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Amateur radio hits mainstream media

| August 7, 2015

Amateur radio has featured regularly in the local and national news during the last couple of weeks. RSGB Member Adrian, 2E0SDR made contact with an ISS astronaut, and they chatted for 50 seconds before the station moved out of range. It was reported on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of major national newspapers, […]

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Book your turn for G15YOTA

| August 7, 2015

Following on from the success of last year’s event, applications to host a special event station for Youngsters on the Air Month in December are now open. The RSGB Youth Committee has managed to secure the call sign G15YOTA, and its regional variations. The aim of the month long event is to promote amateur radio […]

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Also in GB2RS news this week…

| August 7, 2015

The RSGB Convention takes place over 9 to 11 October at Kent’s Hill Conference Centre in Milton Keynes. The latest lecture listing is on the RSGB website. The early bird discount for weekend packages closes on 18 August, so there’s still time to book your weekend. Day tickets are also available online and until 30 September […]

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Hoax Ofcom email – UPDATE

| August 5, 2015

Please be aware of the following updated message from Ofcom IT regarding a hoax email from the Ofcom Spectrum Licensing email address. We will let you have an update when it is available. Some people have received an email that appears to have come from Ofcom spectrum licensing. The email has not been sent by […]

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Respond now to contest consultation

| July 31, 2015

Amateurs interested in contesting have the opportunity to comment on the 2015 Contest Rules Consultation White paper, but time is running out. Your comments must be received by 7 August. The White Paper (4-page/91.8KB PDF) is available from the RSGB Contest Committee website and contains details of how to submit your comments.

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Lightships weekend registrations strong

| July 31, 2015

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend has attracted 370 registrations from 33 nations to date, with more expected before the event on 15 and 16 August. Germany has registered 65 stations, Australia 60, USA 50 and England about 40. At least 10 registrations each are from Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Scotland and South Africa and […]

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