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Rupert R Thorogood, G3KKT, SK

| June 27, 2016
Rupert R Thorogood, G3KKT, SK

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, who was the RSGB Company Secretary from 2006 until he passed away on Saturday 25 June 2016. RIP Rupert, our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. We will update this tribute as details become clearer, and include his […]

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Training and Assessment Guide

| June 24, 2016

The amateur radio Training and Assessment Guide is now available on the RSGB website. This series of documents describes the procedures that are to be followed for the provision of training and assessment as part of the RSGB scheme for people to become eligible for a UK amateur radio licence.

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ISS amateurs return to Earth

| June 24, 2016

Three radio amateurs who had been on board the International Space Station for a little more than six months have landed safely back on Earth, touching down in Kazakhstan in a Soyuz transporter. Tim Kopra, KE5UDN; Tim Peake, KG5BVI/GB1SS, and Yuri Malenchenko, RK3DUP, undocked from the space station early on 18 June after spending 186 […]

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Listen on 17.2kHz for SAQ

| June 24, 2016

The annual transmission on Alexanderson Day with the Alexanderson alternator on VLF 17.2kHz with the call sign SAQ will take place Sunday, 3 July at 0900UTC. Tuning up will start after 0830UTC. The process will be repeated at 1200UTC, with tuning up starting after 1130UTC. An amateur radio station with the call sign SK6SAQ will […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 24, 2016

American amateurs will have to continue renewing their licenses on a regular basis, after a petition for ‘lifetime’ licenses was denied. Last November Mark Krotz, N7MK, requested a change of the rules and the decision was announced on 21 June. The VP8STI DXpedition video has been uploaded to the Intrepid DX Group’s Vimeo page. Mike […]

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GB3UHF now live

| June 17, 2016

New 70cm beacon GB3UHF went on the air on Wednesday, 15 June. It is located at the same site as its sister beacon, GB3VHF, at BT Fairseat in Kent, JO01EH. It uses the same type of three element Yagi antennas pointing in the same directions as those used on GB3VHF and radiates a similar ERP. […]

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