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New Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) and Intruder Watch Coordinator

RSGB is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Lamont, G4DYA to the joint role of AROS Coordinator and Intruder Watch Coordinator. Richard has been a broadcast engineer with the BBC, an editor of radio magazines and a company director. He also knows his way around the ITU Regulations. We welcome him to his new […]

New Chair of the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC)

We’re delighted to announce that Andrew Barrett, G8DOR has been appointed as the new Chair of the ETCC for an initial period of three years. Andrew is the current Vice-Chair. We would like to thank John McCullagh, GI4BWM for the enormous level of work that he has put into the role of ETCC Chair over […]

RadCom March 2018, Vol. 94, No. 3

Micsig tBook mini Oscilloscope—an oscilloscope is one of the most useful items of test equipment in the shack Online edition Membership Services login required, follow the link below or click the cover image. RadCom March 2018, Vol. 94, No. 3 News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 85 Around Your Region – […]

National Club of the Year 2017 and the RSGB Strategy

This year the RSGB has decided to change the theme of the National Club of the Year competition to fit more closely with its strategic goals. The theme of “Mentoring and Retention” sits right at the heart of the Society’s main goal of having “an active and thriving amateur radio community” and sends a two-fold […]

DMR talkgroup for universities

Paul Thieme, President of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club, W9YB in the United States wants to hear from UK university amateur radio clubs that have linked DMR repeaters. Recently, his club has been working with Brandmeister worldwide officials to create a DMR talkgroup specifically for university amateur radio operators. In the States they have […]

Amateur becomes Harvard President

A radio amateur, Lawrence Bacow, KA1FZQ has been selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University. He was selected from among a field of some 700 candidates and will take office on 1 July 2018.

QSL Bureau volunteers wanted

The RSGB QSL Bureau is seeking to appoint a new volunteer for the MW and 2W sub group, due to the retirement of the current sub-manager. This is an active and growing QSL group, involving around 15-20,000 QSL cards, delivered in three to four batches for sorting and distribution each year. Prospective volunteers will need […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

As the 3Y0Z Bouvet DXpedition was sadly cancelled due to bad weather and engine trouble on the transport vessel, another DXpedition has restarted their plans to visit the island. According to the web page, operators Dominik, 3Z9DX, Stanislaw, SQ8X, Leszek, SP3DOI, Branko, YU4DX and Frans, J69DS have a landing permit issued by the Norwegian Polar […]

DXCC most-wanted updated on ClubLog

The DXCC Most Wanted entities list has been updated on ClubLog. The list contains 340 entities and the top 10 entities seem to have changed with the addition of Kosovo. The top spot still goes to North Korea, followed by Bouvet Island, Crozet Island and the Republic of Kosovo. ClubLog author Michael Wells, G7VJR, says […]

Latest from IARU monitoring system

The IARU Region 1 Monitoring System newsletter reports a north-west African military Thales-3000 system on 13,998.4kHz was causing interference in the amateur radio 20m band, and that in the amateur radio 40m band Radio Myanmar has been heard on 7200kHz, and Radio Hargeisa from the Republic of Somaliland on 7120kHz. Read more at www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2018/news1801.pdf (18-page/1.1MB […]

GB2RS News Script for 18 February 2018

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Rallies and Events News – 18 February 2018

The Radioactive Rally will take place this Sunday, 18 February, at Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire CW5 5DG. There is free car parking and the doors open at 10.30am. There will be a bring-and-buy, as well as traders and an RSGB book stall. A raffle ticket is included with the entrance programme, and additional tickets can […]

DX News – 18 February 2018

Members of Sandringham School Amateur Radio Club, led by Headmaster Alan, G4DJX, are in The Gambia operating as C5DX, with the visit ending on the 18th. Students have run a couple of pile ups at the time of writing and are doing well. QSLs go to G4DJX and logs will be uploaded to Logbook of […]

Contest News – 18 February 2018

The ARRL International DX Contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC this Sunday, the 18th. It’s CW only on the 1.8 to 28MHz bands. The exchange is signal report and TX power. US stations will also send their state, and Canadian stations their province. On Tuesday, the IRTS 80m Counties Contest takes place from […]

Propagation News – 18 February 2018

Sunspot group 2699 threw a surprise last week when it unleashed a C-class solar flare and a coronal mass ejection. While we have got used to having coronal hole activity, CMEs have been less prevalent over the last few months. The CME and a coronal hole solar wind stream were predicted to reach Earth by […]

News for England Midlands – 18 February 2018

We start with news from clubs that have several events this week. Burton Amateur Radio Club has a club net on 145.575MHz at 10am this Sunday and next Sunday. On Wednesday there’s a shack night and Thursday sees a club net on 145.575MHz from 7.30pm. Details from Mike Lewis, M0XMX on 0785 068 5961. Rugby […]

News for England North – 18 February 2018

We start with an apology to Chester and District Amateur Radio Society for an error in the March RadCom, which saw erroneous programme information appear in the Club Calendar. The correct details are on their website and we will include the corrected details in the relevant GB2RS broadcasts in March. Contact Bruce Sutherland, M0CVP, on […]

News for Northern Ireland – 18 February 2018

No news items have been received for Northern Ireland this week.

News for Scotland – 18 February 2018

On Tuesday Dundee Amateur Radio Club is having a construction night. Contact Martin, 2M0KAU, on 0776 370 8933. On Tuesday Livingston and District Amateur Radio Society is having an operating evening. Details from Cathie, 2M0DIB, on 01506 433 846. On Tuesday the CQScotland Technology for Kids session has a talk at 3.15pm Spies and Morse […]

News for England South-East – 18 February 2018

We start with advance notice from Dover Radio Club of their Foundation course on Thursday evenings from 1 March. It will be at East Kent College at Dover, Maision Dieu Road, CT16 1DH, from 6pm to 9pm. The cost is £45 and it leads to an exam on 3 May. Contact Aaron Coote, M0IER, on […]