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IARU Band Plan Changes from 1 June 2016

| July 26, 2016

The RSGB recently announced the Band Plans issued by IARU Region 1 have changed as of 1 June 2016. The Band Plans used for examination purposes will NOT be changing. Examination questions will be based on EX 307, EX 308 or EX 309 all dated October 2015 as appropriate to the examination level concerned. There […]

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RadCom August 2016, Vol. 92, No. 8

| July 25, 2016
RadCom August 2016, Vol. 92, No. 8

Pete Hart, G3SJX examines the first mainstream Japanese transceiver to adopt full direct-digital sampling SDR technology while retaining traditional knobs and dials—the revolutionary benefits of SDR with no computer needed. News and Reports 79th Commonwealth Contest 2016 36 Around your region – Club events calendar 83 Around your region – Events roundup 87 Members and […]

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New Ofcom website portal

| July 22, 2016

Ofcom have informed us that their new online licensing portal is expected to go live for their own staff usage on Sunday, 24 July, with public access expected to follow on Wednesday, 27 July or Thursday, 28 July. The new system will enable the management of personal information and amateur radio licences, including club licences, […]

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Turkish amateur radio status

| July 22, 2016

There have been conflicting reports over the state of amateur radio licences in Turkey. Early reports indicated that the airwaves had gone silent after the Turkish President had revoked 3,213 amateur licences along with those of more than 20 TV and radio broadcasters. Then it was reported that restrictions against radio and TV operations had […]

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Prepare for IOTA next weekend

| July 22, 2016

The flagship RSGB HF event of the month is the IOTA Contest, which takes place for 24 hours over the weekend of 30 to 31 July. Every one who lives anywhere in the British Isles lives on an island, so every one will be in demand that weekend. Exchange a signal report, serial number and […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 22, 2016

The RSGB 2016 Convention takes place on 7-9 October 2016 at Kents Hill Conference Centre, Milton Keynes. This year, delegates can learn more about aurora with Paul Whiting, G4YQC. Not only is the aurora a magnificent sight and a strange propagation mode it is also a major RF radiator. Paul will talk about what this […]

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