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Diversity in amateur radio

| August 17, 2017
Diversity in amateur radio

What was your earliest encounter with amateur radio? There are probably almost as many stories as there are RSGB Members. Perhaps it was early contact with your local club. I remember looking mine up in the RSGB Bulletin (yes, I know!) and going to a meeting. Fortunately, I was already nuts about radio or that […]

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Ofcom licensing problem – short call signs

| August 16, 2017

Ofcom has informed us that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. Ofcom advise us that, although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one […]

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ARISS at YOTA2017

| August 7, 2017
ARISS at YOTA2017

ARISS has arrived on site at Gilwell Park for YOTA2017 and they are setting up the station for the contact with astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA on the International Space Station tomorrow at 1838UTC. Don’t forget to listen on 145.800MHz for the downlink.

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Online voting for UKAC scoring system

| August 4, 2017

The voting is now open to determine which scoring system will be used in the UKAC contests from 6m though to 23cm for 2018. Online voting on this consultation will remain open until 2359 BST on 20 August 2017. Those eligible to vote are current RSGB members who have taken part in an RSGB VHF/UHF/SHF contest […]

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Regional Manager, Scotland South and Western Isles

| August 1, 2017

Marcus Hazel-McGown, MM0ZIF, has decided to step down as Regional Manager for Scotland South and the Western Isles. We would like to thank Marcus for his hard work during his term as Regional Manager. We are of course seeking a replacement Regional Manager and would welcome applications from anyone living in the region who is […]

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Examinations Group Chair, Alan Betts, G0HIQ retires

| July 28, 2017
Examinations Group Chair, Alan Betts, G0HIQ retires

Alan Betts, G0HIQ has recently chosen to step down from his long-standing and much-valued role as Chair of the Examination Group. He will continue as part of the Group and to contribute to the examination system in numerous ways, not least being the lead tutor at his local amateur radio group. Alan first became involved […]

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