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GB2RS email alert delayed

fre, 16/11/2018 - 17:02
Our regular Friday GB2RS email alert to subscribers is unfortunately delayed to an issue with a third-party mailing provider. We are seeking further information from the service provider and will attempt the mailshot again later. We apologize for any disappointment and inconvenience.  

First geostationary amateur satellite

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:49
On Thursday, 15 November 2018, a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted off flawlessly at 2046UTC from Cape Canaveral. It was carrying the first amateur radio payload destined for geostationary orbit. About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit. Positioned at 25.5°E, the satellite will carry an […]

More Convention videos on YouTube

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:46
Two more 2018 RSGB Convention talks are now on YouTube. Using Drones to Measure Antenna Radiation Patterns by Jenny Bailey, G0VQH looks at how antenna radiation patterns are difficult to measure because antennas are typically high above the ground. A practical method of measuring the radiation field around an antenna could be with a drone. […]

New version of WSJT-X

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:43
A new WSJT-X release candidate, version 2.0.0-rc4, now is available, and the version 2.0 quick start Guide has been revised and extended. The developers urge any one upgrading to the new version to read the release notes thoroughly. The upgrade requires users to change operator settings, so the software may not work straight out of […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:41
It is vital that we contribute to the debate around spectrum use. Former RSGB President Graham Murchie, G4FSG recently made a presentation on behalf of all UK radio amateurs to the UK Spectrum Policy Forum, a body that advises the government. He also led the subsequent discussion, supported by RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas, M1ACB […]


fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:40
Now a date for next year’s diary. The RSGB AGM will be held on 27 April 2019 at Jurys Inn, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HQ. The Society’s accounts and reports for 2018 will appear in the April 2019 RadCom.

News for Northern Ireland – 18 November 2018

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:10
No news items have been received for Northern Ireland this week.

News for Scotland – 18 November 2018

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:09
Stirling and District Amateur Radio Society has a club meeting this Sunday and next Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Thursday sees a club meeting from 7pm. Contact Jess, MM3RCR, via email to secretary@gm6nx.com. West of Scotland Amateur Radio Society has a meeting of the Solder Group on Wednesday. On Friday there’s a club night and […]

News for England South-East – 18 November 2018

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:06
The newly-formed Marsham ARS, M0VFT, will soon commence meeting in its club house at Wood Field, Fairlight. For dates and other information, email sec.m0vft@gmail.com. Now for clubs that have several events this week. Radio Society of Harrow has a net this Sunday and next Sunday at noon on 1938kHz LSB. On Monday there’s a net […]

News for England South-West – 18 November 2018

fre, 16/11/2018 - 16:01
Plymouth Amateur Radio Club is running its rally this Sunday from 10.30am at Harewood House, Church Road, Plympton. For details, see plymouthamateurradioclub.btck.co.uk. On Monday Weston-super-Mare Radio Society is holding its main meeting. Contact Martin, G7UWI, 01934 613 094. On Wednesday Newquay and District Amateur Radio Society is having a club night. More information from Terry, […]

News for Wales – 18 November 2018

fre, 16/11/2018 - 15:59
Marches Amateur Radio Society is running the North East Wales net this Sunday night from 9pm on 145.425MHz. Thursday sees a talk on 3D printing. For details, email steven.bobby20@yahoo.co.uk. On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is having a DVD night. Contact Steve Williams, MW6CCG, on 0787 849 4337. On Monday Wireless in Wales Amateur Radio […]

Supporting, encouraging and recognising the work of our volunteers and staff

ons, 14/11/2018 - 17:41
As part of the RSGB’s five-year strategy, we strive to enhance support and recognition of our volunteers, as well as developing ways of working with them more closely. With just 11 full-time and 5 part- time members of staff managing all of the commercial and operational functions of the Society, our 800-plus volunteers, who deliver […]

Cliff Lindsay, G4VJI, 6th November 2018

tir, 13/11/2018 - 10:38
It is with much sadness that I have to report that my good friend Cliff Lindsay, G4VJI passed away peacefully at home in Blandford, Dorset on 6th November 2018. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier in the year but he battled it right to the end. I had the pleasure of knowing Cliff for […]

GB2RS News Script for 11 November 2018

fre, 09/11/2018 - 17:25
Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 11 November 2018

India gets 60, 630 and 6000m

fre, 09/11/2018 - 17:12
The Indian Government’s Telecommunications regulator has published a 2018 Update to the Indian National Frequency Plan, effective from the 25th of October. It lists new amateur bands at 5MHz, 472 and 136kHz. In more detail that means 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz as Secondary users with 15W EIRP. 472 to 479kHz is also as a Secondary user, […]

Join the RSGB Legacy Committee

fre, 09/11/2018 - 17:11
The RSGB Legacy Committee considers applications to the Legacy Fund for project funding and makes recommendations to the Board. One of the current members is coming towards the end of his term of office and the RSGB is looking for a new Member to take his place. Most applications for funding are discussed via email […]

Register for Bath Distance Learning course

fre, 09/11/2018 - 17:09
The next Advanced Distance Learning course to be run by the Bath-based team is due to start on the first of February 2019, aiming for an exam in July or August. The team will then look at the new syllabus and so there will be no Bath Distance Learning courses for 6 to 12 months. The […]

More AMSAT-UK Colloquium videos

fre, 09/11/2018 - 17:05
More videos from the AMSAT-UK Colloquium part of the RSGB Convention, held at Milton Keynes on the 13th and 14th of October, are now available on the AMSAT-UK YouTube Channel. Among the presentations is one by Graham Shirville, G3VZV and Dave Crump, G8GKQ about the amateur radio transponders on the satellite Es’hail-2, which is expected […]

News for England North – 11 November 2018

fre, 09/11/2018 - 16:36
We start with a request from GB2RS Manager Ken Hatton, G3VBA. A news reader is needed for the North West region to start in the New Year. If you are an RSGB Member and would like to volunteer, please contact Ken, G3VBA, via email to gb2rs.manager@rsgb.org.uk. Now for clubs that have several events this week. […]

News for Northern Ireland – 11 November 2018

fre, 09/11/2018 - 16:34
On Wednesday West Tyrone Amateur Radio Club is holding a meeting night. Details from Philip, MI0MSO, on 0784 902 5760, or email info@wtarc.org.uk.