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YOTA 2018: Day 1

fre, 10/08/2018 - 21:12
We set off for South Africa just after 2200hrs, and enjoyed our pleasant 11 hour flight to Johannesburg! We started bumping into fellow attendees while queuing for customs. We were greeted by a large welcoming reception, and driven to the fantastic Kopanong hotel a few miles from the airport Software Defined Radio We started off […]

More newcomers on 5MHz

fre, 10/08/2018 - 17:16
The Ecuadorian telecoms regulator, ARCOTEL, has authorised operation on 5MHz under the new WRC-15 Secondary Allocation 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz with a maximum power of 25W EIRP. Bosnia and Herzegovina have also been authorised by their regulator, for 5MHz operation under the new WRC-15 Secondary Allocation 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz with a maximum power of 15W EIRP.

Convention Early Bird bookings

fre, 10/08/2018 - 17:14
The end of the Early Bird discount for bookings at the RSGB Convention is fast approaching. The deadline is 18 August 2018 and the event takes place on 12 to 14 October 2018. The provisional programme is now available—see rsgb.org/convention for all the latest information. The RSGB Convention is generously sponsored by Martin Lynch & […]

ARISS contact for German school

fre, 10/08/2018 - 17:10
An ARISS contact is planned for a school in Germany with Alexander Gerst, KF5ONO on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 at approximately 1256UTC. The exchange will be a direct contact operated by DN2DLR and be conducted in German. The downlink signals will be audible in parts of Europe on 145.800 MHz FM.

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 10/08/2018 - 17:08
The Perseids meteor shower will peak between the night of Sunday, 12 August 2018 and the early morning hours of the 13th. You may be able to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak. You can also catch glimpses of the Perseid meteors until the last week of August. See GB2RS Propagation News […]

Perseids meteors to peak

fre, 10/08/2018 - 16:59
The Perseids meteor shower will peak between the night of Sunday, 12 August 2018 and the early morning hours of the 13th. You may be able to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak. You can also catch glimpses of the Perseid meteors until the last week of August. See GB2RS Propagation News […]

Contest News – 12 August 2018

fre, 10/08/2018 - 16:22
There are no RSGB HF contests in the month of August. The Worked All Europe DX CW Contest takes place for the entire 48 hours of this weekend. Europe works non-Europe only. Using all the contest bands from 3.5 to 28MHz, the exchange is signal report and serial number. You can significantly boost your score […]

Propagation News – 12 August 2018

fre, 10/08/2018 - 16:17
The Sun remained spotless this week as the solar flux index stuck resolutely around the 70 mark. The tiny sunspot that made an appearance on the first of August didn’t come to much and had vanished by the third. This underlines that we must be getting closer to sunspot minimum, although don’t expect to see […]

News for England Midlands – 12 August 2018

fre, 10/08/2018 - 16:09
We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net this Sunday and next Sunday from 10am on 145.575MHz, and also on Thursday from 8pm. On Wednesday there’s a club night, with non-members very welcome. Contact Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333. Kettering and District […]

News for England North – 12 August 2018

fre, 10/08/2018 - 16:04
We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Oldham Radio Club has a C4FM Net, FCS004-55, this Sunday from 9.30am, and on Wednesday it’s a 2m FM net from 8pm. Thursday sees their annual general meeting, and next Sunday they have a D-Star net on REF 14B from 9.30am. Contact Mike, […]

News for Northern Ireland – 12 August 2018

fre, 10/08/2018 - 15:59
Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group will be hosting Lighthouses on the Air in the carpark at Larne Leisure Centre. Every one is welcome to come along and join in the craic. There will be a barbecue on the Saturday. For further info please contact Liz, MI6GHA on 0785 544 2839. […]

Syllabus 2019 – the new amateur radio syllabus

fre, 10/08/2018 - 14:09
For some years now the RSGB and affiliated clubs have been providing the route to gain an amateur radio licence. This involves not only setting the syllabus for the three licence levels but also ensuring the club volunteers are adequately trained in order to deliver the necessary preparation that aspiring radio hams need. The key […]

Network Radio, September 2018

ons, 08/08/2018 - 10:47
These letters were received for publication in the September 2018 RadCom but pressure of space meant they could not be included in the printed edition. David Lees, G0PDL The reason Network Radio is worth a try is simply because it isn’t like anything else. If it was, it wouldn’t be so popular. The combination and […]

Propagation Studies Committee

man, 06/08/2018 - 15:24
Propagation Studies Committee member for HF The RSGB Propagation Studies Committee (PSC) is looking for an additional full member to focus on HF propagation. A general interest in HF propagation, the Sun and the science behind the ionosphere is important. It is essential that you understand and are able to use established HF propagation prediction programs such […]

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YOTA 2018 gets under way

fre, 03/08/2018 - 17:38
This week sees the start of the 2018 Youth on the Air international event in South Africa, organised by the South African Amateur Radio League. The seven day programme runs from 8 to 15 August 2018 and involves around 80 young amateurs from around the world, including an RSGB-sponsored team of four from the UK. […]

Access to 71MHz driving innovation

fre, 03/08/2018 - 17:30
UK amateurs continue to make remarkable progress with innovative technology in the experimental 71MHz band. The BATC forum reports contacts of reduced bandwidth digital amateur TV of between 59 and 87km, using the latest high efficiency video coding. This follows the initial short range contacts when simplified NoV access to 70.5-71.5 MHz was introduced by […]

G5RP Trophy nominations now open

fre, 03/08/2018 - 17:29
The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. Any established HF DXer may make a nomination. The nominee should be an up-and-coming HF DXer who has made rapid progress in the last year and has some real achievements to show, for example, a good total of new countries worked or some serious […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 03/08/2018 - 17:07
The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. Any established HF DXer may make a nomination. The nominee should be an up-and-coming HF DXer who has made rapid progress in the last year and has some real achievements to show, for example, a good total of new countries worked or some serious […]

GB2RS News Script for 5 August 2018

fre, 03/08/2018 - 16:49
Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 5 August 2018

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