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Croatia 5MHz-plus Top Band extensions

On 24 November 2017, the Croatian Regulatory Authority published changes to the rules on amateur radio communications in the Republic of Croatia. According to these changes, Croatian radio amateurs now have access to the WRC-15 60m amateur secondary allocation of 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with 15W EIRP. They now also have access to the 160m band […]

RSGB Raspberry Pi lecture online

The RSGB has released the video of the RSGB Convention 2017 Raspberry Pi lecture by Mike Richards, G4WNC. Mike’s presentation includes a range of practical Pi projects to encourage people to get their Raspberry Pi out of the drawer and into use. These uses include a data modes terminal using FLDIGI and WSJT-X, a DVB-T […]

MSF maintenance shutdown

The MSF 60kHz time and frequency signal broadcast from Anthorn Radio Station will be shut down on 14 December 2017 from 1000 to 1400UTC. The interruption to the transmission is required to allow maintenance work to be carried out safely. The MSF radio signal is a dedicated time broadcast that provides an accurate and reliable […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The Codebreakers’ Wall is a specially reserved area in the grounds of Bletchley Park for veterans, their families and supporters of Bletchley Park to have their names engraved into a brick to share with loved ones for many years to come. A digital version of the wall is now available soon so you can search […]

Codebreakers’ Wall at Bletchley Park

The Codebreakers’ Wall is a specially reserved area in the grounds of Bletchley Park for veterans, their families and supporters of Bletchley Park to have their names engraved into a brick to share with loved ones for many years to come. A digital version of the wall is now available soon so you can search […]

IARU Region 1 and EURAO meeting

A meeting was held on 2 December 2017 between the President of IARU Region 1 and the President of the European Radio Amateurs’ Organisation. Also present were the Chair of IARU Region 1’s Spectrum and Regulatory Liaison Committee and the Secretary-General of EURAO. The meeting was held against a background of both IARU Region 1 […]

GB2RS News Script for 10 December 2017

Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 10 December 2017

Rallies and Events News – 10 December 2017

We have no rallies in the diary before Christmas. But, on 29 December, the Yeovil Amateur Radio Club Table Top Rally will take place at Sparkford Village Hall, Church Road, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7JN.

News for Wales – 10 December 2017

On Monday Marches Amateur Radio Society is running the North East Wales Net from 9pm on 145.425MHz. All are welcome to join in. For details, email steven.bobby20@yahoo.co.uk. On Wednesday and Thursday Aberystwyth and District Amateur Radio Society is holding a YOTA show-and-tell event for young enthusiasts by club members. Contact Ray, GW7AGG, on 01970 611 […]

Strategy and the Spectrum

The recent RSGB Strategic review highlighted a number of priorities including Spectrum and closely related issues of Growth, Research and Participation. One basic fact is that without spectrum there would be no amateur radio. The RSGB Spectrum Forum is unusual in its extensive range of participants from both inside the Society and external specialist groups. These include […]

RSGB Board Change

Due to a change in work circumstances and a significantly increased workload, Sara McGarvey, 2I0SSW has reluctantly decided that she needs to step down from her Board responsibilities and thus has tendered her resignation as an Elected Board member of the RSGB. The Chairman and Board would like to thank Sara for her contribution to […]

SSTV from ISS this week

ARISS has announced that the MAI-75 slow-scan TV system in the Russian Service Module of the International Space Station will be on the air, starting on 5 December 2017 at around 1500UTC and continuing until 6 December 2017 at 0900UTC. Test images will be transmitted on 145.800MHz FM and should be available worldwide. SSTV activity […]

New AROS coordinator wanted

The Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) is the RSGB’s confidential advisory and reporting service. It is intended to assist radio amateurs and others who may be affected by problems which occur within the amateur bands or which develop on other frequencies as a result of amateur transmissions. The AROS Coordinator runs a team of volunteer […]

Book January Advanced distance learning

The next Advanced Distance Learning course run by the Bath-based team is due to start on 26 January 2017, aiming for an exam in early July. The course is free but students must provide their own textbook and calculator, and arrange their own exam when the time comes. Guidance is provided by the course team. […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB Youth Committee is delighted to have the call sign MX0RYC re-allocated by Ofcom. This call sign was used during the youth DXpedition in Wales in 2015. It will be used by the Youth Committee for our outreach activities. You can follow what they do on twitter @theRSGByouth. Hull is now in its final […]

Hull in final month as UK City of Culture

Hull is now in its final month as UK City of Culture. Humber Fortress DX ARC has held the NoV GB0HCC for most of the year, with Hull and District ARS also helping out. They have worked most continents during the year. The next UK City of Culture will be announced next month and they […]

GB2RS News Script for 3 December 2017

Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 3 December 2017

Rallies and Events News – 3 December 2017

We have no rallies in the diary before Christmas. But, on 29 December, the Yeovil Amateur Radio Club Table Top Rally will take place at Sparkford Village Hall, Church Road, Sparkford, Somerset BA22 7JN.

DX News – 3 December 2017

Hartwig, DL7BC will be operating as FY/DL7BC/p near Cayenne in French Guiana until 7 December. QSL direct to home call. John, N9MDH is on the air as 5V1JE from Lome in Togo until the end of May 2018. Activity is on 80 to 10 metres using SSB and various digital modes. QSL via Logbook of […]

Special Event News – 3 December 2017

The main special event station news is GB17YOTA on the air for Youngsters on the Air month. This call sign will be aired by clubs up and down the country during the month of December. This Sunday, the 3rd, sees the Wessex Contest Group operating the call. On Tuesday, Carrickfergus ARG take over, then Southampton […]

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