During the recent AGM a collection of QSL cards received by the ROA station, M0ROA, was on display, and many attendees enjoyed viewing them. Some of these have beautiful or ingenious photographs on the back. In order to share these with … Read More »
I have worked a Hereford farmer, callsign G4FAD, on the key many times in the last few years under my own callsign, G4AJY. Richard is a first-class CW man. He was unaware I am also M0ROA, the ROA callsign. He … Read More »
Yesterday I was at the Annual HamFest in Newark, one of the bigger Amateur Radio annual rallies. The RSGB had a very large bookstall (the equivalent of about 3 shop fronts), but no copies of our book. The PW bookstall, … Read More »
As the holder of the ROA callsign M0ROA I occasionally have a CW QSO with Rolf Marschener/DL9CM, a leading light in the German ROA and a principle organiser of MRD (Marine Radio Day). We were chatting on the key today … Read More »
Tony Sedman pointed out that there’s some doubt as to whether MRD lasts 35 or 36 hours. I’m not sure myself! I’ve seen both times from different members of the organising team. I would think if you’re still on the … Read More »
Ex-R/Os organise a Marine Radio Day on the air each year. During this time, those with a radio amateur license go on air and exchange callsigns and names of their last or favourite ship. QRK and QSA is given and … Read More »
My copy of “The Long Silence Falls” has arrived. A very professional production indeed! I had a quick glance at the content and have already begun browsing. It’s going to be good reading for some time to come. So congratulations … Read More »
In the QRZ column of the December 2012 QSO, I am attributed with the idea of the ROARS banners. I think it was actually Geoff Valentine-Love’s idea. Dave Ellis.
A week ago last Thursday evening from 1900 to 1925 I was listening on 7.025 MHz and heard an ROA member working several stations. I subsequently learned he was unaware that he only had to nudge his dial down to … Read More »
The ROARS group has recently updated their pages on this site. A lot of dated material has been archived and their mission is now displayed prominently. New information has been posted showing clearly how RO’s can contribute to and help … Read More »
There was talk earlier (I think from Tony) of posting photographs in the gallery of those who can still get into their uniforms. This should be fun! Whereabouts in the gallery should they be inserted? Dave Ellis.
The new website is a great improvement over the old one – well done Tony and the team. Dave Ellis. 😉