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Support GR2HQ in IARU contest

| July 8, 2016

This weekend, station GR2HQ will be active in the IARU HF Championship from 1200UTC on the 9th until 1200UTC on the 10th, providing the RSGB HQ multiplier for the UK. This will probably be last time Ofcom issues the GR prefix so they hope to work as many stations as possible. The GR2HQ team are […]

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QRZ founder visits UK

| July 8, 2016

Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, President and Founder of QRZ.com is visiting London on 15 July. He will be the guest speaker at Havering and District ARC held at The Spring House Club, Springhouse Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 7QT. The talk will begin at 7.30pm sharp so please arrive early. For more details contact g4hrc@haveringradioclub.co.uk or look […]

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New 47GHz record set

| July 8, 2016

A new distance record was set on 47GHz between Whiteface Mountain in New York at FN34bi and on Mont Tremblant in Quebec at FN26rf. The distance was calculated at 215km, that’s 133.3 miles, a new US-Canada record on the band. Congratulations to N1JEZ, KT1J, VE2UG and VE3FN.

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 8, 2016

The number of instances of interference from VDSL has increased over the last couple of years in the UK. To help amateurs to detect interference from VDSL the RSGB has drawn up a leaflet, the 15th in a series of EMC leaflets that the RSGB EMC Committee has produced. The leaflet has been uploaded to […]

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Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, SK

| July 1, 2016

We start with the unexpected and sad news that Rupert Thorogood, G3KKT, became a Silent Key last weekend. Among many other achievements he was Company Secretary of the RSGB from 2006 until his death. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

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New RSGB Microwave Manager

| July 1, 2016

The RSGB Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Lewis, G4SJH to the position of Microwave Manager. Barry brings considerable experience to the role from homebrew and contesting to regulatory affairs. He succeeds Murray Niman, G6JYB, who had been covering the role since his appointment to Chair of the Spectrum Forum. The RSGB […]

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