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RAYNET agreement

| November 4, 2016

At the RAYNET AGM held in Cambridge on the 29th of October, RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF and Cathy Clark, G1GQJ, Chairman of the Radio Amateur’s Emergency Network, signed the agreement between the two organisations, for the reunification of RAYNET operations, as from 1 January 2017. Once the formalities associated with the change of name […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| November 4, 2016

If your radio club is working with a school for British Science Week in 2017, make sure they know that grants of up to £700 are available for schools in challenging circumstances. Applications for creative cross-curricular events are welcome, especially events that reach members of the local community who don’t usually come to science events. […]

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Renew your 146MHz NoV now

| October 28, 2016

All current 146 to 147MHz band Notices of Variation expire on Monday 31 October. On Friday 28 October Ofcom announced that the band would be made available for another year. However, to continue to use the frequencies you must get a new NoV. These are available free from the RSGB website at www.rsgb.org/nov

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New Examination Standards Chairman

| October 28, 2016

The Examinations Standards Committee (ESC), oversees all aspects of the amateur radio examinations. Dave Powis, G4HUP has been appointed to take over the role when Professor Simon Watts, G3XXH retires at the end of this year. The ESC develops and publishes all procedures and policies for the administration of examinations and is tasked with the development […]

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Also in GB2RS this week

| October 28, 2016

Videos of the talks at the recent British Amateur Television Club Convention are now available on YouTube.  Among the many talks are Receiving and Presenting HamTV from the ISS by Noel, G8GTZ, VHF/UHF Propagation by Mike, G0MJW and A Practical Operators Guide to 146MHz Reduced Bandwidth TV by Shaun, G8VPG. As many listeners will know […]

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New terahertz band NoV

| October 28, 2016

Frequencies above 275 GHz, the terahertz bands, are a new area for experimentation and propagation research. Ofcom have generously enabled low-power NoV access for Full licensees in order to facilitate innovation at the cutting edge of RF technology. The NoV includes a number of conditions related to frequency bands, and protection zones around key UK […]

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