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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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Opt-in to GB2RS emails

| May 25, 2018

If you receive the GB2RS weekly email you will have seen that you need to opt-in to keep receiving it in future. This is so that the RSGB complies with the new General Data Protection Act. The RSGB is delighted that a large number of people have done so already and they will receive the […]

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Marconi’s Elettra on the air

| May 25, 2018

Marconi’s floating laboratory Elettra will be put on the air next weekend as part of the Museum Ships Weekend. Using the call sign II4AMP and sponsored by the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, this is the sixth time the yacht has been activated in this way. For more information on Museum Ships Weekend visit nj2bb.org.

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