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News for Wales – 30 August 2015

| August 28, 2015

Llanelli Amateur Radio Society is closed on Monday. Next Saturday sees special event station GB1PCA on the air to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Details from Craig, MW0MXT, on 01269 845 773. On Saturday Aberystwyth and District Amateur Radio Society is taking part in the Across Wales Walk. Contact Ray, GW7AGG, on 01970 611 853.

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New 70cm beacon on the air

| August 14, 2015

The Leicestershire Repeater Group is pleased to announce that the new UHF beacon, GB3LEU, became operational on Sunday, 9 August at 1225UTC. It is near Markfield, Leicestershire, IO92IQ and transmits on 432.490MHz. It identifies in Morse as well as JT65. Reports and comments are very welcome to the Beacon Keeper, Geoff, G3TQF, via www.leicestershirerepeatergroup.org.uk. The […]

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Join in the Construction Competition

| August 14, 2015

The RSGB annual Construction Competition closes at the end of September so now is a good time to think about your entry. Have you made something for you local club’s construction competition that could be entered? There are four classes: Junior, Beginner, Craftsman and Designer. Even team entries are allowed for a group build club […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| August 14, 2015

As more and more communications equipment designs have adopted digital signal processing techniques, the US company Rockwell Collins has announced that it will stop manufacturing its renowned mechanical filters. It did not provide a specific date. In a mechanical filter, input and output transducers convert the electrical signal to and from resonant mechanical vibrations. Rockwell […]

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Lighthouse weekend coming up

| August 14, 2015

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend takes place next weekend on 15 and 16 August. Stations will be on the air from all over the world and will give amateurs that chance to work some unusual stations. Visit www.illw.net for more information.

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Rallies and Events News – 16 August 2015

| August 14, 2015

G4CLD had a table at the Flight Refuelling amateur radio rally last weekend in Dorset. He sold a Mandol vertical antenna at the end of the rally, but unfortunately the buyer left the top section behind. Without this the antenna will not work. If this is your antenna, please contact G4CLD via the details on […]

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