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ISS linkup for Rickmansworth

| February 5, 2016

The next ISS schools contact in the UK will be on Thursday, 11 February at 1811UTC, when the Royal Masonic School for Girls in Rickmansworth will operate GB1RMS. During a 10 minute window, when the ISS passes over the UK, an amateur radio contact will be established with Tim Peake and students will be able […]

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Brit wins I4XCC Memorial Award

| February 5, 2016

Claudio Maracci, I4XCC was a very active amateur for many years and his various successes included wins in the 1994 and 1996 Marconi Memorial Contest. The organisers of that contest decided to create an I4XCC Memorial Award for 2015 for the Single Operator that made the best DX during the contest. There were 676 valid […]

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Free exam questions seminar

| February 5, 2016

Would you like to learn how the Examiners set questions—and be able to take these skills back to your club? Members of the Exam Group, led by the Chief Examiner, Alan Betts, will be holding a one day seminar at the Martin Lynch and Sons Ham Radio Training Academy in Staines on Saturday, 12 March. […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 5, 2016

The Amateur Radio Observation Service, AROS, is an advisory and reporting service of the RSGB. Its primary purpose is monitoring the amateur radio spectrum, and discouraging operating practices that might bring the hobby into disrepute. AROS relies on a team of observers to gather evidence on issues that are confidentially reported to them. The RSGB […]

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ISS contacts for 10 schools

| February 4, 2016
ISS contacts for 10 schools

It has just been confirmed that all ten shortlisted schools will be receiving a contact with Tim Peake via amateur radio from the ISS. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done to finalise the preparations, but it is exciting news for the schools and their local clubs. The planned schedule for the […]

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New CEO for ARRL

| January 29, 2016

Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, of West Palm Beach, Florida, will succeed David Sumner, K1ZZ, as the chief executive officer of ARRL, effective 18 April. In that role, he will oversee all activities at ARRL Headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Meeting in a special webinar session on 25 January, all 15 ARRL Directors voted to elect Gallagher as […]

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