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ITU chief declares Z6 prefix illegal

| June 22, 2018

The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union has said that authorising Kosovo Z6 call signs is “unauthorised and illegal”. Houlin Zhao said; “ITU has not allocated call sign series Z6 to any of its member states. “Consequently, the utilisation of call sign series Z6 by any entity without a formal allocation and consent of the […]

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Ofcom equipment for auction

| June 22, 2018

Ofcom is auctioning surplus equipment including vehicles, masts, test and radio communication equipment. The equipment is located at the Baldock Radio Monitoring Station and some of this may be of interest to amateur radio clubs, repeater groups or individual radio amateurs. It should be noted that bidding ends at noon on 27 June 2018 and […]

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Curtis Keyer inventor goes SK

| June 22, 2018

Many seasoned CW operators will remember fondly the Curtis Morse keyer chip. The ground-breaking device, which revolutionised electronic keyers, was developed in the late 1960s by John G. Curtis, K6KU, who was more often known as Jack. Sadly, Jack became a Silent Key on 4 June 2018. His legacy lives on in thousands of devices; […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 22, 2018

As summer winds on and field days get under way, the ARRL has drawn attention again to its Field Day Safety Officer checklist. This brief document contains some useful points to consider before any portable operation. It is free to download from the ARRL website (1-page/98KB PDF). Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union […]

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Three balloons go up on Thursday

| June 15, 2018

Three high altitude balloon launches will take place from a site in Welshpool on Thursday, 21 June 2018, conditions permitting. Starting between 10.30 and 11.30am, the balloons will have a number of experiments on board to look at various aspects of space flight. Involving a number of schools in the north west, the launches are […]

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70MHz experimental NoVs now easier

| June 15, 2018

Following agreement with Ofcom, the RSGB is pleased to announce that a new much faster online process is now available for all Full Licensees to access the 70.5-71.5MHz experimental band. Applications can now be made online for a new, annually-renewable Notice of Variation. It works in a similar way to the 146-147MHz NoV. This replaces […]

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