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Propagation News – 12 March 2017

| March 10, 2017

In the last report we said the ongoing disturbed geomagnetic conditions may have settled, with a predicted K-index of two. Unfortunately, this didn’t happen as early as expected and the beginning of the week saw a K-index up as high as five. This had an adverse effect on maximum useable frequencies, with a very unsettled […]

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Speak now on RSGB future

| March 3, 2017

The consultation on the RSGB’s future direction ends on Sunday, 5 March, so don’t miss out on your chance to give feedback. Go to the consultation’s page on the RSGB’s website and let your voice be heard.

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Repeater NoVs now due

| March 3, 2017

The RSGB’s ETCC reminds repeater keepers that if they are not in possession of a valid Notice of Variation to their amateur licence on 1 April 2017, they must close their repeater or gateway down, as they will be operating outside the terms of their licence. If you do allow your NoV to expire, Ofcom […]

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80th Commonwealth Contest

| March 3, 2017

The 80th Commonwealth Contest will take place over next weekend, 11 and 12 March 2017. A number of special prizes and awards have been organised to celebrate what is now the longest running CW DX contest in amateur radio. See the March RadCom for details. It is expected that there will be a number of […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| March 3, 2017

The North American 4m transatlantic licence for WG2XPN has been renewed for another two years. The trustee of WG2XPN advises that the beacon is still operating 24/7 using its usual operating parameters; 70.005MHz CW, GPS locked, ERP 3kW from a Yagi aimed at 60 degrees true North from grid square FM07fm. The QTH is 1280m […]

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Rallies and Events News – 5 March 2017

| March 3, 2017

On Sunday, 5 March, the Exeter Radio and Electronics Rally will take place in America Hall, De La Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter EX4 8PW. Doors open at 10.30am with disabled visitors gaining access 15 minutes earlier. Bring-and-buy book-in starts at 10.15am. Admission is £2 and there will be trade stands. Catering is available on-site. Details […]

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