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Contest News – 12 February 2017

| February 10, 2017

The CQ WW WPX RTTY contest ends its 48 hour run at 2359UTC on Sunday, the 12th. It takes place on the 3.5 to 28MHz bands. The exchange is just the serial number. The PACC contest ends its 24 hour runs at 1200UTC on Sunday, the 12th. Using CW and SSB on the 1.8 to […]

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Propagation News – 12 February 2017

| February 10, 2017

Last week, the hoped-for settled geomagnetic conditions materialised, but could have been better. After Monday, the K-index settled down to one or two for the rest of the week. HF conditions have been variable, rather than outstanding. There have been some 15 metre openings at times, but 20 and 17 metres have been more consistent. […]

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Ofcom licensing system update

| February 3, 2017

Ofcom updated its licensing system for radio amateurs on 30 January. Changes include the ability to request a Notice of Variation for standard special event stations; a verify my details button, which prompts users to confirm or update their personal details annually after login; a display showing the date your personal details were last verified; […]

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Online exams FAQ launched

| February 3, 2017

Further to December’s announcement regarding online Advanced exams, a new document, entitled Online Advanced Exams, has just been placed on the RSGB website. The document includes more detail regarding timing of the pilot phase of the project and also includes an FAQ section that hopefully answers most of the questions that exam secretaries and candidates […]

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Also in GB2RS this week…

| February 3, 2017

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first France-to-US moonbounce contact, special call signs TM8DO and TM1BF will be on the air until 11 February on 2m and 70cm EME using JT65. The original contact was between F8DO in France and W6DNG in California on 27 January 1967. TM8DO will be on 144.21MHz and 432.060MHz, […]

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Rallies and Events News – 5 February 2017

| February 3, 2017

On Sunday, 5 February, the 32nd Canvey Radio and Electronics Rally will take place at The Paddocks Community Centre, Long Road, Canvey Island SS8 0JA. Public access is at 10.30am. There is free parking and the venue has disabled facilities including space outside the main doors for disabled visitors. There will be trade stands, special […]

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