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New HEMA Activity Day award

| June 8, 2018

A new, and some might say oddly named, SOTA-like awards programme has been launched to encourage chasing and activating a subtly different kind of summit. HEMA—HuMPs Excluding Marilyns Award—is for summits or hilltops that have a prominence between 100 and 150 metres. The HEMA Activity Day is Saturday, 16 June 2018. Most activity will take […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 8, 2018

The Chelsea Pensioners Radio Club, with permanent special event call sign GB4CP, will be— on the air on the 12th, 19th and 26th of June from 4pm to 6pm. They will mainly be setting up chats on 2m FM, but also on 20m where possible. Visits may now be arranged, in advance only, which will […]

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Threat to Belgian 70cm allocation

| June 1, 2018

Amateurs in Belgium are facing severe restrictions on their 70cm band operations even though, unlike in the UK, it is a Primary allocation for amateurs. The regulator is proposing to reduce amateur privileges in the middle of the band to just a few milliwatts, and to ban certain modes outright. These may include digital and […]

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Schoolboy makes silicon chips at home

| June 1, 2018

We normally think of silicon chip fabrication as being a cutting-edge practice, requiring huge investments and hundreds of people. However, we learned recently of Sam Zeloof, a 17-year-old high school student in the USA, who is making his own chips in his garage. Using ingenuity and equipment purchased via eBay, including things like an electron […]

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Details of FIFA World Cup stations

| June 1, 2018

The Russian National Society, RRC, has organised an amateur radio marathon to commemorate the FIFA World Cup finals. It runs from 1 June to 15 July 2018. Five awards are available, some of which are achievable at several different levels. Most bands from Top Band to 70cm can be used, on all modes. A full […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 1, 2018

Enrolment for the latest Bath Based Advanced Distance Learning Course is now open. The course will run from July to December and includes weekly notes to guide students through the RSGB textbook, revision questions and mock exams. The course can be studied anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. In the last six […]

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