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Contest News – 21 June 2015

| June 19, 2015

The biggest VHF contest of the month, the 6m Trophy, ends its 24 hours at 1400UTC on Sunday the 21st. It has  six hour and 24 hour sections for ‘single op fixed’ and ‘single op others’, as well as a 24 hour open—multi-op—section. Using all modes the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. […]

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Propagation News – 21 June 2015

| June 19, 2015

The sun has been relatively clear this week, apart from sunspot group 2367 that pushed the solar flux index to 136. Geomagnetic conditions have been reasonably quiet with the Kp index mostly at two to three, with two instances of it hitting four. Nevertheless, summer conditions in the northern hemisphere have taken their toll with […]

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RadCom Basics launched

| June 12, 2015

Following the launch of the RSGB’s technical e-supplement, RadCom Plus in May, the RSGB is delighted to announce that the electronic New Starters’ Newsletter has been re-branded as RadCom Basics. Designed to help newly-qualified amateurs get started in amateur radio, RadCom Basics is currently sent to the 2,300 Members who have subscribed to it. If […]

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Enrol now for distance learning

| June 12, 2015

Enrolment for the next Bath-Based Advanced distance learning course closes on 19 June. There are plenty of places remaining. The course comprises around 20 weekly work packages that include revision questions, lecture notes, exercises, videos and mock exams, heading for the December exam. There are no fees for the training but students must provide their […]

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New RD3000 repeater in Malta

| June 12, 2015

A new DR3000 repeater has gone on air in Malta. The repeater forms part of the 9H1BBS repeater system, which consists of two analogue Kenwood repeaters running on VHF and UHF each with a dedicated EchoLink System and now joining the setup is a DMR repeater which is directly linked to the UK c-Bridge. The […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| June 12, 2015

If you hear the call CQ Kids Day next weekend, it will be part of the ARRL’s Kids Day on Sunday the 21st of June. Kids Day is a way to introduce young people to the magic of amateur radio in the USA by getting them on the air and this year it’s on Father’s […]

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