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Opt-in to GB2RS emails

| May 25, 2018

If you receive the GB2RS weekly email you will have seen that you need to opt-in to keep receiving it in future. This is so that the RSGB complies with the new General Data Protection Act. The RSGB is delighted that a large number of people have done so already and they will receive the […]

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Marconi’s Elettra on the air

| May 25, 2018

Marconi’s floating laboratory Elettra will be put on the air next weekend as part of the Museum Ships Weekend. Using the call sign II4AMP and sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, this is the sixth time the yacht has been activated in this way. For more information on Museum Ships Weekend visit nj2bb.org.

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NRC D-Star repeater back again

| May 25, 2018

GB7BP, the D-Star repeater in the RSGB National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park, has recently come back on the air. It had been inactive due to equipment problems. Many local amateurs have already used the repeater since it was reactivated and every one is invited to listen in. By logging into RSGB Membership Services members […]

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Two satellites launched on lunar mission

| May 25, 2018

A formation of two satellites was launched on Monday on a lunar orbit mission. The 47kg microsatellites each carry two SDR VHF/UHF transceivers to provide command, telemetry, image transmission and a GMSK-JT4 repeater. The project is led by Harbin Institute of Technology and has low frequency radio astronomy, amateur radio and educational goals. More information […]

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VU2ESE joins CQ Hall of Fame

| May 25, 2018

Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE was inducted into the CQ magazine Hall of Fame at the Hamvention in Xenia, USA last weekend. He is the only living Indian amateur in the elite group. He was recognised for his work designing and popularising the Bit-X low power, open-source transceiver semi-kits. He estimates that at least 15,000 of these […]

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Grab your R series call sign now!

| May 18, 2018

There is still just time to get yourself the unique R Notice of Variation that is being used to celebrate this weekend’s royal wedding. All grades of licence can apply; it is valid only from 19 to 21 May 2018. Full details of how to apply for the free NoV, and how to use it, […]

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