The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched at 1439UTC on 19 February. Included was an ARISS Ericsson two metre VHF radio. This radio will replace the Ericsson radio that failed a few months ago. The VHF radio is used for school group contacts and amateur packet radio in […]
The RSGB Board proceedings for the 17 December 2016 meeting have been released and can be read on the RSGB website. The GM DX Convention 2017 will be held at the King Robert Hotel, Whins of Milton, Stirling, on 1 April 2017. Lectures include Chris, G3SVL speaking about the ZL7G Chatham Island DXpedition and SDR […]
The RSGB has published the 2017 Band Plans in RadCom and online. These consolidate earlier changes made in June 2016 and just add one important change with respect to UK usage of 5MHz. For the 60m band a new footnote has been added that states that internal UK-only contacts should now be conducted outside of […]
It’s not too soon to start planning your International Museums Weekends scheduled for later this year. The dates for your diary are 17 and 18 then 24 and 25 June. More details about the event can be found at www.radio-amateur-events.org. Also at this address are details of the International Air Ambulance Week in September. Registration […]
The RSGB has launched a new page that brings together its full range of videos in one place. Go to rsgb.org/video to see promotional films about amateur radio, RSGB convention lectures and videos commemorating special events. They are freely available for you to download but please read the RSGB’s conditions of use first.
Sad news that Dave Powis, G4HUP became a silent key on 9 February. Dave was a well-respected tutor and mentor and a very active member of several radio clubs, mentoring many candidates to gaining their amateur radio licences. He joined the Examinations Standards Committee in 2007 and spent much of 2016 working with the Exams […]