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Important Notice – Affiliated Club Insurance

Important Notice – Affiliated Club Insurance

| July 10, 2014

The level of public liability cover provided under the insurance policy offered free to affiliated clubs and RAYNET groups has been doubled from £5m to £10m with immediate effect.  The new schedule can be downloaded here.  Please note that Membership login is required.

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Happy 100th Birthday, ARRL

Happy 100th Birthday, ARRL

| May 16, 2014

The American Amateur Radio Relay League was formed on 18 May 1914, exactly 100 years ago on Sunday, and the RSGB sends its fraternal congratulations. By coincidence, Sunday is the final day of the Dayton Hamvention, where ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, and Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, will host a party, complete with […]

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KickSat burns up without deploying Sprites

KickSat burns up without deploying Sprites

| May 16, 2014

KickSat, the KickStarter-funded amateur satellite project, has re-entered and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere without releasing its payload of Sprite micro-satellites. The satellite suffered an unexpected computer glitch on 30 April that caused the deployment countdown timer to reset. It proved impossible to correct the problem, meaning the timer did not trigger in time […]

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Sign up for the Advanced distance learning course

Sign up for the Advanced distance learning course

| May 16, 2014

Enrolment is about to start for the next Advanced distance learning course run by the Bath-based team. The course will run from July and work towards the December exam. Weekly work packages will be delivered using the Edmodo virtual learning environment. Remote tutor support will be available throughout the course and lots of revision questions […]

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Bletchley Park Free Admission Voucher

Bletchley Park Free Admission Voucher

| May 12, 2014

From 12th May, RSGB Members are entitled to free admission to the world famous Bletchley Park heritage site and tourist attraction—as well as entry to the RSGB National Radio Centre—on production of a voucher. Please click here for more information.

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FUNcube-2 set for July launch

FUNcube-2 set for July launch

| May 10, 2014

The FUNcube team have received confirmation that UKube-1, which is hosting the FUNcube-2 payload, remains scheduled for a Soyuz launch on 19 June. The team do not, as yet, have any lift-off times or orbital data for this launch but will make these available as soon as possible. It is believed that, immediately after deployment […]

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2014 IARU conference papers available

2014 IARU conference papers available

| May 10, 2014

Papers for the 2014 IARU conference are now available on the IARU Region 1 website, www.iaru-r1.org. The RSGB invites all amateurs to contribute to a consultation on the papers, which will inform its input at the conference in September. The consultation forum can be accessed via the front page of the RSGB website, www.rsgb.org.

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Canadian amateurs gain 472kHz allocation

Canadian amateurs gain 472kHz allocation

| May 10, 2014

Radio amateurs in Canada have a new allocation at 472 to 479kHz. The 7kHz of spectrum is available to amateurs on a secondary basis. Canadian amateurs also recently gained an allocation at 5MHz.

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Emergency Communications Committee Chairman

Emergency Communications Committee Chairman

| April 28, 2014

Charlie Morrison GI4FUE has recently stood down from the post of chairman of the Emergency Communications Committee. The Board would like to record its thanks to Charlie for all his past works in promoting emergency communications on behalf of the Society. The Emergency Communications Committee is tasked with raising the profile of RSGB Raynet, fostering […]

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STELAR grants available for Educational Computing

STELAR grants available for Educational Computing

| April 17, 2014

The education and science charity STELAR has been active in promoting radiocommunications in schools and colleges for over 20 years. The phenomenal success of the Raspberry Pi computer has opened up new opportunities and stimulated demand for educational projects linking communications systems, via computers. STELAR is seeking to support the very best of those ideas […]

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