England v Australia final one day match. Australia won the toss and decided to bat and after a good start the rot set in. They were all bowled out for 205 runs with 15.2 overs remaining. In reply England after losing most of their early wickets the game was rescued by Jos Buttler who went on to score 110 n.o in 48.3 overs. The next game is at Edgbaston with the 1st of the Twenty20 series.  After 5 games Somerset are at the top of Div1 with Surrey a  close second. In div 2 Warwickshire are at the top after 5 games, with Kent in second place.  Final game on Sunday. England women against New Zealand, England beat New Zealand by 54 runs. New Zealand women 118 all out England women 172-8. England v South Africa . England 160-5 South Africa women, 166-4 in 19.3 overs. South Africa women win by 6 wickets.


Firac M/C News

The 20 Metre net is on 14.320MHz at 09.30 UTC.  

Firac was formed following a meeting of radio amateurs from Switzerland, Germany, France and Denmark in Geneva on the 18th Sept 1960. In 1964 the German Railway Radio Amateurs organised the first official congress in Hamburg on the 20th September. It was a bold move but the final outcome of the first congress was the formation of Firac. The organisation promotes radio activity between other railway radio amateurs worldwide and continues to grow.    The new Firac Award is very popular and available to all amateurs and SWL's.  A copy of the award is can be found in the pictures section of this website. We are still hopeful of a new Firac group being organised in Spain. I am hoping to issue a revised list of the M/C group members following prir to the next congress. The Norwegian Group now has 3 members.  If you wish to join the Firac M/C group of Firac, you can find an application from on this site. Please return completed forms to G4GNQ QTHR or by E Mail. The membership costs just 5€ or 1US dollar. This assists me with the production and postage costs for the newsletter.  I will try to amend the Firac nets information on the events page in due course.  Pictures from the the Firac congresses will be added to the picture section. The Firac nets are held on Sunday  from 08.30 UTC on 14.320 MHz. The M/C Net, is held each Wednesday from 14.30 UTC  on 21.300MHz. +/- 5KHz. As conditions are very poor at 15.00 UTC members go onto Echolink for the weekly chat.