RSSGB2RS Headlines

Anomalous call signs issued

| August 18, 2017

Ofcom has informed the RSGB that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. We understand that although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one […]

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Listen to ICQ podcast YOTA special

| August 18, 2017

There is a special ICQ podcast about YOTA 2017—it is well worth a listen. Among other things you’ll hear interviews with some of the young people who took part, sharing their infectious enthusiasm for amateur radio. If you worked the special event station GB17YOTA then you may be eligible for an award. Finally, for a […]

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Solar eclipse QSO party on Monday

| August 18, 2017

On Monday a solar total eclipse will sweep across the USA and many radio experiments will be conducted, taking advantage of the expected anomalous propagation conditions. The August RadCom described the solar eclipse QSO party that will take place from 1400 to 2200UTC on Monday, 21 August 2017. Activity will be on several bands from […]

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Also in GB2S this week…

| August 18, 2017

The Malta Communications Agency has authorised a Secondary allocation covering 5.3515 to 5.3665MHz with 15W EIRP, adding to the growing number of countries with a 60m allocation. The National Hamfest is coming ever closer. This year’s event takes place on 29 and 30 September 2017 and is the UK’s largest exhibition and gathering of amateur […]

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YOTA 2017 wraps up

| August 11, 2017

This weekend sees the end of a fabulous YOTA 2017 week. It has been action-packed and a great success. Eighty young radio amateurs from 26 countries have enjoyed trying out new aspects of amateur radio as well as making new friends. After a tense start at the ISS contact on Tuesday, twelve young radio amateurs […]

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Nominate an upcoming DXer

| August 11, 2017

The G5RP Trophy is an annual award to encourage newcomers to HF DXing. The award is not limited to youngsters or the newly-licensed; it is open to any one who has recently discovered and made significant progress in HF DXing. If you are an established HF DXer and want to recommend some one to be […]

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