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Examinations

| August 9, 2016

There are a number of vacancies within the various groups responsible for exams. You’ll find an overview below; if you’d like to find out more, follow the links to more detailed information. Examination Standards Committee – Chairman An opportunity has arisen to take an important role in the development and management of the RSGB amateur […]

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Amateur Radio Observation Service

| August 9, 2016

The Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) is an advisory and reporting service of the RSGB with the primary purpose of monitoring the amateur radio spectrum and discouraging operating practices which might bring the hobby into disrepute. AROS relies on a team of observers to gather evidence on issues confidentially reported to them, and we would […]

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Belarus gets 60m band

| August 5, 2016

Amateurs in Belarus now have access to the new WRC15 60m allocation. Their band is from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz with a maximum power of 50 watts. Class A, the top level licence holders, may use SSB, CW and digital modes.

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Dayton Hamvention moves venue

| August 5, 2016

Hara Arena, home of the Dayton Hamvention, is due to close shortly. Hamvention managers have announced that the event will be moving to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Xenia, Ohio. It’s about 16 miles east of central Dayton. More details at www.hamvention.org.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 5, 2016

Since the first Sunday in June there has been an addition to the GB2RS broadcast schedule. Reg, G8VHI, in Nuneaton, now reads the news at 2030UTC on 145.525MHz. He has a very good VHF location and should be audible over a large part of the West and East Midlands. His best report to date is […]

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Ofcom 5GHz consultation

| August 5, 2016

Ofcom is holding a consultation Improving Spectrum Access for Consumers in the 5GHz Band. This proposes an expansion of 5GHz wi-fi bands that would, amongst other things, affect weak signal reception for 5760MHz narrowband and EME users and 5840MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and other innovative data systems. The RSGB response […]

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