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New Ofcom licensing portal available

| July 29, 2016

Ofcom have informed us that its new licensing portal is now available for use. New and existing customers of the previous licensing system should follow the instructions for registering on the new system carefully and consult the online help and support for further information. The RSGB guidance and FAQ pages will be updated to match […]

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G5RP nominations sought

| July 29, 2016

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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New RadCom Plus now available

| July 29, 2016

RadCom Plus is the RSGB’s digital technical supplement. The latest version is now available to RSGB Members. This edition has articles on a narrowband direct upconverter for the LF/ME bands, the issues and solutions for making a direct SSB upconverter that is suitable for audio or digital modes, a relatively inexpensive way to start transmitting […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 29, 2016

It is with sadness that we advise Members that two QSL sub-groups have been temporarily suspended, due to the sudden death of John Fogden, G4WSX. He was a stalwart of the RSGB, a long time volunteer who will be missed by many, especially his friends in the G3I-L and G4W-X sub-groups that he handled with […]

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New Ofcom website portal

| July 22, 2016

Ofcom have informed us that their new online licensing portal is expected to go live for their own staff usage on Sunday, 24 July, with public access expected to follow on Wednesday, 27 July or Thursday, 28 July. The new system will enable the management of personal information and amateur radio licences, including club licences, […]

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Turkish amateur radio status

| July 22, 2016

There have been conflicting reports over the state of amateur radio licences in Turkey. Early reports indicated that the airwaves had gone silent after the Turkish President had revoked 3,213 amateur licences along with those of more than 20 TV and radio broadcasters. Then it was reported that restrictions against radio and TV operations had […]

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