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RSGB 2018 Convention booking now

Bookings for the RSGB 2018 Convention are now open. The event takes place from 12 to 14 October 2018 and there will be topics to cater for all tastes and at all levels across five lecture streams. The event also includes a buildathon, a construction competition and an opportunity to visit the National Radio Centre […]

British Island Waterways on the Air

British Island Waterways on the Air (BIWOTA) is on the weekend 25 to 27 August 2018. The event is open to all boaters, cyclists, walkers and other users of the canals, towpaths and riverbanks for work or recreation. It is also a good chance for WAB enthusiasts to get some rare WAB squares. If you […]

Radio amateur interviewed on BBC

James Patterson, M1DST—a member of Swindon and District ARC—was interviewed recently on BBC Wiltshire about amateur radio. He discussed whether it still has a place now we have modern technology and the internet. James produced an edited version of his interview which he posted on his website and gave a presentation M1N-the-Middle, A Flexible Hardware […]

Apply now for FIFA World Cup Marathon

The RSGB has agreed to participate in the FIFA World Cup Marathon which is being organised by the Union of Radio Amateur of Russia (RRC). The Marathon is set to run from 1 June to 15 July 2018. There will be two call signs available for use on a rotation basis: GB18FWC, for stations in […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

The RSGB has agreed to participate in the FIFA World Cup Marathon which is being organised by the Union of Radio Amateur of Russia (RRC). The Marathon is set to run from 1 June to 15 July 2018. There will be two call signs available for use on a rotation basis: GB18FWC, for stations in […]

No regional news again this week

Illness of a key RSGB staff member means that it has not been possible to prepare Regional News again this week, for which we apologise. Details of many club events can be found in the April edition of RadCom, supplemented by the listing at rsgb.org/events. Thank you to every one who sent event details for […]

International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24 hour amateur radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on 25 April 1874. The event is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi’s birthday and this year it will be held on 21 April 2018 from 0000UTC to 2359UTC. Registered stations […]

FIFA World Cup Marathon

The RSGB has agreed to participate in the FIFA World Cup Marathon which is being organised by the Union of Radio Amateur of Russia (RRC). The Marathon is set to run from 1 June 2018 to 15 July 2018. There will be two call signs available for use on a rotation basis: GB18FWC, for stations […]

DF6NM wins inventor award

Markus Vester, DF6NM has been honoured as one of the Inventors of 2017. As a Principal Key Expert at Siemens, he has worked on MRI systems since the pioneering days. Markus says, “I have to say that such an award shouldn’t be regarded as a solitary achievement, but rather also as an appreciation of the fine people and bright minds I am allowed to […]

No regional news this week

Illness of a key RSGB staff member means that it has not been possible to prepare Regional News again this week, for which we apologise. Details of many club events can be found in the April edition of RadCom, supplemented by the events map at rsgb.org/events. Thank you to every one who has sent events […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

Markus Vester, DF6NM has been honoured as one of the Inventors of 2017. As a Principal Key Expert at Siemens, he has worked on MRI systems since the pioneering days. Markus says, “I have to say that such an award shouldn’t be regarded as a solitary achievement, but rather also as an appreciation of the fine people and bright minds I am allowed to […]

New RSGB 2017 Convention video

The latest RSGB 2017 Convention video has been released for members to view. Ionosonde Data and HF Propagation by Jim Bacon, G3YLA shows some ways that the band conditions can be visualised to help operators make maximum use of the conditions available. It details how plotting the near real-time ionosonde data can reveal why the […]

GB2RS News Script for 15 April 2018

Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 15 April 2018

New Legacy Committee Chair

Steve Hartley, G0FUW has been appointed as the new Chair of the RSGB Legacy Committee and he will begin the role after the AGM. He takes over from current RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF who has done excellent work with the committee over the last seven years. The RSGB Legacy Fund, thanks to the generosity […]

Vote now in RSGB elections

Have you voted yet in the RSGB elections? If not, please take a few minutes to go to rsgb.org/agm and make sure your voice is heard. There are four Board candidates and you can see their personal statements on the AGM web pages. The deadline for receipt of votes is 23.59 on Thursday, 19 April […]

Special Events News – 15 April 2018

Special Event Station news for April did not arrive in time to be included in the printed edition of RadCom, but the information can be found on the RSGB website. A number of stations involved in International Marconi Day will be active on the bands next weekend. Details of the stations registered can be found […]

Contest News – 15 April 2018

The First 50MHz Contest takes place this Sunday morning, 15 April, from 0900 to 1200 UTC. Exchange signal reports, a serial number, your six figure locator and the first two letters of your postcode. All modes can be used, but most activity will be on single sideband. The Worked All Britain Data Contest takes place […]

Propagation News – 15 April 2018

The predicted unsettled geomagnetic conditions arrived on Tuesday and continued with the K-index hitting five on Wednesday. This was due an elongated coronal hole on the Sun, with the escaping plasma causing the solar wind to pick up in both speed and density. The wind peaked at more than 550 kilometres per second and widespread […]

Shorter than normal news this week

Illness of a key RSGB staff member means that it has not been possible to prepare Local News this week, for which we apologise. Details of many club events can be found in the April edition of RadCom, supplemented by the Events List on the RSGB website, http://rsgb.org/events/rsgb-events-site/calendar/ Thank you to everyone who has sent […]

Next UK ARISS contact coming soon

On or just after Monday the 9th, the date and time for the next UK ARISS contact will be revealed. The contact is between the Kings High School for Girls in Warwick and the International Space Station. It is expected to take place in the week commencing the 16th of April, but for operational reasons […]

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