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New service to replace AROS

| July 13, 2018

Following an extensive review of the Amateur Radio Observation Service, AROS, the RSGB has decided to create a new service to provide guidance to operators who experience misuse of the amateur bands by others. This service will be known as the Operating Advisory Service, or OAS, and will replace AROS. The change will come into effect […]

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Ham-designed comms support cave rescue

| July 13, 2018

The dramatic rescue of twelve young footballers and their coach from a cave in Thailand was facilitated, in part, by communications technology developed by British radio amateur John Hey, G3TDZ. Ordinary radio signals don’t penetrate the solid rock surrounding caves, but very low frequency signals can do. Around the turn of the Millennium John designed […]

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International Youth at Sea begins

| July 13, 2018

A new cultural exchange-based radio activity, International Youth at Sea, has been organised by the Finnish Lighthouse Society, the Amateur Radio League of Finland, the OH-DX-Foundation and DX University. The first team will activate Market Reef Lighthouse as OJ0C, from the 21st to the 28th of July. The 2018 youth team members are Nuuti, OH1UBO; […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 13, 2018

The American Radio Relay League, ARRL, is beginning a process with the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to try and keep non amateur radio satellites from using amateur band frequencies. The ARRL is working to protect amateur radio frequencies against exploitation by commercial entities. However, there are also ongoing discussions to try and define what constitutes […]

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Rallies and Events News – 15 July 2018

| July 13, 2018

The 22nd Red Rose QRP Festival takes place today, the 15th, at St Joseph’s Hall, Mather Lane, Leigh, WN7 2PR. There is easy access from all major motorways plus the A580 and A579 etc. There is car parking, a Bring and Buy, refreshments, a bar and disabled access. Doors open at 11am, or 8.30am for […]

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DX News – 15 July 2018

| July 13, 2018

Renner, PY7RP will be active as PY0F/PY7RP from Fernando de Noronha Island, IOTA reference SA-003, until the 16th of July. He will operate on 160 to 6m, including taking part in the IARU HF Contest. QSL via home call direct, or OQRS. Steve, KU9C will be active as KU9C/VP9 from Bermuda Islands, IOTA NA-005, until […]

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