Archive for March, 2014
RSGB Officers met with representatives of Ofcom on 15 March as part of a regular series of discussions. Among the principal items on the agenda were the review of amateur radio licence, the revalidation of licences, VHF spectrum release proposals, amateur radio on the ISS and the public sector spectrum release. More details of the […]
Ofcom have published a consultation paper that makes proposals for the release of VHF spectrum, including 146 to 147MHz for amateur radio use on a temporary non-protected and non-interference basis. Details of how the RSGB will formulate its response will follow. The consultation is open until 26 May and can be viewed at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/vhf-143-169mhz/.
On 4 March the GB7DD D-Star repeater in Dundee was shut down due to lack of use and has been replaced by a Motorola MotoTRBO DMR TDMA digital voice repeater provided by Martin, MM0DUN. GB7DD is the first DMR repeater on the air in Scotland and is a colour code 1 UHF repeater on 439.6625MHz […]
The RSGB has launched its 2014 Construction Competition, intended to encourage home construction, experimentation, design and innovation. Any RSGB Member is eligible to enter and there will be prizes in each category. The overall winner will be awarded the new Pat Hawker G3VA Trophy. Full details are online at www.rsgb.org/constructioncompetition. In the news broadcast of […]