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Contest News – 13 May 2018

| May 11, 2018

This Sunday, the 13th, the RSGB 70MHz CW contest, VHF CW Championship event, takes place from 0900UTC to 1200UTC. Using CW only on the 4m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and postcode. Also today the Worked All Britain 40m Phone contest runs from 1000UTC to 1400UTC on the 7MHz band. Using SSB […]

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Propagation News – 13 May 2018

| May 11, 2018

Our forecast last week was pretty much spot-on, with poor geomagnetic conditions plaguing us from Sunday, the 6th. But before this, there was a pre-auroral HF enhancement on the Saturday that surprised many people. Steve, PJ4DX, on Bonaire in the Caribbean worked the UK on 17 metres and also made contact with Martin, M0BCT on […]

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NHS amateur radio call sign launches

| May 4, 2018

GB1NHS is the new National Health Service amateur radio station. The RSGB’s National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park is hosting the launch event on Tuesday, 8 May 2018. National Radio Centre Coordinator Martyn Baker, G0GMB, will make the initial transmission using the call sign at 10.45am and the event will run to 2pm. The launch is […]

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K3LR to speak at RSGB Convention

| May 4, 2018

The RSGB is delighted to announce that Tim Duffy, K3LR has agreed to be the keynote and after-dinner speaker at its 2018 Convention in October. Tim is amongst the leaders, if not the leader, in the field of amateur radio contesting. He will be talking about his contest station but also, as he puts it, […]

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Get special Royal Wedding call sign letter

| May 4, 2018

UK radio amateurs wishing to celebrate the royal wedding can apply for a Notice of Variation to do so. The RSGB has agreed with Ofcom an NoV to authorise the temporary use of the Regional Secondary Locator R after the United Kingdom call sign prefix. So M1ACB could use MR1ACB, 2E1GKR could use 2R1GKR and […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| May 4, 2018

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Ofcom has issued the unique special event call sign GR9RW to the Cray Valley Radio Society. It will be in operation between 19 and 23 May 2018. This is believed to be the first time that the GR9 series has been officially activated in the UK. GR9RW will primarily use […]

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