RSSGB2RS Headlines

New RSGB ETCC Chair appointed

| February 23, 2018

The RSGB is delighted to announce that Andrew Barrett, G8DOR has been appointed as the new Chair of the Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC) for an initial period of three years. Andrew is the current Vice-Chair. The ETCC functions to develop and enhance the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications networks and to promote […]

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Bodleian talk on What is Wireless

| February 23, 2018

A forthcoming lecture at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford may be interesting to radio amateurs. Jacob Ward, a Bodleian Libraries Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow will be speaking on What is Wireless and will explore what happened to ‘wireless’, from after World War II to the birth of the ‘new’ wireless in the 1980s and 1990s, […]

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NRC to open six days a week

| February 23, 2018

The RSGB is pleased to announce that the National Radio Centre, located at Bletchley Park, will now also be open on Mondays. Starting from Easter Monday, 2 April 2018, the NRC will now be open six days a week, closing only on Tuesdays. NRC opening times run in accordance to the Bletchley Park museum, 9.30am […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 23, 2018

An international amateur radio team that postponed a December 2017 DXpedition to the disputed Spratly Islands now plans to be on the air in early March from Layang Layang Island, also known as Swallow Reef, under Malaysian call sign 9M0W. The IOTA reference is AS-051. The operation will be on the air on 160 to […]

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DMR talkgroup for universities

| February 16, 2018

Paul Thieme, President of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club, W9YB in the United States wants to hear from UK university amateur radio clubs that have linked DMR repeaters. Recently, his club has been working with Brandmeister worldwide officials to create a DMR talkgroup specifically for university amateur radio operators. In the States they have […]

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Amateur becomes Harvard President

| February 16, 2018

A radio amateur, Lawrence Bacow, KA1FZQ has been selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University. He was selected from among a field of some 700 candidates and will take office on 1 July 2018.

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