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Nepal emergency ops suspended again

| May 22, 2015

Amateur Radio emergency operations on 20 metres, resumed in the aftermath of the second Nepal earthquake, have now been suspended again, according to Jayu Bhide, VU2JAU, the Amateur Radio Society of India National Coordinator for Disaster Communication. He said he discussed the situation on 17 May with Satish Kharel, 9N1AA, and that the decision was […]

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Certificate for RSGB Exam Secretary

| May 22, 2015

RSGB Exam Secretary Carol Meredith, M6MUP, has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Norfolk Amateur Radio Club for the “hard work, support and extra mile she goes to support both exam secretaries and candidates alike”. About 3,000 amateur radio examinations are held each year and Carol processes all of the paperwork. Part of […]

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South Africa new power limit and band

| May 22, 2015

Amateurs in the Republic of South Africa have been given a new 8 metre band, 40.675 to 40.685MHz, for propagation studies. The allocation is for up to 400W and all emissions are permitted except pulse and fast scan TV. At the same time, the power limits for most of the other amateur bands have been […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 22, 2015

RSGB President John Gould, G3WKL and General Manager Graham Coomber, G0NBI represented the RSGB at a garden party at Buckingham Palace recently. They were formally presented to the Society’s Patron, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT. On Wednesday a super-secret US military unmanned spaceplane was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. […]

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CubeSats launch with X-37B spaceplane

| May 22, 2015

On Wednesday a super-secret US military unmanned spaceplane was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Also aboard the rocket were a number of CubeSats, some of which included amateur radio payloads. BRICSat-P, designed to test a novel propulsion system, carries an APRS transponder with a 145MHz uplink and 457MHz downlink. It also has a […]

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RSGB at Buckingham Palace

| May 22, 2015

RSGB President John Gould, G3WKL and General Manager Graham Coomber, G0NBI represented the RSGB at a garden party at Buckingham Palace recently. They were formally presented to the Society’s Patron, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT.

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