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60 Antennas – you will want to build!

man, 10/12/2018 - 15:52
Edited by Giles Read, G1MFG Whatever the type of antenna, there is always a genuine sense of achievement when you build one yourself and it provides great results. This book sets out to provide a huge array of designs that the home constructor can attempt and more importantly will want to build. Unlike many other […]

Live ISS contact from UK school

fre, 07/12/2018 - 16:04
An amateur radio contact with the International Space Station, facilitated by ARISS, is planned for Friday, 14 December 2018. The contact with Kenilworth school is scheduled for 1255UTC and will be streamed from around noon at live.ariss.org.

Turkey gets 60m and 6m

fre, 07/12/2018 - 16:01
Turkey’s telecom regulator, BTK, in a government gazette notice on 29 November 2018, released two new amateur radio allocations. They are the new WRC-15 60m band, at 15W, plus an all mode 6m allocation of 50 to 52MHz, with a power limit of 75W.

RSGB responds to CEPT report

fre, 07/12/2018 - 15:57
The RSGB has made a submission to CEPT regarding its Draft Report on Wireless Power Transmission for Electric Vehicles. This is the latest step as part of ongoing work by RSGB and IARU that is preparing for WRC-19 next autumn. A copy of the submission can be found at WRC-19 papers on the RSGB website.

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 07/12/2018 - 15:50
There will be no GB2RS script for Sunday, 30 December 2018. The last news reading for 2018 will take place on Sunday, 23 December 2018, with normal service resuming on Sunday, 6 January 2019. Individual newsreaders may choose to run a net instead of the news during their slot on the 30th, though this must […]

Listen for YOTA stations

fre, 30/11/2018 - 16:18
YOTA month has just started. The first club to activate the GB18YOTA call sign was Aberkenfig Radio Club in Bridgend on 1 December 2018. Sandringham School Amateur Radio Club, with help from Verulam ARC, will activate it on Monday, the 3rd. On the 5th, it’s the turn of Swansea Radio Club, then Silcoates School on […]

Introduction to Amateur Radio workshops

fre, 30/11/2018 - 16:14
The RSGB is still taking bookings for the An Introduction to Amateur Radio workshops running in association with Bletchley Park on 15 and 16 December 2018. These workshops will give an introductory insight into the world of amateur radio, as well as a chance to see the RSGB’s National Radio Centre. So spread the word […]

High altitude balloon news

fre, 30/11/2018 - 16:08
On 6 December 2018, a team from hi-impact on the Wirral will launch another high altitude balloon, in conjunction with pupils from St Bridget’s Primary School in West Kirby. Once again they will launch from Welshpool. They are hoping as many local amateurs and SWLs as possible will assist in feeding the data into HABHUB, […]

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 30/11/2018 - 16:06
Two more 2018 RSGB Convention lecture videos are now available on the RSGB website. You will need your Membership Services login to watch them. Don Greenbaum, N1DG talks about the KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition and Bo Hansen, OZ2M lectures on PI4 the Digital Mode for Beacons and Why It Is A Success. To watch these […]

More 2018 Convention videos online

fre, 30/11/2018 - 16:02
Two more 2018 RSGB Convention lecture videos are now available on the RSGB website. You will need your Membership Services login to watch them. Don Greenbaum, N1DG talks about the KH1/KH7Z Baker Island DXpedition and Bo Hansen, OZ2M lectures on PI4 the Digital Mode for Beacons and Why It Is A Success. To watch these […]

Share your love of radio

fre, 23/11/2018 - 15:17
Do you have friends or family members who are interested in getting into our amazing and varied hobby? Why not encourage them to book one of the RSGB’s brand-new workshops, An Introduction to Amateur Radio? Running in association with Bletchley Park, the workshops will take place at the RSGB’s National Radio Centre on the weekend […]

Black Friday book sale ends Monday

fre, 23/11/2018 - 15:13
The RSGB Shop is having a Black Friday sale between now and the end of Monday, 26 November 2018. Members and non-Members alike will find great bargains on a large number of books. Check out rsgbshop.org for full details.

UKFM Group seeks opinions

fre, 23/11/2018 - 15:11
The UKFM Group (Western) repeater group is conducting an online survey about the Stoke-on-Trent 2m repeater, GB3VT, and its mode, which changed to D-Star from FM some years ago. The results of the survey will provide insight into whether changing the repeater’s mode should be considered. The survey is open until the end of New […]

GB2RS News Script for 25 November 2018

fre, 23/11/2018 - 15:07
Please click the link below to download this week’s news script GB2RS News Script for 25 November 2018

Also in GB2RS this week…

fre, 23/11/2018 - 15:06
Reg, G8VHI is still looking for a second reader for the GB2RS news reading at 8.30pm on Sundays. He starts a new work shift system in mid-January 2019 and will not be able to broadcast every week. Please email radcom@rsgb.org and we will forward the details to Reg. YOTA month is almost upon us. The […]

RadCom December 2018, Vol. 94, No. 12

man, 19/11/2018 - 16:57
Seasons Greetings from the RSGB Membership Services login required, follow the link below or click the cover image. RadCom December 2018, Vol. 94, No. 12 News and Reports Around Your Region – Club events calendar 84 Around Your Region – Events roundup 88 New products 14 News 11 RSGB Matters 6 Regulars Advertisers’ index 93 […]

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 […]