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Christmas GB2RS arrangements

| December 16, 2016

We start with seasonal greetings to all Newsreaders and listeners, both over the air and via the internet recordings, and not forgetting viewers of the ATV broadcast, which is available via several repeaters and kindly streamed via BATC.TV. Next week, the RSGB will prepare a short GB2RS news script for Sunday, 25 December, Christmas Day. […]

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Transatlantic commemoration successful

| December 16, 2016

Last week we mentioned the special event to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic contact between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossan, Scotland on Sunday the 11th of December. The commemorative contact between Greenwich and Ardrossen took place at 1531UTC with US operator Dave Patton, NN1M and Scotland operator Jason O’Neill, GM7VSB. The original 1921 […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 16, 2016

During the festive season Bletchley Park is open to visitors daily except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January. The RSGB would like to extend its thanks to the amazing work by the volunteer team who keep the National Radio Centre open throughout the year. Meanwhile, GCHQ has generously donated £15,000 to the Bletchley Park […]

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Amateur radio exam developments

| December 16, 2016

It has long been an aim of both the Radio Communications Foundation (RCF) and now the RSGB’s Examinations Standards Committee to be able to provide online amateur radio examinations. The current exam system EMAS has proved to be an extremely reliable system since it was first introduced in July 2013. However, a decision was made […]

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GB16YOTA operating news

| December 9, 2016

The special call sign GB16YOTA is on the air to introduce and promote amateur radio to young people. It will be operated from a variety of clubs and organisations throughout December. On Sunday the 10th, the CDXC will be putting the call sign on the air, on the 13th it’s with Otley ARS, from the […]

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Historic transatlantic contact

| December 9, 2016
Historic transatlantic contact

On 11 December 2016 a special amateur radio event commemorated the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic shortwave reception between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossan, Scotland. On that day in 1921, a radio signal transmitted from a Radio Club of America (RCA) test station—located in a small shack on the property of Minton Cronkhite, 1BCG in […]

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