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Distance-learning course a great success

| May 15, 2015

The Bath-based radio training team have been running classroom courses for over 15 years but in 2011 they started running distance learning courses for the Advanced exam. The courses have since proved to be far more popular than the team ever envisaged, with hundreds signing up to join. Not all of those who start complete […]

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Sarah Brightman postpones ISS visit

| May 15, 2015

Last week Sarah Brightman announced that she is postponing her trip to the International Space Station. However, planning for Major Tim Peake’s forthcoming mission is progressing well. He is planning to contact selected schools via amateur radio during his stay on the ISS. The first stage of the selection process ended recently and an announcement […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 15, 2015

Amateur radio relief activity in Nepal had begun to wind down before a magnitude 7.3 earthquake again shook parts of the Himalayan nation on 12 May, collapsing buildings and killing dozens in a region that’s still trying to recover from the much stronger earthquake on 25 April. The latest quake revived the ham radio effort. […]

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Rallies and Events News – 17 May 2015

| May 15, 2015

The Dayton Hamvention ends its three day run on Sunday. The RSGB has been represented by the President, John Gould, G3WKL, plus an RSGB book and Membership stand. Details are at www.hamvention.org. Sunday, 17 May, the 32nd Dunstable Downs Radio Club National Amateur Radio Boot Sale will take place at Stockwood Park, Luton. See www.ddrcbootsale.org […]

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Special Events News – 17 May 2015

| May 15, 2015

Mark, G3ZRR has organised GB50LBC to celebrate the London Borough of Croydon’s 50th birthday. Starting from about 16 May, he intends to operate the station at venues throughout the borough, during the Council’s 50th anniversary. The idea is to include Croydon’s parks, educational establishments, Scout, guide, military and Cadet Force installations. On the 18th of […]

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DX News – 17 May 2015

| May 15, 2015

Iain, G4SGX will operate holiday style as FG/G4SGX from Guadeloupe until 19 May. He will use dipoles on an EU-facing beach on 40, 30, 20 and 15m CW. QSL via his home callsign and Logbook of The World. Three Japanese operators will be on Niue Island, OC-040, until 25 May. Look for the callsigns E6ZS, […]

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