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GB2RS News Script for 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 17:15
Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 21 October 2018

Call for IARU Region 1 input

fre, 19/10/2018 - 17:13
The RSGB has opened a call for inputs as part of its preparation and consultation process for the 2019 IARU Region 1 interim meeting that will be held next April. Topics on HF, VHF/microwave and EMC matters will be considered. Whilst suggestions are welcome at this stage, full draft papers are required by December 2018, […]

Construction Competition winners

fre, 19/10/2018 - 17:07
Congratulations to all the category winners in the RSGB Convention Construction Competition 2018, sponsored by Martin Lynch & Sons. Antony Watts, M0IFA won the Innovation section for a series of tools to help people learn to code and understand radio. Andrew Vare, G4XZL was awarded a Technical Merit for his approach to measuring noise. The […]

First of six new IOTA groups announced

fre, 19/10/2018 - 17:04
Islands on the Air (IOTA) has announced the first of six new IOTA groups. The new groups cover a Swedish-Finnish joint sovereignty island and groups in North America, Asia, and Oceania. All new groups have provisional numbers. This means they will need to be confirmed by a thousand-plus QSO operation that takes place after 14 […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:59
We were saddened to learn that John Crabbe, G3WFM, became a Silent Key in the early hours of Thursday, 18 October 2018. He volunteered for many years as Curator of the RSGB Museum and Library at Potters Bar, and was also the RSGB Shack Manager. A longer tribute can be found on the RSGB website. […]

Propagation News – 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:34
The sun remained pretty well spotless in the latter half of this week, with a solar flux index of 70 at the time this report was being prepared. But after an email from a GB2RS listener it is probably a good idea to recap how sunspot numbers are calculated. We count each sunspot as one, […]

News for England Midlands – 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:30
We start with clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has an open net from 10am on 145.575MHz this Sunday and next Sunday. Wednesday sees an open club night and on Thursday there’s an open net from 8pm on 145.575MHz. Details from Rob, G6EIH, on 0781 214 6333. South Kesteven Amateur […]

News for England North – 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:24
Central Lancs Amateur Radio Club has an FM Top Band net on 1.940MHz from 11am this Sunday and next Sunday. Monday sees a net around 70.450MHz from 9pm and next Saturday there’s a Top Band AM net from 11am on 1.940MHz. For details contact Peter, G3UCA, via email to g3uca@blueyonder.co.uk. This Sunday and next Sunday […]

News for Northern Ireland – 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:19
No news items have been received for Northern Ireland this week.

News for Scotland – 21 October 2018

fre, 19/10/2018 - 16:18
As many local amateurs will know, there has been a resurgence in all things amateur radio in the Scottish Borders and Carlisle area. In response to calls for a get-together, a brainstorming session is to be held at Houghton Village Hall, Carlisle on Tuesday, 23 October from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The meeting is being hosted […]

John Crabbe, G3WFM, SK

tor, 18/10/2018 - 16:46
John Crabbe, G3WFM, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, 18 October 2018 at the age of 87, after having been unwell for some time. For many years John volunteered for the RSGB at Potters Bar, working as archivist/historian, RSGB National Amateur Radio Museum curator, and manager of the RSGB shack. A very active […]

John Crabbe, G3WFM, 18th October 2018

tor, 18/10/2018 - 16:38
John Crabbe, G3WFM, passed away in the early hours of Thursday 18 October 2018 at the age of 87, after having been unwell for some time. For many years John volunteered for the RSGB at Potters Bar, working as archivist/historian, RSGB National Amateur Radio Museum curator, and manager of the RSGB shack. A very active […]

M7 Foundation Licences

man, 15/10/2018 - 14:15
Ofcom have advised us that its Licensing Portal is now issuing M7 call signs to new applicants for the Foundation licence.

Construction Competition 2018

lør, 13/10/2018 - 17:04
The RSGB Convention Construction Competition 2018, sponsored by Martin Lynch and Sons, was judged by Bo OZ2M, Sam G4DDK and Stewart G3YSX. Congratulations to all the category winners: * Innovation – Antony Watts, M0IFA, for a series of tools to help people learn to code and understand radio * Technical Merit – Andrew Vare, G4XZL, […]

RSGB Past President GI3KYP SK

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:44
RSGB Past President Alexander Davidson Patterson OBE, FIEE, GI3KYP, died on October 10, 2018, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his family. Better known as Barney, he was RSGB President in 1967. Barney travelled widely during his Presidency and, among many other achievements, oversaw the purchase of 28 Little Russel Street, London, as the then-new RSGB […]

VHF Contest consultation open

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:42
The RSGB Contest Committee has opened the 2018 edition of the RSGB VHF Contesting Consultation for comments at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VHFCC2018 to help set the rules for 2019. They are specifically looking for your views around the AFS contests, FM activity contests, possible new MGM contests, Christmas cumulatives, 432MHz low power, and the SHF UK activity contests, […]

Do you want to activate GB18YOTA?

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:39
This year the RSGB has secured the call sign GB18YOTA for the December YOTA month event. Clubs, groups, and individuals from all over the country are needed to set up stations and host the call sign over the 31 days of December. The RSGB is particularly looking for stations with a passion for running events […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:36
This year’s Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet take place from 19 to 21 October 2018. About 1.8 million Scouts will be participating from around the world. Some 20,000 licensed amateur radio operators put 12,000 radio stations on the air. Over the weekend of 20 and 21 October, Hartlepool ARC will be […]

JOTA-JOTI next weekend

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:35
This year’s Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet take place from 19 to 21 October 2018. About 1.8 million Scouts will be participating from around the world. Some 20,000 licensed amateur radio operators put 12,000 radio stations on the air. Over the weekend of 20 and 21 October, Hartlepool ARC will be […]

Contest News – 14 October 2018

fre, 12/10/2018 - 15:11
The Oceania DX CW contest ends its 24 hour run at 0800UTC this Sunday, the 14th. Using the 1.8 to 28MHz contest bands, the exchange is signal report and serial number. This Sunday, the 14th, the IRTS 40m Counties contest runs from 1200 to 1400UTC. Using CW and SSB on the 7MHz band, the exchange […]

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