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Propagation News – 8 January 2017

| January 6, 2017

Firstly, a happy New Year to all. We’ve got off to a bad start with a massive coronal hole on the sun that has rewarded us with dire predictions for the period up to 8 January. We can expect the K-index to hit four or five at times with a consequent lowering of maximum useable […]

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Final set of GB16YOTA activations

| December 23, 2016

The special callsign 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 the 28th and 29th Leicester Radio Club will be operating the callsign and on the 30th it will go on the air from the […]

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New GB2RS broadcast in FreeDV

| December 23, 2016

RSGB GB2RS news is now also broadcast in FreeDV. The transmission starts at 8.50am on 3.640MHz ± QRM followed at 9am by the news. The post-news net is from 9.30 to 10am. The initial launch is by Matthew Phillips, G6WPJ in Suffolk JO01jx. FreeDV is a new mode for sending voice over HF and VHF […]

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Season’s Greetings from the GB2RS team

| December 23, 2016

This is the final GB2RS news reading for 2016 and 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 the BATC.TV website. We would like to take […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| December 23, 2016

The German telecoms regulator, BNetzA, has enabled access to the new WRC-15 60m amateur allocation to all German Class A licensees as of the 20th of December. The allocation is from 5351.5 to 5366.5kHz on a Secondary basis with a maximum power of 15W EIRP and a maximum bandwidth of 2.7kHz. All modes are permitted […]

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Rallies and Events – 25 December 2016

| December 23, 2016

If you have any rally or event information for 2017 that you’d like to appear in future editions of GB2RS News, in RadCom and on the RSGB website, please email full details to radcom@rsgb.org.uk as soon as possible. The first rally of the New Year in the diary is the Red Rose Winter Rally on […]

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