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Anomalous call signs issued

| August 18, 2017

Ofcom has informed the RSGB 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. We understand that although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one […]

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Listen to ICQ podcast YOTA special

| August 18, 2017

There is a special ICQ podcast about YOTA 2017—it is well worth a listen. Among other things you’ll hear interviews with some of the young people who took part, sharing their infectious enthusiasm for amateur radio. If you worked the special event station GB17YOTA then you may be eligible for an award. Finally, for a […]

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Solar eclipse QSO party on Monday

| August 18, 2017

On Monday a solar total eclipse will sweep across the USA and many radio experiments will be conducted, taking advantage of the expected anomalous propagation conditions. The August RadCom described the solar eclipse QSO party that will take place from 1400 to 2200UTC on Monday, 21 August 2017. Activity will be on several bands from […]

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National Hamfest 2017

| August 18, 2017

The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This year’s event takes place on 29 and 30 September 2017 and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur radio enthusiasts. Among all the usual rally attractions like a big RSGB book stall, traders, flea market and bring-and-buy, the winners of the Club of the Year, […]

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Book now for Convention discount

| August 18, 2017

The RSGB Convention is at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, MK7 6BZ from 13 to 15 October 2017. There will be a vast array of talks and demos, and the chance to rub shoulders with the giants of amateur radio. Early bird discounts for the RSGB Convention have just been extended to 31 August […]

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Also in GB2S this week…

| August 18, 2017

The Malta Communications Agency has authorised a Secondary allocation covering 5.3515 to 5.3665MHz with 15W EIRP, adding to the growing number of countries with a 60m allocation. The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This year’s event takes place on 29 and 30 September 2017 and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur […]

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