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News for Wales – 17 June 2018

| June 15, 2018

On Monday Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is having a DVD night. More information from Steve Williams, MW6CCG, on 0787 849 4337. On Wednesday Arfon Repeater Group is holding its AGM from 7.30pm at The Institute Building, Pavilion Hill, Caernarfon. Contact John C. Richards, GW0AQR, via email to jcr@johncr.org. On Thursday North Wales Radio Society is […]

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The RSGB Board – stronger strategy links and responsibilities

| June 14, 2018
The RSGB Board – stronger strategy links and responsibilities

The RSGB’s Strategy 2022 has been in place for a year now and is already affecting various aspects of what we do. With major changes to the Board we now have three new Directors, including a new Chair, and we also have a new President. There has also been a major rethinking of the Volunteer […]

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The role of the Regional Team

| June 14, 2018
The role of the Regional Team

The majority of RSGB work is conducted by volunteers, coordinated by a recently refocused Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT). The VLT comprises Regional Representatives elected by Members in their regions, Committee Chairs, Honorary Officers, senior HQ staff and the Board. The 13 Regional Representatives (RRs) are elected by local members to represent those Members’ views in […]

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South Africans get 100kHz on 60m

| June 8, 2018

The South African regulator, ICASA, recently published their 2018 National Radio Frequency Plan. In this, amateur radio was allocated 100kHz on a shared basis in the 60 metre band. 5.350 to 5.450MHz is now available to all licensed radio amateurs on a shared, non-interference basis, with a power limit of 15W EIRP. The South African […]

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UK prepares for WRC-19

| June 8, 2018

As the next World Radio Conference approaches in 2019, Ofcom has launched a consultation regarding its positions and priorities on a range of agenda items. These include next generation 5G wireless broadband and Wi-Fi, small satellites, amateur radio at 50MHz and wireless power transfer. The Society’s response will be coordinated by the RSGB Spectrum Forum, […]

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New HEMA Activity Day award

| June 8, 2018

A new, and some might say oddly named, SOTA-like awards programme has been launched to encourage chasing and activating a subtly different kind of summit. HEMA—HuMPs Excluding Marilyns Award—is for summits or hilltops that have a prominence between 100 and 150 metres. The HEMA Activity Day is Saturday, 16 June 2018. Most activity will take […]

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