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Guide to Ofcom online licensing portal

| May 18, 2018

The February edition of RadCom included a helpful article by Ofcom about their Licensing Portal, Registration and Revalidation, which are all on the Ofcom website. The RSGB has now made the article available on its website as an easy reference for every one, whether or not they are an RSGB Member. You can download it […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 18, 2018

As mentioned last week, the RSGB QSL Bureau is attending Dayton Hamvention® this weekend, meaning the office is unstaffed. This, plus an expected influx of cards from Dayton will make them very busy for a while afterwards. All Members, clubs and special event stations are asked to delay sending any other cards to the Bureau until after 3 […]

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Thousands watch CubeSat deployment

| May 11, 2018

Three CubeSats were deployed on Friday from the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo aboard the International Space Station. The satellites were Irazu from Costa Rica, 1KUNS-PF from Kenya and UBAKUSAT from Turkey. All of them carry amateur radio telemetry payloads; UBAKUSAT also carries a linear transponder for SSB and CW. Details of the beacon and transponder frequencies […]

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2×1 calls for Norwegian clubs

| May 11, 2018

The Norsk Radio Relae Liga, RSGB’s counterpart in Norway, has been given the responsibility to issue new 2×1 contest call signs to that nation’s amateur community. The first 27 calls were issued in mid-April 2018 at the country’s biggest rally, Norsk Hammeting, and last five years. With few exceptions the new call signs are available […]

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CQ WW CW contest logs to be re-scored

| May 11, 2018

A change in scoring methodology for handling duplicate contacts in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored. After considerable discussion and debate among members of the CQ WW Contest Committee […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 11, 2018

Next weekend is the Dayton Hamvention®. The RSGB QSL Bureau is attending, which will of course mean they are out of the office for some time. This, plus an expected influx of cards from Dayton will make them very busy afterwards. All Members, clubs and special event stations are asked to delay sending any other […]

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