Archive for June, 2015
Approval of NoV requests for beacons and repeaters It was noted that, according to Ofcom records, only four requests were awaiting clearance from the primary user. It was agreed that the RSGB would notify Ofcom of any others that appeared to be outstanding. It was agreed that the RSGB should satisfy itself that any potential […]
Following last week’s publication of the Policy on temporary call signs and call sign enhancement, Ofcom officials have confirmed that they are content for clubs in England to decide themselves whether and when to enhance their club call sign with the Regional Secondary Locator “X”, thus continuing current custom and practice.
Robin Hewes, G3TDR, became a Silent Key after suffering a stroke, a broken hip and a heart attack in June 2015. He was an enthusiastic member of the Society serving a term on the RSGB council, during which he was the Events Organiser and Manager of Many RSGB Exhibitions and Rallies. He edited the RSGB […]
Congratulations to Ray Aldous, G8CBU who was awarded the MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for his service to Scouting. Ray became interested in radio whilst he was a student at Luton Technical College and he joined the RAF in 1951 as a wireless mechanic. He was posted to Egypt and it was there […]
The RSGB Convention takes place over 9 to 11 October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. More lectures have been confirmed. Steve Nichols, G0KYA will be speaking on Understanding HF Propagation with a look at the sun, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections and their effects on HF. He will also discuss propagation […]
Nine satellites, designated CAS-3A to CAS3i, with payloads operating in the amateur bands, are expected to be launched on 20 July on the new CZ-6 rocket. The Chinese amateur satellite group CAMSAT says that six of the satellites, CAS-3A to CAS-3F, are equipped with substantially the same amateur radio payloads. This will be a 20kHz […]