. For anyone attending the meeting by car there is free parking at the back of the RISC centre (NB access to the carpark is via East Street, off South Street). By rail, London Street is approx 12 minutes walk from Reading station. It is just south of the main town centre. Further details from Mike Barraclough on (01462) 643899 or via e-mail - barraclough.mike[at]googlemail.com ** 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 or four 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. Fine weather cannot be guaranteed, of course, but it has accompanied us for four of the last five years. 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. Further details from Mark Savage email: mark[at]bdxc.org.uk ** or tel 07711 616908.
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).
Photo from our June 2008 meeting (left to right: Mike Barraclough, Mark Savage, Mike Terry, Andrew Tett, Dave Kenny, Stuart Heathcock, Gareth Foster, Stephen Howie, Jon Ryland, Ian Kelly, Ken Fletcher, Darren Rozier).
Below photo from our July 2006 meeting (left to right: Dave Kenny, Klaus Werner, Stephen Howie, Mark Savage, Keith Knight, Colin Ferris, Mike Terry, Chris Greenway, Mike Barraclough, Stig Hartvig Nielsen, Stuart Heathcock, Alan Pennington).
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