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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 9, 2017

A three-page briefing note from the UK Activity Contest workshop on 3 June is now available. It can be downloaded as a PDF from rsgb.org/vhf-contest-update and describes what was discussed, plus the workshop group’s unanimous proposals for the further development of these successful contests. European Space Agency Astronaut Thomas, KG5FYG, returned to Earth on 2 […]

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Aeronautical Mobile circumnavigation begins

| June 2, 2017

On the 1st of June Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN left from Miami to recreate Amelia Earhart’s around-the-world flight on its 80th anniversary. He will be using HF SSB and automatic link establishment, ALE, from his single-engine plane named Spirit. He is communicating /AM while flying. The two month flight will follow Earhart’s historic route to circumnavigate […]

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WSPR reports Canadian North West Passage

| June 2, 2017

An amateur radio WSPR, or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network, beacon has been installed and activated on board the vessel Canada C3. The ship departed Toronto, Ontario, on the 1st of June on a 150-day expedition to Victoria, British Columbia, via the Northwest Passage as part of the Canadian Sesquicentennial celebration. This provides an opportunity […]

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New GB2RS VHF SSB broadcast starts

| June 2, 2017

From today, 4th of June, there will be a news reading of GB2RS on 144.250MHz SSB at 8.30pm by G8VHI. These will be in addition to his reading on 145.525MHz, which is now transmitted from a vertical at 70 feet that is audible over a large part of UK. You can hear the broadcast from […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 2, 2017

This week’s YOTA 2017 vlog features Sara, 2I0SSW. She was the UK team leader for YOTA 2016 in Austria and is part of the project team for this year’s YOTA event in the UK. Sara is co-ordinating the regional activities that will support the main YOTA 2017 week and that we hope will encourage even […]

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Ofcom licensing portal weekend outage

| May 26, 2017

Ofcom has advised the RSGB that its online licensing portal will be unavailable from 6pm on Friday the 26th of May until 8am on Tuesday the 30th of May because of related systems work.

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