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Schools ISS Tim Peake contact

| July 14, 2015
Schools ISS Tim Peake contact

The list of schools that will have the opportunity to contact British ESA astronaut Tim Peake using amateur radio while he is in orbit has been revealed today at the UK Space Conference. The schools will host a direct link-up with the International Space Station (ISS) during two-day, space-related STEM workshops. In a 10-minute window […]

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Welsh Youth DXpedition soon

| July 10, 2015

The RSGB’s Youth Committee is running a Kenwood-sponsored Youth DXpedition, DX-15, and will be active as MC0RYC from the Brecon Beacons in Wales from 23 to 30 July. They’ll be on all HF bands and VHF including satellite operations. Throughout the course of the week, they will be taking part in a range of activities […]

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Enter now for Club of the Year

| July 10, 2015

The theme of this year’s RSGB Club of the Year competition is Promoting Amateur Radio. There are two categories, based on the size of your club. Groups with greater or fewer than 25 members vie for separate prizes sponsored by Waters and Stanton. Details of the competition can be found on at www.rsgb.org/coty and there […]

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Revalidate licence to avoid revocation

| July 10, 2015

Ofcom has advised the Society that plans will be drawn up to revoke licences that have not been revalidated as required by the licence conditions. The quickest way to revalidate is to do so online via the Ofcom website, or by email to amateur.validations@ofcom.org.uk. This can be done at any time. If you need assistance […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| July 10, 2015

Burundi has joined the International Amateur Radio Union, IARU, after a recent vote. Their national society, ABART, was approved following a 67 vote acceptance. ARISS, or Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, wishes to shorten the waiting time for a school conversation with an astronaut or a cosmonaut on board the International Space Station. […]

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Repeater insurance

| July 8, 2015

There are one or two repeater keepers who insured last year who have yet to renew for this year. Emails have been sent to the last known address but it is possible that there has been a change of keeper within the last year. If that is the case please check with your new keeper […]

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