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Following disquiet about the adjudication of a recent RSGB Contest, the Board has asked John Gould G3WKL, RSGB President, to conduct a review, in conjunction with the Contest Committee and a representative selection of contesters, of several aspects of contest administration. This will include how contest rules are reviewed, developed, communicated and implemented. The Board […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]