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Band Plan changes from 1 June 2016

| May 31, 2016

Amateurs are advised that updates to a number of band plans are now in effect in the UK and across IARU Region 1 as of 1 June 2016. The changes to 80m, 30m and VHF provide for greater flexibility for narrow band digital modes. The new version also includes some editorial updates in other bands. […]

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RSGB Convention news

| May 27, 2016

If you weren’t able to visit the RSGB Convention in 2015, some of the lectures were recorded and are being made available to Members via the RSGB website. In 2016, the Convention is looking forward to welcoming Jeff, VY2ZM/K1ZM, who lives with his wife Miriam on Prince Edward Island. He is both a well-known contester […]

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Transatlantic VHF digital beacon

| May 27, 2016

On 19 May, antennas were erected and the VHF SDR turned on to inaugurate the VO1FN/b Transatlantic VHF Digital Beacon Receiver Site. This is a joint project sponsored in part by the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs, Baccalieu Amateur Radio Club and the Upper Trinity Amateur Radio Club. The VHF Digital Receive site is now […]

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Beacon and repeater insurance

| May 27, 2016

This is to remind beacon and repeater keepers that you can renew your repeater or beacon insurance online for £10 per call sign.

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Yearbook deadline approaching

| May 27, 2016

Affiliated amateur radio clubs need to be getting information together for the next RSGB Yearbook and should recently have received a letter to this effect. Information such as contact details, meeting places and examination information is being collected. The deadline for submitting information on the club is 6 June.

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RSGB President Hamvention interview

| May 27, 2016

The Dayton Hamvention is over for another year. Around 25,000 visitors were at the show, including the RSGB President, Nick Henwood, G3RWF. He was interviewed along with Chip Margelli K7JA, A71EZ of the Qatar Amateur Radio Society and Vicki Mate K8VGM of the 3905 Century Club for the Amateur Radio Newsline report.

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